Brooklyn Art Song Society 2023-2024 Review: Circles I – Clara, Robert & Johannes

Photo Credit: Catherine Hancock Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) opened its 14th season with “Circles I: Clara, Robert & Johannes” on Friday, October 6th 2023 to an audience of engaged listeners and avid art song lovers. Artistic director Michael Brofman welcomed everyone and introduced Dean Whiteside of the Goethe-Institute for his pre-concert lecture pertaining to the intimate details behind some {…}

Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival Unveils 2024 Programming

The Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival has announced its 2024 season, led by Co-artistic Director Igor Levit and Artistic Director Thorsten Schmidt. Here is a rundown of the vocal performances on offer. Christian Gerheher and Gerold Hubert showcase lieder by Brahms. Performance Date: March 16, 2024 The Bundesjungenchor will present “PAX – A Choir Theater.” Anne Kohler leads the performance alongside choreographer Gabriel {…}

CAL PERFORMANCES 2022 Review: Sunday in the Park with Jamie Barton & Jake Heggie

On April 3, 2022, CAL PERFORMANCES presented “Sunday in the Park,” a musical celebration that filled the heart, mind, and soul for nearly two hours. Two artists of exceptional talent—Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano extraordinaire and noted American composer and pianist Jake Heggie—offered a program ranging from Schubert and Brahms to Price and Heggie himself. The concert was a sheer and satisfying delight {…}

San Francisco Opera Announces ‘Opera Aficionado’ Online Discussions in November 2021

(Credits: San Francisco Opera) The San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community has announced new “Opera Aficionado” online discussions in November 2021 on the topic of composers who did not compose an opera. San Francisco Opera Dramaturg Emeritus Kip Cranna will talk about German composer Johann Sebastian Bach, analyzing possible reasons why the famed German did not compose {…}