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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



  • 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.

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  • Tenor Nicholas Phan looks forward to adventurous 2014-15 season
    Published: 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.

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  • Daniil Trifonov, piano’s “tender demon”, offers orchestra debuts, recitals worldwide & return to Carnegie in 2014-15
    Published: August 21, 2014

    Pianist Daniil Trifonov burst on to the classical music scene as recently as 2011 but has quickly won the admiration of fellow musicians, superlative reviews, and acclaim as the most gifted player of his generation. His 2014-15 season shows the 23-year-old continuing to develop his repertory, extend his international reputation, build relationships with high-caliber artists, and demonstrate his versatility in solo, chamber and orchestral programs. The season includes performances at Carnegie Hall, orchestral debuts in Seattle, Toronto, Atlanta and Dallas, appearances with the Vienna, Cleveland, Chicago, and Philharmonia symphony orchestras, solo recitals in Munich and London’s Royal Festival Hall, and a pair of tours with Gidon Kremer and the violinist’s orchestra, Kremerata Baltica.

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  • Annecy Classic Festival on (Aug 19-29), with Denis Matsuev, Yuja Wang, more
    Published: August 20, 2014

    Adding to its coverage of the European summer festival scene, will webcast eleven concerts from the fourth annual Annecy Classic Festival in France (Aug 19-29), the majority of them live. The Annecy festival on commences August 19, with Zoltán Kocsis conducting the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in a program of Dvorák and Liszt, with pianist Denis Matsuev – co-director of the festival – in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other highlights include Robert King conducting Handel’s Messiah (Aug 21), pianist Roger Muraro playing Wagner and Liszt (Aug 23) and two concerts of Yuri Temirkanov leading the St. Petersburg Philharmonic – one an all-Russian program featuring cellist Alexandre Kniazev and pianist Yuja Wang (Aug 28) and the other of Rossini, Brahms and Elgar with Matsuev (Aug 29). Other top artists performing at Annecy this summer include violinist Laurent Korcia and pianists Benjamin Grosvenor and David Fray, among others. Annecy, an Alpine town lying between lake and mountains, has preserved its authenticity and charm through the centuries; since 2010, the Annecy Classic Festival has staged concerts in the town’s most historic sites. A detailed list of this summer’s Annecy concerts on appears below. 

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