| Jul 12, 2014
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...
| Jul 13, 2014
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,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:43 PM
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,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:10 PM
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....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:53 PM
"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,"...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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-...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:47 AM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:11 AM
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,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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...