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Monday, February 2 at 6:00 pm Soprano Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, baritone Anthony Clark Evans, and bass-baritone Richard Ollarsaba are featured on February’s Ryan Opera Center recital. They’ve chosen George Butterworth’s song-cycle A Shropshire Lad, based on poems by A E Housman, and a group of songs by Harold Arlen, including “Over the Rainbow.” Also on tap more... more...
Monday, February 2 at 12:15 pm Guest artist mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley joins CCME violinist Jasmine Lin for this program of contemporary works. Hear Songs of the Cotton Grass by Welsh composer Hilary Tann, followed by excerpts from Hungarian composer György Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments, a monumental tour de force for soprano and solo violin, comprised of excerpts more... more...
Sunday, February 1, 8, and 15 at 1:00 pm According to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s website, the spring 2014 Truth to Power event offered the opportunity to “celebrate the music of three men who used their art to speak truth to power and united worldwide audiences. It was a time of tremendous tumult; worldwide economic more... more...
Saturday, January 31 at 12:00 pm When this incarnation of Offenbach’s classic was introduced in 2009, critic Anthony Tommasini said: “There is much to cheer about in the Metropolitan Opera’s phantasmagorical new production.” He went on to note: “This Hoffmann, dressed in a plain suit suggesting 1920s Eastern Europe, spends most of his days seated more... more...
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Wigmore Hall, London
Florian Boesch and Roger Vignoles proved their exceptional talents in this unforgettable recital of a 1929 work by Austrian modernist Ernst Krenek Continue reading...
This percussion-themed Total Immersion event concluded with Wolfgang Rihm’s daunting Tutuguri – a two-hour blast of pounding, primeval violence
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