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E il ciel non ha più fulmini? + MORE

“Els tenors José Cura i Carl Tanner cantaran el rol d’Otello en l’òpera de Verdi en substitució d’Aleksandrs Antonenko, qui ha cancellat la seva participació per raons personals. Les sopranos Ermonela Jaho i Maria Katzarava cantaran el rol de Desdemona a l’Otello de Ver.... More »
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Napa's City Winery rocks out as a music venue + MORE

Tosca may not reign supreme at the historic Napa Valley Opera House these days, but the space has morphed into a concert and dining venue dubbed City Winery..... More »
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Playlist: New Music From the Rotem Sivan Trio and Anna Webber + MORE

New music from Anna Webber, Tashi Wada and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra..... More »
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US opera retreats from hinterland + MORE

Larry Johnson at South Florida Classical Review reports that Florida Grand Opera is pulling out of Fort Lauderdale. Susan T. Danis, FGO boss, said if she doesn’t receive $400,000 from local donors by January 31, FL gets cut off. ‘It’s not the way I want to do it,’ said Danis. ‘.... More »
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This week: concerts in New York (March 16 – March 22, 2015) + MORE

Michael Tsalka Pianist Michael Tsalka performs early and contemporary piano music. Monday, March 16 at 7:00 PM Tickets $15, $10.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
Like many composers, I write orchestral, chamber, and vocal music, for any sort of concert opportunity that comes up, but since I started composing I wrote church music because that’s where I was. In the churches I’ve gone to, that meant writing for choir.

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   Rachmaninov, Stravinsky  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne 2.9.2014 (JR) Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances Stravinsky: “Firebird” Suite   Sir Simon performed this very same programme at the Philharmonie in Berlin a few days ago and is now, after this stopover at the Lucerne Festival, en route with it for the […]

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Jeff Alexander, president and chief executive of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, will take over as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association in January.

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Whoa: nine days before opening night, Daveda Karanas withdraws from singing Adalgisa in the Norma production, “for personal reasons.” Jamie Barton steps in for the September 5, 10, 14, 27 and 30 performances. The press release says that a further announcement will be made for the September 19 and 23 performances…

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Summer in the Co-opera forest: Cunning little vixenZoe Perman Baldwin, Kathleen Cronie and Robyn Allegra PartonIn April Planet Hugill helped spread the word about the Co-opera Company’s development programme which aims bring together experienced professionals and young singers just starting out in their careers, providing a kind of apprenticeship. The culmination of the summer course is a full opera – this year a delightful production of ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ by Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) at the John McIntosh Theatre directed by Natascha Metherell…

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Concert sampler: Live music highlights around town this weekIt’s everything from Battle Trance, a quartet of tenor saxes, to the mordant storytelling of Louden Wainwright III.

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Salzburg Schubert Fierrabras Knights in white satin

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Salzburg Schubert Fierrabras Knights in white satinKnights in white sarin – Schubert’s opera Fierrabras at the Salzburg Festival, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. Fierrabras is an opera with no performance tradition, whatsoever. The only performances between 1835 and the 1980’s were concert performances, some in greatly shortened versions. Arguably, there’s little Beidermeier about Fierrabras…

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Actor Michael Arden will play the title character in the U.S. premiere of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” the stage musical based on the 1996 Disney animated movie. The production is scheduled to kick off at the La Jolla Playhouse in October.

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South London Concert Series

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South London Concert SeriesCraxton StudiosThe South London Concert Series moves North (temporarily) for the 2014/15 season launch Notes&Notes at the Craxton Studios in Hampstead, London NW3 on 14 September when pianist Graham Fitch gives a recital and talk. Fitch will be performing JS Bach’s Partita No. 1 and French Suite No…

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Barry Douglas, whose album is featured in this week's New Classical Tracks, had a chance to talk to Julie Amacher about the role of education in his life and work.

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Jonathan Miller’s production has no sexual electricity

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Classical music sales - separating fact from fictionSales of recorded classical music are an important measure of the health of the art form. Yet, despite this, there is a paucity of informed and objective commentary on the sales trends. Instead industry commentators such as Norman Lebrecht offer quick and dirty comments such as: “Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s Bach on DG follows with 211 sales…

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Are We Witnessing The Birth Of Music Director Activism?

In an interesting twist to the ongoing Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations, it appears that the orchestra’s primary conductors (Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles) have decided to become involved via a joint letter to ASO’s stakeholders (board, management, and musicians) outlining the pair’s views on the intersection of artistic standards and sustainability…

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