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Much-loved composer Lyell Cresswell dies aged 77

One of New Zealand’s greatest composers, Lyell Cresswell, has died aged 77 from cancer. Lyell Creswell Photo: Gareth Watkins / Lilburn Trust / Wallace Arts Trust Cresswell was born in Wellington in 1944 and has been a full-time composer in Edinburgh since 1985. He has maintained close ties to New …

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Houston Symphony says goodbye to Orozco-Estrada this weekend with Andres Fest

Andres Orozco-Estrada, Music Director of the Houston Symphony Photo: Werner Kmetitsch The Houston Symphony is indebted to Hector Berlioz. Even during conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s first rehearsal of the French composer’s sumptuous Symphonie Fantastique almost a decade ago, it was clear to Brinton Averil Smith that the orchestra had found its …

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Bringing the thunder of Berg: ‘Wozzeck’ in concert at the BSO

“Why is the world so sad? asks a character in “Wozzeck”. It’s hard to say. But “Wozzeck” knows. And his music will tell you. Alban Berg’s devastating expressionist masterpiece has indeed told us for 100 years now, its score a sort of infrared vision into the darkness of the 20th …

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A benefit concert for Ukraine will take place in Las Vegas on Sunday.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Las Vegas musicians are reuniting to perform in Ukraine. The Las Vegas Sinfonietta, a small group from the symphony orchestra, will present a benefit concert featuring works by Mozart and Ukrainian composers. “Maxim Berezovsky, one of his symphonies. They are practically unknown in this country …

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Two appointments inaugurate 2022 at the DSO

Jader Bignamini (left) and Erik Rönmark are committed to making the music of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra accessible to all Detroit residents. // Photo courtesy of DSO/Cybelle Codish A new era of leadership and musical direction arrived at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Former DSO Vice President and General Manager Erik …

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The Richmond Symphony declares victory with “Ravishing Rachmaninoff” on Saturday, February 26

-The power of live performance returns to Richmond in an event that will be both a symbolic and literal mark of victory and a return to value for all involved- RICHMOND, Virginia, February 16, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As one of the most innovative performing arts organizations in the country, the Richmond Symphony …

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Review: Without a note of Beethoven, an orchestra shines

The vast majority of the music the Philadelphia Orchestra plays in its eight concerts at Carnegie Hall this season is by Beethoven. Under the musical direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, this ensemble plays the master with warmth and verve. And alongside the nine classic symphonies, it features contemporary works written in …

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The Washington Opera Society appoints Julien Benichou artistic director

Julien Benichou, the new general and artistic director of the Washington Opera Society. The Washington Opera Society (WOS) has named Julien Benichou as its new General and Artistic Director, replacing Michael Reilly, the Society’s Founder and Executive Director. Simon Charette, its assistant artistic director, is now general manager of the …

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Billings Symphony receives $1.5 million in two separate donations | Local News

The first time Janet Carpenter supported the arts came in the summer of 1948 when, as a newly married parent, she was given the job of doing Leonard Bernstein’s laundry. All these years later, Janet is recognized for the $448,833 endowment that her late husband Vincent Carpenter set up to …

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Around Town: Helena Area Arts and Entertainment News Released January 27 | Local

Story Loud Times in Butte Journalism Thursday, January 27 at 4:30 p.m. Charles Rankin discusses the “battle for Butte journalism” and argues that the beginning of big money dominance over Butte mining and politics began long before 1883, at a time noisy and more chaotic for Mining City newspapers. This …

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ROUNDUP DES ARTS D’HIVER: Classical music – Events | Curiosities | Purchases | Catering | Night life

Photo: Marco Borggreve The cooler months are the perfect time to come indoors and experience all the culture Boston has to offer Classical music Although the Boston area is a hotbed of classical music, every once in a while something unique still happens, even in this saturated space. This is …

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AJ Fletcher Opera Institute presents “Linda di Chamounix”

The AJ Fletcher Opera Institute continues its 20th anniversary with performances of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Linda di Chamounix”, a return to the roots of the opera training program in bel canto opera performance, and the first full opera performance of the program with a live audience since February 2019. TO BUY …

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Digital music festival honors talented musicians

[ad_1] The 2021 International Digital Music Festival, which was hosted this month by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and music production company Unisonar, provided a platform for educational institutions, businesses and local governments to to exchange ideas and cooperate in the field of digital music. Activities, including seminars and a …

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Marie Osmond Debuts No.1 on Billboard’s Classic Crossover Albums Chart With “Unexpected”

Unexpected by Marie Osmond, released via Oliveme LLC and BFD / The Orchard, debuts at No.1 on Billboard’s Classic Crossover Albums chart and No.6 on Billboard’s Classic Albums chart following its release on December 10. In her sixth decade as an artist, she continues to reach career milestones with the …

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At CSO, Bravura Turns by violinists Ray Chen and Hilary Hahn, and much more | Chicago News

CSO Artist-in-Residence Hilary Hahn performs Dvorak’s Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under guest conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada. (Credit: Anne Ryan) Two different concerts by the always remarkable Chicago Symphony Orchestra have arrived on the Orchestra Hall stage over the past week. And each of them came with a fascinating …

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North Worcester County Symphony Orchestra debuts with holiday concert December 10-11 at Leominster Town Hall

[ad_1] LEOMINSTER – The North Worcester County Symphony Orchestra presents “A Little Holiday Magic” at Town Hall on December 10 and 11 at 7 p.m., the inaugural performance of the orchestra led by Jared Bloch who reports to the Aegis by StageWorks. The North Worcester County Symphony Orchestra performs ‘A …

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Northbrook Orchestra Receives Anonymous Million Dollar Gift

[ad_1] The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra has received an anonymous donation of $ 1 million, he announced Thursday. The donation to the rare professional municipal orchestra will establish the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund. “This is an affirmation of our importance to the community,” said James Karagianis, Chairman of the Board …

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Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center Celebrates Nat King Cole With All-Star Performance

[ad_1] Through Martel Sharpe | to November 16, 2021 Staff report | Atlanta’s voice (Photo credit: Associated Press) The City Springs vacation is a magical time of year, and what better way to kick it off than with a tribute to “The King” of “The Christmas Song,” Nat King Cole. …

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Pinchas Zukerman to headline RSO’s “Violins Of Hope” concert

[ad_1] This Saturday, November 13e at 7:30 p.m., the Reading Symphony Orchestra welcomes legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman and extraordinary cellist Amanda Forsyth to the Santander Performing Arts Center. The concert is the definitive culmination of Reading the violins of hope, which the Reading Symphony Orchestra proudly co-presented with the Reading …

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LAURELS: CA&ES Lab wins first prize for safety

[ad_1] IN THIS COLUMN Laboratory Safety Award, six university and school laureates UC Davis and Christian Baldini Symphony Orchestra Franck Zalom, Department of Entomology and Nematology Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, diversity award Safety Services announced its 2021 Laboratory Safety Award winners, one for each college and school with …

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Houston Symphony signs historic new contract with musicians

[ad_1] The Houston Symphony performs Four Seasons by Mozart and Piazzolla on Sunday Matinee conducted by David Robertson in Houston on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer The Houston Symphony continues to navigate a most unusual era, producing a viable and vibrant 2020-21 season …

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From Saturday October 9 to Friday October 15

[ad_1] DAYBREAK WITH EVONNE FERGUSON Evonne will be there with the early risers to make the weekend easier with its sweet blend of music across the centuries, plus regular intervals for news and weather. Join conservationist Anja Murray every Saturday morning at 9:20 a.m. for Nature File – a celebratory …

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SR Symphony opens the season with Mozart

[ad_1] Violinist Julian Rhee, a 21-year-old at the New England Conservatory, spent most of the pandemic with his family in Wisconsin, doing soul-searching and homing work on his instrument. “Until March 2021, I was focused on why I make music and I have serious questions,” he said. “Being at home …

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2021 Freedman Classical Fellowship finalists announced

The four finalists for this year’s Freedman Classical Fellowship have been announced. Awarded by the Freedman Foundation, the scholarship aims to reward and support musicians under the age of 30 who engage in composition and musical performance in innovative and creative ways. Freedman Fellowship finalists Eliza Shephard, Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Molly …

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Lots of classical music and opera to hear this season

‘PROVE UP’ Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new Music Director, Enrique Mazzola, begins his season with Verdi’s “Macbeth,” but it’s an encouraging sign of his commitment to contemporary work that he will also direct this magnificent dark bedroom piece by Missy. Mazzoli, from 2018, on surreal suffering on the American border. …

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Nelsons coaches and leads TMCO twice

[ad_1] Adam Hickox is leading TMCO on July 12. (Photo by Hillary Scott) One element has always accompanied the opening of Tanglewood: The reappearance of the Tanglewood Music Center and the weekly concerts of the TMC Orchestra in presentations featuring Fellows conductors who prepare pieces under the direction of a …

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Aureo Puerta Carreño is a guitarist who composes using geometry

[ad_1] guitarist Aureo Puerta Carreño uses geometry to compose music.” title=”Venezuelan guitarist Aureo Puerta Carreño uses geometry to compose music.” loading=”lazy”/> Venezuelan guitarist Aureo Puerta Carreño uses geometry to compose music. Handout Aureo Puerta Carreño makes geometry his muse. The 28-year-old Venezuelan guitarist has created a method of composing music, …

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Kings Symphony plays hundreds

[ad_1] June 7 – HANFORD – Hundreds of people gathered outside the Hanford Civic Auditorium on Sunday for an evening of music and family fun. Returning for their first show since closing during the pandemic, the Kings Symphony Orchestra kicked off their 2021 season with their Pops Concert Under the …

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WPR presents The Final Forte

[ad_1] Photo courtesy of PBS Wisconsin 4 artists participate in the competition for young artists of Bolz Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 9:10 a.m. Discover the beauty of musical expression as four talented young artists compete in the final phase of the Bolz Young Artists Competition. Airs on NPR News …

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The conductor who shaped American orchestras

[ad_1] “For those who reached musical maturity with concert life in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s, her name may still have an aura,” Halina Rodzinski wrote in his memoirs, almost two decades after the death of his wife, the Polish conductor Artur Rodzinski. “For those who are …

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