Interviews

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In touch with Jorja Fleezanis
Concertmaster and Prophet
Jorja Fleezanis became one of two female concertmasters in the country when the Minnesota Orchestra recruited her in 1989. After twenty years in that position, the longest tenured concertmaster in the orchestra’s history, she joined the faculty of Indiana University
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In touch with The King’s Singers
Kings of A Capella
Taking its name from their alma mater King’s College Cambridge, The King’s Singers was officially formed in 1968. It all began with six choral scholars singing six days a week in the college chapel, performing at dinners and balls, as
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In touch with Pablo Heras-Casado
An engaging interpreter of baroque and contemporary music as well as of the mainstream symphonic repertoire, Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado maintains a busy schedule in the concert hall, opera house and recording studio. He holds the position of Principal Conductor
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In touch with Dennis O’Neill
One of the world’s most well-loved and experienced singers, Welsh tenor Dennis O’Neill has been performing to audiences across the world for over 30 years. A celebrated exponent of Italian opera, especially Verdi, he is closely associated with many opera
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In touch with Desirée Rancatore
Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore is one of the most exciting singers of our time. A leading exponent of the Italian operatic tradition, she maintains a busy schedule at opera houses in her native country and in cities such as Paris,
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In touch with Vladimir Ashkenazy
“I Believe in Destiny”
Vladimir Ashkenazy has it all. He won prizes in three major piano competitions – Chopin, Queen Elizabeth and Tchaikovsky. He recorded the complete piano works by Rachmaninov, Chopin and Schumann; the complete sonatas by Beethoven, Scriabin; the complete piano concertos
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In touch with Ed Barker
Returning to China
In 1979, the Boston Symphony Orchestra became the first western orchestra to tour China, following the opening of the country to the West. The date is important, when you consider that 1978 marked the reopening of the Chinese conservatories and
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In touch with Lorin Maazel
In anticipation of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s visit to China in May, we caught up with Maestro Lorin Maazel and asked him a few questions about his work in China and repertoire for touring orchestras.
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