Rare Oratorios from the Seventeenth Century

19/01/2012

 Carissimi and Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Stephen Stubbs (music director), Guillaume Bernardi (stage director), Christine Meyers (costume designer), Reed Nakayama (lighting designer), Josh Rietveldt (stage manager), solo singers and instrumentalists, St James Cathedral, Seattle, 13.1.2012 (BJ) Read more

The Industrious Brandenburg State Play Schnyder, Mendelssohn and Bruckner’s 4th in Switzerland

18/01/2012

 Switzerland   Schnyder, Mendelssohn, Bruckner: Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt/Oder, Howard Griffiths (conductor), Julian Rachlin (violin), Daniel Schnyder (saxophone), Tonhalle Zurich, 17.1.2011 (JR)

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Marcelo Lehninger Replaces James Levine Conducting the BSO With Excellent Assurance

18/01/2012

Haydn, Turnage & R. Strauss: Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) Boston Symphony Orchestra, Marcelo Lehninger (BSO Assistant Conductor), Symphony Hall, Boston. 7.1.2012 (KH) Read more

Shakespeare Forms the Spine of a Chicago Symphony Orchestra Program

18/01/2012

 Delius, Elgar, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky: Greg Vinkler, Jürgen Hooper (actors), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Symphony Center, Chicago, IL. 14.1.2012 (JLZ) Read more

Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham Favors the Risqué

18/01/2012

Susan Graham in Recital: Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano), presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California at Berkeley. 14.1.2012 (HS) Read more

In San Francisco, Finding the celestial In Debussy’s “Martyrdom of Saint Sébastian”

17/01/2012

Debussy, Janáček: Karina Gauvin (soprano), Joanna Taber (soprano), Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Leah Wool (mezzo-soprano), Frederica von Stade (narrator), San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 13.1.2012 (HS) Read more

Dynamic Duo Delivers Impassioned Franck and Sizzling Piazzolla

17/01/2012

Vaughan Williams, Franck, Piazzolla: Michael DeBruyn (cello), Francesca Tortorello (piano), Cable Recital Hall, Canton, Ohio (USA), 14.1.2012 (TW) Read more

Schumann’s “Ghost Concerto” Stops by Munich

15/01/2012

Schumann: Tzimon Barto (violin), Christoph Eschenbach (conductor), Munich Philharmonic, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC. 9.10.2011 (JFL) Read more

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