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Michael Daugherty - Tales of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon a Castle - Zuill Bailey, Paul Jacobs, Nashville Symphony/Giancarlo Guerrero (Naxos) Morton Subotnick - Music for the Double Life of Amphibians (Wergo)> Axolotl - Joel Krosnick; Ascent Into Air - CalArts Twentieth Century Players/.... More »
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Rolling Out Updated Links On The Orchestra Financial Reports Page + MORE

One of Adaptistration’s most popular resources is the Orchestra Financial Reports page where you can find direct links to an orchestra’s IRS 990 filings at GuideStar.org. Recently GuideStar began rolling out a series of updates to how their database works and the frontend user expe.... More »
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The Official Classical Chart + MORE

Rating:  0   Week ending 31 July 2015   .... More »
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Elgar and Martinů: Cello Concertos + MORE

Sol Gabetta gives a heartfelt performance of the former and has all the quickness of response in the latter.... More »
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Covent Garden puts up two tenors for the price of one + MORE

The Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko is sick and has withdrawn from tonight’s Cav and Pag. At short notice, they’ve called in two tenors. Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana will be sung by the South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee, who sang the role at the house a couple of weeks back. The .... More »
‘Hope,’ available for download today, re-imagines the band’s most recent album, ‘Cope.’

        

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Scottish Broadcasting Corporation Symphony Orchestra  Yesterday, Norman Lebrecht published a blog post entitled: Scotland will lose an orchestra ‘the morning after independence.’ The text that follows doesn’t mention a source for this, suggesting he is quoting himself. Instead it gives a précis of an argument, first raised in January by critic Ken Walton, that the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra would disband in the event of a yes vote in the independence referendum…

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Another conductor quits Vienna State Opera

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Another conductor quits Vienna State OperaDays after Franz Welser-Möst announced his  resignation from the Wiener Staatsoper right at the start of a new season, Bertrand de Billy has announced his resignation too.De Billy said in an interview with KURIER-“Das Kapitel Staatsoper ist für die Dauer der Amtszeit von Dominique Meyer für mich abgeschlossen…

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Kings Place Festival: Different Trains

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Kings Place Festival: Different TrainsSteve Reich Steve Reich Different Trains; The Duke Quartet; Kings Place Festival Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 14 2014 Star rating: 5.0Mesmerising performance of Reich’s 1988 work for quartet and tapeFor our final visit to the Kings Place Festival on Sunday 14 September 2014 we experienced two very different approaches to chamber music…

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Callas the divine is dead: from the archive, 17 September 1977The opera diva Maria Callas was considered one of the greatest singers of the twentieth century although she had her detractorsMaria Callas, the opera singer who put as much passion into her life as into her art, died in her Paris flat yesterday of a heart attack. She was 53. The divine Callas was the international symbol of prima donnas, as much for her incomparable voice as for her tantrums and her long love affair with the Greek ship owner Aristotle Onassis…

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Music with Minnesotans: Dan Wascoe

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Retired Star Tribune columnist Dan Wascoe is also a pianist and composer. He a man full of surprises. He shares his story and playlist on today's Music with Minnesotans.

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Serse, English National Opera, 15 September 2014

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Coliseum(sung in English as Xerxes)Serse – Alice CooteArsamene – Andrew WattsAmastre – Catherine YoungAriodate – Neal DaviesRomilda – Sarah TynanAtalanta – Rhian LoisElviro – Adrian PowterNicholas Hytner (director)Michael Walling (revival director)David Fielding (designs)Paul Pyant, Martin Doone (lighting) Chorus of the English National Opera (chorus master: Dominic Peckham)Orchestra of the English National OperaMichael Hofstetter (conductor) It was a delight to welcome Nicholas Hytner’s charming, witty staging of Serse, or Xerxes, intelligently revived by Michael Wallingm back to the Coliseum…

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Briefly Noted: Gauvin’s Mozart Arias

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Mozart, Opera and Concert Arias, K. Gauvin, Les Violins du Roy, B. Labadie
(released on March 25, 2014)
Atma ACD22636 | 63 minAfter the most recent local concert by the Violons du Roy, last year at Strathmore, I was ready to declare the Québec-based group the best historically informed performance ensemble in North America…

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Fans of VocalEssence will notice the ensemble has a new website, logo and tagline. Here’s a sneak preview and the brief story behind the new designs.

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Award Winning Xerxes Possesses Wit and Charm

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 Handel, Serse (Xerxes): Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: Dominic Peckham) and Orchestra of the English National Opera, Michael Hofstetter (conductor). Coliseum, London, 15.9.2014 (MB) (sung in English as Xerxes)   Cast: Serse – Alice Coote Arsamene – Andrew Watts Amastre – Catherine Young Ariodate – Neal Davies Romilda – Sarah Tynan Atalanta – Rhian Lois Elviro […]

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The French conductor Bertrand de Billy announced that he was canceling his upcoming performances because of differences with the company’s management.

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It’s a small world after all

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TAKE a bow, Brisbane Festival director Noel Staunton and Opera Queensland counterpart Lindy Hume.

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Rigoletto review  a startlingly physical slant on Verdis tragic jesterRoyal Opera House, LondonThere is powerful chemistry between Simon Keenlyside and Aleksandra Kurzak, though the operas dramatic and musical climaxes are not always in sympathyThe Royal Operas latest revival of David McVicars production of Rigoletto primarily forms a vehicle for Simon Keenlyside, who plays Verdis tragic jester in a startling performance that is as much about physicality as it is about singing…

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