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Major cast changes at SF Opera so far:Thomas Hampson withdraws from Luisa Miller after deciding that the role of Miller isn't for him.Gerald Finley withdraws from Sweeney Todd on account of impending childbirthDiana Damrau withdraws from Lucia di Lammermoor on account of exhaustionPhi.... More »
Meryl Streep is set to play the aspiring opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins in the upcoming biopic "Florence," but she'll want to avoid tuning up much: Jenkins was a famously awful vocalist..... More »
She may not have hit the heights like Marin Alsop (Editorial, 30 August; Letters, 2 and 7 September) but Iris Lemare was, in 1937, the first female conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and during the 1940s and postwar years the Lemare Orchestra brought music and opera to the north of England with.... More »
My latest interviewee tried to sing his way out of the ALS ice-bucket challenge - did his pals agree? The Times of Malta (clue to identity there) has the story and video here. Our tenorial hero's three next nominees include Bryn Terfel...With all of this going on, don't be too surprised if there's a.... 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 »
He said them very well, in this Chron article and in a subsequent blog posting. Ignore the article headline; the contract for Vanska’s upcoming conducting stint at SFS was certainly signed long before the MOA lockout of the musicians. And Joshua didn’t write it, so don’t blame him.
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October 18- November 1 2014: Don GiovanniJanuary 10-24 2015: ToscaFebruary 21- March 7 2015: SemeleMay 2-16 2015: Ariadne auf Naxos
Seattle Opera announced the 2014-2015 season today.
Official 2014-2015 Site
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“Revenue for performances in the [Metropolitan] opera house ended up at 69% of total potential box office revenue in the 2012-2013 season (79% of seats were purchased, including discounts).” [Annual Financial Information & Operating Data]
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In all of my experiences with classical music as a youth, what I remember the most is feeling included. I was never made to feel that I was too young, too ethnic, too urban, or too uninformed to appreciate classical music.
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Boston Modern Orchestra Project never seems to run out of juice. It fills a need. It mounts concerts that manage to be both one-stop shopping for the merely curious and essential for professionals. The “modern” in the name has always been as much stylistic as calendrical, but its concert at Jordan Hall on January 17 was aggressively new: three world premieres in wildly disparate styles.
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[Florence B. Price (1887-1953) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com.]Dr. Lise Keiter, PianistTitled “Women of the American Symphonic Landscape,” this concert features music written by American Women, and especially Florence Price and her Piano Concerto in One Movement with piano soloist Dr…
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Jacques CohenJacques Cohen and the Isis Ensemble are performing at the Purcell Room on 31 March 2014 in a concert entitled Love Journeys including music by Sibelius, Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik, Brahms and Dvorak. Composer as well as conductor, the concert also features the premiere of Jacques’s song cycle Love Journeys, setting poems by James Joyce, which will be performed by Marie Vassilou…
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Sunday’s performance of Béla Bartók’s Quartets Nos. 2, 4 and 6 at Stanford Bing Concert Hall complemented a performance the previous night of the composer’s Quartets Nos. 1, 3 and 5. The group will perform the whole Bartók cycle again March 22-23 at UC Berkeley’s Hertz Hall.
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Marian Anderson: Rare Live Broadcast Performances; VAI 1275 (2013) (72 min., Mono)VAI MusicPreviously unpublished radio performances by one of the greatest vocal artists of the twentieth century. This collection presents Anderson in a wide range of repertoire, including songs and arias by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Verdi, Brahms, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and Sibelius, as well as spirituals…
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It isn’t often, nowadays, that a pianist opens a concert with one of his own compositions. There was a time, perhaps spanning the centuries from Mozart to Liszt and encompassing a host of lesser luminaries, when all the great pianists composed, or at least improvised. We have Stephen Hough, maybe Thomas Adès, and, in the years to come, Daniil Trifonov…
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