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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • For String Player Zach Brock, Improv Comes First

    For String Player Zach Brock, Improv Comes First
    Over the last two decades, as violinist and composer Zach Brock worked toward becoming a full-time jazz musician, he knew that he'd have to prove himself as an improviser first and a string player second. "I wanted to be of the [jazz] scene, where it'...
  • James Conlon to quit post with Chicago Symphony's Ravinia Festival

    James Conlon to quit post with Chicago Symphony's Ravinia Festival
    James Conlon, the Los Angeles Opera’s music director and conductor, will step down next year from another prominent post, music director of the Ravinia Festival, Chicago’s summer equivalent of the 'Hollywood Bowl. Ravinia Festival...
  • John Adams' 'Ceiling/Sky' remains earthbound

     John Adams' 'Ceiling/Sky' remains earthbound
    When urban angst and unrest erupts in violence, as it did in Ferguson, Mo., our initial focus is necessarily on finding solutions to such apparent causes as racial profiling, unemployment and militarized police. But the underlying spiritual crises, the...
  • Ravinia music director James Conlon extends contract through 2015

    Ravinia music director James Conlon extends contract through 2015
    Outgoing music director James Conlon and Ravinia are not rushing into any parting of the ways. The 64-year-old American conductor has offered to extend his present contract with the festival for another year, which will keep him in his post through the...
  • Classical music recommendations

    Classical music recommendations
    Ashu: The single-named California-born saxophonist makes his Ravinia debut in a recital of Debussy, Rachmaninov, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla and others. 6 p.m. Thursday, Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia, Green Bay and Lake-Cook roads, Highland Park; $10, no lawn;...
  • Violinist Christopher Collins Lee to open Carter Chamber Series at East Stroudsburg University

    Few violinists can claim they've performed as a soloist with the likes of conductors Leopold Stokowski, Herbert von Karajan and Arthur Fiedler, or premiered Aaron Copland's "Ballades for Violin and Piano" with Leonard Bernstein on piano. Noted violinist...
  • Saxophonist Dickson plays classics, pop and saves lives too

    LONDON (Reuters) - After winning a Classic BRIT award in 2013, proving the saxophone can be an important classical instrument, Amy Dickson is taking it to more familiar pop territory on her new album. "A Summer Place", released later this month, is a...
  • INTERVIEW-Saxophonist Dickson plays classics, pop and saves lives too

    * Amy Dickson started playing sax at age six - on a chair * Repertoire ranges from pop to pieces by Glass, Tavener * Helped save three swimmers while a lifeguard in Australia By Francis Maguire LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - After winning a Classic BRIT...
  • 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...
  • For these musicians, a fateful first listen

    For these musicians, a fateful first listen
    Music's communicative power — "such sweet compulsion," Milton called it — has been known to change lives. Hearing the right piece at the right time can make a person start to think and feel differently, maybe start down a new path. In a...
  • 'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style

    'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style
    Can you have too much Mozart? The question is worth asking at a time when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is closing out its summer residency at Ravinia with semistaged concert performances of two of the Mozart-Da Ponte operas, "Don Giovanni" and "The...