Lee Lamont 1932-2018


Lenore Tagliamonte, known to the world of Classical music by her professional name, Lee Lamont, passed away quietly in her sleep in the early morning hours of Feb 13, 2018, at the age of 86.  Prior to retirement in 2002, she had devoted more than forty years to nurturing, guiding and supporting classical musicians and performing artists.  ... »

Inon Barnatan named new SummerFest music director by La Jolla Music Society

Inon Barnatan
The San Diego Union-Tribune

Acclaimed pianist Inon Barnatan has been chosen by the La Jolla Music Society to succeed Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin as the music director of SummerFest, the nonprofit arts organization’s annual August chamber-music festival.

The Israeli-born, New York-based Barnatan will be only the fourth SummerFest music director in the event’s 32-year history. ... »

Review: SPCO, Biss bond over Beethoven

Jonathan Biss
Pioneer Press

It happened in Mahtomedi. It was during intermission of a concert last Sunday afternoon at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church that the musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra found out that they had just won the Grammy for "Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance."

Yes, these are good days for the SPCO. In addition to inventive programming like the Schubert mash-up with Renaissance and modern music that won them a Grammy, the orchestra is cultivating all sorts of intriguing collaborations. And not just with the soloists and creative curators who hold the title of "artistic partner." Pianist Jonathan Biss isn't on that list, and yet he's become such a frequent visitor that his chemistry with the SPCO musicians has become something special.

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