Pretty Yende Joins Princeton Symphony Orchestra for Two Special Concerts

(Credit: Dario Acosta) Superstar soprano Pretty Yende is set to perform alongside the Princeton Symphony Orchestra this January at the Richardson Auditorium. Yende will take on Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” as well as arias from Verdi’s “La Traviata” and Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.” The orchestra will also play Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and music by Verdi and Rossini. {…}

Joelle Harvey to Headline Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Fridays on the Farm: American Masters’

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra has announced that it will present “Fridays on the Farm: American Masters” on July 2, 2021. The performance, which will take place at The Venue at Goebberts in Pinegree Grove, Illinois will feature soprano Joelle Harvey as she takes on Barber’s iconic “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.” Harvey is an internationally renowned soprano who has performed at {…}

Christian Gerhaher, Joyce DiDonato, Józef Orliński, Benjamin Bernheim Among Nominees for Gramophone Awards 2020

Credit: Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Gramophone has announced the recordings that have advanced to the final round of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2020. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal, choral, and opera categories. The first contestant in the opera category is the Barber’s “Vanessa,” performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Glyndebourne Chorus, under the musical {…}