Karina Canellakis debuts at Blossom with a stern Tchaikovsky

United StatesUnited States Blossom Music Festival [3]: Behzod Abduraimov (piano), Michael Sachs (trumpet), Cleveland Orchestra / Karina Canellakis (conductor). Blossom Music Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 15.8.2021. (MSJ)

Karina Canellakis conducts the Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni

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Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic at Salzburg, Thielemann’s Bruckner is as special as expected

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2021 [1] – Mahler and Bruckner: Elína Garanča (mezzo-soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Performance at the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, recorded (directed Elisabeth Malzer) August 2021 and streamed on ARTE Concert until 4.11.2021. (JPr)

Elína Garanča (mezzo-soprano) sing the Rückert-Lieder

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Exquisite musicianship at the Chamber Music Northwest’s summer festival from Davóne Tines and the Brentano Quartet

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various, ‘A Journey into the Light’: Davóne Tines (bass-baritone), Paul Watkins (cello), Gloria Chien (piano), Brentano String Quartet, Chamber Music Northwest, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 25.7.2021. Available for streaming through 31.8.2021 on 2021 AT-HOME Festival. (RP)

Davóne Tines (bass-baritone) © Tom Emerson

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Esa-Pekka Salonen crafts a ‘Symphony Concert in Four Movements’ for Philadelphia

United StatesUnited States Various, ‘An Evening with Esa-Pekka Salonen’: Yefim Bronfman (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Recorded at Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, on 5.8.2021, streamed 5-12.8.2021 and reviewed on 6.8.2021. (BJ)

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra (c) Jeff Fusco

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Melbourne and Singapore Symphony Orchestras unite for a virtual concert performance

AustraliaAustralia SingaporeSingapore Musical Friendship: J. C. Bach, Finsterer: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Brett Kelly (conductor), Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne. Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Joshua Tan (conductor). Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore. (Musical Friendship is available on Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s YouTube channel and Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page). (RP)

Melbourne and Singapore Symphony Orchestras

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