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      Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts: Truth to Power 2014

      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...

      Live from the Met: Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann

      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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      Monday, January 26 at 10:00 am Tune in as Kerry Frumkin welcomes the Dover Quartet to WFMT. Following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet has been making quite a name for themselves as one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. You can hear why when more... more...

      Chicago Symphony Orchestra Broadcasts: Muti with New Music

      Sunday, January 25 at 1:00 pm A CSO ReSound retrospective broadcast will feature music by the CSO’s two composers-in-residence, Mason Bates and Anna Clyne, conducted by music director Riccardo Muti. Clyne calls Night Ferry “a sonic portrait of voyages; voyages within nature and of physical, mental, and emotional states.” Bates calls Alternative Energy “an energy more... more...

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      Boesch/Vignoles review – Austrian baritone works wonders with rarely heard Krenek

      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...

      Tutuguri review – Rihm’s percussion epic proves unwieldy but unforgettable

      Barbican, London
      This percussion-themed Total Immersion event concluded with Wolfgang Rihm’s daunting Tutuguri – a two-hour blast of pounding, primeval violence Continue reading...

      The Marriage of Figaro review – Opera North’s delightfully spoofy new version

      Grand Theatre, Leeds
      Jo Davies’s lively and accessible new production accentuates the farcical aspects of Mozart’s Figaro until it feels like an operatic equivalent of Noises Off

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