Petrenko Impresses at Cleveland’s Summer Festival


Mozart, Rachmaninoff: David Fray (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 29.7.2017. (MSJ) Read more

Aspen Music Festival (7): A Shaham Soiree, and DeYoung Does Mahler Proud



Aspen Music Festival [7] – Collins, Prokofiev, Duparc, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Schönberg, Shostakovich, Leclair, Bartók, Moszkowski, Brahms/Ricci, Wieniawski, Milone: Soloists, Altius Quartet, Gloucester String Quartet. Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 25-27.7.2017. (HS) Read more

Aspen Music Festival (6): Ravel’s L’enfant and Zemlinsky’s Mermaid



Aspen Music Festival [6] – Ravel, Leshnoff, Norman, Fauré, Schoenberg, Enescu, Elgar, Franck, Hillborg, Liszt, Zemlinsky: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Symphony / Robert Spano (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble / Timothy Weiss (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra / Andrey Boreyko (conductor). Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall. 21-23.7.2017. (HS) Read more

Aspen Music Festival (5): Lugansky Conquers Rachmaninoff, Premieres by Anna Clyne and Steven Franklin



Aspen Music Festival [5] – Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, R. Strauss, Anna Clyne Prokofiev, Hillborg, Franklin, Gabrieli/Hanzlik: Soloists, Aspen Opera Center Singers and Orchestra, Aspen Philharmonic / George Manahan (conductor), American Brass Quintet. Wheeler Opera House, Harris Hall, Benedict Music Tent. Aspen, Colorado. 17-20.7.2017. (HS) Read more

Absent Islamic Composers Increase an Evening’s Impact


Mofakham, Jabri, Yazdani, Shirazi, Dakouri: Friends of MATA / Carl Christian Bettendorf (conductor), DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York City. 8.7.2017. (DS) Read more

Troubadours Work Wonders in Whangarei


Haydn, Shostakovich, Schubert: Troubadour Quartet (Arna Morton, violin; Rebecca Wang, violin; Elyse Dalabakis, viola; Anna-Marie Alloway, cello); The Old Library Music Centre, Whangarei, New Zealand. 16.7.2017. (PSe) Read more

The Teatro Real Audience Pays Tribute to Plácido Domingo


Verdi, Macbeth (semi-staged): Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real / James Conlon (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 17.7.2017. (JMI)

Plácido Domingo as Macbeth © J. del Real

Plácido Domingo as Macbeth © J. del Real

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Aspen Music Festival (4): Orchestras Outshine Chang, Luganski



Aspen Music Festival [4] – Hartke, Vitali/Charlier, Ravel, Wagner, Prokofiev, Knussen, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Lutoslawski: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Symphony/Patrick Summers (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble/Donald Crockett (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra / Larry Rachleff (conductor). Benedict Music Tent and Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 14-16.7.2017. (HS) Read more

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