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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre

    Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre
    It’s not often that an artist is as involved with civic concerns as Norman Mamey. The conductor, producer and musical director has a C.V. a mile long, which includes a Grammy (for an album with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra), movie, stage and TV...
  • 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 norteño. 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Epilogue: Music could not save Aaron Rushing

    Epilogue: Music could not save Aaron Rushing
    For the young musicians attending Kenwood Academy High School, at 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., the band room was a sanctuary. Inside its walls, only good things happened: rehearsals, horsing around, laughter, music. No matter what was occurring in the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn combine much more than dueling banjos

    Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn combine much more than dueling banjos
    Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, two banjo players equally respected in the different corners of the Americana music world, got married in 2010 and last year became first-time parents with the arrival of their son, Juno. Suddenly they were faced with...
  • Henry Butler, Regina Carter, Orbert Davis among the year's best in jazz

    Henry Butler, Regina Carter, Orbert Davis among the year's best in jazz
    This was a productive year for fiercely individualistic recordings. Among the highlights: Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9: "Viper's Drag" (Impulse). Butler, one of today's most leonine jazz pianists, partners with trumpeter Bernstein and...
  • Florida travel events calendar for December

    Florida travel events calendar for December
    Check out festivals and events in December across the state. Featured destination: Key West Dec. 4-21: Key West 'Bight' Before Christmas, Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance for...