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Tai Murray: Dvorak with Houston and Detroit Symphony Orchestras

Vivacious, technically flawless, and elegantly effortless, violinist Tai Murray builds a special bond with audiences through her musical intelligence and warm presence. In March, Tai Murray performs the Dvorak Violin Concerto, March 3-5 with the Houston Symphony Orchestra led…

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano. Photo by Sim Cannety-Clarke.

Marc-André Hamelin Kicks off Spring Recital Tour

The wonderful Marc-André Hamelin kicked off his February recital tour at Chamber Music in Napa Valley with a uniquely Hamelinian program including his own Suite à l’ancienne. The program also featured works by Prokofiev, Scriabin and Beethoven’s monumental  “Hammerklavier” sonata.

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano. Photo by Sim Cannety-Clarke.

Marc-André Hamelin: Tiny Desk Concert

Marc-André Hamelin has a marvelous, curious mind. While we chatted before his Tiny DESK concert, he snooped around the CD shelves near my desk, commenting on a few rarities and sharing his own eclectic tastes,…

Timothy Chooi performs Bruch with the Liverpool Symphony

Violinist Timothy Chooi performs Bruch with the Liverpool Philharmonic!   Embark on a pastoral journey with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestre under the baton of Domingo Hindoyan and virtuoso violinist Timothy Chooi! The evening begins with Bruch’s Scottish…

Esther Yoo Records a New Album with Deutsche Grammophon

Last week, the wonderful violinist Esther Yoo released her latest recording on Deutsche Grammophon, performing the Barber and Bruch concertos with conductor Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album is available on all streaming platforms.

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Ken-David Masur, conductor. Photo by Chris Lee.

Ken-David Masur Triumphs in Milwaukee Symphony Water Festival

Last week, conductor Ken-David Masur wrapped up a critically-acclaimed three-week festival with the Milwaukee Symphony exploring and celebrating our relationship with earth’s most precious natural resource, which the city of Milwaukee is surrounded by. As the centerpiece of Masur’s…

Zuill Bailey, cello
Zuill Bailey, cello. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

Zuill Bailey and the Library of Congress 2021-2022 Season

Conversations with Zuill Bailey and the LoC Grammy Award-winner cellist Zuill Bailey discusses his virtual program at the Library of Congress. Bailey reflects on his upbringing in Northern Virginia surrounded by music opportunities, shares behind-the-scenes…

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Paul Jacobs Returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra

Paul Jacobs returns to the  Philadelphia Orchestra in a program with Nicholas McGegan, performing Handel’s imaginative “Cuckoo and the Nightingale” Concerto. Other 22/23 season highlights include the Nashville Symphony with Giancarlo Guerrero; the season opener of the Charlotte Symphony, where he…

Rob Kapilow
Rob Kapilow - photo by John Johansen.

Rob Kapilow’s 2022-23 Season of What Makes it Great?

Rob Kapilow, whose communicative gifts are so keen and whose musical language is so fluent, just opened the Kaufman Music Center‘s 22/23 series of What Makes it Great? with a new program examining the original 1924 jazz band…

Jacques Lacombe, conductor. Photo by Fred Stucker.

Jacques Lacombe Opens his Busy 2022-23 Season

Conductor Jacques Lacombe opens his busy 2022/2023 season with back-to-back opera productions: first with Il Trovatore at L’Opera de Montreal in September, and this week making his debut leading the Canadian Opera Company in Carmen. Read the full article here.

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amarcord Celebrates their 30th Anniversary!

This season the phenomenal a cappella ensemble amarcord celebrates its 30th year anniversary with signature programs and collaborations with the German-French horn ensemble Hornsound;  Germany’s Thuringian Bach Collegium; the Art of the Fugue with the Schumann Quartet; and a benefit Concert of Christmas Music from the…

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano. Photo by Sim Cannety-Clarke.

Marc-André Hamelin Kicks off his 2022-23 Season

he brilliant Marc-Andre Hamelin kicks off his 22-23 season at the Berlin Philharmonic this week, performing Max Reger’s Piano Concerto with Marek Janowski.  Further orchestral engagements this fall include the San Diego Symphony with Rafael Payare and a return to Symphony Nova Scotia. Read the…

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Sterling Elliot 2022-23 Programs

Cellist Sterling Elliott has just wrapped up a busy summer which included return engagements at several notable chamber music festivals, a first appearance at La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, and a debut at the Aspen Music Festival,…