Mar. 23 2015

Review: David Kaplan Riffs on Schumann’s Spirit

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The pianist David Kaplan played “New Dances of the League of David” at Le Poisson Rouge, in homage to Schumann.

Mar. 23 2015

Review: National Council Auditions Winners Named at Grand Finals Concert

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Five up-and-coming singers received $15,000 prizes at the Metropolitan Opera’s annual competition.

Mar. 23 2015

How David Geffen’s $100 Million Lincoln Center Gift Came Together

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Some in the world of cultural philanthropy question whether Mr. Geffen’s gift is large enough to warrant the renaming of such a prominent building.

Mar. 23 2015

Yuliya Gorenman and Russian Composers

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Beethoven, Piano Sonatas, Y. Gorenman (2010)Charles T. Downey, Pianist Yuliya Gorenman takes on Russian composers at Katzen Center (Washington Post, March 23)
Pianist Yuliya Gorenman won fourth prize at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in 1995. Since coming to the United States to continue her studies, she has settled in Washington, teaching and serving as musician-in-residence at

Mar. 23 2015

Monday 3/23/15 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM Conductor: Alan Gilbert Soloist: Emmanuel Ax, piano Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 Falla: Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat

Mar. 23 2015

‘Blue Viola’

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Charles T. Downey, UrbanArias’s ‘Blue Viola’ makes for a somewhat intriguing night at the opera
Washington Post, March 23
Opera companies need to sponsor new works if the genre is to have a future. UrbanArias, a small but feisty company based at the embattled Artisphere in Rosslyn, has helped fill that niche by mounting a few new or recent operas each season since 2010. Its latest offering, “

Mar. 22 2015

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Racked by Infighting

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The ensemble is reeling over accusations of harassment, defamation and fiscal corruption.

Mar. 22 2015

Perchance to Stream: Spring Edition

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the “Play” button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Gianandrea Noseda leads the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, joined by soprano Diana Damrau, in music by Verdi, Richard Strauss,

Mar. 22 2015

Perchance to Stream: Spring Edition

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the “Play” button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Gianandrea Noseda leads the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, joined by soprano Diana Damrau, in music by Verdi, Richard Strauss,

Mar. 22 2015

05/09/15 – The Rake’s Progress – 1pm

Metropolitan Opera The Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky Libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min. James Levine revisits one of his favorite 20th-century classics: Stravinsky’s only full-length opera, with its wondrous neo-classical score, back on the Met stage for the first time in 12 years. Paul Appleby adds another leading role […]

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