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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Expose your baby to culture with these fun outings

    Expose your baby to culture with these fun outings
    When you hear howling winds and struggle with mittens that won’t stay on chubby little hands, your instinct may be to stay inside with your baby as much as possible this winter. But, early childhood experts say, there are important reasons not to...
  • The art of song, the art of Renée Fleming

    The art of song, the art of Renée Fleming
    There was something wonderfully reassuring about Renée Fleming's recital Monday night at the Kennedy Center. To begin with, the soprano, joined by pianist Olga Kern in this Washington Performing Arts presentation, reaffirmed her vocal radiance and...
  • The Valley Line: LA Chamber Orchestra celebrates Lunar New Year

    The Valley Line: LA Chamber Orchestra celebrates Lunar New Year
    As I write this column it is a foggy morning with a hint of chill in the air. Thank goodness, at last it feels like February should. Since last chatting with you, Valentine’s Day has gone by, as has the Westminster Kennel Dog Show in New York City....
  • L.A. Phil lays out its 2015-16 season at Disney Hall

     L.A. Phil lays out its 2015-16 season at Disney Hall
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel will start their 2015-16 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall by rolling over Beethoven's symphonic oeuvre as thoroughly and massively as Chuck Berry or anyone else could wish. The "Immortal...
  • Lisker Foundation brings classical tunes to small venues

    Lisker Foundation brings classical tunes to small venues
    Classical music is not dead; it's the experience that is dying. That's the belief of David Lisker, protégé of internationally renown violinist Itzhak Perlman and graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, who said the age of Facebook and Twitter is...
  • Tower Chorale sings Faure's masterpiece Requiem

    Rehearsing with the Tower Chorale at St. Gregory the Great Church recently, Patrick Godon suggested the choir slightly move their upper torso when singing a particular section of Gabriel Faure's "Requiem." Godon was going for a "sweeter" sound, and the...
  • East meets West as the Phil celebrates Chinese New Year

    East meets West as the Phil celebrates Chinese New Year
    It has been many years since the Los Angeles Philharmonic — an orchestra less sentimental than most about programming around holidays or anniversaries — turned over New Year's concerts to Pink Martini, and I've never heard a single complaint....
  • Black Violin's goal is to surprise you

    Black Violin's goal is to surprise you
    Staying in the wrong class turned out to be the right decision. When a security guard at his high school told Wilner "Wil B" Baptiste how he used to make money playing the saxophone on weekends — a conversation prompted by Baptiste beating on...
  • Muti is back with the CSO, weighty Mozart Requiem in tow

    Muti is back with the CSO, weighty Mozart Requiem in tow
    Riccardo Muti may be a strict constructionist when it comes to his beloved Giuseppe Verdi, but with respect to Mozart's music, his interpretations harken to performance attitudes beloved of earlier generations of great European musicians, especially those...
  • Recommended classical music concerts

    Recommended classical music concerts
    Avi Avital and David Greilsammer: The popular mandolinist and pianist collaborate on a program ranging from Bach and Mozart to Bartok and Arvo Part. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Logan Center for the Performing Arts, University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th St.; $25; 773-...
  • Valery Gergiev wants to make music, but the West brings up Putin

    Valery Gergiev wants to make music, but the West brings up Putin
    Leaving the Metropolitan Opera recently after hearing Valery Gergiev conduct Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta" and Bartók's "Bluebeard's Castle," I walked past a handful of shivering Ukrainian activists standing in the frigid cold on the sidewalk. They waved...