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Eric Conway: What an extraordinary musical event was held this weekend at the Murphy Fine Arts Center! The vision of Vincent Stringer and James Lee was finally realized. + MORE

James Lee IIIhttp://www.jameslee3.com/Vincent Dion Stringerwww.bach-cantatas.comEric Conway writes:Hello Morgan Fine and Performing Arts Community,What an extraordinary musical event was held this weekend at the Murphy Fine Arts Center!  The vision of Vincent Stringer and James Lee was finall.... More »
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CD Spotlight. Vintage Handel + MORE

The pastiche 'Catone', recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Carlo Ipata and his masterful band of singers and instrumentalists give a most persuasive and fascinating performance capturing all the nuances of the score with impressive conviction and verbal dexterity.'.... More »
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Production Photos from the Bayreuth Festival's Tristan & Isolde + MORE

The year before Katharina Wagner assumed her quasi-inherited reign on the Green Hill – Richard Wagner’s Festival House in Bayreuth, she gave her Festspiel-debut as a director with a production of Die Meistersinger. It being one of the most difficult-to-stage operas, for technical but also for po.... More »
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Composer says religion is music’s most radical force + MORE

The Scottish composer James MacMillan has released the text of a speech he is giving next week, recasting organised religion as a radical element in art rather than, as widely seen, a conservative one. He says: ‘From Elgar to Messiaen, from Stravinsky to Schnittke, from Schoenberg to Jonathan .... More »
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Opera Philadelphia Names Rene Orth 6th Composer in Residence + MORE

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Music-Theatre Group in New York, has announced that composer Rene Orth has been selected as its sixth composer in residence. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the position combines an individualized plan of study with a living stipend and health ben.... More »
Let There Be Transparency: 14 Seasons Of ASO/WAC 990s

During the Minnesota Orchestra lockout, one of Adaptistration’s most popular articles related to that topic was when I made more than a decade of the organization’s IRS returns available for download in one handy pdf file.
Typically, that info is secured under digital lock and key in my consulting resource vault but I’m already witnessing a good bit of not-so-healthy arm chair analysis based on incomplete or limited data so it is time again to dig deep and offer up the goods…

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The London opera season begins with a strong new Verdi production at the Coliseum and two highly contrasted revivals at Covent Garden

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School Spotlight season starts off the academic year with Austin High School Concert Choir. Learn more about this ensemble and hear three of its music selections.

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French orchestra boss quits

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

French orchestra boss quitsEric Montalbetti, artistic director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, has just quit without notice after differences with the new radio regime. Instability is becoming this season’s fashion in French orchestras. 
 

Chers amis,
Dear friends,
comme certains d’entre vous le savent, la semaine dernière a été pour moi le moment d’une décision difficile, et j’ai accepté la rupture de mon contrat avec Radio France…

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Nina Stemme Excels as Minnie in La Fanciulla del West

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Puccini: La Fanciulla del West, Wiener Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus, Graeme Jenkins (conductor), Vienna Staatsoper, 11.9.2014 (JMI) Cast: Minnie: Nina Stemme Dick Johnson: José Cura Jack Rance: Tomasz Konieczny Nick: Carlos Osuna Ashby: Alexandru Moisiuc Sonora: Boaz Daniel Wowkle: Ilseyar Khayrullova Jake Wallace/José Castro: Gabriel Bermudez   Production: Wiener Staatsoper Direction: Marco Arturo Marelli Sets […]

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ENO Otello – all the makings of a great classic

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ENO Otello - all the makings of a great classicVerdi Otello at the English National Opera. Definitely worth seeing, especially when things have settled after the premiere. The set is so stylish that it would have been an overwhelming experience at the Royal Opera House with a top notch international cast and conductor and sung in Italian. Fundamentally, opera  costs money…

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Sorry, Lucy: Beethoven IS on bubblegum cards

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Cartoonist Charles Schulz’s beloved ‘Peanuts’ characters Lucy and Schroeder have a famous exchange in which Lucy dismisses Beethoven’s greatness given his absence from bubblegum cards. Turns out Lucy had it wrong.

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Kiwi conquers Caballé

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Kiwi conquers CaballéThe New Zealand tenor Darren Pene Pati has won the 14th Montserrat Caballé voice contest in Zaragoza, with a cash prize and a kiss from the diva.
Darren is part of the Decca crossover group Sol3Mio.

 

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Eric Conway, D.M.A.: Footage from Morgan State University Choir's Presentation at Fort McHenryEric Conway, D.M.A. writes on September 14, 2014:Hello everyone,I hope that many of you were able to see the Star Spangled Bicentennial Concert last evening on television.  This was an incredible experience for the choir to be involved in such a national event such as this.  I taped the television presentation from last evening, and as as I thought, most of the time was devoted to the Pier 6 concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with artists such as Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, and Denyce Graves…

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Dominique-René de Lerma: Dallas Opera Vocal Competition will be held 18-19 April 2015.  Application deadline is 15 November 2014.Dominique-René de Lerma writes:The Dallas Opera Vocal Competition will be held 18-19 April 2015.  Application deadline is 15 November 2014.  The judges will be Brain Zeger, Keith Cerny, Emmanuel Villaume, and Ian Derrer.  For information: dallas.opera.org/vocal.——————————–Dominique-René de Lermahttp://www…

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Music of Pauline Oliveros in Los AngelesOn Tuesday, September 9, 2014 the Southland Ensemble presented a concert of the music of Pauline Oliveros at Human Resources in the arts-friendly Chinatown district of downtown Los Angeles. The performance space, with its wide open floor and lively acoustics was the perfect place given that the works of Ms…

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Wigmore HallDebussy – Etudes, Book IBirtwistle – Variations from the Golden Mountains(world premiere)Mozart-Busoni – Giga, bolero, e variazioneBirtwistle – Gigue MachineDebussy – Etudes, Book INicolas Hodges (piano) This was a fascinatingly programmed recital, which proved to be more than the sum of its considerable parts…

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Tunisian composer, conductor, flautist, music critic, musicologist and teacher Salah El Mahdi died in September 2014, aged eighty-nine

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