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Elizabeth Njoroge uses her ‘rock star’ gifts to create orchestras and run programs that give poor youth the chance to perform and learn.
A new version of ‘Jeptha’ leads the fall for the Dutch National Opera & Ballet, and other performances of note this season.
The orchestra’s fortunes have improved in the years since JoAnn Falletta took over, and she hopes to make it more central to the city’s identity.
Larry Miller reviews his pick for Book of the Day:
Today’s Book of the Day is Empire of Cotton.
Conductor Hannu Lintu
Hannu Lintu is not concerned much with subtlety. The Finnish conductor, who last appeared with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2013, tends toward out-sized, expressive gestures. In his latest program with the band from Charm City, heard on Saturday night in the Music Center at Strathmore, broad strokes most suited him, especially in a hard-lined performance of Dvořák’s
Two interpretations of “Winterreise,” one for a chamber group, the other a piano-and-voice performance, took alternate routes to its emotional depths.
In the program “Immortal Bach,” part of the White Light Festival, the ensemble sang works by Heinrich Schütz, Bach, Brahms, Schoenberg and Knut Nystedt.
Elisabeth Holowchuk and Kirk Henning in Danses Concertantes, Suzanne Farrell Ballet (photo by Rosalie O’Connor)
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, we learned last month, will disband next year. The Kennedy Center’s resident ballet company has never come under review before at Ionarts. As critic Sarah Kaufman put it, it is a company composed of different members for each performance, who do not work
Charles T. Downey, CD reviews: Two rediscoveries of Brahms and Couperin
Washington Post, October 21
F. Couperin, Ariane consolée par Bacchus (inter alia), S. Degout, Les Talens Lyriques, C. Rousset
(released on November 11, 2016)
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The musicologist, harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset has published a new book on the composer François Couperin (Actes Sud/