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Tippet Rise Art Center Part II: A Special Kind of Presence

August 29, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Following is a followup to Part I , posted August 15. John Luther Adams has said that no two performances of Inuksuit (2009), “for between 9 and 99 percussionists,” can ever be the same. The one at Tippet Rise Art Center, on a … » Read
 

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A Night of Shimmering Premieres at Mostly (ICE and Somewhat) Mozart

August 25, 2016 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
Mostly Mozart is a half-a-century old, and its de facto house new-music band ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), artists-in-residence for six seasons, has been marking the big anniversary this summer by premiering 50 new works by a … » Read
 

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Santa Fe: A Strange Opera, Well Executed

August 24, 2016 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
SANTA FE—At the start of Samuel Barber’s Vanessa , the title character nervously awaits the arrival of her lover, Anatol, for dinner. This she apparently has done every night since she was separated from him, for reasons unspecified, … » Read
 

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At Santa Fe: Capriccio Delights; Giovanni Lacks Invention

August 22, 2016 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
SANTA FE—The Santa Fe Opera’s dedication to the stage works of Strauss, which traces back to its founder, John Crosby, paid rich rewards with an absorbing and insightful new production of Capriccio (seen on August 11). Like the … » Read
 

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A Few Days on a High at the Verbier Festival

August 18, 2016 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
VERBIER, Switzerland--When it comes to live streaming of musical events, few organizations can boast a record comparable to the Verbier Festival’s. This summer marked its 10th in a partnership with Medici.tv, and a “Surprise … » Read
 

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In Salzburg: An Old Così Is New Again; an Old Giovanni Is...

August 17, 2016 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
SALZBURG—The Salzburg Festival billed Così fan tutte this summer as a Neueinstudierung (a newly studied revival) of Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s 2013 production, a nondescript staging I considered foregoing this time. But with new sets … » Read
 
 

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