| Jul 26, 2014
| 3:52 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:57 AM
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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:16 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:25 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 3:32 PM
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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 2:45 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:45 AM
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...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...