medici.tv: a virtual best seat in the house for the Salzburg Festival
Alisa Weilerstein’s summer: Caramoor residency, BBC Proms, and feature film debut
Stephen Costello & Ailyn Pérez launch 2014-15 with U.S. “Love Duets” recital tour
Inon Barnatan’s summer: London, Warsaw, Hollywood Bowl, Aspen, and more
NY Mets, Junior’s & others celebrate Richard Tucker Day in NYCPublished: August 28, 2014
August 28 is the third annual Richard Tucker Day in New York City, honoring the iconic Brooklyn-born tenor who transitioned from cantor to star of the Metropolitan Opera, on what would have been the 101st anniversary of his birth. To observe the occasion, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation will lead celebrations throughout the city and online in collaboration with such New York institutions as the New York Mets, Junior’s restaurant, the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, WQXR’s Operavore and more. In addition, the foundation will present two free opera performances, one in the afternoon at Bowling Green Park and another in the evening at the Society for Ethical Culture. Both concerts will feature singers who have been supported by the Foundation through its awards and grants.
Live on medici.tv: Finale of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition, Aug 30Published: August 28, 2014
For the fifth year in a row, medici.tv will partner with Plácido Domingo’s Operalia – the world opera competition – for a live webcast of its finale, this time from the Los Angeles Opera, on August 30 at 7 p.m. Los Angeles time / 10 p.m. EST. Operalia, the annual international competition for young singers founded by Domingo in 1993, has helped launch the careers of such artists as Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, Rolando Villazón, Erwin Schrott, Elizabeth Futral, Ana María Martínez, Nina Stemme, Ludovic Tézier, Stéphane Degout, Susanna Phillips, Inva Mula, John Osborn and José Cura. Every year, Operalia takes place in a different city, with LA Opera hosting this year’s competition for its third appearance in Los Angeles; previous host cities have included Paris, Mexico, Madrid, Tokyo, Milan, Moscow, Beijing and Verona. The Operalia final concert will be available for free streaming for 90 days after its initial presentation. The program can be watched via PCs and Mac computers, as well as on the go via medici.tv’s application for iOS and Android devices – the gateway for music lovers to enjoy the world’s greatest classical performances anywhere and anytime.
Louisville Orchestra launches bright new era under new Music Director Teddy Abrams (Sep 6)Published: August 26, 2014
When audience members take their seats in the Whitney Hall on September 6 for the opening gala of the Louisville Orchestra’s 2014-15 season, they will be helping to write a fresh and exciting new chapter of the orchestra’s history. With a new leadership team in place, headed by the dynamic new Music Director Teddy Abrams and Executive Director Andrew Kipe, together with positive financial results posted for 2013-14, and a local community galvanized by the orchestra’s upward trajectory and its plans to take music out into the city, the season promises to put Louisville back on America’s musical map.
Tenor Nicholas Phan looks forward to adventurous 2014-15 seasonPublished: August 25, 2014
Fresh from a triumphant performance as Candide at the Tanglewood Festival, tenor Nicholas Phan launches his 2014-15 season in Chicago as Artistic Director of the Collaborative Works Festival, exploring the music of three great Romantics in “Love Songs: Clara Wieck, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.” Repertoire both earlier and more recent than the Romantic era rounds out a wide-ranging new season for the fast-rising Phan – “an artist who must be heard” (NPR) – highlighted by his return to the Cleveland Orchestra, as soloist in Bach’s monumental B-minor Mass with Franz Welser-Möst; his debut with the Dallas Symphony performing Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings; a program of Bach Cantatas at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra and Helmuth Rilling; and a return to Houston Grand Opera for Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. In March Phan returns to Carnegie Hall for his second solo recital, performing a pastiche song cycle of early English songs entitled A Painted Tale, which the tenor himself assembled and looks forward to recording for release in early 2015 on the Avie label.