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  • Pixar movies come alive at symphony pops concert

    Movie technology gets symphonic treatment when the Virginia Symphony Pops presents "Pixar in Concert" next month. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News;...
  • Gustavo Dudamel, waylaid by 'severe' flu, cancels in New York

    Gustavo Dudamel, waylaid by 'severe' flu, cancels in New York
    Gustavo Dudamel has withdrawn from a series of concerts with the New York Philharmonic, citing a severe case of the flu. The conductor was expected to lead concerts featuring Bruckner's Ninth Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center starting...
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • National Symphony offers soaring Strauss program with Eschenbach, Goerke, Relyea

    National Symphony offers soaring Strauss program with Eschenbach, Goerke, Relyea
    Richard Strauss never lacks for attention, but the 150th anniversary of his birth this year offers a good excuse to get even more immersed in his brilliant music. The National Symphony Orchestra has gone all out honoring the composer. A couple weeks...
  • Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 'Clouds' with Jennifer Koh

     Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 'Clouds' with Jennifer Koh
    Five years ago in early spring, Esa-Pekka Salonen devoted his last Green Umbrella concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic to new works from emerging composers. One was a 29-year-old British composer who had joined the blossoming Brooklyn...
  • READER SUBMITTED: “Ellis Island" Multi-Media Concert Coming To Middletown On April 5

    The Greater Middletown Concert Association is announcing an event of important and exciting dimensions that will take place in Middletown at the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Drive, on Saturday evening, April 5. That is when the West Hartford...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Welcome Home, Richard Chiarappa

    On Saturday evening, April 5, Middletown will welcome a native son when he conducts the 70-member West Hartford Symphony Orchestra there. An extraordinary multi-media composition "Ellis Island - The Dream of America" by Peter Boyer will headline the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Wanted For Upcoming Exhibition

    Stories and photos of local residents or their Greater Middletown ancestors who came to America via New York's Ellis Island are wanted by the Greater Middletown Concert Association. They are preparing an exhibition and collection of "memories to share" on...
  • Review: Orbert Davis' new jazz symphony at College of DuPage

    Though listeners tend to think of Orbert Davis as trumpeter and conductor of his Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, during the past several years he has turned in some of his most striking contributions as composer. Large-scaled works such as "Havana Blue"...
  • Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews

    Simon Schama takes on a big topic: the history of the Jews
    When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all? That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
  • Strad Fest LA brings eight Stradivari violins together

    Strad Fest LA brings eight Stradivari violins together
    The violins of Antonio Stradivari are revered for being not only superb instruments but works of art. "They combine this magical quality of sound with spectacular craftsmanship," says Margaret Batjer, concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra....