San Francisco Opera’s ‘Homecoming’ concert knocks it out of the park

United StatesUnited States Live and In Concert: The Homecoming’: Rachel Willis-Sørensen (soprano), Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano), San Francisco Opera Orchestra / Eun Sun Kim (conductor). War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 10.9.2021. (HS)

Rachel Willis-Sorensen (r), Jamie Barton (l) and Eun Sun Kim conducting the San Francisco Opera Orchestra (c) Corey Weaver

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Dvořák Prague International Music Festival opens with Andres Orozco-Estrada conducting Filarmonica della Scala

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Dvořák Prague International Music Festival: Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Julian Rachlin (violin), Filarmonica della Scala / Andrés Orozco-Estrada (conductor). Rudolfinum, Prague, 6-7.9.2021. (RP)

Andres Orozco-Estrada (conductor) © Petr Dyrc

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Gourzí’s extraordinary new trumpet concerto and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto from the Tonkünstler Orchestra at Grafenegg

AustriaAustria Grafenegg Festival – Gourzí, Beethoven: Simon Höfele (trumpet), Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (violin), Harriet Krijgh (cello), Rudolf Buchbinder (piano), Tonkünstler Orchestra / Konstantía Gourzí and Rudolf Buchbinder (conductors). Schloss Grafenegg Auditorium, 5.9.2021. (LV)

Konstantía Gourzí (c) Astrid Ackermann

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Exploration of fascinating pieces by Ann Cleare and Enno Poppe at Musikfest Berlin

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [4] – Cleare and Poppe: Hannah Weirich (violin), Sara Cubarsi (violin), Michele Marelli (clarinet), Ensemble Musikfabrik, Aaron Cassidy and Enno Poppe (conductors). Philharmonie, Berlin, 5.9.2021. (MB)

Ann Cleare at Musikfest Berlin (c) Astrid Ackermann

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Vladimir Jurowski leads probing Musikfest Berlin performances of Stravinsky and Hindemith

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [3] – Stravinsky and Hindemith: Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Georg Nigl (baritone), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 4.9.2021. (MB)

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (c) Peter Meisel

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Auryn Quartet’s Mondsee Musiktage farewell: Mendelssohn’s Octet and other chamber music magic

AustriaAustria Mondsee Musiktage 2021 – ‘Lehrer und Schüler’: Isabelle Engels and Lisa Maria Schumann (violins), Matthias Buchholz (viola), Irena Josifoska (cello), Annika Treutler (piano), Auryn Quartet (Matthias Lingenfelder, Jens Oppermann [violins], Stewart Eaton [viola], Andreas Arndt [cello]). Schloss Mondsee, Mondsee, 30.8.2021. (LV)

The Auryn Quartet and friends play Mendelssohn’s Octet (c) Willi Pleschberger

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