Jul. 11 2014

Bass-baritone Eric Owens explores singing, mentoring and donating money to opera

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Bass-baritone Eric Owens explores new roles on and off the stage, teaching, advising and conducting.

Jul. 11 2014

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

                        Gorgeous exhibition at The Walters. Here is my write up for the online journal, Monologging: http://monologging.org/medieval-music/       Related posts: What a weekend! Poulenc plays! Teju Cole’s Open City

Jul. 11 2014

Harps vs. the Usual Hubbub

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The New York Philharmonic opened its summer series of free parks concerts with a performance in Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

Jul. 10 2014

7-10-14 Word On Wine Sommelier 2…Wine Danger Zones.

This show is a follow up to last weeks thrilling episode about sommelier wine questions.  This week Food and Wine’s Sommeliers’ talk about wine danger zones.  There are places where it’s just not a good idea to order wine!  Check out our show and find what to look out for. Related posts: 7-27-13 Word On […]

Jul. 10 2014

Thursday 07/10/14 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy” Manfred Honeck, conductor; Angela Meade, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Anthony Griffey, tenor; Alexander Vinogradov, bass; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director  

Jul. 10 2014

Seymour Barab, 93, Composer of Playful Operas, Dies

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Mr. Barab wrote whimsical chamber operas and championed contemporary music.

Jul. 10 2014

Haunted by History, but Gifted in Sharing It

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The woman behind the opera “The Passenger” visits New York, still eager to tell her wartime story.

Jul. 09 2014

A Truly Topsy-Turvy “Mikado”

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What do you get when you take a musical theater piece composed in 1885, originally set in a mythical Japanese town, and place it in a black-and-white 1920′s world that’s decidedly English? A bit of confusion, perhaps, if you’re a purist with regards to staging, but if you’re up for some delicious visuals and very fine performances, the English […]

Jul. 09 2014

Wednesday 07/09/14 Los Angeles Philharmonic

11:00 PM Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel Yuja Wang, piano MUSICAL CONTENT: Bjarnason: Blow bright Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Stravinsky: Petrushka Fill Music: Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major, K. 380 Ravel: La Valse

Jul. 08 2014

Tuesday 07/08/14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Slatkin: Gershwin: An American in Paris Barber: Overture to the School for Scandal W. Schuman: Symphony No. 6 Bates: Violin Concerto (Anne Akiko Meyers, violin) Gershwin: An American in Paris Ives: The Unanswered Question (Susanna Mälkki, conductor) Ives: Three Places in New England (Susanna Mälkki, conductor)

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