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Classical Music Thu Jun 21 2018 10:15:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Two years ago today saw the first performance of Sound + Sight, the performance piece featuring artists Irina Pisarenko and Maria Bablyak creating two pieces of art before the audiences eyes.  The composer received input from the artists, re
#morninglistening to @surprisedbeauty composer Ern v. #Dohnanyi w/#MartinRoscoe & #VerbrughQuartet on #ASV: Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/AEPlgos #PianoQuintet op.1, Suite in the Old Style, #PQ5t op.26 #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classic
Nonsuch Palace, possible venue for the premiere of Tallis's Spem in aliumThe Armonico Consort's Supersize Polyphony tour opens tomorrow (22 June 2018) at the Thaxted Festival, and continues until the 17 July 2018. The choir will be performing two of
Music By Composers of African DescentSamuel Nebyu, Violin Copyright - Bcm&d Records / Bcm&d Records (888295594394)[Available at CDBaby.com]WRTIClassical Album of the Week: Music by Composers of African Descent with violinist Samuel Ne
Seven Little Fooks ()  a reference to folklore tales about seven kids who bring good luck.  In this case, a group of boys being trained in Beijing opera.  But they are refugee kids in a community of exiles : in the south, t
Two works that I composed ten years ago, may prove to be the most seminal accomplishments in my catalogue.While there are several pieces I wrote before, in which my pride is scarce less, and which were arguably the last steps leading there Out in the
On June 24, the New Opera Days Ostrava festival will give the belated world premiere of Thy Kingdom Come, by the pioneering Czech microtonal composer Alois Hba. Completed in 1942, the work draws inspiration from the Anthroposophical writings of Rudol
Frances Walker-SlocumThe New York TimesBy Sam RobertsJune 19, 2018Frances Walker-Slocum, who overcame childhood burns that left her arm impaired to become a pioneering classical pianist and the first black female tenured professor at Oberlin College
#morninglistening to the sublime @surprisedbeauty composer #OthmarSchoeck on #Jecklin. Songs & #ChoralMusic Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/6Eqkc8M w/wonderful #ErnstHaefliger et al. The #choralworks almost have a Scandinavian ring to them. #classicalmus
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Photo Chris Christodoulou) Bach, Gabrieli, Sartorius; Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Barbican Centre Reviewed by Ruth Hansford on 16 June 2018 Star rating: 4.0 () Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Last week we were in New York City for a few days, and while there were able to hear New York Polyphony in concert. This is an ensemble I’ve admired for years, and it was good fortune that they happened to be singing in their hometown durin
Closing scene of Die WalkreGreer Grimsley (Wotan), Irne Theorin (Brnnhilde)Photo: Corey Weaver / San Francisco OperaMy review of San Francisco Opera's Der Ring des Nibelungen is now posted at San Francisco Classical Voice. I haven't re-read
David E. Robinson III writes:Greetings Family, Friends, and Colleagues,I hope that you and your family are enjoying your summer so far including getting some rest.  The Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia is having an awesome camp this year.&nb
#morninglistening to @GuerzenichOrch w/#DmitriKitayenko in #Sibelius + #Grieg: Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1BV499M on @OEHMSclassics w/the Second #Symphony #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20thCenturyMusic #SurprisedByBea
Solomon's KnotJohann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christoph Bach; Solomon's Knot; St Gile's Church, Barbican Centre Reviewed by Ruth Hansford on 16 June 2018 Star rating: 4.5 () Motets by JS Bach and his cousin JC Bach from this conductorless ensembleThe B
Sunday11:00 Handbell Choir rehearsal.  First time reading the parts I marked up for the Behnke.  Of the four ringers, two are "subs."  We also had our flutist, to whom I had gotten a part only the day before.  With
AMM - The Crypt - 12th June 1968 (Matchless; 2008; digital via Otoroku) AMM - An Unintended Legacy (Matchless; 2018) Sleep Concert at Gray Area, 24 Feb 2018 by Robert Rich Robert Rich - Sleep Concert at Gray Area, 24... AMM - The Crypt - 12th June 19
W. Denis Browne (1888-1915),  as a schoolboy at Greyfriars, Leamington Spa.  This photo might sum him up better than the usual photos of him in uniform, for his last music was written in June 1914. Almost exactly a year later, he wo
...Now Alfredo Bernadini and his Ensemble Zefiro, one of the hottest numbers among original instrument ensembles, have brought out a delicious album that samples some of that goodness by bringing together eight works from this embarrassment of riches
Dr. Cynthia Cozette Lee writes:The Astronauts Window: An Original Song and Poetry Tribute to Black Scientists & Politicians Concert Review(PHILADELPHIA, PA-JUNE 18, 2018):  If you missed the inspirational concert The Astrona
I have searched for the pages where these were originally posted and can’t find them anywhere. I would like to attribute them to the the appropriate parties, after all! Does anyone know who made them? If so, please do fill me in.
Britten Sinfonia (Photo Thomas Skovsende)The Britten Sinfonia's Summer season starts on Friday 22 June 2018 with a concert in Rye as part of the Peasmarsh Festival, and the season continues with performances of Thomas Ades' Powder her Face at Nevill
18 June 2008In rehearsing The Mousetrap, Pete and I have found that it runs a bit longer than Id expected earlier on. And its a lunchtime recital, and quite a few fellow workers here at the office will turn out . . . so we cant have the concert runni
The Girl's ongoing journey through music, with The Dad taking notes. Lets Eat Grandma I, Gemini (Transgressive; 2016) [before Ive said a word] I really like this part of the music, Daddy. I really like the voices. What is this...The Girl's on
Curious to see whether Na'ama Zisser's Mamzer Bastard actually deserved the vicious drubbing to which other critics have subjected it, I trekked off to the Hackney Empire yesterday for the final performance. The short answer is that it was pretty imp
Sound and Light ArtworkMuseum of Art & DesignNYC, February 2018I kind of hated this exhibit, which seemed like it was mostly a bunch of visual artists figuring out what musicians know 50 years ago. It was sonically really unpleasant (LOUD) an
#morninglistening to a trio of @surprisedbeauty #PianoTrios by #Debussy, #Faur & #Roussel! http://a-fwd.to/70fxxZp On @chandosrecords w/@NeaveTrio #ChamberMusic #classicalcdcollection #classicalmusiccollection #classicalmusic #surprisedbybeauty m
This photo is part of the Alabama Civil Rights Tour Photo Journal Project. (WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/19/2018)  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nations largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today lau
Alwood: Unclouded Day Cor Cantiamo; Eric A. Johnson, Director
Handel Sonatas for violin and basso continuo; The Brook Street Band; AVIE Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 13 June 2018 Star rating: 5.0 () Spanning virtually the whole of Handel's composing life, these sonatas are brought to life in engaging performance
Today marks the 200th birthday of Charles Gounod celebrated in Paris last night by Palazzetto Bru Zane. Look HERE at the programme ! and watch it again HERE on arte.tv.  Excerpts from many of his operas, and Olivier Latry performing an impro
My contributions to the Goings On About Town section in the June 25 issue of The New Yorker, covering the dates June 20 through 26. Click on the image to go to the related page on the New Yorker website.My contributions to the Goings On About Town se
In the Beginning A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Eerdmans, 1986) 100 p. Based on four Lenten homilies given in 1981, this book examines the first three chapters of Genesis in the light of both
#morninglistening to #Haydns #Theresienmesse w/@Tafelmusik & #BrunoWeil on @sony_classical http://a-fwd.to/5zuPmtM #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #ChoralMusic #vocalmusic #josephhaydn #wienerklassik #mass #inMemo
http://www.aaronask.com/the-world-is-flat-use-it/Aaron P. Dworkin writes:Greetings and welcome to this week's episode of AaronAsk, your weekly mentoring session to live a fulfilling creative life!  This week's episode is titled,&amp
Hyo-Won Woo: Cum Sancto Spiritu Missouri State University Chorale; Cameron F. Labarr, Conductor
Here am I, at the Ear Buds place again.  The dream of a young man in the woods, listening.
St Marys Church, Cadogan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 is seeking to appoint a SOPRANO CHORAL SCHOLAR from September 2018 to support the current voluntary choir, director of music Jack Thompson, which sings each Sunday at the 11.30am Solemn Mass.The pa
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Franois-Xavier Roth and Les Sicles Ravel Ma mre l'Oye, coupled with Le Tombeau de Couperin with Shhrazade between them, latest in Les Sicles's Ravel series for Harmonia Mundi which began with their Daphnis et Chlo, so exquisite beautiful that it rema
I have the honor of sitting in a viola section with Jebat Kee, and playing in the orchestra when he conducts during rehearsals (he doubles as the assistant conductor). But it wasn't until this morning that I found his page on YouTube and listened to
And today, at The Composers Movable Workplace:For the second consecutive time (so, yes, it has the appearance of being made a habit) I brought my laptop with me, to work on a task for the HTUMC Music Program while I waited for an oil change.As befitt
Company in Hamilton, Chicago Company (photo by Joan Marcus) The Hamilton franchise has come to town, as you have likely heard, one of an endless cycle of national tours. People paid for two-year memberships to the Kennedy Center just to have first cr
La Marcus Miller (Left), John Malveaux & Cathy Miller                                  &a
(Although I doubt they actually shared sheet music!) I had the joy of sitting in an orchestra with Rufus (Jr.) many years ago, when we both playing in Midsummer Mozart. He was a delight then, just as I know he is now, having run into him a few times
I believe that our culture (and by our culture Im talking about North America, and perhaps also Europe, to some extent) has undergone a fundamental shift. Expertise is no longer much valued in the cultural sphere; rather, it seems that...I believe th
Passengers disembarking from the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock, June 1948The world premiere of a new piece for solo voices and organ, Psalm to Windrush: for the Brave and the Ingenious, by the British/Jamaican composer Shirley J. Thompson, will fea