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The Castleton Festival Announces 2015 Season Highlights

The Castleton Festival Announces 2015 Season, Featuring Premiere of Derrick Wang’s Opera ‘Scalia/Ginsburg’ and Wynton Marsalis’ Summer Jazz Academy >>

The 2015 season will showcase Castleton’s rising stars alongside world-renowned artists in new productions of Gounod’s 'Roméo et Juliette,' Ravel’s 'L’heure espagnole' (The Spanish Hour), and a world premiere of Derrick Wang’s comic opera 'Scalia/Ginsburg.' Jazz at Lincoln Center, in conjunction with Wynton Marsalis, will host a summer Jazz Academy residency for high school musicians at Castleton.

Dicterow & Maazel

New York Philharmonic's Free Concert in Central Park Pays Tribute to Maestro Lorin Maazel with Barber's 'Adagio for Strings' >>

Since 1965, the New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks have been a must-do for all Gotham residents. But in light of the recent death of former NY Phil music director Lorin Maazel, tonight's concert in Central Park will be a bit more somber.

Legendary Conductor Lorin Maazel, 84, Dies at Virginia Estate

BREAKING: Legendary Conductor Lorin Maazel, 84, Dies at Virginia Estate >>

Maestro Lorin Maazel has passed away from complications following pneumonia at his estate in Virginia, the Castleton Festival announced on Sunday.

Castleton Festival Announces More Guest Artists

Maazel's Castleton Fest Announces Guests: Donald Runnicles, Maria Tucci, Dylan Baker and Patrick Breen >>

The Castleton Festival in Rappahannock County, Va. announced today that several high-profile guests will be joining the 2014 festival, which is set to open on June 28.

Defectors of Poverty and Crusaders of Justice: S.A.L.T. of the Earth Opera Singers Do a One-Off at Castleton Farms This March

A Time to Break Silence: S.A.L.T. of the Earth Opera Sings for Human Rights at Lorin Maazel's Castleton Farm in Virginia >>

Lorin Maazel's horse farm in Castleton, Va. will host for the second time A Time to Break Silence, an awareness event exploring the connections between art and human rights. An international group of singers called S.A.L.T. Opera (Sharing music, Aiding others, Loving Together) will be performing music that they believe has the power to help aid in the recovery of individuals who have endured the extreme hardships of war.

Classicalite's New Year’s Eve Concert Guide: Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, America

Classicalite Recording News: Sony Releasing Vienna Philharmonic (with Daniel Barenboim) New Year’s Day Concert 2014 >>

Sony Classical will issue a recording of the 2014 New Year's Day concert from the Vienna Philharmonic--conducted this year by Daniel Barenboim. Gramophone reports that Sony plans the release for January 13, 2014.

READ: Maestro Lorin Maazel on Kim Kardashian's No Underwear Bathroom Selfie...with Kanye West!

READ: Maestro Lorin Maazel on Kim Kardashian's No Underwear Bathroom Selfie...with Kanye West! >>

Yes, indeed, we've writ it here before. And now, alas, it must be wroughten yet again: No, Maestro Lorin Maazel is not the wordsmith his daughter is. It's not just us, though. Even the New York Post's "Page Six" concurs.

Classical Crossover: Bad Move...or Step Forward? >>

Classical music has its share of crossover artists, but is this really advancing the art form?

Facebook Fallout from Lorin Maazel's 'Opera Staging Madness' (Part Four?) >>

"If you feel seeing Desdemona urinate doesn't help you better to comprehend the subtleties of her spirit, speak up on YouTube, walk out (quietly), tell your friends." -- Maestro Lorin Maazel

READ: Maestro Lorin Maazel's Facebook, 'Opera Staging Madness' (Part Three) >>

"...If you read that a new production at your favorite opera house will be given of 'La Boheme' set in a Nepalese fish market with the Sex Pistols in the orchestra pit conducted by Sarah Palin, don't go." -- Maestro Lorin Maazel

READ: Maestro Lorin Maazel's Facebook, 'Opera Staging Madness' (Part Two) >>

"No need to desecrate the refinement of a tender soul in a fragile, ancient culture--and given soul-life by Puccini--by casting Butterfly as a hash-slinger in a San Diego diner." -- Maestro Lorin Maazel

READ: Maestro Lorin Maazel's Facebook, 'Opera Staging Madness' (Part One) >>

"An opera stage is not a psychiatrist's couch." -- Maestro Lorin Maazel

Woke Up Lonely

Oprah's Book Club 2.0: 'Woke Up Lonely' by Fiona Maazel >>

Fiona Maazel--daughter of Maestro Lorin Maazel--and her newest novel, 'Woke Up Lonely,' have just earned the seal of approval from none other than Oprah Winfrey.

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