Jul. 22 2014

As the City Birds Nod Off, a Crooning Gull Steps In

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The New Juilliard Ensemble presented a contemporary program, including premieres of works by Roberto Sierra and Errollyn Wallen, at a MoMA Summergarden concert.

Jul. 22 2014

A Conductor, a Band and a Critical Swath

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Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony Orchestra in two concerts at Tanglewood, the symphony’s summer home in the Berkshires.

Jul. 21 2014

Monday 7/21/14 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:          Lorin Maazel SOLOISTS:                Han-Na Chang, cello Dietlinde Turban, narrator Jeremy Irons, narrator James Danner, treble Sir James Galway, flute Dylan Baker, narrator Brooklyn Youth Chorus Dianne Berkun, director   LORIN MAAZEL     Monaco Fanfares (New York Premiere) LORIN MAAZEL     Music for Cello and Orchestra LORIN MAAZEL     The Giving Tree (New York Premiere) […]

Jul. 21 2014

7-21-14 Word On Wine 2 Alsatians!

Did you ever hear the one about 2 Alsatians who went into a bar?  I didn’t either nor am I likely to.  However, I did hear and taste two really nice wines from a very obscure corner of Alsace which I really loved!  The area is called Moselle and it is the most northern winery […]

Jul. 20 2014

WBJC Choral Hour 7-20-14

Hope you will enjoy this morning’s all a cappella Choral Hour! 8:00 AM Giovanni Palestrina — Five Motets Conductor: Stephen Darlington Christ Church Cathedral Choir Nimbus, 5100   8:23 AM Sir Hubert Parry — Songs of Farewell, complete Conductor: Anne Heider Ensemble: His Majestie’s Clerkes Cedille, 9000036   8:51 AM Maurice Durufle — Four motets […]

Jul. 20 2014

Everyone’s Here, Now Let’s Innovate

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The Aix-en-Provence Festival has a reputation as an incubator of innovative opera, and this year’s version is no exception.

Jul. 19 2014

7-19-14 Music In Maryland Post Classical Ensemble! Dvorakorama!

This week Music in Maryland features the Post Classical Ensemble’s latest CD Dvorak and America.  This is a unique blend of music and poetry combining Longfellow’s Hiawatha and Dvorak’s New World Symphony and other pieces.  The resulting ‘melodrama’ is most intriguing.  If that weren’t enough we added some other selections from the CD and also […]

Jul. 19 2014

07/26/14 – Carmen – 1:00pm

Los Angeles Opera OPERA: Carmen COMPOSER: Georges Bizet Libretto by: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Approx. Length:  2 hours 45 minutes CAST: Carmen Patricia Bardon Don José Brandon Jovanovich Micaëla Pretty Yende Escamillo Ildebrando D’Arcangelo Zuniga Valentin Anikin Moralès Daniel Armstrong Frasquita Hae Ji Chang Mercédès Cassandra Zoé Velasco El Remendado Keith Jameson El Dancaïre […]

Jul. 19 2014

7-19-14 Face The Music Listings!

This week it’s an oldie but a goodie!  Eva Mengelkoch and her husband John Gingerich are with us as well as Jim Weiss.  Eva is on faculty at Hopkins, John is a freelance musicologist and Jim Weiss comes to us from Johns Hopkins Hospital.  We had a great time and you will too!  Here are […]

Jul. 19 2014

7/19/14 – Vocalise Rundown

8:00 PM Ruggero Leoncavallo           Pagliacci: “Vesti la giubba”            CBS/Sony   90999 COND Nello Santi ORCH Metropolitan Opera Orchestra SOLO Franco Corelli, tenor 8:03 PM Hamilton Harty                Ode to a Nightingale                    Chandos    8387 COND Bryden Thomson ORCH Ulster Orchestra SOLO Heather Harper, soprano 8:26 PM Franz Schubert                Evensong (set of songs for male chorus) Telarc     80340 COND […]

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