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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Virginia Arts Festival presents Baroque-themed concerts in Williamsburg

    Virginia Arts Festival presents Baroque-themed concerts in Williamsburg
    Move over, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Make room for Handel, Haydn and some other Baroque heavy-hitters. Part of every Virginia Arts Festival includes Festival Williamsburg, a series of concerts in the Williamsburg area over several days leading up to...
  • Ars Viva Symphony directors decide to go out on top

     Ars Viva Symphony directors decide to go out on top
    When a classical music group disbands, the cause almost invariably is financial — declining ticket sales and contributions, mounting deficits, rising costs, or some combination thereof. It's almost unheard of for any such organization to go out of...
  • Salonen, CSO plumb depths of Debussy's elusive score

     Salonen, CSO plumb depths of Debussy's elusive score
    You had to feel for Esa-Pekka Salonen. The dynamic Finnish conductor was preparing to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's first-ever performances of Debussy's "Pelleas et Melisande" – already a formidable task, given the daunting demands this...
  • Ben Folds in town — with strings

    Ben Folds in town — with strings
    Most of Ben Folds' fans are rock fans, so when Folds comes to town to play with a symphony orchestra, as he is wont to do, they are often unsure how to behave. They don't know if they're supposed to clap between movements (it's usually not done, but...
  • Jean-Michel Pilc and jazz, the real French connection

    Jean-Michel Pilc and jazz, the real French connection
    How fitting that Jean-Michel Pilc, one of the world's most formidable jazz pianists, will be performing Friday night under the banner of Symphony Center's "Reveries and Passions" French Festival. Notwithstanding its purple-prose name, the three-week...
  • Raritan River Concert explores early guitar work

    By the mid-19th century, most Europe capitals were experiencing a period of prosperity. A growing middle class found it had both the time and means to pursue cultural diversions, including music, played on household instruments in private homes and...
  • Bicket's CSO program goes Bach to the future

    Bicket's CSO program goes Bach to the future
    One indication of how thoroughly absorbed into the general classical music culture the aesthetic of historically informed performance has become is the easy mastery with which many musicians shuttle between modern symphony orchestras and period-instrument...
  • L.A.'s rich tradition of new music carries on

    L.A.'s rich tradition of new music carries on
    Just as Hollywood stars are asked not to age, Los Angeles seems as though it will never lose its reputation as a town without a past. We came on the scene late culturally and believe ourselves always capable of reinvention. Tradition? That's so "Fiddler...
  • Catching up on recent performances by BSO, Concert Artists, Concert Opera, et al.

    Catching up on recent performances by BSO, Concert Artists, Concert Opera, et al.
    The past few weeks have contained more than the usual share of unexpected developments, and that's just in my personal life. There have been a few little surprises in the world at large, too, as you may recall. I mention all of this by way of explaining...
  • Entertainment Announcements: Main Street Gallery exhibit, Maryland Hall exhibits, Unified Jazz Ensemble, Muddy Creek Artists spring show, 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood,' Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, River Gallery exhibit, Londontowne Symphony Orchestra and more

    Gallery exhibit Main Street Gallery, 216A Main St., presents artists Meg Walsh, Christine Drewyer and William Jaeger during an exhibit held May 13 through June 7. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 16. For more information,...
  • American-Israeli is new first fiddle in Israel orchestra

    The packed concert hall in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv went silent, then burst into applause when the 28-year-old violinist took his bow, wearing long coattails and a broad grin. David Radzynski is still getting used to his first job out of college as...