Paying The Ticket Price Piper + MORE

 

Today’s News & Buzz

 

Latest News & Posts
symphonies news

A Rather Disappointing Recital from Rafal Blechacz + MORE

 Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin. Rafal Blechacz (piano) Wigmore Hall, London, 8.1.2015 (CC) Mozart: Piano Sonata in D, K311 Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 “Pathétique” Chopin:Three Mazurkas, Op. 56. Three Waltzes, Op. 64. Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op. 44 I wonder if the original idea .... More »
classical music recital

Further Shameless Self-Promotion + MORE

I'm delighted to announce that a new disc of premieres by the late Peter Lieberson, with liner notes by yours truly, has just been released on Bridge Records. Including performances by pianist Steven Beck, violist Roberto Díaz, and the Odense Symphony Orchestra conducted by Scott Yoo, these are fir.... More »
classical music

Unofficial: Met Opera picks new principal flute + MORE

Word is racing round the flute world that Chelsea Knox has won the coveted vacancy at the Met. Chelsea is assistant principal flute of the Baltimore Symphony. The Met has yet to confirm. .... More »
maestro

Video: Homeless man plays Beethoven in station forecourt + MORE

While you enjoy your weekend: This is a homeless man in Newcastle train station, soaking wet with a drenched sleeping bag over his shoulders.His name is Alan Donaldson, he is 26 and he has been living on the streets for 18 months. He plays Für Elise, Moonlight Sonata and other Beethoven standards..... More »
aria

Dvorak's The Jacobin in Buxton + MORE

Nicholas Lester & Anne Sophie Duprels Dvorak The Jacobin; Northern Chamber Orchestra, Conductor Stephen Barlow, Director Stephen Unwin; Buxton Festival at Buxton Opera House Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jul 18 2014 Star rating: 4.5Sparkling revival of Dvorak's village opera, reset in the Fasci.... More »

During American Program, 9-Year-Old Gets a Souvenir

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Foote, Hanson, MacDowell, Piston: André Watts (piano), Rachel Waddell, Gerhardt Zimmermann (conductors), Canton Symphony Orchestra, Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio. 25.1.2014 (TW) Arthur Foote: Suite for Strings in E Major, Op. 63 (1907-09) Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 2, Op. 30, “Romantic” (1930) Edward MacDowell: Piano Concerto No…

Continue Reading On www.seenandheard-international.com »

Paying The Ticket Price Piper

– www.adaptistration.com

Paying The Ticket Price Piper

There were two items of note this week related to ticket pricing strategies. First up is The Metropolitan Opera (The Met), which released data detailing large losses in the wake of dynamic pricing initiatives that ushered in a wave of price increases.
Although The Met reversed the decision during Q1 2013, the damage was done and when the fiscal year was complete, they reported average attendance fell to 79 percent capacity, producing a nasty little drop in ticket revenue…

Continue Reading On www.adaptistration.com »

Opera at the Richard Burton Theatre

– briandickie.typepad.com

The foyer of the Richard Burton Theatre, 6pm January 30 2014
Wales, unsurprising for a nation which has music deeply embedded in its DNA, has no less than three opera companies, varied, contrasting, each making a distinctive contribution to to the knowledge, understanding and experience of our rich art form – and all truly excellent…

Continue Reading On briandickie.typepad.com »

A Violinist’s Triumph Is Ruined by ThievesA prized Stradivarius violin was snatched from the arms of a musician after a concert by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.    

Continue Reading On www.nytimes.com »

Ensemble. Deeply Satisfying

– www.mvdaily.com

John Wilson conducts the CBSO, heard by Mike Wheeler

Continue Reading On www.mvdaily.com »

London has had a Brahms bonanza in recent weeks, with both the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Philharmonia orchestras delivering substantial quantities of his music. Not to be left out, the London Symphony Orchestra weighed in with his Violin Concerto.

Continue Reading On www.standard.co.uk »

Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) leads celebration of Marian Anderson on 75th anniversary of her Lincoln Memorial concertYsaye A. BarnwellSoprano Jessye Norman, composer Ysaye Barnwell, opera singer Soloman Howard and vocalist Annisse Murillo (respectively an alumnus and current member of WPAS’s Children of the Gospel), and an extraordinary 300-voice choir led by WPAS Gospel choir Artistic Director Stanley Thurston are just some of the talented artists who will join together under the banner of the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) for Of Thee We Sing: The Marian Anderson 75thAnniversary Celebration…

Continue Reading On africlassical.blogspot.com »

The Passenger a striking opera about the HolocaustMusically, The Passenger is not a great opera, but works as an act of remembrance, a call to conscience

Continue Reading On www.thestar.com »

LSO Jansen Pappano Barbican 31 Jan 2014

– orpheuscomplex.blogspot.com

LSO Jansen Pappano Barbican 31 Jan 2014 Maxwell Davis: Fanfare: Her Majesty’s WelcomeBrahms: Violin ConcertoWalton: Symphony No. 1London Symphony OrchestraJanine Jansen, violinAntonio Pappano, conductorAntonio Pappano is only an occasional collaborator with the London Symphony, but he works well with the orchestra. He delivers plenty of fire and passion, and is often extreme with his tempos and rubato…

Continue Reading On orpheuscomplex.blogspot.com »

"New" Baroque opera – Conti L'Issipile Wigmore Hall

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

"New" Baroque opera - Conti L'Issipile Wigmore HallThe things one finds worki8ng in archives !  Counter tenor Flavio Ferri-Benedetti discovered the manuscript odf an opera so obscure it barely raises a flicker of recognition, even for Baroque mavens. : L’issipile by Francesco Bartolomeo Conti (1681-1732). The plot is convoluted, as one might expect but there’s some very good music therein…

Continue Reading On classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com »

February at the Barbican

– www.planethugill.com

February gives us one of Handel’s finest oratorios, along with premieres from Peter Maxwell Davies, Huw Watkins, Bruno Mantovani and Mark Simpson. The BBC will be exploring the music of Thea Musgrave, but there is still time for Rossini’s delightful Petite Messe Solennelle. And the LSO helps launch the Panufnik centenary…

Continue Reading On www.planethugill.com »

Peter Maxwell Davies's Tenth Symphony: the story behind his new workMax’s latest symphony gets its world premiere in London on Sunday night. The work – about creativity, life and death – was written while the composer himself was struggling to survivePeter Maxwell Davies’s Tenth Symphony premieres on Sunday, with Antonio Pappano conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, who commissioned it…

Continue Reading On www.guardian.co.uk »

Concerto Concentrations 1.

– www.lafolia.com

Concerto Concentrations 1.Grant Chu Covell[January 2014.]William BOLCOM: Concerto Grosso (2000). Steven MACKEY: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral (2005). PRISM Quartet: Timothy McAllister, Zachary Shemon, Matthew Levy, Taimur Sullivan (sax), Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose (cond.). Innova 731 (1 CD) (http://www.innova.mu/)…

Continue Reading On www.lafolia.com »

Comments are closed.