Maestro Yuri Temirkanov is returning to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for 'Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky: Temirkanov Returns.' The famed Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, will be paying homage to two of Russia’s finest composers, with Denis Matsuev on the Piano.
As part of Lincoln Center's 50th Great Performers season, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's "All-Tchaikovsky" visit to David Geffen Hall on January 6th brought with it a program showcasing two of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's most beloved works (three, in fact, if the encore is to be counted): his 'Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor', his 'Symphony No. 5 in E minor', and, for the unexpected encore, the never-failing, “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker.
The classical crossover smash, Lang Lang, has released his most recent disc to date, Lang Lang in Paris. The LP is heavily rooted in the pianist's affinity for Chopin and Tchaikovsky. In the package is an exclusive performance from Lang Lang in the Hall of Mirros at the Chateau de Versailles in Paris, also--where he feels the music is most authentic and where he felt the pieces were presented most accurately.
For us Classicalites, the intimate splendor of Chopin and Tchaikovsky's solo piano music still resonates well across the centuries. And the transcriptions. There's a kind of beauty, even a turmoil, inside its sounding realm, as well as outside of it.
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will give the world premiere of Darryl Kubian’s commissioned work "O for a Muse of Fire" as part of its New Jersey Roots Project. The program will also include masterworks by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky featuring pianist Serhiy Salov. Jacques Lacombe will conduct the performances.
Calling in an understudy? Definitely not. While Elina Garanca, the Latvian mezzo-soprano, may be phoning in sick to this Sundays Metropolitan Opera performance, audiences will be pleased to know the Anna Netrebko intends to stand at the plate for her.
Earlier this evening, Anna Netrebko's title performance in the Metropolitan Opera's brand spankin' new production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta was interrupted at the very bitter end by a man Classicalite has identified as one Roman J. Torgovitsky--founder/CEO of Wounded Warrior Ukraine.
A recent update by Chicago's Joffrey Ballet has startled audiences--as the ballet plans on livestreaming a day-long rehearsal of Swan Lake between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 21. This, for some reason, has confounded most ballet goers.
Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema announces that it will present seven productions in HD at more than 450 movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada during the 2014-15 season. This is the fifth year of the Bolshoi Ballet broadcasts, presented by Pathé Live and By Experience.
Kiri Te Kanawa has said in a British television interview that she will retire from the opera stage. She's currently giving a cameo as the Duchess of Crackentorp in Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment at Covent Garden--and the staging has been massaged to give her an aria (from Puccini's Edgar, since you ask, as the Duchess is written as a speaking role). And that, she expects, will be it as far as the opera stage goes.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced two pieces of important news yesterday: The orchestra's widely-respected music director Riccardo Muti signed a new contract with the CSO, extending his tenure as music director through 2020; and the CSO announced programming for their 2014-15 season.
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will leave for Russia in November, part of its world tour celebrating the venerable ensemble's 125th anniversary. And one member of the orchestra, viola player Vincent Peters, is urging his band to make a statement about the Russian government's anti-LGBTQ policies.
Judge Richard J. Sullivan recently granted an extended curfew to disgraced businessman Alberto Vilar, so that he could attend the Metropolitan Opera's own scandal-ridden performance of 'Eugene Onegin.'
Inspired by both blue Albuquerque methamphetamine and English Romantic poetry, Hong had best hurry up with his mini-opera, 'Breaking Bad--Ozymandias.'
Anti-Putin protests at Met Opera raise many issues, but they crossed a line.