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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boustead's mission: Putting new classical music within reach of all

    Boustead's mission: Putting new classical music within reach of all
    In concert, in the classroom, on the radio and over the Internet, Seth Boustead uses every available platform to spread the word that classical music is a living tradition, an art form of vast global-outreach potential that's thriving as perhaps never...
  • Review: Bach Choir Christmas concert fills holiday with warmth

    Review: Bach Choir Christmas concert fills holiday with warmth
    In coming, temporarily, out of retirement for a concert review, I felt a little like a bear interrupting his hibernation to stick his nose out of his cave. But whereas the bear got a face full of cold wind and snow for his efforts, I was rewarded with the...
  • Music Center's 50th-anniversary gala amps up energy to a fault

     Music Center's 50th-anniversary gala amps up energy to a fault
    Times, tastes, fashions and spectacles have changed in the past half-century. The Music Center has noticed. In 1964, the Memorial Pavilion, the first of the Music Center's four theaters and the one that would later be named for Dorothy Chandler,...
  • Thinking inside the classical box

    Thinking inside the classical box
    Some recommended classical boxed sets for gift-givers and receivers this holiday season: "The Leonard Bernstein Collection: Volume One" (Deutsche Grammophon, 60 CDs and DVD, $241.64): Perhaps no classical artist exerted as profound an impact on the...
  • El Sistema founder, Gustavo Dudamel are targets of scathing new book

    El Sistema founder, Gustavo Dudamel are targets of scathing new book
    Everyone loves El Sistema, Venezuela's revolutionary music education program — which serves hundreds of thousands of students, many in the barrios — and produced Gustavo Dudamel. Its founder, José Antonio Abreu, has been heralded as a national...
  • Grammys 2015: Complete list of nominees

    Grammys 2015: Complete list of nominees
    Beck's "Morning Phase," Beyoncé's self-titled album, Ed Sheeran's "X," Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" and Pharrell Williams' "Girl" are the nominees for album of the year at the 57th Grammy Awards. Smith, Beyonce and Pharrell lead the field with six...
  • Sam Smith, Beyoncé, Pharrell lead Grammy nominations

    Sam Smith, Beyoncé, Pharrell lead Grammy nominations
    A 22-year-old newcomer, U.K. soul-pop singer Sam Smith, joined Grammy mainstays Beyonce and Pharrell Williams with six nominations each on Friday for the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Smith dominated the four major categories, including a nomination for...
  • HSO's 'Mozart and Dvořák' Delivers Big Sound, Memorable Musicianship

    William Eddins was guest conductor and piano soloist in a program that started small then systematically blew the doors down in the Belding Theater, as The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continued its 2014-2015 Masterworks Series with "Mozart and Dvo¿ák'' at...
  • CSO's Russian program yields mixed results under Metzmacher

     CSO's Russian program yields mixed results under Metzmacher
    Beneath the crisp and direct podium demeanor of Ingo Metzmacher lurks the sensibility of a music professor. The German conductor, who is returning to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra subscription series this weekend after an absence of 10 years, appears...