The Singapore Symphony Orchestra has much to celebrate

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra is one of ten contenders for the 2021 Gramophone’s Orchestra of the Year Award. This year, as has been the case since the award’s inception in 2018, nominees are chosen by the magazine’s editors and reviewers, and the winner will be decided entirely by international public vote. Previous winners include the … Read more

The San Diego Symphony’s Rady Shell at Jacobs Park is open for music lovers and those who just want a great view

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park is the first permanent open-air performance venue in the San Diego Symphony’s century-long history. With world-class acoustics, video screens and broadband streaming capabilities, this state-of-the-art facility is designed to host more than a hundred concerts and events annually. It is situated in the 3.7-acre Jacobs Park on the city’s … Read more

At Glimmerglass, Denyce Graves summons the passion of an American opera visionary

United StatesUnited States The Glimmerglass Festival 2021 – Sandra Seaton, The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson: Soloists, Kevin Miller (music director and pianist). Glimmerglass Festival, Cooperstown, New York, 9.8.2021. (RP)

Denyce Graves (Mary Cardwell Dawson) © Karli Cadel/Glimmerglass Festival

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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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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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Grand opera returns to New York with Teatro Nuovo’s delightful Il barbiere di Siviglia

United StatesUnited States Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Soloists, Teatro Nuovo Chorus and Orchestra / Jakob Lehmann (primo violino e capo d’orchestra) and Will Crutchfield (maestro al cembalo). Teatro Nuovo, Damrosch Park, New York, NY, 27.7.2021. (RP)

Hannah Ludwig (Rosina) © Steven Pisano

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Bard Summerscape presents Chausson’s Le roi Arthus in a thrilling, picture-perfect production

United StatesUnited States Chausson, Le roi Arthus: Soloists, Bard Festival Chorale, American Symphony Orchestra / Leon Botstein (conductor), Bard Summerscape 2021, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 25.7.2021. (RP)

Norman Garrett (King Arthus) © Maria Baranova

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We’re Still Here! – A knock-out concert from Carnegie Hall’s Youth Ensembles

United StatesUnited States Live with Carnegie Hall – National Youth Ensembles: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America / Carlos Miguel Prieto (conductor); NYO2 / Mei-Ann Chen (conductor); NYO Jazz / Sean Jones (bandleader and trumpet). Purchase College, Purchase, NY. Streamed on 24.7.2021 on Carnegie Hall’s YouTube channel. (RP)

Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting NYO USA © Chris Lee

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