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Dateline: Bogotá, Colombia, Thursday, April 2, 2015
Day Two of the 4-day, 63-concert, all-Mozart, Second International Music Festival of Bogotá got into full swing with 19 concerts at the Teatro Mayor and seven other of the Festival's 15, city-wide venues.
The most exceptional string sounds I heard were made by violinists Benjamin Schmid and Guy Braunstein, and by Colombia's national youth…Continue
Posted by Laurence Vittes on April 24, 2015 at 5:00pm
Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s newest concerto for cello and orchestra, “Tales of Hemingway,”…Continue
Posted by Stephanie Powell on April 21, 2015 at 11:00am
Posted by Stephanie Powell on April 15, 2015 at 11:13am
During the first four days of April in Bogotá, the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo presented 63 sold-out concerts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music performed by an international array of world-class classical musicians to play for the city's…Continue
Posted by Laurence Vittes on April 14, 2015 at 9:35am
Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä will lose one of his only vacation weeks in early May, but he couldn’t be happier—a hastily scheduled tour that is due to find the MO performing in Cuba is making history as it becomes the first U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since President Obama announced steps earlier this year to re-establish diplomatic relations.
“It means that I lost my almost only vacation week of the spring, and I’m really happy,” he told the Minnesota…Continue
Posted by Greg Cahill on April 13, 2015 at 12:36pm