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Thursday Aug 28 | Hispanic Business

Awkward tenor put drama ahead of the music

Queen's Hall GIVEN the roars that greeted the performances by tenor Ian Bostridge I'll probably be lynched after what I say about his singing of Mahler.


Related Topix: Classical, Arts, Poetry, Vocal, Children

Tue Aug 26, 2014

SF Classical Voice

Music News: Aug. 26, 2014

The full headline should read: "Least Expensive, Even Free Concerts." That's the venerable/youthful San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 97 years old, and getting ready for a varied, distinguished, and rich 2014-2015 season, including the traditional student recitals, and the large Faculty Artist Series, also now gratis.


Related Topix: Classical, Symphony, Arts

Sat Aug 23, 2014


Merola alumnus James Rodgers will give a house concert recital of Weill songs

Tenor James Benjamin Rodgers is an alumnus of the 2008 Merola Opera Program. Born in New Zealand and currently living in New York, Rodgers sang the lead in the 2008 Merola production of Benjamin Britten's opera Albert Herring .


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical, Benjamin Britten, Kurt Weill

Thu Aug 14, 2014

On An Overgrown Path

Classical music demands some effort from the listener

My header photo* shows adepts of the Chisti Sufi order celebrating with Qawwali singing at the shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia in Delhi.


Related Topix: Classical, World News, Uzbekistan, Arts, Opera

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Civic Center

The Habit of Art

The gay, leftist, British poet W.H. Auden and the gay, leftist, British composer Benjamin Britten enjoyed a brief, intense, sexually platonic friendship from 1935 to 1942, with the seven years older writer the bullying intellectual mentor to the young, supremely gifted musician.


Related Topix: Classical

Sat Aug 09, 2014


Gerald Carpenter: Thomas Ade to Conduct Academy Festival Orchestra in All-Modern Finale

The dazzling young composer-pianist-conductor Thomas Ad will conduct the Music Academy of the West's Festival Orchestra in the closing concert of the 2014 Summer Festival, at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Granada Theatre .


Related Topix: Classical, Arts, Opera, Benjamin Britten, Stravinsky

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Sunday Herald

Britten's pacifist opera beats with a dark heart of violence

BATTLE: Ross Ramgobin, centre front, plays the son at war with his family over his rejection of a military career in Owen Wingrave.


Related Topix: Classical, Suffolk County, England, United Kingdom, Vocal, Henry James