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Sibelius in Seattle: The News Is Good

March 25, 2015 | Thomas May, MusicalAmerica.com
SEATTLE — The Seattle Symphony has been on a winning streak of synchronicity when it comes to favorably timed good news. Last year [Musical America Composer of the Year] John Luther Adams's SSO-commissioned Become Ocean nabbed the Pulitzer … »Read
 

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The Knights Attempt Thematic Programming. Seriously?

March 24, 2015 | Allan Kozinn, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- The Knights, an enterprising, young Brooklyn-based chamber orchestra, has started Blueshift, a chamber series at SubCulture in Manhattan, as a way of keeping its musicians busy and its name in the spotlight. So far, the program has … »Read
 

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New NY Chamber Opera Takes on Kafka-Fragmente

March 23, 2015 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK--Heartbeat Opera—yet another New York-based chamber opera startup—presented Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag's 1985 song cycle  Kafka-Fragmente in a full staging at the Sheen Center on Bleeker Street March 18, and both … »Read
 

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Decorated Composer Offers New Works for ACME's 10th Anniversary

March 19, 2015 | Allan Kozinn, MusicalAmerica.com
Jóhann Jóhannsson has been in the limelight lately, thanks to his score for The Theory of Everything , for which he won a Golden Globe, nominations for an Oscar, and several other awards. But to fans of electronic music, and of the … »Read
 

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Royal Opera Mounts Its First Mahagonny

March 17, 2015 | Keith Clarke, MusicalAmerica.com
LONDON--When the Royal Opera announced that it would be mounting its first ever production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny , Brecht and Weill’s great rant against capitalism, the irony was not lost on the commentators. “Is … »Read
 

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Scriabin Just Can't Measure Up, Despite Muti's Eloquence

March 16, 2015 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO—Riccardo Muti was emphatically himself during his winter residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra that began in mid-January and ended March 7. Since becoming the orchestra’s 10 th music director in 2010, he has talked … »Read
 
 

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