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Spoleto 2018: The Operas, The Puppets, The Chamber Concerts

June 4, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
CHARLESTON, SC—True to form, the two main operas of Spoleto Festival USA’s 2018 edition are not works you encounter every day. Each appears in its U.S. premiere, but there the similarity between Donizetti’s Pia de’ Tolomei … » Read
 

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Julius Eastman's Femenine Gets Its West Coast Premiere

May 24, 2018 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
LOS ANGELES--There is a new vibe these days at Monday Evening Concerts, the hardy, historic new music series that can trace its beginnings back to 1939. New, that is, to those who remember the tomb-like atmosphere in the L.A. County Museum of … » Read
 

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Butterfly Finally Comes to Glyndebourne, in a Quirky New Production

May 23, 2018 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
LONDON--It was a great day for tears. Just hours after an English prince married an American actress with the eyes of the world upon them, an American naval officer took a Japanese geisha girl for his bride, only to break her heart. It is … » Read
 

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At the Gilmore Festival, the Piano Is King

May 22, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
KALAMAZOO, MI—I have to confess that the first time I heard Igor Levit [pictured], the recipient of the 2018 Gilmore Artist Award, I could hardly wait for it to end. Making his Salzburg Festival debut last summer, the pianist played two … » Read
 

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Mirga Meets the MET Orchestra: A New Paradigm?

May 21, 2018 | John Rockwell, Musical America
Would Arturo Toscanini, with his lifelong serial affairs and autocratic orchestral discipline, have approved? Would James Levine have thrilled to see a diminutive woman leading HIS orchestra? On Friday night at Carnegie Hall, there was Mirga … » Read
 

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After 18 Years, the Chiara String Quartet Plays Its Final Concert

May 17, 2018 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
NEW YORK— Synonymous with “from memory” is the phrase “by heart.” In recent years, the Chiara String Quartet’s trademark has been playing without scores. From classics by Bartók and Beethoven to … » Read
 
 

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