The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is branching out with a musical – The Fantasticks. Their Managing Director, Lesley Malin, came to talk about it, and their 2017-2018 season.
…Misreading this present disc’s title as “An Orange in April”, I thought it a basket of sweet delights, juicy Suites for two violins and basso continuo. Now that I know better – “Un orage d’avril”, not “Une orange en avril” – I amend that impression, still accurate though it is…
-> Classical CD Of The Week: A Very Brief Excursion Into The World And Music Of Johann Pachelbel
11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas SOLOIST: Laura Claycomb, soprano R. Strauss Serenade in E-flat major, Opus 7 R. Strauss Brentano Lieder, Opus 68 Schumann Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Opus 38, Spring Strauss Ein Heldenleben
An installation piece with overlapping performances of works for solo violin at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine followed a symposium in Amherst, Mass.
From Riccardo Muti and Steve Reich to Caroline Shaw and Daniil Trifonov, the 51st season offers a nice balance of the established and the innovative — sometimes both at once.
11:00 PM James Gaffigan and Michael Mulcahy Franck: Le chasseur maudit Vine: Five Hallucinations for Trombone and Orchestra (Michael Mulcahy,trombone) Prokofiev: Selections from Cinderella, Op. 87 Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (from CSO Resound) (Mark Ridenour, conductor) Grainger: Selections from Lincolnshire Posy (from CSO Resound) (Mark Ridenour,Conductor)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art turns for the first time to a choreographer, Andrea Miller, to be its artist in residence next season.
The sun rises over the Vienna Academy Orchestra’s Day Four in Tokyo, a beautiful day and the day of the first concert at Musashino Hall. But there’s plenty of time until then to discover a bit of Tokyo. Little groups set out to get lost in the city; some new to the place and others veterans already from previous trips. Daring the Tokyo commuter rail network – what with nine rail and two metro
In a program called Soul Seeds, conductor, Arian Khaefi, and the Handel Choir of Baltimore explore how composers use texts – ranging from Gaelic poetry to the Hebrew alphabet – to create their own musical vocabulary.
…the result is still a substantial little wonder: The stringency of Bach infused with all the romantic essence of Echt-Schumann continues to leave me speechless every time I hear it…
-> Classical CD Of The Week: Or How I Learned To Love Late Schumann
Robert Schumann, “Last Thoughts”,
Soo Park (piano),