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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Lyric Opera Baltimore adds a note of authenticity to 'Madama Butterfly'

    Lyric Opera Baltimore adds a note of authenticity to 'Madama Butterfly'
    During a visit to London in 1900 to oversee the first production there of his latest hit opera, "Tosca," Giacomo Puccini attended a play called "Madame Butterfly." The composer knew hardly any English, but found himself caught up in the drama of a young...
  • Beverly Hills teacher finds violin and Vivaldi in a time of war

    Beverly Hills teacher finds violin and Vivaldi in a time of war
    I teach violin in Beverly Hills, and this summer I received an unusual request. Jonathan Hollander, a choreographer and founder of the nearly 40-year-old Battery Dance Company in New York, contacted me through mutual friends. Hollander was looking for a...
  • Pianist Conrad Tao an explosive force in the BSO's latest program

    Pianist Conrad Tao an explosive force in the BSO's latest program
    The way young American pianist Conrad Tao sprinted onstage at the Music Center of Strathmore to join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Thursday night raised expectations for dynamic music-making. That's just what he delivered in Shostakovich's daring,...
  • Connecting young and old through music, Vienna style

    Connecting young and old through music, Vienna style
    VIENNA – Talk about culture shock. Instead of performing on the stage of its usual, gold-encrusted concert hall on the boulevard where the Viennese still promenade on Sunday afternoons, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians were playing on a...
  • Christopher Hogwood dies at 73; conductor gave new life to early music

    Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73. Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29
    Event highlights for the weekend and beyond in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit:triblocal.com/events. Family 5K and health fair The...
  • Muti the showman, Muti the mystic, enthrall CSO audience in Vienna

     Muti the showman, Muti the mystic, enthrall CSO audience in Vienna
    VIENNA – The applause rose, crested, gathered new energy, much like the restless surges of the Alexander Scriabin symphony Riccardo Muti and his Chicago Symphony Orchestra had ridden to victory just seconds before. Once again the packed crowd shed...
  • Looking back on weekend's Choral Arts, Pro Musica, Shriver Hall concerts

    Looking back on weekend's Choral Arts, Pro Musica, Shriver Hall concerts
    Last weekend included another whirlwind of concerts in and around Baltimore. The programs were drawn predominantly from the venerable Austro-German classical canon -- Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert -- but novelties had their day as well. The action...
  • Hagen Quartet shows exquisite unity in rare SoCal concert

    Hagen Quartet shows exquisite unity in rare SoCal concert
    The official biography of the Hagen Quartet, which made a rare Southern California appearance at the Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa on Tuesday night, begins with a quote from a Zurich newspaper calling the ensemble "undoubtedly the world's most famous...
  • Matt Haimovitz joins Allentown Symphony for Elgar Cello Concerto

    An award-winning cellist joins an award-winning orchestra for an award-worthy program of music by Beethoven, Elgar and Sierra this weekend at Miller Symphony Hall. Matt Haimovitz will team up with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's celebrated...
  • After five years of Gustavo Dudamel, what's next?

    After five years of Gustavo Dudamel, what's next?
    When a bushy-haired 28-year-old with a magnetic podium presence became music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic five years ago, Gustavo Dudamel galvanized the classical music world and beyond. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Master Chorale: An...