“He helped make the West Coast a period-instrument power. He expanded the repertory, conducting little-known Baroque works as well a new ones written for antique instruments. And he made the music of Handel and Rameau seem new again through acclaimed collaborations with the Mark Morris Dance Group.” — Read more at NYTimes.com. Photo: Hiroyuki Ito […]
““I’ve done ‘Exultate, jubilate’ 12 times with six different sopranos,” he said. “But this time, a new soprano will sing it. We’ve never worked together before, so that will be exciting. And while I’ve done the `Coronation’ Mass as well, I never conducted the opening work on the program, the `Litaniae Lauretanae.’ It’s new to […]
Opera Canada is proud to announce the three distinguished honourees who will receive the 2018 Opera Canada Awards for their exemplary contributions to the industry: Wayne Gooding, opera educator and Editor, Opera Canada (1994-2017) Dominique Labelle, soprano and vocal pedagogue Alexander Neef, General Director, Canadian Opera Company and Artistic Director, Santa Fe Opera Selected by a committee […]
“The Music Department is delighted to announce the appointment of distinguished mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle as Resident Artist and Director of Vocal Studies. Ms. Bragle will direct Penn’s Opera Scenes and the new Collegium Musicum. She will also lead masterclasses, offer coachings, perform recitals, and visit classes.” — Read more at upenn.edu.
“This summer Caramoor will present operas from earlier periods. A concert performances of Handel’s “Atalanta” will feature Nicholas McGegan conducting the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of San Francisco.” — Read more at The New York Times. Photo: Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times
“Late last year the Houston Symphony earned its first ever Grammy Award nomination for best opera recording with “Berg: Wozzeck.” Surprising almost everyone involved, the recording won the Grammy Sunday evening in New York….The Grammy was preceded by another huge honor for the symphony; it received the prestigious ECHO Klassik award last fall in Germany.” […]
“The Judas Passion is part of Philharmonia Baroque’s new initiative that brings Baroque music into the 21st century — or is that vice versa? Launched this month, New Music for Old Instruments pairs today’s composers with yesterday’s instruments, both refreshing the repertoire for historically informed performers and audiences, and providing contemporary composers with a rich […]
“…the special visit to Hull, as part of the classical music programme’s ‘Proms at…’ series, is a huge honour with the festival rarely travelling outside of London. Fittingly, Stage@TheDock will host the concert inspired by the 300th anniversary of the first performance of Handel’s Water Music. The music was first performed for George I on […]
“Quigley said he would love working with the SPO and its board in their efforts. Though Quigley is based in Washington, D.C., and travels a great deal around the country for his musical work, he is excited about the opportunity to work in Spartanburg. Having spent time at the University of South Carolina, he said […]
“In addition to its home concert series in South Florida, Seraphic Fire sometimes goes on the road, bringing its programs to other cities. The chamber choir, which is currently marking its 15th anniversary season, will come to the Washington area next Sunday.” — Read more at Washington Classical Review.