Apr. 22 2014

Hadelich, Yang and Villegas premiere ‘Tango, Song and Dance’ program at Kennedy Center

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Augustin Hadelich, Joyce Yang and Pablo Villegas were great; the “multimedia” element, not so much.

Apr. 22 2014

Tuesday 04/22/14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Sir Mark Elder conducts Shostakovich Dvorák:   The Golden Spinning Wheel Berlioz:   Les Nuits d’Été (Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano) Shostakovich:   Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10 Rimsky-Korsakov:  Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh

Apr. 22 2014

Conductor Rescues a Puccini Classic

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“Manon Lescaut,” which has had several recent productions, has something to offer to those who love Puccini and to those who don’t.

Apr. 21 2014

Monday 4/21/14 New York Philharmonic This W

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert SOLOISTS:  Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Steve Davislim, tenor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone; The New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, Director J.S. Bach:   Mass in B Minor     

Apr. 21 2014

4-21-14 Word On Wine 2 Aussies!

This week Word On Wine is from Down Under and we are from the east and west of the country.  Mary and I actually tasted these wines together at our home grown wine tasting event! 1)2012 Frisk Prickly Riesling!  $10.  Victoria, Australia!  What could be bad about this?  Simple elegant inexpensive slightly sweet and slightly […]

Apr. 21 2014

John Shirley-Quirk, a Bass-Baritone and Specialist in Britten, Is Dead at 82

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Mr. Shirley-Quirk was a British chemistry teacher who almost by accident became a world-renowned bass-baritone and made 30 appearances at the Met between 1974 and 1991.

Apr. 21 2014

From Liszt’s Soliloquies to Labor Blues

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Gilles Vonsattel played works by Beethoven, George Benjamin, Liszt, Messiaen, Heinz Holliger and Frederic Rzewski on Friday at Bargemusic.

Apr. 21 2014

Dryly Sharing a Stage and Musicians, but Little Else

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The Miller Theater’s Bach, Revisited series continued with a program of works by Bach and Joan Tower, although the latter composer saw little connection between their respective music.

Apr. 20 2014

WBJC Choral Hour 4-20-14

8:00 AM Happy Easter! Johann Sebastian Bach — Easter Oratorio Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe Ensemble: Collegium Vocale Barbara Schlick, soprano Kai Wessel, alto (countertenr) James Taylor, tenor Peter Kooy, bass Harm Mundi, 901513 Sergei Rachmaninoff — Gloria (from All-Night Vigil) Opus: 37 Conductor: Valeri Polyansky Ensemble: USSR Ministry of Culture Choir HeartSpace, 111142 Peaceful Light (from […]

Apr. 20 2014

Bar and Bathroom Lines, Molto Adagio

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Concert-hall intermissions were not always what they are today, and some people would like to see them reconsidered.

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