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  • Pam Dearden, executive director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society

    Pam Dearden, executive director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society
      Q: How old is the society? The Gold Coast Jazz Society was formed in 1992 by Fred Ruffner and avid jazz fans. At that time, there was not a lot of jazz offered in the area. The appetite for jazz seems to be increasing, but we need more age diversity...
  • Classical music: Four joyful 'Messiah' concerts on tap

    Few choral works have worn their age as well as Handel's oratorio "Messiah." Following its April 13, 1742, premiere in Dublin, one critic pronounced the work "the finest Composition of Musick that ever was heard." Yet "Messiah" received a cool reception...
  • Standard CSO program takes on new vitality under Honeck

    Standard CSO program takes on new vitality under Honeck
    You could hardly have imagined a more textbook example of standard symphonic repertory than the program that brought Manfred Honeck back to the podium roster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday night at Symphony Center. But an assemblage of...
  • Eric Idle's Broadway-Opera Mashup: 'I Like to Move the Goal Posts'

    Mash up Eric Idle, "Life of Brian," an orchestra, a full chorus, a handful of formidable Broadway names and a classically structured oratorio, and you've got "Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)." Idle and composer John Du Prez's follow-up to...
  • Orlando Ballet's 'Nutcracker' moves to Dr. Phillips Center

    Orlando Ballet's 'Nutcracker' moves to Dr. Phillips Center
    The Orlando Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker" will once again be accompanied by a live performance from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. But one big change for this year: The ballet will be performed in the new Dr. Phillips Center for...
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra freshens its traveling spectacle

    Paul O'Neill, the creator, lyricist and composer behind the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, sees the group as having a little in common with Charles Dickens. "We never intended to do 'Christmas Eve and Other Stories' for 13 years in a row. It just kind of...
  • TSO by the numbers

    TSO by the numbers To understand the scope of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's appeal, it might be helpful to look at the group's success by the numbers: •10 million: Trans-Siberian Orchestra has sold more than 10 million albums, starting with the...
  • Sky's the limit for imaginative TSO

    Sky's the limit for imaginative TSO
    From memory-foam mattresses to cordless vacuums, many useful products can be traced to the U.S. space program. Perhaps none comes equipped with the dazzling entertainment value of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the pyro-powered, laser-shooting arena-rock...
  • Kenneth Murrah: Legacy set in his passion for Philharmonic

    Kenneth Murrah: Legacy set in his passion for Philharmonic
    Late November evening light filtered through the oak trees of Central Park. Families reclined on the Winter Park lawn to listen to the the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra "Holiday Pops" Concert. The performance — which included a narration of "A...
  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

     Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    Featured pick Lira Singers: The group celebrates its 50th season with a festive concert of Polish carols, songs and dances, assisted by the Lira Dancers and Lira Symphony, with English narration. 3 p.m. Sunday, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E....
  • Epilogue: Music could not save Aaron Rushing

    Epilogue: Music could not save Aaron Rushing
    For the young musicians attending Kenwood Academy High School, at 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., the band room was a sanctuary. Inside its walls, only good things happened: rehearsals, horsing around, laughter, music. No matter what was occurring in the...