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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in the United States

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Reno100 Years of Bernstein

Bernstein, Shostakovich
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra; Laura Jackson; Reno Philharmonic Chorus; Elena Perroni; Olga Perez Flora; James Flora

Sioux FallsCandide

Bernstein: Candide
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra; David D Gier; John McVeigh; Robert Orth; Lindsay Ammann; Meghan Picerno

Los AngelesDudamel Conducts Beethoven 9 & Bernstein

Beethoven, Bernstein
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Grant Gershon; Los Angeles Master Chorale; John Holiday; Julianna Di Giacomo; Jennifer Johnson Cano

Deal ParkA Time for Us...

Bernstein
Ryan Janes Brandau, Conductor

BostonRising Star Sirena Huang Plays Beethoven

Bernstein, Beethoven, Mendelssohn
and Brahms Society Bach, Beethoven; Sirena Huang
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Glittering Candide: a celebration at Carnegie Hall

Erin Morley (Cunegonde) © Chris Lee
Candide is a witty satiric fable, intelligent, literary but not to a fault, and vastly entertaining. Created by a team of collaborators who fell out at different times in the work’s 52 year history – at one point or another, Lillian Hellman, Richard Wilbur, John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Stephen Sondheim and, of course, composer Leonard Bernstein had a hand in it – it is unique in the operat
*****
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Minnesota Orchestra reacquaint with old friends in Minneapolis

Markus Stenz © Molina Visuals
In Minneapolis, Markus Stenz and Louis Lortie present time-honored Austro-German symphonic masterpieces in committed and compelling performances.
****1
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A Boston Symphony performance marked by Mahler’s shadow

Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
At Carnegie Hall Jean-Yves Thibaudet successfully brought forward the mercurial character of Bernstein's music, while Andris Nelsons highlighted details in Shostakovich. 
*****
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Suk's monumental Asrael Symphony in Cleveland

Sergey Khachatryan © Marco Borggreve
Suk's five-movement "dance of death" gets a rare Cleveland outing under guest conductor Jakub Hrůša after Sergey Khachatryan performed Brahms' Violin Concerto.
***11
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Maid in Heaven: Odyssey Opera’s Giovanna d’Arco

Daniel Sutin (Giacomo) and Haeran Hong (Giovanna) © Kathy Wittman
Odyssey Opera comes full circle closing its season “Trial By Fire“ with another opera rooted in Schiller’s Die Jungfrau von Orléans, Giovanna d’Arco. Verdi’s seventh opera is an uneven, retrograde effort which fails to mine further the rich vein he had struck in Ernani.
***11
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