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Below are BWWClassical MusicWorld.com's most popular articles from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 BWW Reviews: Triumphal March to Brilliance - Verdi's REQUIEM at San Diego Opera
by Erica Miner - March 21, 2014

Otello. Aida. Don Carlo. The comparisons are irresistible. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 BWW Interviews: Tenor Mario Frangoulis - International Superstar to Perform in NYC
by Peter Danish - March 18, 2014

With a dozen gold and platinum releases under his belt, two hit PBS Specials and a decade of sold-out concerts world-wide, international superstar Mario Frangoulis returns to New York for two shows this weekend at Lincoln Center. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 BWW Interview: To Sing with Nature: Piotr Beczala at San Diego Opera
by Erica Miner - March 18, 2014

Gracious, charming, highly intelligent and perceptive, Polish-born artist Piotr Beczala (dubbed 'Piotr the Great' in San Francisco), first graced the San Diego Opera stage in his 2010 Boheme debut, triumphed these past weeks in Verdi's A Masked Ball, and will complete his 'March madness' with Verdi's monumental Requiem. Acclaimed for both the beauty of his voice and for his ardent commitment to each character he portrays, he is also an avid golfer, and loves being here in San Diego. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 Irish Conductor Courtney Lewis to Replace Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos in Performances With Houston Symphony, 3/21-23
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2014

On the heels of a cancelled appearance with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), 80-year old, Spanish-born conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos has withdrawn from performances with the Houston Symphony scheduled for March 21, 22 and 23. Ailing from pneumonia-like symptoms that caused him to swoon on the podium during Friday's concert with the NSO, Fruhbeck is convalescing under a doctor's care. In his place and with the luck of the Irish upon them, the Houston Symphony has signed Belfast-born conductor Courtney Lewis, himself recently named Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic beginning in the 2014-15 season. This will be Lewis' debut with the Houston Symphony, leading the combined forces of the orchestra, the Houston Symphony Chorus and four renowned vocalists, in a program of Stravinsky's Pulcinella (complete) and Beethoven's inspirational Mass in C. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 Composer and Conductor Ennio Morricone Suffers Back Injury; Postpones LA, Brooklyn Shows to June 2014
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2014

The Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who turned 85 in November, has suffered a back injury that has forced the postponement of concerts originally dated March 20 in Los Angeles and March 23 in Brooklyn. The shows have been rescheduled for June 13 at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and June 15 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, where he will conduct an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers in performances of his legendary film scores. The concerts will be, respectively, his first New York appearance since 2007 and his first-ever Los Angeles concert. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 Over 2,400 Artists from 43 Countries Set for Edinburgh International Festival 2014; Programme Announced!
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2014

Today, at a press conference in Edinburgh, Director Jonathan Mills revealed the artists, companies and work from around the world which will fill the stages of Edinburgh's annual cultural celebration. Over 2,400 artists from 43 nations have been invited to Edinburgh to perform in the annual showcase of the world's great performing artists. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival to Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Gala Concert at Dimenna Center, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2014

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival will present a concert open to the public for the first time in New York on Tuesday evening, April 8, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. A special orchestra-the Cape Cod Gala Orchestra, conducted by Liam Burke-has been assembled for this occasion. Noted WQXR radio announcer Jeff Spurgeon will host the evening and Nancy B. Barry, First President of the Festival, as well as Honorary Artistic Chair Charles Hamlen, V.P. of Orchestra of St. Luke's and Co-Founder of IMG Artists, will be on hand for the event. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 BWW Reviews: WOZZECK Redux - Levine and the Met Orchestra Show Vienna Who's Boss
by Richard Sasanow - March 19, 2014

When the Vienna State Opera visited New York at the end of February, it brought Alban Berg's WOZZECK to Carnegie Hall as part of the "Vienna: City of Dreams" festivities. With the big sound of the Vienna Philharmonic central to the concert performance, it set out to show what a quintessentially Viennese opera sounded like played by the hometown band. Sorry, boys [and it's still mainly a male bastion], but the Met Orchestra, conducted by James Levine, could show you a thing or two. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 LA Times Festival of Books Seeks Artists, Musicians, Photographers and Poets to Enter 'INSPIRE US' Contest; Deadline 4/1
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2014

Comedians, musicians, artists, photographers and poets are invited to enter 'INSPIRE US,' a new LA Times Festival of Books contest that makes it possible to make the leap from audience to stage at the 19th annual event, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, on the USC campus. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/16/2014 - 3/23/2014 Jason Tramm to Conduct MidAtlantic Chamber Orchestra at Mary Flagler Cary Hall, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2014

Maestro Jason Tramm will conduct the MidAtlantic Chamber Orchestra in a concert featuring the five winners of the 2014 National Young Artists Concerto Competition for Piano and Strings in works by Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Mozart and Beethoven on Saturday April 5 at 4PM at the Mary Flagler Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center of Classical Music in New York City. (more...)


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