Apr. 25 2019

Sounds of Freedom

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On Sunday, May 12, Baltimore Choral Arts will present “Captivity to Liberty”, featuring Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht and Jonathan Dove’s The Monster in the Maze. Recently, I spoke with Maestro Blake Clark and artist Chuck Nesci about the program and the theme that unites the two works.       

Apr. 25 2019

Thursday 04/25/19 Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

11:00 PM Ten countries border on the Baltic Sea: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Proving that they are united, not separated by that body of water is the Baltic Sea Philharmonic with musicians from all ten, led by Kristjan Järvi, an exciting and innovative conductor whose programs are always […]

Apr. 24 2019

Interview: Brian Bartoldus

I had a chat with Handel Choir artistic director/conductor Brian Bartoldus about the group’s upcoming performance (at Church of the Redeemer Sunday 4/28, 4 PM) entitled “Lux Aeterna: Songs of Comfort and Hope.” There will be some new music on the program, as you may have read in First Impression!

Apr. 24 2019

Wednesday 04/24/19 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:          Michael Tilson Thomas SOLOIST:                  Jeffrey Anderson, tuba* Cage                            The Seasons R. Holloway                Europa and the Bull, Op. 121* Bartók                         Concerto for Orchestra

Apr. 23 2019

Tuesday 04/23/19 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Conductor Bernard Haitink and Pianist Paul Lewis Beethoven:                  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 (Paul Lewis, piano) Bruckner:                    Symphony No. 6 in A Major Kodály:                       Dances of Galánta (Neeme Järvi, conductor)

Apr. 22 2019

St. Louis Concert Series

I had a chance to chat with Heather Adlesberger about the final concerts of the season for the St. Louis Concert Series.

Apr. 22 2019

Monday 04/22/19 New York Philharmonic

11:00 PM Gerald Finley sings Mendelssohn’s Elijah MENDELSSOHN:     Elijah Alan Gilbert, conductor Twyla Robinson, soprano Alice Coote, mezzo‐soprano Allan Clayton, tenor Gerald Finley, bass‐baritone Jennifer Johnson, mezzo‐soprano Benjamin P. Wenzelberg, boy soprano New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt, director

Apr. 21 2019

Music From Movies/Civilization IV 04-21-19

Classical music is part of the canon in movies, and classical music has also been featured in video games such as Civilization IV.  Here are just a few pieces that show up in my husband’s favorite video game. 🙂 7:00 PM 7:00 PM Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 16 in f Chandos 8885COND Neeme Jarvi […]

Apr. 21 2019

Choral Hour 04-21-19

8:00 AM Johann Sebastian Bach Easter Oratorio BWV 249 Harm Mundi 901513COND Philippe Herreweghe ORCH Collegium Vocale SOLO Barbara Schlick, soprano SOLO Kai Wessel, alto (countertenr)SOLO James Taylor, tenor SOLO Peter Kooy, bass ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________8:43 AM Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana: Easter Hymn RCA/BMG 3091ORCH Metropolitan Opera Orchestra SOLO Ambrosian Singers SOLO Renata Scotto, soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________8:50 AM […]

Apr. 20 2019

Vocalise 4/20/19

8:00 PM 8:00 PM  Ludwig van Beethoven Mount of Olives: Hallelujah Op 85 Telarc 80119COND Robert Shaw ORCH Atlanta Symphony Orchestra SOLO Atlanta Symphony Chorus ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________8:05 PM Ernest Bloch Sacred Service CBS/Sony 47533COND Leonard Bernstein ORCH New York Philharmonic SOLO Robert Merrill, baritone SOLO and Chorus  

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