Ostrava Days (7): Ambitious Closing Concert

 Czech RepublicCzech Republic  Ostrava Days (7): Walker, Padovani, Niblock, Rihm, Lang, Ustvolskaya: Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostravská Banda, JACK Quartet, Alexandr Vovk (baritone), Joseph Kubera (piano), Petr Kotik (conductor), Ondrej Vrabec (conductor), Barbara Kler (conductor), Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 03.09.2011 (GG)

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From Poland: Thrilling Music from Two Unknowns and Boccherini’s “Fandango Quintet

PolandPoland  Noskowski, Boccherini, Moniuszko: Janusz Wawrowski, Anna Maria Staśkiewicz and Lena Neudauer (violins), Artur Rozmysłowicz (viola), Marcin Zdunik and Rafał Kwiatkowski (cellos), Bogumiła Dziel-Wawrowska (soprano) and Małgorzata Pánko (mezzo soprano), Robert Dymowski (bass baritone), and Michał Dąbrowski (positive organ). Konin (Poland), Parish Church, 13.09.2011 (LV)

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Bach, Górecki: Performed at Gniezno Cathedral, Gniezno, Poland

PolandPoland Bach, Górecki: Bogumiła Dziel-Wawrowska (soprano), Jadwiga Rappe (mezzo soprano), Magdalena Karolak (oboe), Janusz Wawrowski and Anna Maria Staśkiewicz (violins), Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka (viola), Marcin Zdunik and Janusz Widzyk (double-bass), Michał Dąbrowski (positive organ), Spaces of Music Youth Orchestra (Marcin Zdunik, artistic director). Gniezno Cathedral, Gniezno, Poland, 09.09.2011 (LV)

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Draws Enthusiastic Response in Open-Air Concert

United StatesUnited States  Stars of Chicago Lyric Opera at Millennium Park 2011: Soloists: René Barbera, Jamie Barton, Anna Christy, Renée Fleming, Emily Fons, James Morris, Susanna Phillips, Matthew Polenzani, Ljuborm Puškarič, Lyric Opera Orchestra, Emmanuel Villaume (conductor), Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago. 10.9.2011. (JLZ)

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Festival Maribor (4): The Cello Updated, From Dowland to Nirvana

SloveniaSlovenia Festival Maribor (4), “Boundless Creativity”: Giovanni Sollima, Monika Leskovar, Igor Mitrovič, Gregor Marinko, Niko Sajko, Gorazd Strlič, Jernej Feguš, Maruša Bogataj (cellos), Festival Maribor String Orchestra, Marko Letonja (conductor). Maribor (Slovenia), Union Hall, 05.09.2011 (LV)

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