The Vienna Chamber Orchestra and a troupe of fun-loving virtuosos at the Festival de Música dos Capuchos

PortugalPortugal Festival de Música dos Capuchos – Mozart, Haydn: Diana Tishchenko (violin), Gérard Caussé (viola), Victor Julien-Laferrière (cello), Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro (piano), Vienna Chamber Orchestra / Victor Julien-Laferrière (conductor). Watched on private video feeds provided by the Festival from the Grande Auditório Universidade Nova FCT (Caparica), Almada, Portugal, 17 & 18.6.2022.  (LV)

Victor Julien-Laferrière playing Haydn with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra © Festival de Música dos Capuchos

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Previewing the Festival de Música dos Capuchos 2022 with artistic director Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro

Festival de Música dos Capuchos 2022 Beginning in 1980 the Festival de Música dos Capuchos was a major event on the international landscape. After a silence of two decades, the Festival was reborn in 2021 in a beautiful monastery in Almada across the Tagus River from Lisbon, with the hall at the University of Lisbon’s … Read more

Mozart’s Ascanio in Alba in Bourgogne – magnifique!

FranceFrance Mozart, Ascanio in Alba: Soloists, Choruses of Cosne-sure-Loire, Decize, Château-Chinon, Prémery and Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier (chorus directors: Stéphane Ruelle, Pauline Touma), Ensemble musical de Prémery / Laurent Noguès (conductor), L’Église Saint Pierre, Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier, 6.6.2022. (LV)

Jean-Paul Denizon narrating Mozart’s Ascanio in Alba © Dan Krajcman

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Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse shines in Verdi’s Requiem at the Philharmonie de Paris

FranceFrance Verdi, Requiem: Susanne Bernhard (soprano), Aude Extrémo (mezzo-soprano), Airam Hernández (tenor), Adam Palka (bass). Orfeón Donostiarra, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse / Jukka Pekka Saraste (conductor). Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, Philharmonie de Paris, 6.1.2022. (LV)

The Orchestra of Toulouse in Verdi‘s Requiem © Dan Krajcman

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Peter Oundjian, new Principal Conductor of the Colorado Symphony, in conversation with Laurence Vittes

On 15 February, the Colorado Symphony Association announced the appointment of Peter Oundjian as Principal Conductor. In addition to conducting six Classics performances each season, Oundjian, who served as the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor from 2003 to 2006, will take a leading role in ‘reimagining’ the traditional symphonic model and positioning the Colorado Symphony as … Read more

Bassoonist’s dream farewell – Mozart’s K.297b – with a dream orchestra, conductor and soloists at Ambassador Auditorium

United StatesUnited States Various: Claire Brazeau (oboe), Joshua Ranz (clarinet), Kenneth Munday (bassoon), Michael Thornton (horn), Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / Jaime Martín (conductor). Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena, 29.1.2022. (LV)

Background, Jaime Martin and LACO (© Timothy Norris) honor Kenneth Munday (insert)

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