Marc Neikrug explores love and loss in A Song for Mahler at Chamber Music Northwest’s Summer Festival

United StatesUnited States Neikrug, A Song for Mahler: Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo-soprano), Kelly Markgraf (baritone), David Shifrin (clarinet), FLUX Quartet. Chamber Music Northwest, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 6.7.2021. (Available for streaming through 31.8.2021 on 2021 AT-HOME Festival). (RP)

David Shifrin (clarinet) with the FLUX Quartet © Tom Emerson

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Kirill Petrenko pays tribute to Hermann Levi at the Munich Opera Festival

GermanyGermany Munich Opera Festival – Hermann Levi Memorial Concert: Emanuel Graf (cello), Johanni van Oostrum (soprano), Orchesterakademie des Bayerischen Staatsorchesters (Wagner), Bayerisches Staatsorchester (Brahms, Mozart, Bruch, Mendelssohn) / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Prinzregententheater, Munich, 23.7.2021. (ALL)

Kirill Petrenko conducts the Hermann Levi Memorial Concert © W. Hösl

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The joy of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Aspen Music Festival helps heal an untimely death

United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival [5]: Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, Colorado, 16-18.7.2021. (HS)

Ricardo José-Rivera (Papageno), Amani Cole-Felder (Pamina) and Patrick Summers (conductor) (c) Elle Logan

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Aspen recitals touch upon Bach, blues and a ghost

Aspen Music Festival [4]: Aspen, Colorado, 13-15.7.2021. (HS) Program 10: Julia Bullock (classical singer), John Arida (piano), Harris Hall, 13.7.2021. Schubert – ‘Suleika I’; ‘Rastlose Liebe’ Wolf – from Spanisches Liederbuch: ‘In dem Schatten meiner Locken’; ‘Bedeckt mich mit Blumen’ Converse – ‘There is a Vine’; ‘One by One’ Weill – ‘Lost in the Stars’; … Read more

Dvořák quintet and Beethoven triple concerto highlight the weekend at Aspen

United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival [3]: Aspen, Colorado, 9-11.7.2021. (HS)

Stefan Jackiw (violin), Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Inon Barnatan (piano) and Ludovic Morlot (conductor) with the Aspen Chamber Orchestra play Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Photo Credit: Carlin Ma.

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Two forces to be reckoned with debut at Blossom: Florence Price and Michelle Cann

United StatesUnited States Blossom Music Festival [1], An American Celebration: Michelle Cann (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Brett Mitchell (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 4.7.2021. (MSJ)

Michelle Cann (piano), Brett Mitchell (conductor) & Cleveland Orchestra
© Roger Mastroianni

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