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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • A transcendent Bruckner 8th from Gunther Herbig, BSO

    A transcendent Bruckner 8th from Gunther Herbig, BSO
    A Cole Porter line popped into my head throughout Friday night's deeply fulfilling Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert: "How strange the change from major to minor." Harmonic shifts, both subtle and startling, provide a key structural and emotional...
  • Mixed-bag MusicNOW concert not always on track

    Mixed-bag MusicNOW concert not always on track
    Contemporary works that allude to, or directly draw upon, sources of inspiration beyond themselves are tricky things to bring off. The music must be strong enough to stand on its inherent merits, since allusiveness all by itself carries little to no...
  • Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family

    Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family
    When Lyric Opera opens a new-to-Chicago production of "Tosca" on Saturday night at the Civic Opera House, a conductor with a relatively familiar name – Jurowski – will be leading Puccini's ever-popular melodrama. But this won't be a Jurowski...
  • Anthony Newman ready to 'wow' on Disney Hall's 'Hurricane Mama' organ

     Anthony Newman ready to 'wow' on Disney Hall's 'Hurricane Mama' organ
    "From the beach to Bach." That's how Los Angeles-born organist Anthony Newman describes his journey from a boyhood home at 1708 Washington Blvd. to his standing as one of the world's foremost interpreters of Johann Sebastian Bach's early 18th century...
  • Sir Neville Marriner conducts his 90th birthday tour with grace, humor

     Sir Neville Marriner conducts his 90th birthday tour with grace, humor
    Sir Neville Marriner is not the most ancient mariner of the classical music world — that honor, he'll tell you, may belong to Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, the former Minnesota Orchestra conductor who has six and a half months' seniority over the 90-...
  • Henryk Górecki's quirky, final major musical statement

     Henryk Górecki's quirky, final major musical statement
    Henryk Górecki's Fourth Symphony, co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and given its U.S. premiere Friday night in Walt Disney Concert Hall, is powerful and peculiar. Just like the late Polish composer. It is a symphony that was not...
  • Review: Muti begins CSO residency with warming Tchaikovsky

    Review: Muti begins CSO residency with warming Tchaikovsky
    You might call it the lull before the storm, except that nothing is exactly quiet around Orchestra Hall when Riccardo Muti is back leading his Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Next week's subscription concerts will bring a big choral splash of Scriabin and...
  • HSO Sizzles Through A Program of Contrasts

    HSO Sizzles Through A Program of Contrasts
    The evening began with music of fire and ended with music of ice. But throughout the performance the orchestral playing remained hot. Daniel Hege was guest conductor as The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continued its 2014-2015 Masterworks Series in the...
  • Former child prodigy joins youth orchestras for concert Sunday

    Former child prodigy joins youth orchestras for concert Sunday
    When the Lehigh Valley Junior String Philharmonic and the Young People's Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley present their 39th annual holiday concert Sunday at Miller Symphony Hall, they'll have a special guest as soloist. One could hardly find a better...
  • Soloist Cynthia Yeh, CSO end year literally with a bang

     Soloist Cynthia Yeh, CSO end year literally with a bang
    While some orchestras offer musical sugarplums at holiday time, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is giving its public a clear choice this year. The 20th and final annual edition of "Welcome Yule!" focuses on popular Christmas fare while the weekend...
  • Lehigh Valley Call Board: Auditions

    BACH FESTIVAL AUDITIONS The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will hold auditions for two projects to be presented at its 108th Bethlehem Bach Festival in May . "The Chaconne Project" features eight musicians, grades 6-12, who will have five hour-long...