10 hrs ago
Lang Lang to Perform Mozart with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic, 10/21
Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in a one-night-only all- Mozart program featuring the Piano Concertos Nos. 17 and 24, with Lang Lang as soloist, and Overture to The Magic Flute, Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. " Lang Lang brings a completely personal quality to everything he performs," Alan Gilbert has said.
18 hrs ago
The Financial Mirror
MUSIC: Mozart's mesmerizing opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" at Pafos Aphrodite Festival
Charmed and thrilled, were the audiences of the three opera performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's masterpiece "Cos Fan Tutte" that the 16th Pafos Aphrodite Festival presented at the enchanting square of the Medieval Castle of Paphos on the 5th, 6th and 7th of September. Each and everyone found in the crowded Castle, left with the best impressions, not only on the night of the premiere, but on the following two performances that were a great success, exceeding all expectations.
22 hrs ago
South China Morning Post
Great Clarinet Concertos: Michael Collins Plays Mozart
It's so easy to spoil Mozart's music - a few sloppy notes and the sparkle disappears. But porcelain perfection isn't enough.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Milwaukee Symphony delivers riveting 'Don Giovanni'
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's classical season opened Saturday evening with a riveting, less-is-more production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni." The character-driven opera, a tale of love, deception, betrayal, loss and fury, is dependent not on a setting in time and place, but on music and characters.
Probing Question: Is Classical Music Still Relevant in Today's World?
Remember the fad of playing Mozart CDs for newborns? In the 1990s, a group of neuroscientists created a surge in classical CD sales when they published findings suggesting that exposure to music by Mozart could enhance human spatial reasoning and memory - the so-called "Mozart effect." People have long believed that classical recordings are a musical prescription to boost intelligence and test scores and reduce anxiety and depression - and studies continue to suggest there may be some truth to this notion.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens the 2014-15 Classics Series with Don Giovanni Tonight
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2014.15 Classics series with Don Giovanni tonight, September 13-14 & 16, 2014, led by Music Director Edo de Waart. This concert production features an international cast alongside the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable operatic event .
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Amsterdams Marionetten Theater Stages the Magic Flute, Beginning Today
The Magic Flute is an exotic adventure; a classical story about the struggle between good and evil. It's a fairytale....a story from the world of imagination inhabited by princes, princesses, dragons and exotic birds.
Classical music: SPCO welcomes Moldovan violinist
Being called things like "the most exciting violinist in the world" can impose a heavy psychological mantle on a classical soloist, but Patricia Kopatchinskaja seems to wear it lightly. She performed barefoot a few weeks ago in New York, during an informal Mostly Mozart festival at Lincoln Center, displaying the kind of spontaneity and unpredictability that are her musical trademarks as well.
Gateway Chamber Orchestra opens 5th season with Classical Elegance with Charles Neidich
The Gateway Chamber Orchestra has built its reputation for delivering adventurous programming and world-class performances performed in intimate venues. With exceptional musicality and bold selections created to engage audiences, the GCO showcases the best of traditional and contemporary classical music.
The Baltimore Sun
Center Stage opens season with revival of 'Amadeus'
In a letter to his father, a 25-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart declared: "I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings."
Plymouth Evening Herald
Ten Tors Orchestra ready for autumn season
On Saturday, October 4, acclaimed violinist Leland Chen joins the orchestra in Mozart's G major Violin Concerto, part of the ongoing Classical Masters Series, with Handel's Concerto Grosso in B flat and Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, together with Haydn's Symphony No 83 completing an eminently popular programme in St Andrew's Minster Church at 7.30pm. At the same venue on Saturday, November 1, it's a World War One Edwardian Legacy Concert, with Percy Grainger, Elgar's Cockaigne Overture, Sospiri, and Sea Pictures with mezzo-soprano Alison Kettlewell, and Vaughan Williams's Lark Ascending with Mary Eade .
Thu Sep 11, 2014
WCPE FMs Invitation to the Dance
Enjoy complete musical performances of some of your favorite ballets, offers Woltz, who is also host of Allegro. We will hear Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and Prokoviev's Cinderella, with lots of little ballet gems throughout each day's programming.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The Morning Call
Famed pianist Ohlsson plays Russian masters with ASO
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson is a big guy, not just in the classical music world, but also literally. Six feet 4 inches tall and massive in build, he looks like he could take a 9-foot concert grand in a fair fight.
Soprano Fleming provides surprises, inspires Lubbock orchestra
Renee Fleming speaks with the crowd during her performance with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday at the Civic Center. Renee Fleming speaks with the crowd during her performance with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday at the Civic Center.
Sean Chen Set for Pepperdine Recital Series at Smothers Theatre, 10/19
The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts 2014-2015 Recital Series begins with a performance by Crystal Award-winning pianist Sean Chen at Pepperdine University at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 19. Due to popular demand, this performance has been moved from Raitt Recital Hall to the larger Smothers Theatre. Tickets, priced starting at $22 for the public and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, are available now by calling 506-4522 or online at http://arts.pepperdine.edu/ .
Cape Town Opera to Present the Marriage of Figaro, 18-26 October
Cape Town Opera will present a new production of WA Mozart's comic masterpiece of impetuous love, The Marriage of Figaro in the Opera House at Artscape from 18 to 26 October 2014. The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of acclaimed conductor, Maestro Jeremy Silver will accompany this production's talented cast.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
'Striking' pianists treat fans at recitals
In the years between piano competitions, the Honens International Piano Competition likes to present various events to keep alive the interest of Calgary's devoted followers of the world of classical piano. This year, a competition off-year, Honens presented a weeklong mini-festival that brought together previous winners of the competition and new pianists to Calgary, all in the context of a celebration of music related to the First World War.
Gateway Chamber Orchestra opens with Charles NeidichGateway Chamber...
Gateway Chamber Orchestra opens with Charles Neidich The GCO opens Season V: Voyage in Versatility Sunday, September 14 Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1ooMlfG Clarksville, TN. The Gateway Chamber Orchestra has built its reputation for delivering adventurous programming and world-class performances performed in intimate venues.
13-year-old D.C. piano prodigy fought truancy charges
Selected as an international music ambassador for her outstanding playing, 13-year-old Avery Gagliano charmed audiences in Munich, Hong Kong and elsewhere with her renditions of Chopin, Mozart and other classical repertoire. Her parents could not charm the District of Columbia Public Schools, however, into treating ten days of travel by the straight-A student as excused absences, although they "drafted an independent study plan for the days she'd miss while touring the world" in performance.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Austin Peay State University Acuff Chairs of Excellence to receive...
When Mozart's Clarinet Concerto first premiered in Prague in October 1791, the famed piece sounded much different than what audiences often hear today. The composer's friend, Anton Stadler, used a basset clarinet in that first performance, but the instrument fell out of favor in the 19th and early 20th centuries.