Top festivals on Aix-en-Provence, Verbier, Salzburg, Annecy and Operalia 

Alisa Weilerstein’s summer: Caramoor residency, BBC Proms, and feature film debut

Deborah Voigt showcases range in dates with Rufus Wainwright, CSO, & more

Inon Barnatan’s summer: London, Warsaw, Hollywood Bowl, Aspen, and more



  • Louisville Orchestra Is Now Represented by 21C Media Group
    Published: July 28, 2014

    21C Media Group is delighted to announce that it now represents the Louisville Orchestra for media relations. Established as leaders in new music since the 1950s, the orchestra demonstrates its continued commitment to adventurous programming – as recognized with a Bernstein Award and 19 ASCAP Awards – with the appointment of 27-year-old composer-conductor Teddy Abrams as Music Director. On September 6, for the inaugural appearance of his tenure, Abrams, the former Assistant Conductor of the Detroit Symphony, leads “Fanfara – Teddy Abrams,” a season-opening gala that pairs Mahler’s First Symphony, “Titan,” with the world premiere of a new work written for the occasion by the incoming music director himself.

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  • Ailyn Pérez returns home to Chicago for Mozart at Ravinia (Aug 14, 16)
    Published: July 24, 2014

    Ailyn Pérez, born and bred in Chicago, returns to her hometown’s famous Ravinia Festival for two performances (Aug 14 & 16) as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni – a role that the Dallas Morning News has said shows her to be “a singer of considerable nuance.”LA Opera Music Director James Conlon leads theChicago Symphony Orchestra for the run, which also features baritone Christopher Maltman in the title role, baritone David Bizić as Leporello, soprano Tamara Wilson as Donna Anna and tenor Saimir Pirgu as Don Ottavio. The Chicago Tribune praised Pérez’s 2012 appearance at Ravinia, as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, as “show-stopping…all floating pianissimos and diminuendos and delicate pathos, which roused the sold-out crowd to a long, well-deserved ovation.”

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  • 21C Classical Music Season Preview 2014-15
    Published: July 22, 2014

    21C Media Group’s Classical Music Preview 2014/2015

    Concerts, Special Events, & Recordings

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  • July 25, “Euryanthe” opens at Bard SummerScape, in first U.S. revival for 100 years
    Published: July 21, 2014

    To enrich its immersion in “Schubert and His World,” Bard SummerScape 2014 presents Euryanthe (1823) by Carl Maria von Weber, marking the opera’s first American revival in 100 years. Headlined by Ellie Dehn, “a charismatic soprano with great stage presence” (Wall Street Journal), Bard’s original staging is by Kevin Newbury, creator of SummerScape’s “gold standard production” (WQXR) of Richard Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae. Euryanthe’s five performances (July 25, 27 & 30; August 1 & 3) feature the festival’s resident American Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of music director Leon Botstein, who also leads semi-staged performances of Schubert’s own seldom-heard opera Fierrabras, starring Joseph Kaiser, on August 17, and of a double-bill of rarities – Schubert’s one-act Singspiel Die Verschworenen and the first American presentation of Franz von Suppé’s operetta Franz Schubert – on August 10. As the Financial Times concluded last season, “Some of the most important summer opera experiences in the U.S. are not at the better known festivals but at Bard SummerScape.

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