Archive for February, 2013

Feb. 16 2013

02/23/13 – Carmen – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera Carmen by Georges Bizet Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Sung in French Approximate running time:  3 hrs. 13 min., including 1 intermission The Met’s hit production of Bizet’s Carmen stars Anita Rachvelishvili, who made a sensational Met debut in the title role in 2010. “With her smoldering, earthy sexuality, she is ideal for the role” of the sultry […]

Feb. 16 2013

02-16-13 Face The Music Listings!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | No Comments

It’s an all Copeland show…and it’s not the usual stuff either!  Everything from his second and third symphonies to a film he actually won an Oscar for!  Our panelists for this show were Jim Weiss from Johns Hopkins Medical School, David Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts and Ed Goldstein from the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble.  […]

Feb. 16 2013

Playlist: Feb/16/13

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8:10 PM Giuseppe Verdi — Four Sacred Pieces Conductor: Carlo Maria GiuliniEnsemble: Berlin PhilharmonicChamber Choir Ernst SenffSharon Sweet, sopranoCBS/Sony, 46491 8:02 PM Giuseppe Verdi — La Traviata: “Pura siccome un angelo” Conductor: John PritchardEnsemble: Orch. of Maggio MusicaleRobert Merrill, baritoneJoan Sutherland, sopranoLondon, 443828 8:00 PM Giuseppe Verdi — Il Trovatore: “Vedi, le fosche notturne” Conductor: […]

Feb. 15 2013

Playlist: Feb/15/13

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11:53 PM Howard Hanson — Song of Democracy Conductor: Howard HansonEnsemble: Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.Eastman School ChorusMercury, 432008 11:13 PM Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Trio No.7 Key: B-Flat Opus: 97Ensemble: Suk TrioDenon, 377078 11:04 PM Gioacchino Rossini — Barber of Seville: Cessa di piu resister Conductor: Riccardo ChaillyEnsemble: Orch. Sinfonico of Milan VerdiJuan Diego Florez, […]

Feb. 14 2013

Thursday 2/14/13 The Cleveland Orchestra

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11:00 PM Blossom Music Festival Franz Welser-Möst, conductor WAGNER: Rienzi Overture (Severance Hall – 02/20/10) WAGNER: Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Love-Death (Severance Hall – 10/30/10) BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 in d (Blossom Music Center – 07/10/11)

Feb. 14 2013

Jazz Great Trumpeter Donald Byrd Dies at 80

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

      I was saddened Monday to learn of the death of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd at the age of 80. He was an all time jazz great by any standards. I became an avid Byrd listener a decade ago when I discovered the treasure trove of hard bop jazz recordings made by the […]

Feb. 14 2013

Playlist: Feb/14/13

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10:56 PM Fritz Kreisler — Liebesfreud Elmar Oliveira, violinRobert Koenig,pianoArtek, 72 10:43 PM Johann Strauss II — Where the Lemon Trees Blossom (Waltz) Opus: 364Conductor: Willi BoskovskyEnsemble: Vienna Symphony OrchestraLondon, 4780226 10:28 PM Bedrich Smetana — Ma Vlast: Tabor Conductor: Vaclav NeumannEnsemble: Czech Philharmonic OrchestraSupraphon, 111958 9:51 PM Joachim Raff — Symphony No.2 Key: COpus: […]

Feb. 13 2013

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By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

Some folks are having issues with our newsletter getting caught in their corporate spam filters (yep, here at WBJC our very own newsletter gets caught up as spam) because we are using a third-party to compose and mail the newsletter to you. The easiest work-around is to use your personal account to subscribe.  Providers like […]

Feb. 13 2013

The more things change, the more we look – and eat – the same…?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Today I’m piggybacking on my earlier post about casual attire at concerts and how I don’t think that alone is enough to attract larger and/or younger audiences. I’ll freely admit that I don’t have a magical solution to that issue. If  only I did – I could hire myself out as a consultant to all […]

Feb. 13 2013

Wednesday 2/13/13 Live! At The Concertgebouw

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11:00 PM Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Myung-Whun Chung, Conductor Janine Jansen, violin KODÁLY: Dances of Galánta MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra Encore: Ernö von DÓHNANYI: Serenade for String Trio in C major

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