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French Impressions of Spain at the Festival Pablo Casals Prades 2015

Dateline: Prades, France, Saint Michel de Cuxa Abbey, 9 p.m., August 3, 2015 - all photos by Hugues ArgenceFor its August 3 program, called Impressions from Spain, in the iconic 10th century church which has become inseparably identified with Pablo Casals, the Festival Pablo Casals Prades 2015 assembled a program of Spanish-influenced music by a galaxy of composers and musicians who inhabited the European capitals Casals himself frequented before WWII changed so profoundly his life. Both the…See More
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Angklung

I’m really a big fan of percussion instruments especially when it talks about bamboo instruments. Bamboos are very useful and can be used in a variety of purposes just like in music. Many instruments have been made out of this tall grass and most of them are really pleasing to hear. Angklung is one of the best bamboo instruments that is percussive and creates sound uniquely. It’s made up of a frame and two little bamboo cuts hanged inside and carved alike that when shaken it produces an amazing…See More
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Sumptuous Brahms and an Assortment of Schubert Highlight Sunday Night at the Festival Pablo Casals Prades 2015

Dateline: Prades, France, Église Saint Pierre, 9 p.m., August 2, 2015Led with consummate, discrete elegance by violinist Hagai Shaham, an all-star band of soloists played Brahms' Sextet in G major, Op. 36 with a spontaneous blend of passion, teamwork and virtuosity that paid tribute to the 2015 edition of the Festival Pablo Casals Prades, celebrating its 65th birthday. It was as if the music, and the great Catalan cellist's indomitable spirit, were being born anew in the crucible of a…See More
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Sumptuous Brahms and an Assortment of Schubert Highlight Sunday Night at the Festival Pablo Casals Prades 2015

Dateline: Prades, France, Église Saint Pierre, 9 p.m., August 2, 2015Led with consummate, discrete elegance by violinist Hagai Shaham, an all-star band of soloists played Brahms' Sextet in G major, Op. 36 with a spontaneous blend of passion, teamwork and virtuosity that paid tribute to the 2015 edition of the Festival Pablo Casals Prades, celebrating its 65th birthday. It was as if the music, and the great Catalan cellist's indomitable spirit, were being born anew in the crucible of a…See More
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The Extra Music Binder - Every Orchestra Director's Best Friend

I cannot stand it when my students come to me and say they do not have their music. It is my ultimate pet peeve. So, I started making a few extra copies and organized them with dividers by title in a giant three ring binder. When the students enter class they unpack and put their music in the order that we will be rehearsing them in (I write the day’s agenda on the board). If they do not have their music they can get a copy from the “Extra Music Binder” while we are tuning or during…See More
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Humid Temperatures & Your Instrument

What advice could anyone provide about dealing with strings, bows, and instruments in hotter, more humid enviroments?See More
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Remembering Chicago Sinfonietta Founder Paul Freeman (1936-2015)

Maestro Paul Freeman, founder of the Chicago Sinfonietta, died on July 21 after years of struggling with various physical ailments, a sinfonietta press release states. He was 79.Freeman, who founded the orchestra in 1987 and remained at its helm as the music director for 24 years until his retirement in 2011, is renowned as…See More
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Remembering Chicago Sinfonietta Founder Paul Freeman (1936-2015)

Maestro Paul Freeman, founder of the Chicago Sinfonietta, died on July 21 after years of struggling with various physical ailments, a sinfonietta press release states. He was 79.Freeman, who founded the orchestra in 1987 and remained at its helm as the music director for 24 years until his retirement in 2011, is renowned as…See More
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Making Beethoven a Reality at the Incontri in Terra di Siena Festival 2015

Dateline: Pienza, Italy, Pieve di Corsignano, 8:30 p.m., July 29, 2015Reading the music off a quartet of Mac laptops, the Borromeo String Quartet (violinists Nicholas Kitchen and Kristopher Tong, violist Mai Motobuchi and cellist Yeesun Kim), continued their 25th birthday celebrations with an aperitif in the form of Bach's C sharp minor fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier before plunging into Beethoven's two most popular late quartets, Op. 131 and 132. Played according to impressive hi-tech…See More
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Sumptuous Brahms and an Assortment of Schubert Highlight Sunday Night at the Festival Pablo Casals Prades 2015

Dateline: Prades, France, Église Saint Pierre, 9 p.m., August 2, 2015

Led with consummate, discrete elegance by violinist Hagai Shaham, an all-star band of soloists played Brahms' Sextet in G major, Op. 36 with a spontaneous blend of passion, teamwork and virtuosity that paid tribute to the 2015 edition of the Festival Pablo Casals Prades, celebrating its 65th birthday. It was as if the music, and the great Catalan cellist's indomitable…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 3, 2015 at 12:07am

Remembering Chicago Sinfonietta Founder Paul Freeman (1936-2015)

Maestro Paul Freeman, founder of the Chicago Sinfonietta, died on July 21 after years of struggling with various physical ailments, a sinfonietta press release states. He was 79.

Freeman, who founded the orchestra in 1987 and remained at its helm as the music director for 24 years…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on July 30, 2015 at 10:31am

Bach, Thomas Quasthoff and the Verbier Festival Defy Mortal Storms

Dateline: Verbier, Switzerland, Salle des Combins, 6 p.m., July 24, 2015

Just as Thomas Quasthoff began conducting the opening measures of the 21-year old Verbier Festival's first ever performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion Friday night, an approaching thunderstorm arrived from over the surrounding high Alps,…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on July 25, 2015 at 7:00am

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a NY Phil Violinist?

If you’ve ever wondered what the audition process is like for a professional orchestra, here’s your chance to take a stab at the repertoire and see if you’re up to snuff. In what is typically an undisclosed process, the New York Philharmonic has released its section violin audition packet and made it available to…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on July 21, 2015 at 9:35am

The Bennewitz Quartet, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Irony and a Racing Red Ferrari at Lord Menuhin's Festival and Academy in Gstaad

Dateline: Rougemont, Switzerland, Temple de Château-d'Œx, 5:30 p.m., July 19, 2015

As festivals do these days, the 2015 installment of the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, founded in 1957 by the man everyone in the famed Alpine resort and surrounding communities calls Lord Menuhin, has a theme intended to provide numerous points of departure to explore and expand classical music's horizons: Irony and…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on July 21, 2015 at 12:30am

Dream Teams Play Kurtág, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Nono: The Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival 2015

Dateline: Lockenhaus, Austria, the Town Hall and the Pfarrkirche, July 15, 2015

Classical music dream teams dominated the day's and night's events Wednesday at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival: Soprano Anne Marie Pammer and violinist Ilya Gringolts; pianists Cristina Barbuti and Alexander Lonquich; the Vallardo-Kelemen-Altstaedt Trio, specially-constituted for the Festival; and the Quatuor…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on July 16, 2015 at 8:09am

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