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Quinsin Nachoff Pivotal Arc. Whirlwind Recordings WR4761 Classical and jazz are seldom found on the same dance floor. The Toronto-born New Yorker Quinsin Nachoff has managed a viable synthesis with his Violin Concerto, a work of long gestation played with strength and affection by Nathalie Bonin, a McGill alumnae who has since returned to her [...]
John Hollenbeck Songs You Like a Lot Flexatonic Records 001 Just released on John Hollenbeck’s newly created imprint, this album is the final installment of a trilogy of big band recordings dibe with the HR radio jazz orchestra in Frankfurt. Like his previous efforts, Songs I Like a Lot and Songs We Like a Lot, Hollenbeck [...]
Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capuçon's 45th birthday! He currently performs on the 1737 Panette Guarneri del Gesu violin. previously owned by Isaac Stern. RENAUD CAPUÇON | MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO IN E MINOR | JAAP VAN ZWEDEN & VERBIER FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA The post appeared first on The World's Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009..
San Francisco Opera has rescheduled Puccini's Tosca on February 12 and 13 at the Fort Mason Flix Drive-In. The 2009 production starring Adrianne Pieczonka (pictured with Carlo Ventri as Cavaradossi and Joel Sorensen as Spoletta, photograph by Cory Weaver) in...
There is ample absurdity to wring from the fine-art ecosystem, where hierarchies and quid pro quos rule. Players ruthlessly engage in an unspoken competition for limited opportunities and resources—be they grants, residencies, publications, exhibitions, panel spots, teaching gigs, public commissions, or sales. And all of the above is adjudicated by gatekeepers who, like the gods […]
New Series! Following a successful inaugural series in Autumn 2020, Beyond Borders is launching its 2nd series, ‘Shining a Light’ – February 22 – 28, 2021, with digital sessions, online masterclasses, and networking events for leaders in music, curated by conductor Rebecca Miller. Internationally-renowned conductor and educator Rebecca Miller has curated a series of digital […]
Trump failed to purge all the old élites, largely because he was forced to depend on them, and the Proud Boys never came close to matching the ferocity and reach of the Red Guards. Nevertheless, Trump’s most devoted followers, whether assaulting his opponents or bombarding the headquarters in Washington, D.C., took their society to the […]
Until the arrival of the coronavirus, the prevalent model was not particularly friendly to rapid response. Symphony orchestras did a good deal of planning two or three years in advance, although that was mostly big-picture stuff — there was still plenty of room for changes at the detail level. – San Francisco Chronicle