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  • Composer's quest: Define O.C. in 20 minutes of music. You can help.

    Composer's quest: Define O.C. in 20 minutes of music. You can help.
    Making the rounds in Orange County over the past year, Narong Prangcharoen may have looked more like Ken Burns than Beethoven. The Pacific Symphony's composer-in-residence has interviewed people about their cultural heritage and spirituality. He's taken...
  • For Orlando Philharmonic, Eric Jacobsen wants to mix old with new

    For Orlando Philharmonic,  Eric Jacobsen wants to mix old with new
    Eric Jacobsen has made his name by challenging people's ideas about classical music. He co-founded The Knights, a New York-based orchestra in which open-minded musical friends expand upon traditional works with new compositions. And he is a founding...
  • Fundraising lags for phase 2 of arts center; county OKs extension

    Fundraising lags for phase 2 of arts center; county OKs extension
    With private fundraising behind schedule, the next phase of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open at least a year later than planned. On Tuesday, the arts center received a two-year extension from the Orange County Commission to...
  • Concert violinist files suit seeking $80K for broken bow

    A Los Angeles concert violinist says a Burbank man offered to repair his $80,000 violin bow but broke it instead — and now he wants the man to pay for it. Earlier this month, Leonidas Kavakos, a violinist who has performed with the Berlin...
  • Concert celebrates new AIDS museum

    Concert celebrates new AIDS museum
    A recent South Florida Symphony Orchestra concert celebrated the grand opening of the World AIDS Museum and Education Center in Wilton Manors and to honor AIDS health care providers. The concert, staged at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in...
  • HSO, Violinist Leonid Sigal At Bushnell

    HSO, Violinist Leonid Sigal At Bushnell
    In the 19th and early 20th centuries, before movie and television screens dominated the cultural landscape, there was no escaping the overwhelming pull of the opera, so much so that newish instrumental genres — fantasies, rhapsodies, paraphrases,...
  • Friday: Jazz showcase celebrating 50th anniversary of Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" at Miller Symphony Hall

    Friday: Jazz showcase celebrating 50th anniversary of Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" at Miller Symphony Hall
    NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman and his group, EXPANSIONS, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's iconic jazz album "A Love Supreme," by performing renditions of its recordings and assorted late period ballads, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at...
  • Virgil and Lenny: Their words about music defined an era

    They don't make American icons like Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein anymore. For decades during the last century, each artist reigned with unchallenged authority in his particular sphere, Thomson as the nation's most brilliant and erudite music...
  • Mica Levi and orchestra go truly 'Under the Skin' at the Regent

    Mica Levi and orchestra go truly 'Under the Skin' at the Regent
    Mica Levi’s score for “Under the Skin,” the eerie 2013 film about alien seduction, leaves more of a sonic imprint than the voice of the unnamed protagonist who guides the action. The young British songwriter-composer, known to pop...
  • Arts and culture accounted for nearly $700 billion in U.S. GDP

    The arts-and-culture sector of the economy that includes broadcasting, film and publishing industries contributed $698.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012, according to a federal report released Monday. The study by the the National Endowment for...
  • Elton John, the Who top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup

    Elton John, the Who top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup
    Elton John, the Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Pitbull, Trombone Shorty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ed Sheeran and T.I. are among dozens of acts slated to play the 2015 Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, one of the biggest and most diverse music...