Archive for 2008

Classical Year in Review

TOP TEN PERFORMANCES OF 2008

Inspirational keyboard performances dominated local stages …

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Wed Dec 24, 2008
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Two hornists to the fore in New World chamber finale

The French horn is the wild card of the orchestra, an …

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Mon Dec 22, 2008
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The Gringo’s, er, Dummy’s Guide to zarzuela

This weekend offers a unique opportunity to experience a musical form …

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Sat Dec 20, 2008
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Seraphic Fire serves up a stylish, springy “Messiah”

 

Tradition is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as “an inherited, established, or …

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Sat Dec 20, 2008
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New “Amahl” makes a timely Christmas treat

It’s hard to believe there was once a time when a …

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Fri Dec 19, 2008
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Young cellist Weilerstein shows mature artistry in Dvorak

 

A decade ago, a teenage cellist performed a demanding recital of …

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Thu Dec 18, 2008
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The fourth hunchback is the charm

 

Rigoletto ain’t pretty. Sorry to be so blunt. But for pretty, …

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Tue Dec 16, 2008
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Dvorak shines brightest in Delray Quartet opener

 It’s not for nothing that the twelfth string quartet published by …

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Mon Dec 15, 2008
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MTT and Ax close year with powerful Brahms and gracious Beethoven

The New World Symphony’s final orchestral program of 2008 centers on …

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Sun Dec 14, 2008
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Russian soprano luminous in Palm Beach “Rigoletto”

What a bleak, pitiless landscape Rigoletto inhabits. Even by the standards …

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Sat Dec 13, 2008
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Master Chorale and friends bring a joyful holiday spirit

People coming together in order to accomplish something of a positive …

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Sat Dec 13, 2008
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Plain Dealer music critic sues, wants his paper and Cleveland Orchestra to face the music

Donald Rosenberg, former classical music critic of The Plain Dealer, is …

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Fri Dec 12, 2008
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Pianist shows poetry, needs interpretive seasoning

 

The major piano suites of Maurice Ravel have for years been …

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Wed Dec 10, 2008
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Basel weekend brings varied palette of Beethoven

Beyond paintings, palettes, and parking and traffic hassles, Art Basel has …

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Tue Dec 09, 2008
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Gluzman’s Tchaikovsky ignites Boca Symphonia opener

The Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman gave a blazing performance of …

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Mon Dec 08, 2008
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Florida Symphony makes impressive debut in mixed program

 Since taking over as Concert Association of Florida CEO from founder …

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Sun Dec 07, 2008
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Miami Symphony, harmonica soloist mix it up with Latin flair


Conductor Eduardo Marturet has chosen a popular program with a Latin …

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Sun Dec 07, 2008
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Feldman’s “Rothko Chapel” a fascinating journey

Few composers offer such a study in stark contrast between their …

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Sat Dec 06, 2008
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Feldman’s “Rothko Chapel” on tap Friday night

There is a plethora of musical events to choose from this …

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Thu Dec 04, 2008
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December Concert Calendar

Dec. 4. Florida Grand Opera: Verdi’s La Traviata. Ailyn Perez, Leonardo …

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Tue Dec 02, 2008
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