Sep. 29 2014

Austerity Leads Ensemble to Adapt

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The Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants, founded by William Christie in Paris, is adjusting its protocols to account for changes in public funding.

Sep. 29 2014

A Strange Disappearance and What the Neighbors Have to Say About It

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David Lang’s “The Difficulty of Crossing a Field,” a musical-theater piece about a man who suddenly vanishes, is given a concert performance in Brooklyn.

Sep. 29 2014

Lindsey, Portillo shine in Washington Concert Opera’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi”

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The Wolf Trap Opera deserves a lot of credit. This is not, to be clear, a review of a Wolf Trap production. The show I saw on Sunday, Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” (a.k.a. “Romeo and Juliet”), was presented by the Washington Concert Opera, and an engrossing, melodious presentation it was. But two of its brightest lights have sung leading roles in this region. David Portillo, a tenor, and Kate Lindsey, a luminous mezzo-soprano, each spent two summers at the Wolf Trap company, which identifies and supports young talent. (Lindsey, from Richmond, was back at Wolf Trap for an intriguing recital in 2011.) Audiences may not have been quite prepared for just how great they were going to sound a few years down the line.

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Sep. 29 2014

Monday 9/29/14 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM Alan Gilbert conducts an all Mozart program: Mozart: Symphony No. 39, 40 and 41

Sep. 28 2014

A Conductor Tries to Soar Amid High Expectations

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Andris Nelsons went with a mixed program to start his reign as the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Sep. 27 2014

A Favorite Dane at Lincoln Center

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The Nielsen Project, an effort to record the six Carl Nielsen symphonies and the concertos for flute, violin and clarinet, is nearly complete.

Sep. 27 2014

More Change for a Traditional Force

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The Berlin Philharmonic brings its incomparable sound to New York, with an unusual collaboration between Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

Sep. 27 2014

10/04/14 – The Barber of Seville – 1:00pm

San Francisco Opera OPERA: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (in Italian) COMPOSER: Gioachino Rossini With the help of a wily barber, a strong-willed young woman outwits a lecherous old man in this eternally fresh comic masterpiece featuring Rossini’s wittiest, most charming score and two charismatic casts. One features Isabel Leonard, “a lively stage presence and a radiant […]

Sep. 27 2014

9/27/14 – Vocalise Rundown

8:00 PM George Frederich Handel Semele: Endless Pleasure Endless Love London 3160 COND Harry Bicket ORCH Orch of Age of Enlightenment SOLO Renee Fleming, soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:03 PM 4085 Gustav Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn Youth’s Magic Horn Virgin 61507 COND Sir Charles Mackerras ORCH London Philharmonic Orchestra SOLO Ann Murray,alto SOLO Thomas Allen, baritone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ […]

Sep. 25 2014

Christopher Hogwood, Early-Music Devotee, Dies at 73

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Mr. Hogwood, a conductor and scholar, was consumed with making music that sounded as their long-ago composers intended.

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