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Aug. 15 2015

9/12/15 – MADAMA BUTTERFLY – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera MADAMA BUTTERFLY Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Puccini’s heartbreaking tale of innocence, betrayal and sacrifice returns in a bold and beautiful production by Jun Kaneko, designer of San Francisco Opera’s dazzling production of The Magic Flute (2012). Patricia Racette, “who can rightly stand among the great Butterflies of her […]

Aug. 15 2015

09/05/15 – San Francisco begins! – RIGOLETTO @1pm

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San Francisco Opera RIGOLETTO by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION (2012) One of opera’s most vivid and compelling characters, a vengeful court jester, desperately tries to protect his daughter from disaster in this heart-wrenching tragedy. The first of two world-class casts led by Music Director Nicola Luisotti stars Željko Lučić, […]

Aug. 13 2015

Thursday 08/13/15 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Manfred Honeck, conductor STRAUSS: Don Juan STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier STRAUSS (ARR: ILLE): Suite from Elektra

Aug. 12 2015

Wednesday 8/12/15 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

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11:00 PM Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas Soloists: Alexander Barantschik, violin Mason Bates, electronica MUSICAL CONTENT: Beethoven: Romances for Violin and Orchestra Mason Bates: The B-Sides Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No. 10

Aug. 11 2015

Tuesday 8/11/15 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 CONDUCTOR: Jaap van Zweden SOLOIST: Matthias Goerne, baritone; Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, violins Schubert/Strauss: Song selections Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Bach: Concerto for Two Violins (Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, violins; Harry Bicket, conductor) Elgar: Cockaigne Overture (Vasily Petrenko, conductor)  

Aug. 10 2015

Monday 8/10/15 New York Philharmonic This Week

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11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Bramwell Tovey John ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine OFFENBACH: Ballet of the Snowflakes from Le Voyage dans la lune JOSEF STRAUSS: Music of the Spheres HOLST: The Planets

Aug. 06 2015

Thursday 08/06/15 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Michael Stern, conductor GRIFFES: The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan BERNSTEIN: Fancy Free Ballet COPLAND: Appalachian Spring GERSHWIN: An American in Paris  

Aug. 05 2015

Wednesday 8/05/15 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

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11:00 PM Conductor: Semyon Bychkov Soloist: Till Fellner, piano MUSICAL CONTENT: Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24 Strauss: An Alpine Symphony Brahms: Serenade No.2 in A Major, Opus 16

Aug. 04 2015

Tuesday 8/04/15 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Mei-Ann Chen SOLOIST: Robert Chen, violin Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture Price: Mississippi River Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Lang Lang, piano; Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos,conductor) Elgar: Cockaigne Overture -condcucted by Vasily Petrenko

Aug. 03 2015

Monday 8/03/15 New York Philharmonic This Week

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11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Bramwell Tovey SOLOIST: Joyce Yang, piano SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, op. 1 MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain RACHMANINOFF: Vocalise TCHAIKOVSKY: Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker TCHAIKOVSKY: Marche Slave, op. 31 Fill: Mendelssohn: Magnificat in D-major

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