Met Stars Live in Concert – New Year’s Eve Gala review and new dates

New Year’s Eve Gala – 31 December at 9pm GMT

FOR THE RECENT NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA REVIEW CLICK HERE

REVIEW OF ANNA NETREBKO AT THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL CLICK HERE

FOR THE RECENT REVIEW OF SONYA YONCHEVA CLICK HERE

Met stars Angel Blue, Javier Camarena, Matthew Polenzani, and Pretty Yende, will sing live from the neo-Baroque Parktheater, in Augsburg, Germany.

The New Year’s Eve Gala programme includes arias, duets, and ensembles from Donizetti’s La fille du régiment to Puccini’s La bohème and La rondine, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs. The concert – part of the Met Stars Live in Concert series – will be streamed live (tickets, priced at $20, are now on sale on the Met’s website click here) and then be available on demand for 14 days.

Future concerts will feature Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała (January 23), Anna Netrebko (February 6), Sonya Yoncheva (February 27) and Angel Blue (TBA).

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Learn with Carnegie Hall is a treasure trove of past masterclasses and sound advice

United StatesUnited States Learn with Carnegie Hall: Weill Institute of Music, Carnegie Hall, New York. Streaming live each Wednesday and on-demand on Carnegie Hall’s website and its Facebook and YouTube channels. (RP)

Joyce DiDonato and Kayleigh Decker

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Ensemble Pi furthers the conversation on reparations through music and prose

United StatesUnited States Ensemble Pi, Reparations NOW!: Various composers: Airi Yoshioka (violin), Alexis Gerlach (cello), Allison Loggins-Hull (flute), Moran Katz (clarinet), Wayne Dumaine (trumpet), Bill Trigg (percussion), Idith Korman (piano & accordion), Damian Norfleet (narrator) / Trevor Weston and Raquel Acevedo Klein (conductors). The Center at West Park, New York. First streamed on 29.10.2020. (RP)

Ensemble Pi at The Center at West Park © Daniel Hess

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The loveliest of sounds – English lute songs performed by Kate Maroney and Adam Cockerham

United StatesUnited States T( )NIGHT – In Darkness Let Me Dwell: Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano), Adam Cockerham (lute). Performed on 2.9.2020 at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, New York, and viewed on tenet.nyc on 22.10.2020. (RP)

Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano) © Tatiana Daubek

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Young Concert Artists announces 2020 events

Young Concert Artists announces 60th anniversary season

The 60th anniversary season of the Young Concert Artists opens on 21 October with a concert streaming live from Merkin Hall that will feature performances by an array of artists representing YCA’s remarkable history. The program will include solo and chamber works by Ravel, Bach, Handel and Higdon, as well as the world premiere of a partita for solo violin by YCA Composer Chris Rogerson. (Rogerson is represented by Young Concert Artists, Inc., and served as YCA Composer-in-Residence from 2010-2012. In 2016, he joined the Musical Studies Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.)

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François Girard’s static, drab, and unevenly cast Met Der fliegende Holländer

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Performance recorded on 10.3.2020 (directed by Gary Halvorson) and reviewed as Met Opera on Demand. (JPr)

Anja Kampe (Senta) in Act II Der fliegende Holländer
(c) Ken Howard/Met Opera

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