C Force Joins Bertha C. Boschulte Concert Band in Chamber Music of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Composer Alton Adams & Other Caribbean Composers + MORE


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Renée Fleming and Elīna Garanča Bid Farewell in the Met’s Sumptuous Der Rosenkavalier + MORE

The Met: Live in HD – Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Sebastian Weigle. Broadcast live to the Odeon Chelmsford, Essex, 12.5.2017. (JPr) Cast included: The Marschallin – Renée Fleming Octavian – Elīna Garanča Sophie – .... More »

With ‘Rusalka,’ Will the Fourth Time Be the Charm for Mary Zimmerman? + MORE

Ms. Zimmerman never quite found her footing in the rigid conventions of bel canto, but there is more in common with her theater work in Dvorak’s opera..... More »
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Acrobatics with your arias + MORE

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Circa offered a sophisticated mix of French baroque music and acrobatics..... More »
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Don Giovanni: the beginning and the end + MORE

Or rather, after Mozart's Overture and before the survivors' final sextet. Aren't these two scenes - Donna Anna rushing out of her father's house with Giovanni in hot pursuit, and the libertine's final meeting with the statue of the Commendatore - the big question marks for any director today? Richa.... More »

Perchance to Stream: May Day Edition + MORE

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days. Listen to a performa.... More »

A Classic Returns to Cincinnati

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 Adams, Dett: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon (conductor), May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco (director), Music Hall, Cincinnati, 7.5.2014 John Adams: Harmonium R. Nathaniel Dett: The Ordering of Moses Latonia Moore, soprano Ronnita Nicole Miller, mezzo-soprano Rodrick Dixon, tenor Donnie Ray Albert, bass On May 7, 1937, during an NBC radio broadcast of the world premiere […]

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Bel canto belle

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FETED in Europe, Australian soprano Jessica Pratt is set to make her Melbourne debut.

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Ken-David Masur has been appointed assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Pretty Yende

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Thirteen years ago the South African soprano Pretty Yende had never heard of opera. Since then, she’s trained at La Scala in Milan, won Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition and performed at the Metropolitan Opera with tenor Juan Diego Flórez…

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Jauvon  Gilliam is the National Symphony Orchestra’s principal timpani. Michael Lodico at Ionarts calls him “superb,” and his boss Christoph Eschenbach describes his technique as “supreme.” I agree, although I’m biased, because I’m also his cousin. And since I now tend to be more of a rooter and less of a critic when I go to NSO shows, I haven’t been writing much about them lately…

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Mixed Reaction to Krivine’s Debut Concert with SCO

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 Schumann, Beethoven: Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Carolin Masur (mezzo), Dominik Masur (tenor), Konstantin Wolff (bass), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Emmanuel Krivine (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 08.05.2014 (SRT) Schumann:   Overture, Scherzo and Finale Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9   Emmanuel Krivine has just been announced as the SCO’s new Principal Guest Conductor…

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A stunning manifesto

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A stunning manifesto
In my last post, I raved about the incredible University of Maryland performance of Appalachian Spring, with the musicians playing from memory and dancing, a sequel to the student orchestra’s similar performance of Afternoon of a Faun two years ago.
But performances like these don’t happen on some sudden whim…

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I like Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ and enjoy hearing it in unexpected moments. But it took me by a bit more than surprise in a graphic video outlining how to clean the common carp.

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LSO/Mark Elder review  a matchless RosenkavalierBarbican, LondonSarah Connolly, Anne Schwanewilms and Lucy Crowe brought sensitivity and poise to Strauss’s opera, and the LSO gave full value to the score’s harmonic surges and misty-eyed nostalgiaRichard Strauss’s most popular opera, Der Rosenkavalier, is regularly accused even by Strauss fans of suffering from longueurs…

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C Force Joins Bertha C. Boschulte Concert Band in Chamber Music of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Composer Alton Adams & Other Caribbean ComposersAlton Augustus Adams in 1922 (Wikipedia)Bertha C. Boschulte – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin IslandsC Force, University of the BahamasConcert and LectureAbove photos and many more by Sam James Photography can be seen at:http://www.samjamesphotos.com/#!g-force-and-bcb/c217eDr. Christine Gangelhoff is Assistant Professor of Music at The College of The Bahamas in Nassau, Bahamas…

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A critical guide to exhibitions and installations in the New York area.

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Scottish Opera's Madama Butterfly review  Hye-Youn Lee is convincing and nuanced in central roleFestival Theatre, EdinburghDavid McVicar’s classic production offers straight, heartfelt entertainment with a compelling cast and supple orchestraDavid McVicar’s 14-year-old take on Puccini’s Madama Butterfly has become a Scottish Opera stalwart, the kind of bullet-proof production that any company would be glad to have in its stockpile…

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The 24-year-old Russian soprano’s voice has a beatific timbre, with a bell-like resonance that carries well. Technically it is flawless

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