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Archive for 2009

Lithuanian Embassy

By Gary Tischler With all the great music and musicians, the social schmoozing opportunities, and the convivial receptions, the Embassy Series exists primarily as an effective tool to conduct cultural diplomacy.  Sometimes, an event can transcend mission and goals, and even the pure enjoyment of great music.  At the Lithuanian […]

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Gerardo Perez Capdevila

By Stephen Neal Dennis After the success of Andres Segovia and Carlos Montaya in turning the guitar into a concert instrument, transcribing music by earlier composers into guitar arrangements, and encourging great composers in the Hispanic world to write new pieces for the instrument, there is now […]

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Just Enough Cooke: Sasha Cooke Dazzles at the Austrian Embassy

By Joe Banno, The Washington Post  Those who attended mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke’s Austrian Embassy recital on Monday hoping to hear a healthy dose of opera doubtless left quite satisfied. This poised and lovely singer – who made a big impression on audiences in the Met’s recent production […]

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