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Handel and Haydn Society Bid Farewell to Harry Christophers with ‘Creation’

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The Handel and Haydn Society will present Haydn’s “The Creation” on April 29 and May 1 at Boston’s Symphony Hall. The showcase will represent the last performances of Harry Christophers as artistic director of the company. The performance will be headlined by soprano Joélle Harvey, tenor Robert Murray, and bass-baritone Matthew Brook. Christophers was the artistic director of the Handel {…}

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Handel and Haydn Society To Use Grant for Artistic Diversity Efforts

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The Handel and Haydn Society has announced that it has been awarded a $19k grant from the League of American Orchestras, which it intends to use to further efforts toward equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts. The grant comes as part of the second round of The Catalyst Fund, a grant-making program by the League, made possible by grants {…}

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Q & A: Composer Marius Binder On His New Opera ‘Lorit’

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Each year The Haydn Foundation schedules a short opera program consisting of three or four works, performed in theaters in the northern Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige. What makes it stand out from the usual opera season is its commitment to staging contemporary works. This year it is performing two new works, the first of which is “Lorit – A {…}

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Jonathan Tetelman, Aigul Akhmetshina, Aušrine Stundyte, David Butt Philip & Sondra Radvanovsky lead Deutsche Oper Berlin’s 2024-25 Season

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The Deustche Oper Berlin has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Respighi’s “La Fiamma” will be directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Carlo Rizzi. The cast will include Aušrine Stundyte, Georgy Vasiliev, Vladislav Sulimsky, Martina Serafin, Sua Jo, Cristina Toledo, Martina Baroni, Karis Tucker, Caren Van Oijen, Doris Soffel, and Patrick Guetti. Performance Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 18, 2024 Enrique Mazzola {…}

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Beijing Music Festival Unveils 2023 Lineup

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The Beijing Music Festival has announced its 2023 season. Here is a rundown of the classical vocal performances. It opens with an opening concert featuring soprano Zhang Liping. Yang Yang conducts the China Philharmonic & Beijing Chinese Orchestra. Performance Date: Sept. 22, 2023 Yu Ji conducts the Chinese premiere of Haydn’s “Il Mondo della Luna” with a cast starring Yi Yang, {…}

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Rolando Villazón, Anna Prohaska, Rafael Fingerlos, Serena Sáenz, Edgardo Rocha Headline Mozart Week 2024

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The Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation has unveiled its plans for Mozart Week 2024. Rolando Villazón will launch the festivities in a concert alongside the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg under Roberto González-Monjas. The showcase will feature arias by Mozart and Salieri as well as his famed “Jupiter” Symphony. Performance Date: Jan. 24, 2024 Next up is a concert featuring Villazón alongside Ulrich Leisinger and {…}

Behind the Scenes, Interviews

Q & A: Marlon Daniel on the Chevalier de Saint-Georges & Systematic Racism in Classical Music

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Few artists have dedicated themselves to championing the works of composers of African and African American descent the way that conductor Marlon Daniel has. A Chicago native, Daniel has performed new works by such composers as Fred Onovwerosuoke, Dominique Le Gendre, and Adolphus Hailstork, among others. He also founded the Festival International de Music Saint-Georges in Guadaloupe and was the {…}