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  • Emanual Ax and the Virginia Symphony

    Emanual Ax and the Virginia Symphony
    Celebrated pianist Emanuel Ax joins the Virginia Symphony for three concerts this weekend. Ax will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 and Strauss' "Burleske" with the orchestra. Music director JoAnn Falletta will lead the players in Strauss' "Don...
  • Clean Bandit's electronic-classical hit means there's no place it would 'Rather Be'

    Clean Bandit's electronic-classical hit means there's no place it would 'Rather Be'
    British electronic group Clean Bandit, whose summer breakout song “Rather Be” is pushing the top of the pop charts with its funky mix of classical strings with a house/dance beat, wasn’t trying to create a new musical genre when its...
  • Fall 2014 performance arts: Echoes of 1984's Olympic Arts Festival

    Fall 2014 performance arts: Echoes of 1984's Olympic Arts Festival
    A new fall arts season is our perennial reversal of nature. We enter into it anticipating spring's rebirth and renewal, not autumn's death and destruction. The planting, of course, starts early, typically years early. This fall, though, is an occasion...
  • BSO opens 99th season in great form with Beethoven, Mahler

    BSO opens 99th season in great form with Beethoven, Mahler
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 99th season -- Marin Alsop’s eighth as music director -- promises to be eventful. That’s the take-away from Friday night’s performance at Meyerhoff Hall, where the concert will be repeated...
  • Beijing gets a taste of L.A.'s art world in 'The Los Angeles Project'

    Beijing gets a taste of L.A.'s art world in 'The Los Angeles Project'
    Southern Californians walking into the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing might wonder whether they’ve stepped through a time-space portal and been beamed back to Burbank or Hollywood. Painted palm trees soar up the walls of a giant...
  • Fall arts preview 2014: Classical music and opera listings

    'St. Matthew Passion' and 'The Gospel According to the Other Mary' Oct. 7-8; Nov. 21-Dec. 14 Director Peter Sellars' staging of conductor Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmoniker's presentation of Bach's sacred oratorio has its U.S. premiere as part...
  • Organ quartet to command the stage

    Organ quartet to command the stage
    If the thought of sitting through an organ recital is the last thing on your mind, the Philadelphia Organ Quartet, who peform at the Fleetwood High School auditorium Saturday Sept. 20, might just be for you. Possibly the only ensemble of its kind in...
  • Sones De Mexico's polite sonic insurrection

    Sones De Mexico's polite sonic insurrection
    About 20 years ago, bass guitarist Juan Dies was asked to perform at a party in Pilsen that celebrated the legacy of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata. He invited some friends to join him and soon they formed the group Sones De Mexico. Since...
  • Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner

    Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner
    French intellectuals love trying to figure out America. Essential to our victory in the Revolutionary War, our first international ally, and beloved by Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, France occupies an odd space in the...
  • Hilary Hahn out, Pinchas Zukerman in for Baltimore Symphony's season-opener

    Hilary Hahn out, Pinchas Zukerman in for Baltimore Symphony's season-opener
    Hilary Hahn has canceled her scheduled season-opening performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and music director Marin Alsop this weekend due to muscle strain. In mid-July, Hahn announced that she would cancel...
  • Culture of violence makes for hit TV in Turkey

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Sefer Calinak killed his first wife when he was 17 and murdered his girlfriend a few decades later with an axe. Now, the 62-year old is making the rounds on hit Turkish TV shows, part of a ratings race increasingly driven by a...