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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Orchestra accompanies 'Heaven and Earth' exhibit

    There are free tours every Sunday for the Allentown Art Museum's big summer exhibition, "Of Heaven and Earth," but there's an added treat on Sunday, July 27. That's when members of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra will perform in the gallery among...
  • Musikfest vesper, chamber concerts wide-ranging

    Musikfest's rich musical diversity includes a diverse program of classical concerts Aug. 4-8. Concerts include purely classical, crossover, fusion and alternative repertoire on a wide range of instruments. As in previous years, the classical concerts...
  • Amid all the fretting about classical music's future, some worries about its past

    Amid all the fretting about classical music's future, some worries about its past
    Day after day, someone somewhere discusses the state of classical music, typically with a degree of concern about its long-term survivability. This has been going on for ages, of course, but it has generated something of a cottage industry in recent...
  • Utah national parks to serve as the setting for symphony performances

    Utah national parks to serve as the setting for symphony performances
    The Utah Symphony next month will bring its music to the state's Mighty 5 national parks: Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion. As a prelude to the symphony's 75th anniversary celebration next year, the full orchestra will perform in...
  • Dudamel coaxes a sense of urgency from two of opera's staples

    Dudamel coaxes a sense of urgency from two of opera's staples
    Cav and Pag. Coming to the Hollywood Bowl as they did Sunday night, these might have sounded like the names of a pair of sitcom slackers. And there they were, generating laughs from a good-sized crowd of over 7,000, eager to hear what Gustavo Dudamel...
  • Arvel Bird blends Native American and Scottish influences into music that is spiritual, emotional and fun

    Arvel Bird calls himself a "Celtic Indian" — he is of Southern Paiute heritage on his mother's side and Scottish on his father's. He plays fiddle and Native American flute in an unusual but highly effective celebration of both cultures that has been...
  • Racette shines in her first Salome, with CSO, at Ravinia

    Racette shines in her first Salome, with CSO, at Ravinia
    Richard Strauss knew he was asking the impossible when he created the amoral antiheroine of his third opera, "Salome." The ideal Salome, he wrote, should be "a 16-year-old princess with the voice of an Isolde." To this day, the role is typically cast...
  • Ruben Blades, Gustavo Dudamel can't quite connect with Bowl

    Ruben Blades, Gustavo Dudamel can't quite connect with Bowl
    Two years ago, on a warm July evening in Caracas, Gustavo Dudamel and his Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra were joined by Panamanian salsa star Rubén Blades for a huge outdoor concert. Bringing together for the first time two Latin American musical icons,...
  • Classical Corner

    Classical Corner
    Chicago Sinfonietta: Music director Mei-Ann Chen previews the orchestra's 2014-15 season in its open-air debut in the western suburbs. 8 p.m. Saturday, Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton; $22-$24; 630-260-8162, cantigny.org or...
  • Salonen leads Yuja Wang, L.A. Phil through Russian turmoil

    Salonen leads Yuja Wang, L.A. Phil through Russian turmoil
    There have been changes at the Hollywood Bowl since Esa-Pekka Salonen's last appearance at the amphitheater six years ago as the Los Angeles Philharmonic music director. That meant Thursday night the now L.A. Phil conductor laureate met for the first...
  • Expansion in music degrees broadens paths

    Expansion in music degrees broadens paths
    When most people think about music majors they envision someone who is hoping to be a professional performer. Though professional performance is often the goal, the musical landscape is expanding and colleges and universities are offering more options...