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A New Acoustic Gem Opens in the Bay Area

August 27, 2014 | Georgia Rowe, MusicalAmerica.com
SAN FRANCISCO--Schroeder Hall, named for the pint-sized, Beethoven-loving pianist of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts cartoons, opened its doors last weekend with a full slate of performances. Starting the morning of Aug. 23 and continuing … »Read
 

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Major Disappointment at Santa Fe: Dr. Sun Yat-sen

August 26, 2014 | Paul du Quenoy, MusicalAmerica.com
Following represents continued coverage of the Santa Fe Opera season, which concluded over the weekend. See previous An Unlikely Double Bill Succeeds in Santa Fe and In Santa Fe: Old Wine, New Bottles, Part I and Part II . Chinese mysticism, … »Read
 

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John Adams's Ceiling Sky at Long Beach Portends the Real Thing

August 26, 2014 | Richard S. Ginell, MusicalAmerica.com
Some 20 years ago, Los Angelenos were rudely jolted out of bed at 4:30 a.m. by a massive earthquake centered near the suburb of Northridge in the San Fernando Valley and felt as far away as Las Vegas. (As to the more recent quake, read on.) It … »Read
 

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An Unlikely Double Bill Succeeds in Santa Fe

August 22, 2014 | Paul du Quenoy, MusicalAmerica.com
SANTA FE—Moving away from the high drama of its 2014 season, the lighter side of Santa Fe Opera’s season delivered laudable new productions of comedic classics. Perhaps the high point was Donizetti's rollicking comedy Don Pasquale … »Read
 

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In Chicago: Two World Premieres, Al Fresco Style

August 20, 2014 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO—The Grant Park Music Festival closed its 80th-anniversary season with two premieres reflecting thoroughly modern issues. The Legend of the Northern Lights by Christopher Theofanidis, for orchestra, narrator, and video, performed … »Read
 

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Santa Fe Opera's New Bottles, Part II

August 19, 2014 | Paul du Quenoy, MusicalAmerica.com
In his review yesterday , Paul du Quenoy called Carmen and Fidelio “the two most enduring classics” of the Santa Fe Opera’s five-work season, noting how both “feature politicized reinterpretations by their respective … »Read
 
 

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