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  • Gustavo Dudamel, Gabriela Montero sound 2 different notes on Venezuela

    Gustavo Dudamel, Gabriela Montero sound 2 different notes on Venezuela
    "This is quite simply the future of music," Berlin Philharmonic music director Simon Rattle famously exclaimed in 2004 after conducting a student orchestra in Venezuela. Gustavo Dudamel, whom Rattle made an assistant conductor in Berlin, has gone on to...
  • L.A. Phil explores Minimalism to maximal effect at Disney Hall

    L.A. Phil explores Minimalism to maximal effect at Disney Hall
    While much of the U.S. orchestra world has gathered in Cleveland this week to fret about the future and listen to Richard Strauss at the annual League of American Orchestras conference, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is busily optimistic, espousing the next...
  • HSO Delivers Impressive Program Of Surprises For Season's Final Masterworks

    HSO Delivers Impressive Program Of Surprises For Season's Final Masterworks
    Mahler's fourth symphony is larger than life, and it was the centerpiece not only of this program, but of the entire season, as the Hartford Symphony Orchestra began four days of performances Thursday, May 28, capping its 2014-2015 Masterworks Series in...
  • Percussionist Steven Schick plans a big bang for Ojai Music Festival

     Percussionist Steven Schick plans a big bang for Ojai Music Festival
    For the first full day of music at this year's Ojai Music Festival, music director Steven Schick has programmed John Luther Adams' "Sila: The Breath of the World," a 75-minute wash of sounds produced by 80 musicians positioned around the festival's...
  • HSO Premieres Contest Winner's Piece About Women

    HSO Premieres Contest Winner's Piece About Women
    This spring, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra invited composers to submit a "Fanfare for the Hartford Woman" — a three- to four-minute companion piece to Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man." The winner was 24-year-old Pennsylvania native...
  • 'Seamstress' a bit threadbare in CSO premiere

     'Seamstress' a bit threadbare in CSO premiere
    As if to try to atone for the shocking dearth of world premieres next season, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is closing its current subscription series over the next four weeks with the first performances of two CSO-commissioned works, both by its...
  • Video game music comes to the orchestra concert hall

    Video game music comes to the orchestra concert hall
    He's an impresario with a little-boy streak. He plays a guitar shaped like a sniper rifle, keeps pirates by the pool and is one of the world's leading composers of video game music. He can rhapsodize for long stretches about Bugs Bunny, Spider-Man,...
  • Summer music preview: Top 10 shows for your ears

    Summer music preview: Top 10 shows for your ears
    The summer calendar is clogged as usual with music, from huge outdoor festivals to intimate club shows. Here are 10 of the best in rock, pop, classical and jazz: Rock & pop - Greg Kot Wire – Drill Chicago: The art-punks throw a festival named...
  • Classical: Philadelphia Brass comes to Bethlehem

    Few ensembles like mixing it up as much as the Philadelphia Brass, which has a repertoire ranging from tunes based on Gregorian chants to swing standards and collaborates with dancers, opera productions, church choruses, orchestras and bands. On Sunday,...
  • Legacy of CSO's resident composers resonates beyond Chicago

    Legacy of CSO's resident composers resonates beyond Chicago
    Take a close look at how Chicago's new music environment has evolved in the five seasons that Mason Bates and Anna Clyne have stood at its forefront, and you must conclude they've had a lot to do with making it a livelier, feistier, more inclusive scene....
  • Ready, set, Ravinia: Season highlights and what's new at the park

    Ready, set, Ravinia: Season highlights and what's new at the park
    June 13 marks the return of a season's worth of music, movies and dance to Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. More than 100 shows dot the calendar, including the huge draw of the pairing of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, which sold out even before tickets...