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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO

    Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO
    The worlds of pop and classical music do not meet all that often — or all that well, as a rule — but certain artists have proved quite adept at bridging the gap. Ben Folds is one of them. The Winston-Salem, N.C.-born, Nashville-based...
  • Shakespeare gets performance art treatment at Norfolk festival

    Norfolk Festevents and Virginia Stage Company are again teaming up for a free outdoor performance art event July 25-27 in Norfolk's Town Point Park. "Moon Take Thy Flight" will explore the story of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" using actors,...
  • Bramwell Tovey pulls off multitasking at Hollywood Bowl

    Bramwell Tovey pulls off multitasking at Hollywood Bowl
    It was 32 years ago this week that Leonard Bernstein brought opening week at the Hollywood Bowl into the realm of legend, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his own music plus that of Barber, Schumann and Copland — and for good measure,...
  • Classical Corner

    Classical Corner
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Riccardo Muti concludes the CSO subscription season with a pairing of Schubert's Fifth Symphony and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.; $36-$278; 312-294-3000, cso....
  • 'Twenty-Seven,' 'Magic Flute' are treats, but on sugary side

     'Twenty-Seven,' 'Magic Flute' are treats, but on sugary side
     "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas," the title song of Peter Sellers' 1968 screwball cinematic ode to hash brownies, begins "and so does Gertrude Stein." And, now, so does the vocally robust mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe. Ricky Ian Gordon's "Twenty-Seven,"...
  • 'Klinghoffer' from a St. Louis perspective

    I don’t know to what extent this city practices religious tolerance. But the two noble and awe-inspiring architectural landmarks in the tony, leafy, popular Central West End are the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and the immense Barnes-...
  • At the Ojai Music Festival, Classical style takes a turn

    At the Ojai Music Festival, Classical style takes a turn
    The town of Ojai, a place of wonder, is changing, as places of wonder do. It's become a little fancier, worldlier, but only a little. It's still unsullied Ojai, where the Pink Moment transforms dusk into a transient psychedelic experience. The Ojai...
  • 'Classical Style' at Ojai Music Festival draws on wit, wisdom

     'Classical Style' at Ojai Music Festival draws on wit, wisdom
    OJAI — Charles Rosen's "The Classical Style" is an illuminating, academic, occasionally combative, close study of the musical style of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven by a brilliant pianist and scholar who died in 2012. Though a technical tome, it takes...
  • Concert Review: Kalmar leads Grant Park Orchestra at the Auditorium

    Concert Review: Kalmar leads Grant Park Orchestra at the Auditorium
    Along with the names of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart and other immortal composers inscribed on the golden proscenium arch framing the stage of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, you will find that of Hector Berlioz. Apparently the French...
  • Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015

    Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015
    Lyric Opera of Chicago will present the world premieres of two commissioned operas in 2015 as part of its Lyric Unlimited initiative to connect with a wider audience through the creation and performance of new works with broad appeal. The new pieces,...
  • Muti's return caps a banner day for the CSO

     Muti's return caps a banner day for the CSO
    Now that Riccardo Muti is back tending to musical business, nobody need worry that end-of-season ennui will settle over the final weeks of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's subscription season. In fact, the upbeat mood that prevailed at the music...