MPhil Launches Own Label

July 18th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: July 18, 2016 MUNICH — Late to an unprofitable game, the Munich Philharmonic on Friday announced a new recording label of its own, “MPhil,” in partnership with Warner Classics. Its purpose? To broaden the audience. Content will be sourced live, mainly from concerts at the orchestra’s Gasteig home. But archive releases […]

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Bayreuth Parsifal Due Online

July 17th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: July 17, 2016 MUNICH — Bayerischer Rundfunk confirmed on Thursday it will video-stream the premiere of Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s new staging of Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival. — when: 9:57 a.m. EDT on July 25, 2016 — where: www.br-klassik.de/concert Laufenberg is reportedly intent on exploring the religious aspect of Wagner’s 1881 […]

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Harteros Warms to Tosca

July 17th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: July 17, 2016 MUNICH — When Anja Harteros was singing her first Toscas three seasons ago, it was clear she had the vocal resources for the role, and the Mediterranean temperament. Even so, the portrayal didn’t quite compute. Enter Bryn Terfel, a Scarpia to rattle the aloofest, longest-legged of prima donnas. […]

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Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibals

July 14th, 2016

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have a non-profit theater company with our own performance space. We are looking for additional ways to increase our revenue stream within the terms of the lease. Two questions: Can a non-profit collect revenue for rented space or must it take the form of […]

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Good Things Happen when You Speak to Presenters

July 5th, 2016

As pianist Anthony de Mare’s fabulous project, LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano, took shape, he and producer Rachel Colbert found that having Anthony speaking passionately about the project with presenters yielded great results. Here, Mr. de Mare discusses with Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson (founders of Noted Endeavors) how artists speaking with presenters can […]

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Bruce Levingston: Talk Openly About Budgets and Finances

June 28th, 2016

When discussing budgets and finances in a project, be honest, open, and timely. Be respectful of others’ budgets. In this segment with Noted Endeavors‘ Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson, pianist Bruce Levingston talks about paying musicians and fitting within a budget. Bruce Levingston is a concert pianist and one of the country’s leading figures in […]

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Joan Tower: Make Music on Your Own Terms

June 21st, 2016

Joan Tower refused to be defined by competition and institutional committees; instead, she started her own ensemble, the Da Capo Chamber Players. In this segment with Noted Endeavors‘ Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson, Ms. Tower talks about composers (and performers) making music on their own terms rather than waiting for validation from others. Joan Tower […]

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A Surprise Choice: Emmanuel Krivine as head of the Orchestre National de France.

June 18th, 2016

by:  Frank Cadenhead On Wednesday, during a morning interview on France Musique, Emmanuel Krivine was blunt. “I’m trying to go to the end by being a little less of an ass than at the beginning” His selection as the new music director of the Orchestre National de France, starting with the coming season, was much […]

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Don’t Toss A Banana To A Monkey If You Don’t Want The Monkey To Eat It

June 15th, 2016

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: So, it seems we have ourselves a bit of questionable “inspiration” on our hands. The inventive work of one of our roster artists uses overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and a live music ensemble, to create shows. And, […]

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Kronos Quartet: 50 for the Future

June 13th, 2016

To celebrate its 125-year anniversary, Carnegie Hall is commissioning 125 new works. The Kronos Quartet is an important piece of the project, providing 50 of the commissions as part of the quartet’s 50 for the Future project. 50 pieces (25 by women composers) written by composers throughout the world will be premiered by Kronos and […]

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