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John Mauceri’s distinguished and extraordinary career has brought him not only to the world’s greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, but also to the musical stages of Broadway and Hollywood, as well as the most prestigious halls of academia. Regarded as the world’s leading performer of the music of Hollywood’s émigré composers, he has taken the lead in the preservation and performance of many kinds of music and has supervised/conducted premieres by composers as diverse as Debussy, Stockhausen, Korngold, Bernstein, Hindemith, Elfman, Ives, and Shore. As an accomplished recording artist, John Mauceri has over 70 albums to his name, and is the recipient of Grammy, Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Edison, Cannes Classique, Billboard, two Diapasons d’Or, three Emmys, and four Deutsche Schallplatten Awards.

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The Met @ 50 – Full Text

Posted December 4th, 2016

Read John’s full text from his three part story The Met @ 50. Originally posted in three parts on HuffingtonPost.com collected here in it’s entirety.

Download The Met @ 50 as a PDF (5.5mb)

met-1966-67Celebrations evoking remembrance say a lot about us. We tend to use the decimal system and its major divisions to encourage reassessment in terms of looking back and connecting it to today. The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death seemed like a good excuse to perform his plays, though it is hard to imagine he really needed it. (I remember suggesting a concert honoring a major anniversary of Walt Disney’s death when I was told by an official at the company, “We do not celebrate deaths—only births.”) Read the rest of this entry »

The Top 25 Music Schools 2016

Posted November 29th, 2016

The Hollywood Reporter recently published its list of top 25 music schools. University of North Carolina School of the Arts ranked 5th.

Congratulations to everyone at UNCSA!!

Read the full list at HollywoodReporter.com

 

An Evening with John Mauceri

Posted November 29th, 2016

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his first concert: December 4th, 1966, Branford College.

December 4th, 2016 7:00-9:00PM, Branford Common Room, Branford College, 74 High Streetbradford college announcement

SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE: George Gershwin • Gil Shaham • Katharine Hepburn • Judy Garland • Sergei Rachmaninoff • Barbara Cook • Julie Andrews • Alan Menken • Carol Chan- ning • Lynn Redgrave • Patrick Stewart • Joel Grey • Miss Piggy • Audra McDonald • Kristin Chenoweth • William War eld • William War eld • Ma- donna • Angela Gheorghiu• Jane Eaglen

ALONG WITH: Yale Symphony • American Symphony Orchestra • Gewandhaus Orchestra• New York Philharmonic • Vienna Symphony • Hollywood Bowl Orchestra • Deutsches Symphonie Orchestra (Berlin) • Metropolitan Opera • New York City Opera • Royal Opera House • Covent Garden • Teatro alla Scala (Milan) • Teatro Regio (Turin) • Danish National Orchestra • WDR-Cologne

The Met Turns 50 – Part Three (Finale)

Posted November 19th, 2016

Inaugural Performance at the Met

The new house is no longer the new house. It is the Metropolitan Opera House and the old house is simply a glorious memory of my youth. And while we can rejoice in the achievement of the fifty-year-old house — because it is there to be experienced — we can also wonder at what music awaits rediscovery. On May 7, 2017, the Met will hold a gala with arias and ensembles from many operas and, for the first time in fifty years, it will perform “excerpts from Antony and Cleopatra.” Maybe you will be there and, having heard those excerpts in the hall that first brought it to life, you will want more of it. Perhaps, as Gustav Mahler once said of his own music, its time has come.


Read the full article The Met Turns 50 — Part Three at Huffington Post Arts & Culture.

You can also read all of John Mauceri’s blogs in his author archive at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-mauceri