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  • Tilson Thomas leads London Symphony in victory lap at Disney Hall

    Tilson Thomas leads London Symphony in victory lap at Disney Hall
    Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra go back a long way. One of their earliest collaborations was a terrific 1974 album with guitarist John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra called "Apocalypse," now seen as a landmark of jazz-...
  • Classical: Famed organist to perform in Allentown

    Classical: Famed organist to perform in Allentown
    Few organ fans have not heard the name Eric Plutz. The Princeton University organist has garnered critical acclaim, with performances called "stunning" by American Organist magazine. He has performed as a soloist or accompanist in the great concert halls,...
  • As Pierre Boulez turns 90, conductor-composer's impact beyond question

    Pierre Boulez — who has done as much as if not more than any other living composer and conductor to change the way we think about and make music — turns 90 on Thursday. For seven decades, he has developed elaborate new approaches to the...
  • A weekend of memorable music-making from BSO, NSO

    A weekend of memorable music-making from BSO, NSO
    The weekend just gone by found the region's two major orchestras delivering very different programs -- Haydn, Ravel and Strauss from the Baltimore Symphony with music director Marin Alsop; Mahler's Ninth from the National Symphony with music director...
  • Manchester Music Teacher Performs Concerto — On Electric Guitar

    Manchester Music Teacher Performs Concerto — On Electric Guitar
    Douglas Maher, a guitar teacher at Manchester High School is used to performing with small combos in jazz clubs. That's why his recent appearance as a front-and-center electric guitar soloist in a performance by the the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra in...
  • HBO cancels 'Looking,' will air 'final chapter' as special

    HBO cancels 'Looking,' will air 'final chapter' as special
    There will be no third season for HBO's gay-themed series "Looking," which has been canceled, HBO announced March 25. Instead, a "final chapter" will be aired as an HBO special in order to wrap up the show's various storylines, it said. "After two...
  • National Recording Registry adds Joan Tower's 'Fanfares' conducted by Marin Alsop

    National Recording Registry adds Joan Tower's 'Fanfares' conducted by Marin Alsop
    Marin Alsop is on a roll this week.  The Baltimore Symphony music director received Harvard University's Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award on Tuesday, "for her innovative approach to programming and for her deep commitment to education and to the...
  • Reject David Koch money, scientists and museum officials' letter urges

    Reject David Koch money, scientists and museum officials' letter urges
    Museum leaders around the country are being urged to reject philanthropic dollars from billionaire David H. Koch in an open letter this week signed by a group of prominent scientists and museum officials. The letter, which was published online Tuesday,...
  • LCPC to present opera's sacred elements

    LCPC to present opera's sacred elements
    The sacred elements of operas, featuring the compositions of Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, Rossini and Mascagni, will be presented by the La Cañada Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra in a special concert on Palm Sunday, March 29. The performance...
  • Entertainment Announcements: 'Artful Adventure', ASO concert, Prepared piano concert and more

    'Artful Adventure' The Friends of Quiet Waters Park presents "Artful Adventure," a collaboration of the three magnet school visual arts departments in Anne Arundel County Schools: Bates Middle, Brooklyn Park Middle, and Annapolis High. The exhibit...
  • Natalie Merchant On Her Evolution From Ensembles To Orchestras

    Natalie Merchant On Her Evolution From Ensembles To Orchestras
    A segment of the population will always connect singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant with 10,000 Maniacs, the Jamestown, N.Y. alt-rock band she joined in the early 1980s, when she was still a teenager. Merchant's career, however, really took off with...