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  Last night I had the pleasure of attending OPUS, the current play running at Portland Center Stage. It’s a short play (it runs about 90 minutes) that examines the inner workings of a top-rank string quartet. It was a very enjoyable experience, and a play that can be enjoyed by both insiders and those [...]


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The Easter break continues for the Oregon Symphony, but most of us are in some way practicing for the rehearsals for next week’s classical subscription program, which is also the program that we’ll be recording for commercial release (our first with music director Carlos Kalmar) and taking to our Carnegie Hall debut on May 12th. [...]


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  It’s easy to forget, but we live on a pretty lonely planet – let’s do our part to keep it habitable.


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  Violist Sam Bergman has always been one of my favorite bloggers. We both started blogging at around the same time, and he’s always managed to make me think about things in new ways. Today, Sam has written a post that sums up the way many of us – both musicians and managers – feel [...]


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  German violinist Julia Fischer will be releasing a new album, entitled Poeme, on Decca Classics May 3, 2011, and it will be one of the last recordings issued with Yakov Kreizberg and the Monte Carlo Philharmonic.  Ms. Fischer has dedicated the album to Kreizberg’s memory: “In loving memory of Yakov Kreizberg, my closest friend, [...]


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The Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall is presenting a royal command performance of the Concertgebouw Orchestra with conductor Mariss Jansons and violinist Janine Jansen for free as part of Queen Beatrix’s visit to Berlin.  You can get complete details and watch the taped broadcast in high-definition for free by following this link. The concert features [...]


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This season has been a great one – lots of incredible guest conductors and soloists, and some wonderful repertoire, too. Next season promises to be equally fantastic. That still won’t deter me from putting out my wish list for soloists, conductors, and repertoire for upcoming seasons. Some of these ideas admittedly will be completely unworkable [...]


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  The first two of our three concerts here in Portland are done, and they’ve gone very well, indeed. (Salem residents, you get your chance on Tuesday night at Smith Auditorium at Willamette University.) I have to say, playing the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 with Canadian violinist James Ehnes has been a supreme pleasure. [...]


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  In just two hours the Oregon Symphony will play the first of three subscription concerts in Portland that may be a high point of our season thus far. I think Carlos arrived at the hall on Thursday with a burning desire to show that he’s still a relevant and potent force in the musical [...]


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The board of the Philadelphia Orchestra voted today to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This despite $140 million in the endowment. Some legal experts contend that the bankruptcy could be thrown out if it’s not perceived to have been taken in good faith. Others say that it is warranted. Some labor experts see it as [...]


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