Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle opens the 2020 Wexford Festival Opera

IrelandIreland 2020 Wexford Festival Opera – Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle: Claudia Boyle (soprano), Tara Erraught (mezzo-soprano), Pietro Adaini (tenor), John Molloy (bass), The Wexford Factory Ensemble, Finghin Collins and Carmen Santoro (pianos), Andrew Synnott  (harmonium) / Kenneth Montgomery (conductor). National Opera House, Wexford, Broadcast in Association with RTE Culture and RTE Player, 11.10.2020. (RB)

2020 Wexford Festival Opera’s Petite messe solennelle

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Baruch Performing Arts Center presents dwb (driving while black) – a story of motherhood and race

United StatesUnited States Kander, dwb (driving while black): Roberta Gumbel (soprano), New Morse Code, Baruch Performing Arts Center and Opera Omaha. Performance recorded at Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, Kansas, and viewed on YouTube. (RP)

Michael Compitello (percussion), Roberta Gumbel (librettist/soprano) & Hannah Collins (cello)

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The stellar Cleveland Orchestra is back with a superb concert and a new streaming app

United StatesUnited States In Focus/Episode One, Inspirations: Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Performed at Severance Hall, Cleveland, and live-streamed on 8.10.2020, and currently steaming on Cleveland’s Adella app. (MSJ)

Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall (c) Roger Mastroianni

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A Hardy Songbook: Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn at Oxford Lieder

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival [5] – A Thomas Hardy Songbook: Rowan Pierce (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone), Christopher Glynn (piano). Holywell Music Room, Oxford (live stream), 16.10.2020. (CS)

Roderick Williams

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Emanuel Ax and the Philadelphia Orchestra intelligently juxtapose a world premiere with Mozart and Brahms

United StatesUnited States Hunt, Mozart, Brahms: Emanuel Ax (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Recorded live at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia on 15.10.2020 and reviewed from an 18.10.2020 live stream on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Digital Stage. (BJ)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Emmanuel Ax (piano)
and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra (c) Jeff Fusco

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