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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family

    Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family
    There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
  • Review: Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra at the Harris Theater

    Review: Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra at the Harris Theater
    Now in his second season as music director, David Danzmayr is well on his way toward establishing his Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra as one of the leading suburban orchestras in the Chicago area. One way the gifted young Austrian conductor is achieving...
  • Concert review: Bernard Labadie conducts the CSO

     Concert review: Bernard Labadie conducts the CSO
    Few of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's periodic forays into the era predating the standard symphonic repertory are as intelligently programmed and engagingly performed as the one Bernard Labadie is directing this weekend at Symphony Center. Labadie,...
  • Orchestras merge different cultures and genres, with mixed results

    Orchestras merge different cultures and genres, with mixed results
    Concerts presented at Symphony Center over the last couple of evenings have found local symphony orchestras seeking to reinvigorate the classical concert hall experience, either by bringing popular culture into the mix, having different ethnic...
  • After 50 years, Md. Youth Symphony Orchestra founder steps down

    After 50 years, Md. Youth Symphony Orchestra founder steps down
    Angelo Gatto spoke softly and carried a small baton, but the slender 92-year-old conductor had no trouble getting respect from the musicians of the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra rehearsing for Saturday's milestone concert. The milestone is Gatto's...
  • 'Scarlatti: Cage: Sonatas' by David Greilsammer an unsettling package

    So far the new recording for which has I've gotten the most pitches from publicists this year is a mash-up of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage performed by David Greilsammer. The Israeli pianist hits the keyboard as though he were an...
  • Peter Sellars, Chuck Berry are winners of 2014 Polar Music Prize

    Peter Sellars, Chuck Berry are winners of 2014 Polar Music Prize
    They've probably never shared a stage together, and they are a strange match even by the odd-pairings standards of entertainment awards. Peter Sellars, the innovative Los Angeles-based director of opera and theater, and rock pioneer Chuck Berry were...
  • New-music sounds in L.A. go their own way

    New-music sounds in L.A. go their own way
    Along with the hot Santa Ana winds last month, musical Minimalism chugged through Southern California, spreading like, well, wild fire. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Minimalist Jukebox Festival, no longer an oddity as the first was six years ago, this time...
  • Dean Corey of Philharmonic Society of Orange County still full of ideas

    Dean Corey of Philharmonic Society of Orange County still full of ideas
    Weirdly appropriate, "Thanks for the Memories" is playing in the background of an Asian bistro in South Coast Plaza where Dean Corey and his wife, Kaly, have ordered a late afternoon bottle of white wine. Life is good. The 67-year-old president of the...
  • Fine Arts Society shows richness of Chinese culture

    Fine Arts Society shows richness of Chinese culture
    It began three decades ago as a small local competition designed to encourage Chinese music students to learn Chinese repertory along with the Western classical works their teachers were drumming into their young heads. Since then, it has grown into a...
  • Lang Lang is brilliant but bored in concert with L.A. Philharmonic

    Lang Lang is brilliant but bored in concert with L.A. Philharmonic
    Lang Lang has always shown a respectful attitude toward past masters. In the notes for a new recording of piano concertos by Bartòk and Prokofiev, he mentions admiring the soulfully eloquent Hungarian soloist, Géza Anda, a pianist Lang Lang resembles...