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5 Free Art Shows to See in L.A. This Week

This week, a longtime L.A. artist remakes a Mozart opera with the help of teen musicians, and a Swedish artist spends time with pigeons and ducks. Warrior women The woman in Caris Reid’s painting Mourning Dove looks more like icon than person. She has a purple dove over her eyes like...

Kristine Jepson, Mezzo-Soprano, Dead At 54

Among the many roles that won her acclaim at the Met, Covent Garden, and two dozen other international opera houses were the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Idamante in Mozart's Idomeneo, and, in contemporary opera, Kitty Oppenheimer in Doctor Atomic and Sister Helen Préjean in Dead Man Walking.

Sunday Evening Music

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503. As I continue a weekend filled with work, I am listening to this, and thought you should too. P.S. The state of being preoccupied by work is expected to last several weeks. I am not abandoning the blog, but though the rest of this month […]

If You Truly Want To Bond With Mozart, You Need To Adopt A Starling

He bought the starling and, when it died, wrote an elegy for it. Yes, really. "He paid a few kreuzers for a starling in that notebook. And he called the bird Vogelstar."

In a Crowded Field, Two Series About Rise of Hip-Hop Demonstrate the Promise of Music-Centric TV

The past few years have seen a burst of TV shows set within the volatile world of the music industry, be it country (Nashville), classical (Mozart in the Jungle), or rock ‘n’ roll (Vinyl, Roadies). But the most compelling new series centered on the creation and the business of music have come from the world of […]

Maxim Vengerov in Oxford

Maxim Vengerov There is a chance to hear the violinist Maxim Vengerov in action in Oxford on 23 April 2017, performing and directing a pair of works by Mozart with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, artistic director Marios Papadopoulos, at the Sheldonian Theatre. Show More Summary

tix on sale: Ride, Pissed Jeans, Destruction Unit, Julia Holter, Benjamin Booker, more

Also: Moderat (TONIGHT), Mozart's Sister, the 33 1/3 Northside showcase, Aldous Harding, Tommy Stinson's band Bash & Pop, PJ Harvey, and more. Continue reading…

Christine Goerke - How A Mozart Soprano Overcame A Vocal Crisis And Became Everyone's New Favorite Brünnhilde

"[It was] a challenge akin to a top pitching prospect's deciding to become an outfielder.... She struggled through lean years without much work as she reinvented herself, taking on credit card debt for the first time as she and her husband raised a family in suburban New Jersey."

Sad news: One of ‘Three Sopranos’ has died, aged 58

Opera de Marseille has announced the death, aged 58, of the American soprano Kathleen Cassello. Originally from Delaware, Kathleen became a stalwart on the Italian and French opera circuits after winning the 1985 Salzburg Mozart competition. Her greatest renown came in 1997 when the impresario Tibor Rudas picked her as one of Three Sopranos, a feminine […]

Out of the choir stalls: Handel's Messiah from the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea at Cadogan Hall

Handel Messiah; Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London Mozart Players, William Vann; Cadogan Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 12 2017 Star rating: 4.0 Engagement, vitality and a real feel for the words in this performance...Show More Summary

The Operas of Mozart | The Great Courses

Opera is the zenith of human artistic achievement. Below is a list of the ten greatest operas ever composed, in order of greatness, in the estimation of... As impressive and surprising Cordoba presents itself to today's visitor, as impressive and surprising was its past. Not many know that in 11th century it was one of

Together again: Bach to Baby and London Mozart Players

Bach to Baby and London Mozart Players The acclaimed concert series for babies, toddlers and their families, Bach to Baby, and one of London's prime chamber orchestra, the London Mozart Players (LMP), are joining forces again as a follow up to their collaboration in December 2016. Show More Summary

The 'Black Mozart' Was So Much More

The 40 years between the American Revolution and the defeat of Napoleon gifted the world some wonderful music. From Haydn’s string quartets, through Mozart’s symphonies, to Beethoven’s dazzling works for piano—a music lover could paddle around the period forever. Show More Summary

Sad news: Sudden death of London principal violinist

Message from the London Mozart Players: David Angel (1954-2017) The London Mozart Players are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden death of David Angel, our beloved colleague and friend, co-principal 2nd violinist with the LMP for the past 22 years. He will be remembered for his enthusiasm, energy, musical integrity, consummate musical knowledge, all […]

Tallis Scholars: Miserere: Tasty! Gorgeous Easter Music, A Scrumptious Ham Recipe, An Amazing Mozart Story.

I play this CD every year at Easter. But its power and beauty are such that I don’t limit it to two days a year. You won't want to either. The post Tallis Scholars: Miserere: Tasty! Gorgeous Easter Music, A Scrumptious Ham Recipe, An Amazing Mozart Story. appeared first on The Good Men Project.

pics: Xiu Xiu, Dreamcrusher, Gold Dime @ Brooklyn Bazaar

Xiu Xiu have been very busy in the last year, having released an album of covers of Twin Peaks soundtrack music, the worthy new LP 'FORGET,' and, most recently, an interpretation of Mozart's "Turkish March." Their current tour brought them to Brooklyn Bazaar Continue reading…

John Oliver Pushes for Federal Legalization of Marijuana, aka ‘Catnip for People’ – WATCH

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John Oliver tackled the regulation of “catnip for people” aka marijuana in last night’s Last Week Tonight, chronicling its history in the U.S. and how it came to be classified as controlled by Richard Nixon, “the Mozart of rac… Read The post John Oliver Pushes for Federal Legalization of Marijuana, aka ‘Catnip for People’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Mozart Matinée

Matinées are quite common in the theatre, but less so in the concert hall. Tomorrow, 4 April 2017, Cadogan Hall is presenting an all-Mozart matinee when Alan Tongue and the Beecham Orchestra are joined by pianist Iain Farrington for Mozart's Divertimento in F K 138, Piano Concerto No. Show More Summary

The real headliner of the concert: alphorns, blowing a whirlwind of dark emotion through Disney Hall

The headline on the concert tickets and on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s website read “Mirga Conducts Mozart and Haydn.” The usual safe practices of marketing are responsible for that, but really, that was only part of the story — and not even the main story — in Walt Disney Concert Hall. After...

What’s wrong with the New York Philharmonic? Look at Boston…

Music director Andris Nelsons has four weeks of concerts coming up, four weeks of the highest talent. Mitsuko Uchida plays a Mozart concerto as prelude to a Bruckner symphony.     Radu Lupu makes one of his rare appearances. Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Tchaikovsky and Takemitsu. Kristine Opolais features in Mahler 4, in a concert that […]

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