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Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City)

Boston -remiere for Korngold Rarity

By: David Bonetti - 09/16/2014
Boston -remiere for Korngold  RarityBest known for his film scores, Erich Wolfgang Korngold was a child prodigy in Vienna. "Die tote Stadt" is his operatic masterpiece. Long ignored, it is increasingly being performed internationally.

Joseph Rosen Starts Fall NY Music Season

James Cohn, Beethoven and Brahms

By: Susan Hall - 09/09/2014
James Cohn, Beethoven and BrahmsMusicians like Joe Rosen will keep all forms of music alive. Monthly or bi-monthly, in a lovely, open salon that seems to hover over the Hudson and the setting sun, Rosen gathers together special young musicians as they begin their careers in music, or continue them even if they have to have a day job elsewhere.

Fresh Grass Returns September 19th to 21st

Bluegrass Festival at Mass MoCa

By: Philip Kampe - 09/07/2014
Bluegrass Festival at Mass MoCaSee Bela Fleck and Emmylou Harris at the Fresh Grass Festival on September 19-21st at Mass MoCA. The line-up for the festival features The Duhks on opening night at 10:30pm. Gates open at 5:30pm with Michael Daves & Tony Trischka opening the show at 7pm, followed by Aoife O’Donovan at 8pm. Featured guests, the Carolina Chocolate Drops follow at 9:05pm, followed by The Duhks, a Canadian band whose music ranges from their northern roots to southern gospel and cajun zydeco.

Premiere of Works by Stephen Dankner

Clark Features Berkshire Composer October 12

By: Stephen Dankner - 09/01/2014
Clark Features Berkshire Composer October 12During a recent meeting in Williamstown the Berkshire Composer and Berkshire Fine Arts contributor, Stephen Denkner, discussed several world premieres over the next couple of months. His Quartets Nos. 14, 16 and 17 will be performed by the Dover String Quartet at the Clark Art Institute on October 12 at 3 PM.

Tony Bennett Returns to Tanglewood

American Jazz Master Flat Out at 88

By: Charles Giuliano - 09/01/2014
American Jazz Master Flat Out at 88The Tanglewood season closed with a near to capacity audience for national treasure Tony Bennett. Closing in on 90 yet again he uniquely rattled the renowned rusty pipes. He proved why Frank Sintra hailed him as the greatest jazz singer of his generation. Keeping forever young he is about to release an album of duets with Lady Gaga.

Josh Groban At Tanglewood

Falling in Love Again

By: Philip Kampe and Maria Reveley - 09/01/2014
Falling in Love AgainHumor, wit, charm and good looks equal Josh Groban. Like local favorite, Arlo Guthrie, Groban is a master storyteller.

TRAIN Keeps Chugging at Tanglewood

Wallflowers Shared the Stage

By: Philip Kampe and Maria Reveley - 08/30/2014
Wallflowers Shared the Stage TRAIN brought down the house at Tanglewood. In a return to the Berkshires classic TRAIN songs were mixed with songs from the upcoming new album, titled ‘Bulletproof Picasso.’ Yet again the middle aged rockers thrilled an audience of teenieboppers.

Javier Perianes Debuts at Ravinia

An Enchanter Beguiles at the Keyboard

By: Susan Hall - 08/23/2014
An Enchanter Beguiles at the KeyboardJavier Perianes has been nurtured by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Charles Dutoit. Already he has appeared at Carnegie Hall and in San Francisco. He performs Grieg with the Atlanta Symphony in November and is scheduled for both the Boston and Chicago Symphonies in 2015-16. At Ravinia you could hear why much is expected of this charming, impish and technically fabulous artist.

Mozart and Puccini Come to Life at HHOT

Grand Opera in Cambridge, New York

By: Chris Buchanan - 08/17/2014
Grand Opera in Cambridge, New YorkLe Nozze di Figaro and Gianni Schicchi play through August 24.“Gianni Schicchi” is a little known gem that you absolutely must go to see. As to "Nozze di Figaro", it is a long evening, but well worth it.

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