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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • As Pierre Boulez turns 90, conductor-composer's impact beyond question

    Pierre Boulez — who has done as much as if not more than any other living composer and conductor to change the way we think about and make music — turns 90 on Thursday. For seven decades, he has developed elaborate new approaches to the...
  • A weekend of memorable music-making from BSO, NSO

    A weekend of memorable music-making from BSO, NSO
    The weekend just gone by found the region's two major orchestras delivering very different programs -- Haydn, Ravel and Strauss from the Baltimore Symphony with music director Marin Alsop; Mahler's Ninth from the National Symphony with music director...
  • CSO and Muti hit the right notes, but miss the full emotion

    CSO and Muti hit the right notes, but miss the full emotion
    Russian music of the 19th and 20th centuries remains strongly loved the world over, yet for at least 50 years most Western musicians have approached it as if it were an embarrassment. Performances may have had tastefulness, high color and visceral...
  • Manchester Music Teacher Performs Concerto — On Electric Guitar

    Manchester Music Teacher Performs Concerto — On Electric Guitar
    Douglas Maher, a guitar teacher at Manchester High School is used to performing with small combos in jazz clubs. That's why his recent appearance as a front-and-center electric guitar soloist in a performance by the the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra in...
  • Pierre Boulez gets an homage from MusicNOW

    Pierre Boulez gets an homage from MusicNOW
    Mason Bates and Anna Clyne offered their usual cheery greetings to the audience, along with two of the pieces performed on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW contemporary program Monday night at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. But the...
  • Harris Theater's 2015-16 schedule: more classical music

    Harris Theater's 2015-16 schedule: more classical music
    Looking ahead to the planned unveiling this fall of its newly expanded Randolph Street lobby and other physical improvements, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance has announced a significantly expanded season of classical music events for 2015-16....
  • OPRF Symphony to play two of Spain's liveliest classical pieces

    OPRF Symphony to play two of Spain's liveliest classical pieces
    The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest is presenting a program of Spanish music and what a program it is! Titled "Images of Spain," the selections contain two of the most lively and luscious evocations of that Mediterranean country in classical music...
  • Los Angeles' Bach in the Subways celebration ready to roll Saturday

     Los Angeles' Bach in the Subways celebration ready to roll Saturday
    Justin Bieber's fans are Beliebers. Lady Gaga's are Little Monsters. But what about fans of 18th century German composer Johann Sebastian Bach? Let's call them Bach 'n' Rollers. Saturday would have been Bach's 330th birthday, and thousands of...
  • Review: Orlando Philharmonic, conducted by Leslie B. Dunner

     Review: Orlando Philharmonic, conducted by Leslie B. Dunner
    The season-long series of auditions for Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra music director came to a close Saturday when Leslie B. Dunner conducted "Rimma Plays Sibelius." Dunner, the fifth of five finalists to conduct the orchestra, gave depth and emotional...
  • Yo-Yo Ma's cello bravura on full display at CSO

    Yo-Yo Ma's cello bravura on full display at CSO
    Yo-Yo Ma's well-known zeal to take on multiple musical projects has made the superstar cellist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra creative consultant and chief Citizen Musician an invaluable resource for the orchestra as well as the cultural life of the city...
  • Piano sonatas at Monday Evening Concerts and Piano Spheres reveal futuristic visions

    Piano sonatas at Monday Evening Concerts and Piano Spheres reveal futuristic visions
    Two composers, one French and one Polish, wrote piano sonatas in 1952 and 1953 that were explosive statements of their times. Each sonata, in its distinct way, was an event, gathering musical ideas that came before and suggesting a galvanic future. More...