Mar. 27 2015

Review: São Paulo State Youth Orchestra Saves Razzle-Dazzle for the End

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The ensemble performed works by Villa-Lobos, Beethoven and others at Alice Tully Hall, letting down its hair in some colorful encores.

Mar. 27 2015

Review: Bach Passions in New York

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It’s spring, and that means several choirs are performing the popular works, though this year the activity is minimal.

Mar. 27 2015

Review: John Adams Unveils ‘Scheherazade.2,’ an Answer to Male Brutality

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The New York Philharmonic presented the world premiere of this symphony, a response to brutality against women in Arab folklore and around the world today.

Mar. 27 2015

Review: Argento Chamber Ensemble Brings Out Mahler’s Inventive Side

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The ensemble played his “Songs of a Wayfarer” and contemporary selections by composers he influenced, underlining his highly original quirks.

Mar. 27 2015

Born In Baltimore!

      As the Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Jasper Quartet for the last concert of the Discovery Series for the current season, they are also looking ahead to their 50th anniversary next season. Here’s Stephen Jacobsohn.         Related posts: 08-1-13 Word On Wine Old Westminster Winery… Madcap misadventures Keeping […]

Mar. 26 2015

Happy Birthday, Pierre Boulez!

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Pierre Boulez is 90 years old today. The roaring lion of modernism, who once advised the destruction of all opera houses, has reduced his conducting and composing work in recent years. Celebrate his work in both areas with some streaming audio:
Matthias Pintscher leads the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, with soprano Marisol Montalvo, in Boulez’s Pli selon

Mar. 26 2015

Happy Birthday, Pierre Boulez!

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Pierre Boulez is 90 years old today. The roaring lion of modernism, who once advised the destruction of all opera houses, has reduced his conducting and composing work in recent years. Celebrate his work in both areas with some streaming audio:
Matthias Pintscher leads the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, with soprano Marisol Montalvo, in Boulez’s Pli selon

Mar. 26 2015

A capella singing spanning the centuries

      The vocal ensemble, third practice, is presenting a program in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon. Their artistic director, Brian Bartoldus, came in to discuss madrigals.     Related posts: Yo Lassus! Long time no see. Shriver’s final concert of the year A debut for Shriver

Mar. 26 2015

Thursday 03/26/15 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor Arabella Steinbacher, violin BALADA: Symphony No. 6 PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

Mar. 25 2015

Review: Nikolai Lugansky Plays Schubert and Tchaikovsky

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Mr. Lugansky’s recital at the 92nd Street Y included the rare and the overwrought.

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