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Opera Revamped

cited: New York Times
Perhaps opera may do better to step out of the velvet corsets and Romantic sets, and bring the medium into the 21st century. The question burns, however: is it sacrilege to bring the likes of Verdi into the realm of a Pink Floyd laser show? Revisions of opera has seen far less [...]

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LA Hears New Conductor

cited: Los Angeles  Times
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Philharmonic welcomed its 11th conductor, Gustavo Dudamel with a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night, as opposed to a staid program in Walt Disney Hall, the orchestra’s home. The more formal show is on Thursday. “Bienvenido Gustavo!,” as the concert was called, ended [...]

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Ukelele Notes Tickle the Eardrums and Heartstrings

cited: New York Times
LONDON — If you go to a Ukelele Orchestra show, the only expectation you should bring is for an exceptional performance. They recognize that not everyone is so caution-less, as orchestra member Dave Suich stated, “Relief is one of the major emotions of our audience.
But the happy surprise of encountering something completely [...]

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Contemporary and Classic Compositions for the Fall

cited: New York Times
Leif Ove Andsnes, pianist; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst. EMI Classics 2 64182 2; CD.
“Shadows of Silence” is the latest release from Leif Ove Andsnes, the Norwegian pianist famed for grand, elegant perfomances of classic works. It follows in his established pattern of contemporary interpretations. This newest album is [...]

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