Aspen Music Festival (8): Impressive Singing, and a World Premiere Concerto

02/08/2017

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United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival [8] – Beethoven, Mahler, Schumann, Reich, Cerrone, Kellogg, Schubert, Berg, Theofanidis, Fletcher, Tilson Thomas, Björk/Ek, Stravinsky: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Orchestra/Markus Stenz (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble / Timothy Weiss (conductor), Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 28-30.7.2017. (HS) Read more

Petrenko Impresses at Cleveland’s Summer Festival

02/08/2017

United StatesUnited States Mozart, Rachmaninoff: David Fray (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 29.7.2017. (MSJ) Read more

Garsington’s Season Closes on a High Note with Panufnik’s Silver Birch

31/07/2017

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Roxanna Panufnik, Silver Birch (world premiere): Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Foley Artists, Garsington Opera Adult, Military, Youth and Primary Companies choruses / Douglas Boyd, Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 28.7.2017. (CR)

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Garsington Opera’s Silver Birch: James Way (Davey), Sam Furness (Jack) with Community Chorus
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An Impressive Conclusion to the 2017 Three Choirs Festival

30/07/2017

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [5] – Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Howells: Ruth Holton (soprano); Ed Lyon (tenor); Robert Evans (bass); Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Peter Nardone (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 29.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

Aspen Music Festival (7): A Shaham Soiree, and DeYoung Does Mahler Proud

30/07/2017

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United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival [7] – Collins, Prokofiev, Duparc, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Schönberg, Shostakovich, Leclair, Bartók, Moszkowski, Brahms/Ricci, Wieniawski, Milone: Soloists, Altius Quartet, Gloucester String Quartet. Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 25-27.7.2017. (HS) Read more

Le Donne Vendicate (The Women’s Revenge): an exciting glimpse of the Enlightenment

29/07/2017

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ItalyItaly Festival della Valle d’Itria [1] – Piccinni, Le Donne Vendicate: Soloists of the Accademia del Belcanto Rodolfo Celletti and of the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra ICO della Magna Grecia, Giorgio d’Alonzo (harpsicord) / Ferdinando Sulla (conductor), Masseria Palesi, Festival della Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca, Puglia, 28.7.2017. (VV)

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Piccinni’s Le Donne Vendicate (c) Festival della Valle d’Itria

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A Marvellous Anja Harteros Heads the Munich Andrea Chénier Cast

29/07/2017

GermanyGermany Munich Opera Festival [7] – Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 28.7.2017. (JMI)

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Andrea Chenier © W. Hösl

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Michael Spyres, Diana Damrau and Olga Pudova Shine in Munich’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann

29/07/2017

GermanyGermany Munich Opera Festival [6] – Offenbach, Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 27.7.2017. (JMI)

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