Britten in France + MORE Jan 14th

 

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Reynard Burns: Sat. July 16 is premiere of "Light the Torch" honoring Tuskegee Airmen; Sat. July 24 Diversity in Music; Sat. Aug. 27 "Biciclette," Roanoke Symphony + MORE

Reynard Burnshttp://www.freeflightmusic.com/Reynard-Burns-music-composer.phpReynard Burns writes:Hello Mr. Zick,I hope you are well.I have several events coming up in the near future.Sat. July 16 - My orchestral work "Light the Torch" will be premiered at a concert at Heckscher State Park, East Isli.... More »
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‘There’s still high culture in America’: Why the National Symphony Orchestra went to Moscow + MORE

Homage to a beloved conductor becomes an exercise in cultural diplomacy..... More »
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‘The players on either side of me slept together’ + MORE

This weekend’s orchestral talking point appears anonymously on the Guardian website. We cannot vouch for its authenticity or which orchestra is involved, but the general tone of the piece sounds fairly London-typical: I work most weekends and holidays, then have random weekdays off. The freela.... More »
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Godwin Sadoh: Silvia Belfiore will perform my Three Moonlight Dances for piano in a Recital, "Scents and Colors from Africa," Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast + MORE

Godwin SadohSilvia BelfioreProf. Godwin Sadoh writes:Bill,Italian concert pianist, Silvia Belfiore, will be performing my Three Moonlight Dances for piano (A Dedication to her), in a Special Recital tagged "Scents and Colors from Africa," on Monday, November 21, 2016, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Wes.... More »
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WindSync in residence in St. Paul, Nov. 19 to 23 + MORE

Houston-based quintet WindSync will spend five days in St. Paul, Minn., putting on various concerts, thanks to a residency with the Schubert Club. Classical MPR's Alison Young has performances with the group and more detail about its concerts..... More »

Britten in France

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The Paris Opera Studio (Atelier) is producing the Rape of Lucretia this week.  I will be there on Thursday to see it.  Meanwhile the Athénée Théâtre is providing a helpful potted biography of Britten on its Blog.

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The Power of its Art

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The Power of its ArtIn today’s Independent on Sunday, you can read my article about Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, featuring an interview with Semyon Bychkov. He’s conducting the work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra this Thursday at the Barbican. I wanted to ask Bychkov, who was born in Leningrad and whose mother endured the siege during the war, why he was repeatedly drawn to this piece…

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José Pietri-Coimbre in Premiere of Sung Jin Hong's opera 'Breaking Bad — Ozymandias' on Jan. 26 & 27, 2014 as part of One World Symphony's 'Addiction'http://oneworldsymphony.org/concerts1314_Addiction.shtmlOne World SymphonyJosé Pietri-Coimbre will perform in the World Premiere performance of Sung Jin Hong’s opera Breaking Bad — Ozymandias (2014) on January 26 and 27, 2014 as a part of One World Symphony’s Addiction concert. The program will also feature music from Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Berlioz’s La mort d’Ophélie…

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Review: Augustin Hadelich plays the Beethoven Concerto with the Los Angeles PhilharmonicBy Laurie Niles: Violinist Augustin Hadelich seems to show even deeper artistry and more enjoyment in performing, every time I hear him play live.

Hadelich played the Beethoven Violin Concerto in three concerts last weekend with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall — I attended the Saturday evening concert…

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Maxim Vengerov, Barbican Hall - music reviewThere are two potential problems with recitals consisting of virtuoso bonbons: the first is that they tend to be less nourishing than main courses; the second is what to do as an encore.

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A Superb Wigmore Hall Debut by Pavel Kolesnikov

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 Rameau, Debussy, Chopin, Pavel Kolesnikov (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 12.1.2014 (RB) Rameau – Gavotte avec six doubles (from Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin) Les niais de Sologne (from Suite in D Major) La villageoise Le rappel des oiseaux Tambourin (from Suite in E minor) Debussy – Images Série 1 Chopin – Nocturne in C […]

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Opera Review: Bronx Opera Company’s ‘The Rivals’ at the Lovinger TheaterThe Bronx Opera Company opened its 47th season on Saturday with “The Rivals,” a 2002 comic opera by Kirke Mechem.    

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ITV soap Coronation Street announces it is to have a Muslim family as part of its ensemble for the first time in its 53-year history.

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Scented scarves, scampering fingers and ice: concerts the immersive wayDevised for a society in search of hyperstimulation, BitterSuite symphonies allow you to remain powerfully in the moment by teasing your senses in time with the musicWhat does Debussy smell like? It might not be something you’ve had cause to wonder, but it was the burning question when I took my seat to hear the composer’s String Quartet in G minor on Saturday…

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This week: concerts in New York (January 13 – January 19, 2014)Mohammed Fairouz, Daniel Roumain, Carl Hancock Rux and Bora YoonMohammed FairouzCurated by Daniel Roumain, and co-hosted by composer Mohammed Fairouz and free to the attendees of APAP, ISPA and CMA conferences, the evening will feature works by Roumain, Fairouz, writer/performer Carl Hancock Rux, and sound artist/vocalist Bora Yoon with additional performers Theo Bleckmann, The Voxare String Quartet and pianist Yayoi Ikawa…

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Music Review: Pinchas Zukerman Leads the Royal PhilharmonicPinchas Zukerman played violin and led the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a Beethoven program at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.    

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Today on Learning to Listen from Classical MPR, hear the story of Scheherazade, a symphonic suite by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

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A Sad Day

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A Sad Day

I was saddened to learn the news that Doug Whitaker unexpectedly passed away on 1/9/2014. For those who didn’t know him, Doug was the Director of Artistic Operations at Memphis Symphony and an absolute archetype of the sort of professional arts manager that keeps this field running, often in spite of boom or bust cycles…

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