| Aug 26, 2010
| 9:34 PM
When is following Twitter during a classical concert not considered rude? How about when the orchestra expressly asks you to?
The Costa Mesa-based Pacific Symphony is requesting that patrons break with the rules of concert decorum on Saturday by...
| Dec 3, 2011
A bevy of Santas will not tap-dance their way into Rockette-style formations onstage to help the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrate the Christmas season this year.
That cute tradition, and the rest of the Holiday Spectacular presented by the BSO...
| Feb 2, 2012
European composers still tend to dominate most classical music programs in the United States, but the Columbia Orchestra makes a case for our country in a program titled "American Inspirations."
Some of that American music is freshly minted, too, in...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:01 PM
In "Deliverance," it was dueling banjos. Banjos fast and furious, with that country feel.
In Sunday's "America the Tubaful" concert, it was — you guessed it — dueling tubas. Tubas big and fat sounding, with a comedic vibe.
Playing a tuba-...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Who says classical music has to be a formal affair? Not PROJECT Trio, a classical chamber ensemble fueled by the sounds of rock 'n' roll, hip-hop and jazz, from Guns ‘N Roses to Duke Ellington.
With some 66 million hits on YouTube, appearances on...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Sitting criss-cross on the floor, four kindergartners each placed a hand on the double bass towering over them to feel the vibrations as it was played.
"Wow! How does that feel?" asked Pacific Symphony bassist Doug Basye. "Does it tickle?"
| Mar 26, 2012
| 6:15 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be jetting to the West Coast this week for a six-day, three-city tour — its first extended outing since Marin Alsop was named music director five years ago.
The tour, which begins Wednesday, opens with a...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:28 AM
Some of the loudest, most propulsive sounds to be heard outside of an Ozzfest arena show hit unsuspecting Baltimore Symphony Orchestra audiences last year during a circus-theme program devised by music director Marin Alsop.
One of the thrashing works...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:31 AM
It's still late-summer, but classical musicians can hardly wait to get back into the concert hall for the 2011-2012 season.
One of the first to return is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Marin Alsop leads a Gala Celebration concert Sept. 10 at...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 9:29 AM
The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra opens its 35th season on Saturday, Oct. 8, featuring works by Schubert, Haydn, Strauss and Copland, along with what SSO founder and music director Sheldon Bair describes as "two Russian barnburners" by Tchaikovsky and...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Laura Fehle, of New Windsor, was scheduled to present her senior soprano recital Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center at Frostburg State University, where she is a senior in the music department.
Fehle will be...