In San Francisco, Silkroad Ensemble’s Noble Stand

06/05/2019

Heroes Take Their StandThe Silkroad Ensemble/Colin Jacobsen and Kayhan Kalhor (music directors), Ahmad Sadri (creator), presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley. 4.5.2019. (HS)

Colin Jacobsen (violin) & Kayhan Kalhor (kemancheh) (c) Silkroad Ensemble

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Labadie’s Mozart in Philadelphia: Atypical Sonorities and Irresistible Eloquence

06/05/2019

 Mozart: Amanda Forsythe (soprano), Michèle Losier (mezzo-soprano), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Neal Davies (bass-baritone), Westminster Symphonic Choir (Joe Miller, director), Philadelphia Orchestra / Bernard Labadie (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 13.4.2019. (BJ)

Bernard Labadie © Dario Acosta

Bernard Labadie © Dario Acosta

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New Zealand String Quartet’s Mind-Blowing Shostakovich

05/05/2019

Beethoven, Jack Body, Shostakovich, Brahms: New Zealand String Quartet (Helene Pohl, Monique Lapins [violins], Gillian Ansell [viola], Rolf Gjelsten [cello]). Old Library, Whangarei, New Zealand. 28.4.2019. (PSe) Read more

Theater Basel Visits Zurich Bringing Hauntingly Beautiful Music from Theresienstadt

01/05/2019

Ullmann, Weber: Sarah Brady (soprano), Ena Pongrac (mezzo-soprano), Hyunjai Marco Lee (tenor), members of the Basel Sinfonietta (Mirka Scepanovic, Kirsten Harms [violins], Anne-Françoise Guezinger [viola], Aude Pivôt [cello], Stephen Delaney [musical arrangement, piano]), Katrin Hammerl (moderator), Johanneskirche Zurich, 29.4.2019. (JR)

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A MacMillan Piano Concerto Makes Its Cleveland Debut

29/04/2019

Higdon, MacMillan, Debussy, Scriabin: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Cleveland Orchestra / Stéphane Denève (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 25.4.2019. (MSJ)

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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Confidence and Poise from the Tetzlaffs and Vogt in San Francisco

29/04/2019

Mozart, Shostakovich, Dvořák: Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio (Christian Tetzlaff [violin], Tanja Tetzlaff [cello], Lafs Vogt [piano]), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Hall, San Francisco, 27.4.2019. (HS)

Lars Vogt, Tanja Tetzlaff, Christian Tetzlaff (c) Giorgia Bertazzi

Lafs Vogt, Tanja Tetzlaff, Christian Tetzlaff (c) Giorgia Bertazzi

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Leçons de ténèbres by Couperin and Lambert Offer Wonderful Experiences at Versailles

27/04/2019

Holy Week at Versailles III: Sophie Junker, Claire Lefilliâtre (sopranos); Anaïs Bertrand {bas-dessus); La Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre, theorbo/director; Luca Peres, viola da gamba; Camille Delaforge, harpsichord/organ). Chapelle Royale, Versailles, 9pm, 20.4.2019. (CC)

Sophie Junker

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In San Francisco, a Barber Symphony Wins the Evening’s Prize

26/04/2019

Wagner, Beethoven, Mozart, Barber: Hélène Grimaud (piano), San Francisco Symphony / James Gaffigan (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 25.4.2019. (HS)

Hélène Grimaud (c) Mat Hennek

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