| 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...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 10:36 AM
To evoke a person's soul, sometimes even the best words must give way to music, as shown in the world premiere of "Zora! We're Calling You!" Saturday night.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra debuted "Zora! We're Calling You," a commissioned work that...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 9:36 AM
A regular visitor to Chicago with a loyal audience he has carefully cultivated over several years, the pianist-showman Hershey Felder has performed solo shows at the Royal George Theatre about George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven. In...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 1:39 PM
I tend to avoid books about Bob Dylan that offer only interpretation or simply catalog the career moves or try to ferret out the motives of the man behind the music. I prefer books like Sean Wilentz’s. A professor of American history at Princeton...
| 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?"
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Celebrate the spirit as "Dancing Hearts" presents "Classical Rocks," Sunday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Resurrection Church, 3315 Greencastle Road, in Burtonsville. Enjoy works such as Aaron Copland's evocative Duo, Scott Joplin's irresistible Rags and the...