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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Kiri Te Kanawa – Royal Albert Hall Concert 1987
Posted February 26th, 2017
Kiri just posted this from 30 years ago. The sound is occasionally wonky and not in synch, but her “Sogno di Doretta” and, well, just about everything she did that night were magnificent. Watching Jeremy do My Fair Lady brought back many memories … two broadcasts the same day … Enjoy!
Celebrations 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.
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 Street
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