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"Other guys give chocolates when they fall in love; Mozart wrote violin concertos." The Second International Music Festival of Bogotá, Day Two:

Dateline: Bogotá, Colombia, Thursday, April 2, 2015Day 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 orchestra, the…See More
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Rite of String, Part II InterHarmony Highlights a Prismatic Array of Artists and Music WEILL RECITAL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL May 7, 2015 AT 8PM

The InterHarmony International Music Festival presents the final concert of its 2015 series at Weill Recital Hall on May 7 at 8:00. Members of this year's acclaimed faculty will perform alongside their students, showcasing the young IIMF talent taking the world's stages by storm.  For tickets call CarnegieCharge…See More
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May 7, 2015 from 8pm to 10pm
The InterHarmony International Music Festival presents the final concert of its 2015 series at Weill Recital Hall on May 7 at 8:00. Members of this year's acclaimed faculty will perform alongside their students, showcasing the young IIMF talent taking the world's stages by storm.  For tickets call CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or, for more information, go to www.interharmony.com. Each year, Music Director Misha Quint brings together a handpicked group of young virtuosi…See More
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Rite of String, Part II InterHarmony Highlights a Prismatic Array of Artists and Music Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall May 7, 2015 at 8PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

May 7, 2015 from 8pm to 10pm
The InterHarmony International Music Festival presents the final concert of its 2015 series at Weill Recital Hall on May 7 at 8:00. Members of this year's acclaimed faculty will perform alongside their students, showcasing the young IIMF talent taking the world's stages by storm.  For tickets call CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or, for more information, go to www.interharmony.com. Each year, Music Director Misha Quint brings together a handpicked group of young virtuosi…See More
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Michael Daugherty’s Latest Concerto to Feature Zuill Bailey

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Michael Daugherty’s Latest Concerto to Feature Zuill Bailey

 

Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s newest concerto for cello and orchestra, “Tales of Hemingway,”…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on April 21, 2015 at 11:00am

Bogotá es Mozart: The Second International Music Festival of Bogotá, Day One

Dateline: Bogotá, Colombia, Thursday, April 1, 2015

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…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on April 14, 2015 at 9:35am

Minnesota Orchestra Headed for Havana on Historic Trip

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…

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Posted by Greg Cahill on April 13, 2015 at 12:36pm

Sphinx Organization Announces New Successor

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on April 1, 2015 at 3:33pm

Indianapolis Symphony Speaks Out On Controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The following statement was posted on Monday:



As the Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I want to reaffirm our institution’s commitment to inclusiveness.  The ISO does not discriminate in its hiring of staff, orchestra musicians or guest artists, and our performances and programs are open to all.



The recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has brought unnecessary negative attention to our…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on April 1, 2015 at 1:04pm

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