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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • L.A. composers, singers take center stage at SongFest 2015

    L.A. composers, singers take center stage at SongFest 2015
    Los Angeles is a capital of song, if for no other reason than it is the center of the recording industry. We are becoming ever more a capital of art too, helped by an influx of young artists. But this town has never been much of a capital of the art song....
  • Ramsey Lewis lends name to anti-bullying campaign

    Ramsey Lewis lends name to anti-bullying campaign
    Highland Park's anti-bullying campaign has received a boost from none other than jazz legend Ramsey Lewis. Lewis and some pupils from Highland Park middle schools have created a public service announcement for the "We Stand Together" campaign with...
  • Gunther Schuller, jazz and classical musician, dies at 89

    Gunther Schuller, jazz and classical musician, dies at 89
    Gunther Schuller, a horn player, educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who was the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, died Sunday at age 89. His son, Ed Schuller, said his father died Sunday morning at...
  • For Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, summer building project points to a fall crescendo

    For Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, summer building project points to a fall crescendo
    The curtain doesn't rise for another three months, but members of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra are spending summer hard at work preparing its 54th season — the orchestra's second in its renovated home at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts....
  • A tepid premiere on a chilly night at Millennium Park

     A tepid premiere on a chilly night at Millennium Park
    Presenting just about any piece of symphonic music outdoors at Millennium Park, where concerts are thrown to the mercy of Chicago's capricious weather gods, can pose a formidable challenge for the Grant Park Orchestra. It's particularly true when that...
  • Review: Muti closes season with Bates' magical, musical bestiary

    Review: Muti closes season with Bates' magical, musical bestiary
    Practiced man of the theater that he is, Riccardo Muti knows how to bring down a curtain with proper flourish. For the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's season finale this weekend, he is getting a huge assist in that regard from the two B's –...
  • Video game music comes to the orchestra concert hall

    Video game music comes to the orchestra concert hall
    He's an impresario with a little-boy streak. He plays a guitar shaped like a sniper rifle, keeps pirates by the pool and is one of the world's leading composers of video game music. He can rhapsodize for long stretches about Bugs Bunny, Spider-Man,...
  • Feeling the sonic rush at the Ojai Music Festival

     Feeling the sonic rush at the Ojai Music Festival
    The first major work in Western music for percussion ensemble, Edgar Varèse's 1931 "Ionization" instigated the percussion revolution in modern music. But Thursday night at the Ojai Music Festival, this year's music director, percussionist and conductor...
  • KCO to have Spirit of America concert

    KCO to have Spirit of America concert
    Maestro Aaron Kula's 55-member Klezmer Company Orchestra — the professional ensemble-in-residence at Florida Atlantic University Libraries — will present "American Symphonic JazzWorks" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the university's Carole...
  • Classical: Cuban, Australian choral groups in Bethlehem

    When Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro of Cuba shook hands at the Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 11, it marked the first meeting between a U.S. and Cuban head of state since the two countries severed ties in 1961. As normalization between...
  • Classical corner: CSO at Morton Arboretum

    Classical corner: CSO at Morton Arboretum
    Grant Park Music Festival: Artistic director and principal conductor Carlos Kalmar leads the Grant Park Orchestra in the world premiere of American composer Kenji Bunch's commissioned Symphony No. 3 ("Dream Songs"), a choral symphony based on Native-...