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Single Tickets For Houston Grand Opera's 2022â€"23 Season Now On Sale Photo Single Tickets For Houston Grand Opera's 2022â€"23 Season Now On Sale
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2022

Houston Grand Opera's mainstage 2022–23 season has something for everyone and is comprised of 46 performances across seven productions.

Hermitage Artist Retreat & Aspen Music Festival Celebrate Hermitage Prize in Composit Photo Hermitage Artist Retreat & Aspen Music Festival Celebrate Hermitage Prize in Composition
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat (Sarasota County, Florida) and the Aspen Music Festival and School (Aspen, Colorado) are commemorating the 10th year of the Hermitage Prize in Composition with a video celebrating the impact of the unique prize.

San Diego Symphony Announces 2022-2023 Concert Season, Featuring 16 Programs at 6 Ven Photo San Diego Symphony Announces 2022-2023 Concert Season, Featuring 16 Programs at 6 Venues
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

The San Diego Symphony today announced its 2022-23 Jacobs Masterworks Classical concert season, offering 16 programs of classical and contemporary masterworks from October 1, 2022 through May 27, 2023. 

Osvaldo Golijov's FALLING OUT OF TIME to Receive New York Premiere in Zankel Hall Photo Osvaldo Golijov's FALLING OUT OF TIME to Receive New York Premiere in Zankel Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

On Friday, May 6 at 7:30PM, acclaimed composer Osvaldo Golijov’s poignant and emotional new work Falling Out of Time receives its New York premiere in Zankel Hall.

Palm Beach Symphony Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Two World Premieres Photo Palm Beach Symphony Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Two World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

Palm Beach Symphony has announced its 2022-2023 Masterworks Season featuring an expanded schedule of six concerts that will feature legendary guest artists drawn from the world’s great stages – violinists Joshua Bell and Sarah Chang, pianists Garrick Ohlsson, Misha Dichter and Maria João Pires and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, and more.

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin Replaces Sir András Schiff In Recital Thursday, March 31 Photo Pianist Marc-André Hamelin Replaces Sir András Schiff In Recital Thursday, March 31
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2022

Carnegie Hall announced today that pianist Sir András Schiff must regrettably withdraw from his recital scheduled for this Thursday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m. as he recently suffered a fall and is not allowed to travel to the United States at this time. Pianist Marc-André Hamelin has agreed to step in for Sir András performing works by C.P.E. Bach and Beethoven. The complete updated program information is below.

Maria Clark And Maria Thompson Corley Release New Album Of Spirituals And Hymns, SOUL Photo Maria Clark And Maria Thompson Corley Release New Album Of Spirituals And Hymns, SOUL SANCTUARY
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2022

Acclaimed soprano Maria Clark and award-winning pianist/composer Maria Thompson Corley have released a new album of spirituals and hymns called Soul Sanctuary.

West Coast Premiere of AGING MAGICIAN to Close San Diego Opera's 2021-2022 Season Photo West Coast Premiere of AGING MAGICIAN to Close San Diego Opera's 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

San Diego Opera's 2021 2022 will close with the West Coast Premiere of Aging Magician a hybrid opera/theatre piece that combines singing, choral work, puppetry, and performance art to create an incredibly unique theatrical experience.

BWW Review: WRITTEN IN STONE at Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater Photo BWW Review: WRITTEN IN STONE at Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater
by Mary Lincer - Mar 7, 2022

The Washington National Opera has gathered a company of first rate singers for a portmanteau of four, one-act operas called Written in Stone. Unfortunately, their fine skills and exceptional voices cannot make silk purses out of scores, libretti, and orchestrations that evade aesthetics, emphasize negatives, and ignore the connection implicit in musical theatre between the notes and the text. This world première requires an orchestra to seem to be playing a piece of music that is not the same piece of music as the singers are singing. The last time this many groups of unfriendly instruments had a gig in a first run house was probably PDQ Bach's last show in Carnegie Hall. Gesamtkunstwerk this isn't, and it lasts for two and a half hours.

New York Festival Of Song and Kaufman Music Center Present THE WIDER VIEW: SONGS BY B Photo New York Festival Of Song and Kaufman Music Center Present THE WIDER VIEW: SONGS BY BLACK COMPOSERS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022

The concert features mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, soprano Kearstin Piper Brown, and baritone Jorell Williams, together with pianists Nathaniel LaNasa and Steven Blier, in works by Black composers that include H. Leslie Adams, Margaret Bonds, Harry Burleigh, Adolphus C. Hailstork, Robert Owens, Hale Smith, and William Grant Still..

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Washington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season VideoWashington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021

Washington National Opera today announced its 2021–2022 season featuring a triumphant return to the Opera House stage, four world premiere commissions celebrating the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary, debuts from acclaimed and rising opera stars, the return to the pit for Principal Conductor Evan Rogister and the WNO Orchestra & Chorus, and more.

VIDEO: Nico Muhly and Isabel Leonard on MARNIE VideoVIDEO: Nico Muhly and Isabel Leonard on MARNIE
by Alan Henry - Oct 31, 2018

In the video below, composer Nico Muhly and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard discuss Marnie during intermission of the La Fanciulla del West Live in HD broadcast, with host Susanna Phillips..

VIDEO: Nico Muhly on The Met Opera's MARNIE VideoVIDEO: Nico Muhly on The Met Opera's MARNIE
by Alan Henry - Oct 25, 2018

In the video below, composer Nico Muhly discusses specific musical elements of his new opera Marnie, starring Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman, and Iestyn Davies, with Robert Spano conducting Michael Mayer's production.

VIDEO: Arianne Phillips and Isabel Leonard on Marnie's Costumes VideoVIDEO: Arianne Phillips and Isabel Leonard on Marnie's Costumes
by Alan Henry - Oct 24, 2018

In the video below, watch Costume designer Arianne Phillips and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, who plays the title role, discuss the many costumes in Nico Muhly's 'Marnie' with host Susan Graham during intermission of the Live in HD transmission of 'Samson et Dalila.'

VIDEO: 'I See Forio' from The Met Opera's MARNIE VideoVIDEO: 'I See Forio' from The Met Opera's MARNIE
by Alan Henry - Oct 23, 2018

In the video below, Isabel Leonard sing 'I See Fario' from Nico Muhly's new opera Marnie, starring Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman, and Iestyn Davies, with Robert Spano conducting Michael Mayer's production. 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met Opera's MARNIE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met Opera's MARNIE
by Alan Henry - Oct 18, 2018

In the video below, watch a trailer for Nico Muhly's new opera Marnie, starring Isabel Leonard, Christopher Maltman, and Iestyn Davies, with Robert Spano conducting Michael Mayer's production. 2018-19 season.

VIDE: Preview The Met's US Premiere of MARNIE VideoVIDE: Preview The Met's US Premiere of MARNIE
by Alan Henry - Oct 12, 2018

Isabel Leonard sings the title character's aria, with composer Nico Muhly at the piano and Nadia Sirota on viola, at National Sawdust. “Marnie” has its U.S. premiere at the Met on October 19.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Alliance Theatre's CANDIDE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Alliance Theatre's CANDIDE
by Alan Henry - May 15, 2018

The ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta is currently staging CANDIDE, directed by ALLIANCE THEATRE Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth with musical direction by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano. Get a first look at the production below!

VIDEO: Christopher Sieber Explains CANDIDE in Three Minutes VideoVIDEO: Christopher Sieber Explains CANDIDE in Three Minutes
by Alan Henry - May 15, 2018

The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta is currently staging CANDIDE, directed by Alliance Theatre Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth with musical direction by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano. In the video below, watch Christopher Sieber explain the show in three minutes!

STAGE TUBE: Osvaldo Golijov on BSO's 'La Pasion Segun San Marcos'
by Stage Tube - Dec 31, 2013

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano, whose ties to the BSO go back two decades, returns to lead a work given its United States premiere by the BSO under his direction in 2001-Osvaldo Golijov's La Pasion segun San Marcos ('The Passion According to St. Mark'). The Jewish, Latin American-raised Golijov was one of four composers from different religious and musical traditions asked to compose a Passion setting to mark the 250th anniversary of Bach's death and the end of the second millennium. Golijov's vibrant, immediate, pan-Latin American approach draws on multiple musical and Christian traditions in presenting this universal narrative. The BSO is joined by a cast of stylistically diverse performers central to the original creation of this remarkable piece.