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October 6, 2011

October 6, 2011

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Julius Drake,Opera,Simon Keenlyside — Administrator @ 10:55 am


The DVD of Verdi's Don Carlo has received Gramophone's 2011 award for DVD Performance.


The CD of Britten's Songs & Proverbs of William Blake, performed by Gerald Finley and Julius Drake, has received Gramophone's 2011 award for Solo Vocal performance.

March 27, 2010

March 27, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Jayce Ogren,Music — Administrator @ 9:02 am

“Lieberson Songs of Love and Sorrow with Gerald Finley Premiered at BSO,”
by Mark DeVoto, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

March 26, 2010

March 25, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Jayce Ogren,Music,Uncategorized — Administrator @ 5:38 pm

LIEBERSON Songs of Love and Sorrow, for baritone and orchestra

Performance Dates:

Wednesday March 24, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. (Open Rehearsal)

Thursday March 25, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Friday March 26, 2010, at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday March 27, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday March 30, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Program:

SIBELIUS Finlandia

SIBELIUS Valse triste

LIEBERSON Songs of Love and Sorrow, for baritone and orchestra (world premiere; BSO commission)

SCHUBERT Symphony in C, The Great

Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jayce Ogren

Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

“Finley was superb in this first performance, and Ogren did an honorable job filling in on short notice. Schubert and Sibelius rounded out the program. But the night belonged to Lieberson.”–from article “Lieberson returns to Neruda’s well,” by Jeremy Eichler, boston.com

“Lieberson’s new song cycle given a moving premiere by Finley, Boston Symphony,” review by Keith Powers, The Classical Review

Jayce Ogren

March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Music — Administrator @ 3:42 pm

Purcell: The Indian Queen


Purcell: The Indian Queen / Hogwood, Bott, Kirkby, et al.
arkivmusic.com

Release Date: 10/17/1995
Label: L’oiseau-lyre London/Decca
Catalog #: 444339
Spars Code: DDD

Composer: Henry Purcell

Performers: Emma Kirkby, Gerald Finley, Thomas Williams, Catherine Bott, Libby Crabtree,
Julian Podger, David Thomas, Helen Parker, John Mark Ainsley,
Simon Berridge

Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music Chorus, Academy of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble

Number of Discs: 1

Recorded in: Stereo

Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins.

This CD requires additional production time of 3-5 business days.

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic and includes liner notes.

February 17, 2010

February 17, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Ian Bostridge,Music,Nikolaj Znaider — Administrator @ 12:17 pm

Wednesday November 10, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday November 11, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday November 13, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

New York Philharmonic

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Carolyn Sampson, Soprano
Alice Coote, Mezzo-Soprano
Allan Clayton, Tenor
Gerald Finley, Bass-Baritone
New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director

New York: Thursday December 2, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday December 4, 2010, at 8 p.m.

Tuesday December 7, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn

New York Philharmonic

Sir Colin Davis, Conductor
Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano
Ian Bostridge, Tenor

New York: Thursday December 9, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.


Friday December 10, 2010, at 8 p.m.


Saturday December 11, 2010, at 8 p.m.

ELGAR Introduction and Allegro

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425, “Linz” (1783)

ELGAR Violin Concerto

New York Philharmonic
Sir Colin Davis, conductor
Nikolaj Znaider, violin


Los Angeles: Thursday April 14, 2011, 8 p.m.

Friday April 15, 2011, 8 p.m.

Saturday April 16, 2011, 2 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky, conductor

Nikolaj Znaider, violin

Elgar: Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Capucon brothers play Brahms at Wigmore Hall, review–telegraph.co.uk

January 30, 2010

January 30, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Ian Bostridge,Music — Administrator @ 11:30 am

29 October 2010 / 19:30

Barbican Hall
, London

Scarlatti: Se non qual vento
Vivaldi: La tiranna
Caldara: Lo so con periglia
Handel: Scorta siate
Handel: From celestial seats
Boyce: Softly rise

Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Ian Bostridge, tenor

9 March 2011 / 19:30

Barbican Hall
, London
An evening of chamber music

Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Gerald Finley, baritone

January 11, 2010

Gerald Finley & great operatic arias, in English

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Opera — Administrator @ 2:10 pm

Great Operatic Arias, in English



amazon.co.uk

The Chandos recording of opera arias sung in English by Gerald Finley has a scheduled release date of 1 February 2010 at amazon.co.uk.

The release date is 23 February 2010 at amazon.com.

Product description:

Leading baritone and dramatic interpreter of his generation, Gerald Finley is an artist who sets alight the stage and delights the ear, whatever the role he portrays.

On this his first arias disc, and first for Opera in English, he explores a broad range of repertory: old favourites, hidden treasures and roles which he himself has created, among them J.Robert Oppenheimer in John Adams’s Doctor Atomic and Harry Heegan in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie.

English National Opera director, Edward Gardner offers a great understanding of Opera in English and here conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in his debut on Chandos.

Photos of the recording session can be seen at geraldfinley.info.

“Le baryton canadien Gerald Finley est maintenant reconnu comme l’un des grands interprètes actuels de la mélodie.”–Claude Gingras, La Presse

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