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African Musical Arts: Chief Bofenda Bokulaka Ilomgo at Free Symposium on Social Equality This Thursday, Univ. of Missouri - St. Louis Campus 9 AM - 6 PM + MORE

African Musical Arts Founder, Fred OnovwerosuokeChief Bofenda Bokulala IlongoChief Bokulaka at Junior Chamber International Symposium at UMSLWhen: Thursday July 23, 2015, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM (Bokulaka performance at 11:30 AM)Where: Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of.... More »
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Mozart in Morocco + MORE

My photos show players from L'Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc performing al fresco in the medina at Essaouira, Morocco last weekend as part of the annual Printemps Musical Des Alizés festival. The orchestra and their choir had travelled 480km south from Rabat to give two evening concerts culmina.... More »
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Music Review: Kent Tritle and Musica Sacra Bring ‘Messiah’ to Carnegie + MORE

Handel’s “Messiah,” a tradition of the Christmas season, came to Carnegie Hall with Musica Sacra under Kent Tritle..... More »
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New Bayreuth Wagner museum confronts family Nazi ties head on + MORE

BAYREUTH, Germany (Reuters) - A renovated Richard Wagner Museum opening in Bayreuth this weekend to coincide with the Bavarian city's annual Wagner opera festival puts the composer's anti-Semitism and his family's later ties to Adolf Hitler center stage for the first time. .... More »
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Judith Bailey & George Lloyd: Havas - orchestral music + MORE

I was enormously impressed with Judith Bailey’s significant contribution to this new CD from EM Records. I have had the opportunity of hearing her retrospective of chamber and piano music released on Metier MSVCD92101 (review) which proved to be a most interesting and challenging exploration of he.... More »

Met Contract Talk Links

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I’ll put links worth reading here on a rolling basis:Mezzo-soprano Suzanne Mentzer tells you what the stage crew, dressers, hairdressers, and makeup artists do, and why they are so important and well-paid.Michael Cooper (Times) writes about some of the issuesMezzo-soprano Jennifer Rivera tells you about what opera singers make and why…

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Talking Met On WQXR

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Talking Met On WQXR

I had the pleasure of taking part in a panel discussion for WQXR’s bi-weekly podcast Conducting Business, hosted by Naomi Lewin, to talk about the Metropolitan Opera’s ongoing labor negotiations. It was an intriguing dialogue and all things being equal, WQXR should be posting the episode later today and once they do, I’ll post a link over to episode…

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For sixteen years now the BBC, as one of its many activities connected with the Proms, has run a program which it calls Inspire, comprising of a competition and several workshops for composers between the ages of 12 and 18. On this last Sunday, composer Fraser Trainer, who chaired the committee of judges for the competition, led a workshop for about two dozen young composers whose activities were related to the works on that night’s Prom, which was presented by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain…

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PROM 35: Finnish Classics Meet Mediterranean Walton

– www.seenandheard-international.com

Prom35: Maxwell Davies, Walton, Sibelius: James Ehnes (violin), Mary Bevan (soprano), Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Søndergård (conductor) Royal Albert Hall, London, 12.8.2014 (RB) Sir Peter Maxwell Davies -Caroline Mathilde – suite from Act 2 of the ballet Walton – Violin Concerto Sibelius – The Swan of Tuonela Symphony No…

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Harrison Birtwistle Chamber Music

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Harrison Birtwistle Chamber Music Harrison Birtwistle Chamber Music; Lisa Batiashvili, Adrian Brendel, Till Fellner, Amy Freston, Roderick Williams; ECM New Series Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Aug 08 2014 Star rating: 4.0Selection of Harrison Birtistle’s recent chamber worksThe unimaginatively entitled ‘Harrison Birtwistle Chamber Music’ on ECM New Series, with its somewhat dull, blue black cover, does not do this CD justice…

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Music Review: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Central ParkChamber Music Society of Lincoln Center played a program of Haydn, Schoenfield and Weber in Central Park.

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Readers recommend: songs about ears and hearing  resultsFrom Cage to Hendrix, Tom Robinson to Ronettes, sharp-listening RR regular Sonofwebcore tunes in an A-list from last weeks topicJohn Cages 433, an environment-based number, was conceived after the composer entered an anechoic chamber in order to experience total silence. But he could still hear two sounds in there, high- and low-pitched; the former his nervous system, the latter his blood…

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How cher the public

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How cher the publicYou know, the commenters at parterre.com (pictured) may get a bit testy from time to time, but at least nobody here says stuff like, oh, for example, “It is time that Mr. Levine and Mr. Gelb take leave and put the Met in the hand of managers who understand and treausre the traditional opera offerings and stop experimenting with off beat gay oriented trash productions better suited for small expermental venues…

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Kobe Bryant is big on Beethoven

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NBA star Kobe Bryant has shared he is a big fan of Beethoven. Now, a new model shoe from Nike will bear the names of both Bryant and Beethoven.

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CD Spotlight. Feisty Drama

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Jean Muller plays Liszt, heard by Howard Smith. ‘… Muller tackles the exacting Trancendental Etudes with enormous technical address …’

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The little gunmetal dress

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The little gunmetal dressSleeveless Anna Netrebko performs scenes from Verdi’s Macbeth.

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Prom 37: BBC Singers/Endymion/Hill review  draining and exhilaratingRoyal Albert Hall, LondonThe performers rose superbly to a programme of hard-hitting protest works by Steve Reich on the theme of nuclear crisisThe programme for the late-night Steve Reich Prom consisted of two big works of protest triggered by the nuclear crises of the late 20th century. It’s Gonna Rain, dating from 1965, is a direct response to the Cuban missile crisis…

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Critic's Notebook: ‘Il Trovatore’ and ‘Fierrabras’ at Salzburg FestivalStar singers Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo failed to lift Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” but a staging of Schubert’s “Fierrabras” soared.

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