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.

Mar. 25 2015

Wednesday 3/25/15 MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Nicholas McGegan Richard Wagner: Overture to the Flying Dutchman W.A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 (conductor Asher Fisch) Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (conductor Asher Fisch) W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (archive material conducted by Nicholas

Mar. 25 2015

American Ballet Theater, 1940s Ballet Triple-Bill

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Xiomara Reyes (Cowgirl) and cast, Rodeo, American Ballet Theater
Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, heard as a concert work, did not really mean much to me until I saw Martha Graham’s choreography live. The same is now true of Copland’s Rodeo, thanks to a rare performance of Agnes de Mille’s original choreography, from 1942, by American Ballet Theater in the latest of the group’s periodic

Mar. 24 2015

Tuesday 3/24/15 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Pierre Boulez, conductor Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flatMajor (Drum Roll) Rands: Cello Concerto (Johannes Moser, cello) Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Barenboim) Janacek: Sinfonietta

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