Gerhardt and Osborne Fight Adversity to Mine Musical Riches


Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms: Alban Gerhardt (cello), Steven Osborne (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 5.11.2017. (GN)


Alban Gerhardt (c) Kaupo Kikkas

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Tilson Thomas and Dvořák Wave the American Flag


Ives, Dvořák, Gershwin: Amitai Pati (tenor), Philip Skinner (bass-baritone), San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 10.11.2017. (HS) Read more

Josefowicz Recital Ends with a John Adams Classic


Sibelius, Prokofiev, Zimmermann, Adams: Leila Josefowicz (violin), John Novacek (piano), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Hall, San Francisco. 7.11.2017. (HS) Read more

‘50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’: Nicholas Phan’s Tale in Homage to Schubert


Thomas Morley, William Lawes, Robert Johnson, John Blow, Nicholas Lanier, Henry Purcell, John Dowland, Alfonso Ferrabosco – A Painted Tale: Members of Apollo’s Fire: Johanna Novom and Evan Few (violins), René Schiffer and Ann Marie Morgan (violas da gamba, cello), William Simms and Charles Weaver (lutes) / Nicholas Phan (tenor and director). First United Methodist Church, Akron, Ohio, 9.11.2017. (MSJ)

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Nicholas Phan (c) Balance Photography

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Bramwell Tovey Takes on the Masterpieces in His Farewell Year


Elgar – The Dream of GerontiusAnthony Dean Griffey (tenor), Susan Platts (mezzo-soprano), Nathan Berg (baritone), UBC University Singers & Choral Union (dir. Graeme Langager), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 6.11.2017. (GN)


Bramwell Tovey conducts The Dream of Gerontius © Matthew Baird

Shostakovich, Higdon: Dame Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 28.10.2017.

Shostakovich – Symphony No.10 in E minor Op.93
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Gergiev, His Russians, and a Toothpick Storm Berkeley


Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Scriabin: Denis Matsuev (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor), presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley. 5.11.2017. (HS)


Denis Matsuev

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Morlot’s Vivid Symphonie fantastique Opens Two Weeks of Berlioz


Berlioz: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Ludovic Morlot (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 4.11.2017. (ZC) Read more

Ashkenazy Makes Elgar Easy As ‘Pi’


Elgar, Beethoven: Emmanuel Ax (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 3.11.2017. (MSJ)


Emmanuel Ax (c) Maurice Jerry Beznos

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