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  • CSO goes back to the future for 2015-16

    CSO goes back to the future for 2015-16
    Like some, though not all, of the top U.S. orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra always has been more comfortable glorying in its past than embracing its future.
  • Wang, Lang, Ma and Bell rule Philharmonic Society's 2015-16 season

    Wang, Lang, Ma and Bell rule Philharmonic Society's 2015-16 season
    What would an Orange County classical music season be without a superstar or two from China? The Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s newly-announced concert list for 2015-16 leaves the question unanswered. It features separate performances...

    L.A. Phil gets theatrical with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

    L.A. Phil gets theatrical with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
    Beethoven's massive Missa Solemnis, which the composer considered his greatest work, is not a Mass meant for church. It is too ecstatic to be simply solemn. Ultimately, it is a mysterious Mass. Does the score reveal a skeptical, long-suffering...

    Hidden code of two great composers deciphered

    Hidden code of two great composers deciphered
    The propriety of projecting a composer's personal life onto how we hear and perform the music goes through fads. Half a century ago, the Bay Area was home to Apollonian musicologists who prized structural analysis and dismissed biography as gossip. We...

    Conductor Steven Jarvi likes what he sees in Orlando

     Conductor Steven Jarvi likes what he sees in Orlando
    Conductor Steven Jarvi had the typical child's impression of Orlando: A big mouse and a pretty castle. But as an adult, the city has intrigued him. "You seem like a city that takes the arts very seriously here," says the Michigan native. "I think you...