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  • Classical: Saxophonist Ashu joins Pennsylvania Sinfonia in dynamic program

    Classical: Saxophonist Ashu joins Pennsylvania Sinfonia in dynamic program
    Concerts featuring works for classical saxophone are a little out of the ordinary, but then virtuoso saxophonist Ashu Kejariwal is a little out of the ordinary himself. Ashu (just one name, like Liberace) will join the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown for a program melding the buttoned-down sobriety of Beethoven with the sultry tangos of Piazzolla and urbane Romanticism of Glazunov.
  • From jazz to tango, Regina Carter transcends genre

    From jazz to tango, Regina Carter transcends genre
    There's something uniquely moving about hearing folkloric music played at the highest concert level. When that happens, listeners encounter the songs of everyday life played with a technical virtuosity and tonal sheen they richly deserve but rarely...

    Classical Corner

    Classical Corner
    American Music Project: A new Chicago-based foundation to promote and underwrite American music presents its first commission, Amy Wurtz's Piano Quintet, performed by the Chicago Q Ensemble with Wurtz on piano. Other chamber works on the program are David...

    Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music

     Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music
    What exactly is meant by the term "Latino music"? The rubric is so all-encompassing as to be virtually meaningless, for there are at least as many styles and genres and varieties of Latino music as there are Latino and Hispanic cultures on the planet....

    Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

    Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds
    What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde...