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Ladies and Gentlemen, Place Your Bets! + MORE

Who will be the next General Director of San Francisco Opera?Why, we are going to find out next week. The announcement is coming on Tuesday, September 22.My personal desires are limited:David Gockley's business skillsPamela Rosenberg's programming interestsIt's 2015; can't we graft their brains toge.... More »
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Brutal London street attack leaves gifted pianist in dire need + MORE

Two messages from the British pianist and conductor James Sherlock. Last week: Four weeks ago I was attacked in Ion Gardens off Columbia Road as I was walking home. I visited the site yesterday with my sister, where the council have since installed new street lamps across this little park. In six ye.... More »
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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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ABS Marais' Sémélé Q&A + MORE

My Q&A preview with Maestro Jeffrey Thomas of American Bach Soloists about Marais' Sémélé is on KQED Arts. Looking forward to the opening on Thursday, August 13 at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I am impressed that a second performance had to be added back in June because of the h.... More »
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Celebration of Tatar Music Introduces Little Known Composers to Britain + MORE

  Zhiganov, Akhiyarova, Yarulli, Kallimullin, Rachmaninov, Rimsky Korsakova: Venera Gimadieva (soprano), Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra / Guerassim Voronkov (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 1.4.2015 (RB) Nazib Zhiganov: Overture, Näfisä Rezeda Akhiyarova: Symphon.... More »
As his opera Usher House premieres for the Welsh National Opera, Gordon Getty talks to Rupert Christiansen about his famous family and his musical passions

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Kevin Puts, whose contract extends for three seasons, will begin planning for the next Composer Institute, which will be held in January 2015.

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Critic’s Notebook: Bronfman Braces for the Five Piano ConcertosYefim Bronfman, who will play all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos with the New York Philharmonic, explains how he approaches the work, starting with the Fourth Concerto.

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Skylark Opera opens new season with 'Candide'

– minnesota.publicradio.org

The Leonard Bernstein classic opens a new season of Skylark Opera in St. Paul this weekend. Members of Skylark Opera's 'Candide' cast visited Classical MPR to chat with John Birge and to sing a song of youthful enlightenment – and prenuptial disagreement.

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Richard Strauss Remembered – BBC classic

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Richard Strauss Remembered - BBC classic“Our future lies in art, especially in music. In times when spiritual goods are rarer than material ones, and egotism, envy and hatred govern the world, music will do much to re-establish love among mankind” – Richard Strauss. born 150 years ago today.How the world has changed since Richard Strauss was born !  Through his music we might come to know the man he was and how he coped with the horrors of what happened around him, for better or worse…

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Rejoice!

– irontongue.blogspot.com

Among the living and dead men, there’s a single woman whose work will be featured at Ojai next year (2015, that is): The 69th Festival programming will feature works by John Luther Adams, Béla Bartók, Pierre Boulez, Edgard Varèse, and Iannis Xenakis, as well as by emerging composers, including Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Roland Auzet, and Lei Liang…

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Classical music is not good at doing paradigm shifts Back in 2006 I ran a post about the Vienna Symphonic Library, a computer program that uses technology to replicate the sound of an orchestra. My post’s headline quoted the creator of the program Herb Tucmandl, a former cellist with the Vienna Philharmonic, as saying “I don’t think orchestras are threatened”…

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Adventures in Franco-Russian musical pictures

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

Adventures in Franco-Russian musical picturesThis is an edited version of the talk I gave at the Wigmore Hall last Saturday, introducing a programme that consisted of the Debussy Violin Sonata and both of Prokofiev’s, plus Pärt’s Fratres, gloriously played by Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne. Enjoy…Did anyone see Benvenuto Cellini the other night at ENO? Well, I hope that by the time we’ve finished here, you might want to – because this is going to have quite a lot to do with Berlioz…

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News from down under

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News from down under“Kiwi opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes is reportedly involved in a sex tape scandal involving an unknown woman. The partner of Australian TV actress Lisa McCune was apparently filmed engaging in sexual acts with a brunette woman.” [International Business Times]

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Let’s Get American About Our Music

– www.newmusicbox.org

New music proponents are uniquely qualified to stop worrying about the Major Symphony Orchestra in favor of much more productive—and yes, more American—channels.

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Omaha.com: 'Omaha Symphony music director Wilkins named principal conductor for Hollywood Bowl Orchestra'Thomas WilkinsOmaha.comWednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 am By Casey Logan, World-Herald staff writer Thomas Wilkins, the Omaha Symphony’s music director since 2005, has been named principal conductor for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in Los Angeles…

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Harlem Chamber Players present 'Wind Serenades' of Hummel, Pleyel & Beethoven, Sat. June 21, 2014 at 5 PM, Sakura Park, All Day Make Music N.Y. FestivalSakura Park122nd Street, between Riverside Drive and Claremont AvenueNew York, NY 10027 Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5 PM as part of the All Day Make Music New York FestivalFeaturingTali Makell, conductor; Hassan Anderson, oboe; Sarah Scruby, oboe; Carl Jackson, clarinet; Liz Player, clarinet; Eric Davis, French horn;   Deryck Clarke, French horn; Amy Fraser, bassoon; Gili Sharett, bassoon;  Steve Moran, double bassProgramHummel Partita in E-flat MajorPleyel Partita in B-flat MajorBeethoven Octet in E-flat, Op…

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The madness of Clive: Gestalt Opera at Peckham AsylumA Sign in Space with Felicity Turner – Photo Andreas Grieger Clive and other stories: Gestalt Arts: Peckham Asylum Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Jun 09 2014 Star rating: 4.0Three short new operas by adventurous new opera companyGestalt Arts was founded two years ago as a brave new opera company by Artistic Director Ruth Mariner and Toby Young when they produced ‘The daisy chain’ for the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub and Tête a Tête Opera Festival…

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