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Apr. 10 2015

On Forbes: Shostakovich Unites Boston Symphony Orchestra And Deutsche Grammophon

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Shostakovich Unites Boston Symphony Orchestra And Deutsche Grammophon
…The BSO started their own label, but that hasn’t quite taken off yet. And now they are led by one of the most promising and coveted conductors of his generation, the third musketeer next to Dudamel and Nézet-Séguin… Andris Nelsons.

Mark Volpe, Managing Director Boston Symphony Orchestra, could not disclose the

Apr. 10 2015

New York City Ballet, New and Newer

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Pictures at an Exhibition, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, New York City Ballet
The New York City Ballet is back at the Kennedy Center Opera House, in alternating programs this week featuring the giant of its past, George Balanchine, and its current choreographers. When you are dealing with new works of any kind, some will hit and some will miss, which was exactly the feeling experienced at

Apr. 09 2015

For Your Consideration: ‘Kill Me Three Times’ and ‘White God’

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Kill Me Three Times
Australian director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, Boxing Day) makes the heavy-handed tributes to Quentin Tarantino painfully obvious in his new feature, Kill Me Three Times. The plot is cut into sections and told in chronological overlap, out of order, so that we learn each part of a double-crossing double-cross crime caper one by one. The credits, score, and wise-cracking leading

Apr. 09 2015

Philadelphia Orchestra Breathes as One

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We welcome this review from first-time contributor Michael De Sapio.

The Philadelphia Orchestra, under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin (pictured), appeared at the Kennedy Center Tuesday night in a program of surefire romantic favorites — Edvard Grieg’s A minor piano concerto and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s second symphony — presented by Washington Performing Arts. The soloist in the Grieg was

Apr. 09 2015

Brooklyn Academy of Music Chooses New President

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Katy Clark will take over from Karen Brooks Hopkins, who has led the institution since 1999.

Apr. 08 2015

Karen Cargill Extraordinary

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Alma and Gustav Mahler, Lieder, K. Cargill, S. Lepper (Linn, 2014)
Charles T. Downey, A noteworthy D.C. debut by Karen Cargill
Washington Post, April 9
If you’ve never heard the name Karen Cargill, let this review be your notification.

The Scottish mezzo-soprano had a grand and long-overdue Washington debut recital Tuesday evening, presented in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater by Vocal Arts

Apr. 08 2015

Frank Huang to Succeed Glenn Dicterow as New York Philharmonic Concertmaster

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Mr. Huang, the concertmaster of the Houston Symphony, will take over in September, beginning with the opening gala concert of the Philharmonic’s 2015-16 season.

Apr. 08 2015

Ionarts-at-Large: A Korean-Zukerman Evening of Weirdness at the Musikverein

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It was a strange, strange concert when the Korean Chamber Orchestra (formerly known as the Seoul Baroque Ensemble) took the stage at Vienna’s Musikverein for their hyperbolically titled “50th Anniversary World Tour” – a world consisting of Vienna (“Is there anything else that matters?”, a true Viennese might incredulously ask), London, Berlin, Moscow and Seoul.

W.A.Mozart, Violin Concertos

Apr. 08 2015

À mon chevet: ‘Never Mind’

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À mon chevet is a series of posts featuring a quote from whatever book is on my nightstand at the moment.

After hanging Patrick from his ears and watching him escape from the library, David shrugged, sat down at the piano, and started to improvise a fugue. His rheumatic hands protested at every key he touched. A glass of pastis, like a trapped cloud, stood on top of the piano. His body ached

Apr. 07 2015

Review: Berio to Cage to Mozart at Baryshnikov Arts Center

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Five musicians came together for a program juxtaposing a Mozart piano quartet with pieces by Luciano Berio and John Cage.

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