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Cleveland Orchestra’s ‘Cunning Little Vixen’ proves a dynamic, enchanting … – The Plain Dealer

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hold on to your senses, or the Cleveland Orchestra’s staging of Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” just may overload them. Whereas even the most lavish opera productions offer little to the eyes, this new one conceived by Yuval Sharon is a veritable feast, a dynamic and groundbreaking spectacle that inundates and captivates with ever-changing scenery every one of its 90 minutes. And don’t go thinking it’s just a tech show,…

Ben Folds to perform concerto with Louisville Orchestra – The Courier-Journal

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Cleveland Orchestra’s ‘Cunning Little Vixen’ proves a dynamic, enchanting … – The Plain Dealer

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hold on to your senses, or the Cleveland Orchestra’s staging of Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” just may overload them. Whereas even the most lavish opera productions offer little to the eyes, this new one conceived by Yuval Sharon is a veritable feast, a dynamic and groundbreaking spectacle that inundates and captivates with ever-changing scenery every one of its 90 minutes. And don’t go thinking it’s just a tech show,…

The Philharmonic’s new tune – Crain’s New York Business

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Every other year, contemporary-art lovers flock to the Venice Biennale, wending their way through the crowded canals and streets to explore the latest in painting, sculpture and other media. If the New York Philharmonic has its way, contemporary-music lovers will descend upon New York City every two years to hear the offerings it has curated for its NY Phil Biennial. The Venice event…

Cleveland Orchestra’s ‘Cunning Little Vixen’ proves a dynamic, enchanting … – The Plain Dealer

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hold on to your senses, or the Cleveland Orchestra’s staging of Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” just may overload them. Whereas even the most lavish opera productions offer little to the eyes, this new one conceived by Yuval Sharon is a veritable feast, a dynamic and groundbreaking spectacle that inundates and captivates with ever-changing scenery every one of its 90 minutes. And don’t go thinking it’s just a tech show,…

Review: Boise Philharmonic closes season with emotionally powerful performance – The Idaho Statesman

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

It’s been an artistically rich season for the Boise Philharmonic, filled with dynamic soloists and beautifully crafted programs. That’s hard to top, but Music Director Robert Franz found a way to do it with what was one of his most rewarding programs yet. Franz and the orchestra capped their 2013-14 season with a lush and romantic program that culminated with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth at the Morrison Center on Saturday night. Each…

Mahler, Together With an Old Friend – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Philharmonic Transformation, From Members to Mission – New York Times

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

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Cascadia’s musical weekend features Pipestone Orchestra, student recitals – Methow Valley News

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

  Tara Kaiyala Weaver in rehearsal for last year’s concert.File photo by Marcy Stamper By Ann McCreary A celebration of music and young musicians will be presented this weekend by Cascadia, the Methow Music Association, at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The weekend features an evening concert at 7 p.m. Saturday (May 17) and an afternoon of recitals by Pipestone School of Music students on Sunday (May 18), beginning at 1…

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to tour Spain – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

By Stephanie Allmon sallmon@star-telegram.com

Minnesota Orchestra review: Radically different works are a marvelous match – Pioneer Press

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

To hear them side by side, few would imagine Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto was written in the same decade and same country as the first of Richard Wagner’s operas in his expansive “Ring of the Nibelungen” cycle. While passion pours from each, it’s voiced very differently, as if the works emanated from neighboring galaxies, when they’re both from Germany circa 1850. They make for fine companions on this weekend’s Minnesota…

Bach in A min-hair! Man turns waist-length locks into violin string – and it … – Daily Mail

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

Tadas Maksimovas wanted to do something creative when he cut off his hair He decided to give it new life by stringing his living locks into a violin After enlisting the help of a famous violinist, they made a video of the project It involved twisting his hair tightly and applying superglue to toughen it up Finally, they recorded the violin being played – while attached to his head The…