October Updates


Steven Isserlis and Robert Levin join forces to perform the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas – with a fortepiano – in a two-concert series at Boston's Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum Oct. 25 & Nov. 1.

If you've not procured tickets for this already sold-out event,  look for Isserlis and Levin in all-Beethoven concerts for Cornell Concert Series(Oct. 27) and Washington Performing Arts (Oct. 29), and be sure to check out their Hyperion recording of the works! 

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani joined the BBC Symphony at the Barbican on Oct. 3, performing Gorecki's Harpsichord Concerto as part of an all-Gorecki program.  

You can listen to the performance via BBC Radio 3 here

And, just for fun, enjoy this video of Esfahani trying out a modern "classic" harpsichord, built in a 17th-century Flemish style. 

Gramophone Magazine has just published a podcast interview with Maestro Christoph von Dohnányi, discussing the long-term musical relationships of his career, a new recording of Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 with the Philharmonia Orchestra, his new digital archive and more.  

Listen to the podcast here.

PBS NewsHour marked the official end of summer with a lovely broadcast interview with Rob Kapilow, discussing what makes Gershwin's Summertime so wonderfully great. 

Watch the segment here

Marc-André Hamelinwowed Washington, DC audiences with a recital of Medtner, Feinberg, Debussy and Liszt. The concert marked the opening of the 50th anniversary of the International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM).

"Above all, it was the simplicity of approach that allowed the music to rise to the level of exalted declamation of great poetry. This was playing that restored the concept of virtue to the term virtuoso, leaving no doubt that Hamelin is one of the finest Liszt players today."  – Patrick Rucker, THE WASHINGTON POST, Oct. 5, 2015

After Oct. performances of the Bernstein Serenade and the Barber Violin Concerto, Anne Akiko Meyers joins David Lockington and thePasadena Symphony for Vivaldi Four Seasons.  

Her recording of the Bernstein is on her latest recording, Serenade: The Love Album, the Barber is on her 2015 disc The American Masters, and the Vivaldi Four Seasons was featured on her chart-topping 2014 disc, The Vivaldi Album

Bass-baritone Dashon Burton is in the midst of a busy stretch: he sang the Mozart Requiem with theHandel & Haydn Society in Boston, and sings William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast with the Charleston Symphony Nov. 6 and 7.

In December Burton sings Messiahs with the Kansas City SymphonyBoston Baroque, and the New Jersey Symphony