Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars opens the 2021-22 Chicago season

United StatesUnited States Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars: Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center 2021/22 Ensemble, Lyric Opera Orchestra / Enrique Mazzola (conductor). Pritzker Pavilion (Millennium Park), Chicago, 29.8.2021. (JLZ)

Anthony Reed (bass) and Enrique Mazzola (conductor) (c) Kyle Flubacker

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The Singapore Symphony Orchestra celebrates National Day online with music new and old

SingaporeSingapore SSO National Day Concert – New Music, New Hopes: Kailin Yong (violin), Jason Lai (master of ceremonies), Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Joshua Tan (conductor). Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore, 29.8.2021. Available for streaming on SISTIC Live through 28.9.2021. (RP)

Joshua Tan conducts the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (c) SSO

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Salzburg Festival lovefest for Herbert Blomstedt

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2021 [4] – Honegger, Brahms: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 29.8.2021. (LV, JP)

Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Vienna Philharmonic (c) Marco Borrelli

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An evening of wonderful musical connections masterminded by George Benjamin

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [2] – Knussen, Purcell, Stravinsky, and Benjamin: Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Mahler Chamber Orchestra / George Benjamin (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 2.9.2021. (MB)

George Benjamin conducts the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (c) Astrid Ackermann

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Socially distanced, semi-staged Ariadne auf Naxos in Edinburgh showcases Brenda Rae’s standout Zerbinetta

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [15] – Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos (1916 version): Soloists, Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Lothar Koenigs (conductor). Filmed (directed by Phil Glenny) at the end of August 2021 at Edinburgh Academy Junior School and streamed via ‘At Home’ (click here) from 30.8.2021. (JPr)

Edinburgh International Festival’s Ariadne auf Naxos (c) Matt Beech

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Harding and Concertgebouw demonstrate the wonders of the modern symphony orchestra at Berlin’s Musikfest

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [1] – Stravinsky, Messiaen, and Debussy: Renée Fleming (soprano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 31.8.2021 (MB)

Daniel Harding conducts Renée Fleming & the Concertgebouw (c) Astrid Ackermann

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Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis give haunting performances at the Salzburg Festival

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2021 [3] – Mozart, Beethoven, Franck: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Lambert Orkis (piano). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 28.8.2021. (LV)

Anne-Sophie Mutter & Lambert Orkis at the Salzburg Festival (c) Marco Borrelli

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