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Nov. 22 2014

11/29/14 – TANNHÄUSER – 1:00pm

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Bayreuth Festival OPERA: TANNHÄUSER COMPOSER: Wagner Conductor Axel Kober Director Sebastian Baumgarten Stage design Joep van Lieshout Costumes Nina von Mechow Lighting Franck Evin Video Christopher Kondek Dramaturgy Carl Hegemann Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich Landgraf Hermann-Kwangchul Youn Tannhäuser-Torsten Kerl Wolfram von Eschenbach-Markus Eiche Walther von der Vogelweide-Lothar Odinius Biterolf -Thomas Jesatko Heinrich der Schreiber -Stefan Heibach Reinmar von […]

Nov. 20 2014

12/06/14 – The MET Begins! – The Barber of Seville @1pm

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Metropolitan Opera Il Barbiere Di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini  Libretto by Cesare Sterbini Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 0 min., with 1 intermission. In Bartlett Sher’s effervescent production of Rossini’s most popular opera, Isabel Leonard is the beautiful and feisty Rosina, who won’t be kept under lock and key. Lawrence Brownlee is her conspiring flame, Almaviva, and Christopher […]

Nov. 20 2014

Thursday 11/20/14 The Cleveland Orchestra

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11:00 PM David Robertson, conductor Mary Kay Fink, flute Jessica Rivera, soprano Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano Garrett Sorenson, tenor John Relyea, bass-baritone Cleveland Orchestra Chorus ROUSE – Rapture FRANK – Piccolo Concerto MOZART – Requiem

Nov. 19 2014

Wednesday 11/19/14 San Francisco Symphony

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11:00 PM Conductor: Charles Dutoit Soloist: James Ehnes, violin Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21 Elgar: Enigma Variations. Op.36 Bates: The B-Sides

Nov. 18 2014

Tuesday 11/18/14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Bernard Haitink, conductor Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 (Emanuel Ax, piano) Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (Romantic) Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden (Sir Mark Elder, conductor)

Nov. 17 2014

Monday 11/17/14 New York Philharmonic This Week

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11:00 PM Conductors: Leonard Bernstein; Kurt Masur (Kancheli) Soloists: Gidon Kremer, violin Derek Lee Ragain, counter-tenor Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina: Prelude, `Dawn on the Moskva River’ Kancheli: And Farewell Goes Out Sighing Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C, Opus 60, Leningrad

Nov. 16 2014

11/16/14 TOCCATA

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6:40 PM Paul Hindemith — Klaviermusik mit Orchester (1923) Opus: 29 Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach Ensemble: Symphony Orch. of Curtis Inst. Leon Fleisher, piano Ondine, 1141 6:23 PM Johann Sebastian Bach — Lute Suite No. 1 Key: e Kim Heindel, lautenwerk Dorian, 80126 6:00 PM Franz Schubert — 8 variations on original theme Key: A-Flat Opus: […]

Nov. 15 2014

11/22/14 – Armida – 1:00pm

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Rossini Opera Festival OPERA: Armida COMPOSER: Rossini Dramma per musica by Giovanni Schmidt Critical Edition Fondazione Rossini/Casa Ricordi, edited by Charles S. Brauner and Patricia B. Brauner Conductor CARLO RIZZI Director LUCA RONCONI Co-director UGO TESSITORE Settings MARGHERITA PALLI Costumes GIOVANNA BUZZI Coreographer MICHELE ABBONDANZA Co-coreographer ANTONELLA BERTONI Lighting designer A.J. WEISSBARD Co-lighting designer PAMELA CANTATORE Interpreters […]

Nov. 14 2014

11/15/14 – Macbeth – 1:00pm

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra OPERA: Macbeth COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi LIBRETTO: Francesco Maria Piave The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is excited to share this performance of Verdi’s Macbeth, recorded in Chicago in 2013 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. Music Director Riccardo Muti, one of the finest living Verdi interpreters, led the dynamic and moving concert […]

Nov. 13 2014

Thursday 11/13/14 The Cleveland Orchestra

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11:00 PM Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Arabella Steinbacher, violin DVOŘÁK “Othello” Overture PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

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