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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • L.A. Philharmonic gets $20-million donation from GeoCities founder

    L.A. Philharmonic gets $20-million donation from GeoCities founder
    A prominent Los Angeles tech entrepreneur and former board president of the L.A. Philharmonic announced Wednesday that he will give $20 million to the orchestra, half of it going to endow the top leadership position now held by Deborah Borda. David...
  • 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....
  • Carnett: You shop, I'll listen to Beethoven

    When given the choice, we humans select pleasure over pain almost every time. OK, that's not exactly groundbreaking news. But it helps to make my point about the human condition. We're, for the most part, selfish twits. And I place myself right at the...
  • 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...
  • Nortec's Bostich & Fussible on Tijuana cuisine, art and their final album

    Nortec's Bostich & Fussible on Tijuana cuisine, art and their final album
    In 2001, a group of DJs from Tijuana unceremoniously released an album that shook up the world of electronica. The music fused the digital sounds of synthesizers and drum machines with the brassy oompah beats of Mexican norteƱo. The result was a style...
  • Conductor James Gaffigan a bracing presence at Disney Hall

    Conductor James Gaffigan a bracing presence at Disney Hall
    James Gaffigan first appeared on my radar back in 2002 when he was one of four young conductors who took part in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Synergy project at USC, which sought to build relationships between the conductors and composers. He did...
  • Music Center's 50th-anniversary gala amps up energy to a fault

     Music Center's 50th-anniversary gala amps up energy to a fault
    Times, tastes, fashions and spectacles have changed in the past half-century. The Music Center has noticed. In 1964, the Memorial Pavilion, the first of the Music Center's four theaters and the one that would later be named for Dorothy Chandler,...
  • Battle of the bands

    Two musical worlds will collide this weekend. Concert Artists of Baltimore, a valued contributor to the area's classical scene for 28 years, will team up with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society for a program billed as "Convergence Maximus." It could also...
  • Review: Symphony, guest cellist show passion, poise, panache

    Review: Symphony, guest cellist show passion, poise, panache
    Elgar's brooding, anguished cello concerto is a beautifully bitter pill to swallow, taken by itself. So when the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, joined by renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz, tackled the monumental work Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at...
  • Violinist Midori, soloing in Orlando on Nov. 8, still seeks challenges

     Violinist Midori, soloing in Orlando on Nov. 8, still seeks challenges
    World-renowned violinist Midori has a resume that doesn't quit. She's a college professor and a recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, one of the most prestigious awards given to classical musicians. She's a United Nations Messenger of Peace and has started...
  • Do-It-Yourself 'Messiah' concert draws 900 to St. John Brebeuf

    Do-It-Yourself 'Messiah' concert draws 900 to St. John Brebeuf
    St. John Brebeuf Parish’s second annual Do-It-Yourself performance of Handel’s "Messiah" proved to be a huge success, according to organizers. The concert was held on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m, at the parish church in Niles. The admission was free,...