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Dausgaard's Abrupt Exit Led to a Parade of Possibles. How Were They?

August 1, 2022 | Thomas May, Musical America
SEATTLE—A gripping performance of the Verdi Requiem last month not only served as the Seattle Symphony’s (SSO) season finale but drew a double bar over a year marked by turbulent change. Thomas Dausgaard’s abrupt resignation as … » Read
 

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Strauss at SummerScape: A Ruse of a Ruse

July 28, 2022 | David Patrick Stearns, Musical America
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY—Operatic might-have-beens are a centerpiece of the Bard SummerScape’s annual season, the 2022 entry being Die Schweigsame Frau (The Silent Woman) in a brave production that makes an almost-best-possible case … » Read
 

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At Aix-en-Provence, A Flop and Two Classics

July 28, 2022 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
AIX-EN-PROVENCE—There was a determination on the part of Artistic Director Pierre Audi and the city fathers of Aix to mount a full-on festival in 2022 after the difficulties of the last two years, and they more than delivered on their … » Read
 

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Youth (and a Few Others) Take the Stage at Tanglewood

July 27, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Last weekend at Tanglewood saw “youth in ascendance,” writes Jeremy Eichler in The Boston Globe . Friday night’s star was Karina Canellakis, the young American conductor whose debut last year won rave reviews for “a … » Read
 

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Sandbox Percussion Explodes at Chamber Music Northwest

July 27, 2022 | James Bash, Musical America
PORTLAND--As part of its “Inspirations & Influences” Summer Festival, Chamber Music Northwest presented composer Andy Akiho’s multimedia 2021 work Seven Pillars to a sold-out crowd at the Alberta Rose Theater, a converted … » Read
 

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Adamo-Alcott Little Women Delights in Its Boho UK Premiere

July 25, 2022 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Louisa May Alcott was born in 19th-century Massachusetts into a family whose intellectual liberal circle included Whitman, Emerson, and Thoreau. Educated and opinionated, her semi-autobiographical novels, starting with Little Women , were written … » Read
 

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Susan Graham, A Standing Witness at Tanglewood

July 26, 2022 | Leslie Kandell, Musical America
LENOX, MA-- A Standing Witness is a collection of powerful, serious, and important political poems by Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, composed by Grammy-winner Richard Danielpour. Both attended its performance July … » Read
 

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''Songs from the Ozone'' at Caramoor

July 25, 2022 | David Patrick Stearns, Musical America
The one-off concert in Caramoor’s Spanish Courtyard on July 21 was titled for its trio of composer/performers--Caroline Shaw, Angélica Negrón, Raquel Acevedo Klein—but might have more aptly been called “Songs from … » Read
 

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Some Mozart, Left of the Disco Ball

July 22, 2022 | Emery Kerekes, Musical America
Lincoln Center has adopted a new look for its inaugural Summer for the City festival. The once postcard-perfect plaza is now a vast party space bedecked in electric violet, a quadruple-sized disco ball hanging over the iconic fountain. Organizers … » Read
 

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Americana Recordings by Americans

July 22, 2022 | Clive Paget, Musical America
In January 2022, the National Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Gianandrea Noseda launched a project to perform and record George Walker’s five Sinfonias, a series of works written between 1984 and 2015. The first release features … » Read
 
 

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