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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Ten new classical albums featuring Chicago talent

    Ten new classical albums featuring Chicago talent
    New albums find Chicago classical musicians, ensembles and composers blazing new artistic paths, moving into unusual areas of the repertory, refusing to be pigeonholed. Here is a sampling of some of the more significant recent releases that reflect this...
  • L.A. Chamber Orchestra ending season on a sunny note

    L.A. Chamber Orchestra ending season on a sunny note
    If what you hear is what you get, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is ending its season in the best of cheer. Major keys prevailed Sunday night at Royce Hall, where the main music was Mozart's ravishing Piano Concerto No. 21 in the optimistic key of C...
  • Hail and farewell, Ars Viva Symphony

    Hail and farewell, Ars Viva Symphony
    With Alan Heatherington about to trade his musical ministry for a religious ministry, it seemed appropriate that Ars Viva, the midsized symphony orchestra he founded in 1995 and built into one of the area's finest, should play its very last concert to a...
  • San Francisco Symphony interprets John Cage, with great results

     San Francisco Symphony interprets John Cage, with great results
    In "Lecture on Nothing," John Cage compared a piece of music to a glass of milk. "We need the glass," he wrote, "and we need the milk." At the invitation of the San Francisco Symphony on Saturday night, actor Tim Robbins read those lines with an...
  • Virginia Arts Festival presents Baroque-themed concerts in Williamsburg

    Virginia Arts Festival presents Baroque-themed concerts in Williamsburg
    Move over, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Make room for Handel, Haydn and some other Baroque heavy-hitters. Part of every Virginia Arts Festival includes Festival Williamsburg, a series of concerts in the Williamsburg area over several days leading up to...
  • Entertainment Announcements: Karrnnell and trio, Anne Arundel Community Concert Association, Brothers on the Battlefield, South County Concert Association, AACC student art show, 'Rising Stars,' young artists competition, Londontowne Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Chorale,

    Annapolis Chorale The Annapolis Chorale concludes its 2014-2015 season with the regional premiere of composer Karl Jenkins' "Gloria" at 7:30 p.m. April 10 and 8 p.m. April 11 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Music Director J. Ernest...
  • Salonen, CSO plumb depths of Debussy's elusive score

     Salonen, CSO plumb depths of Debussy's elusive score
    You had to feel for Esa-Pekka Salonen. The dynamic Finnish conductor was preparing to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's first-ever performances of Debussy's "Pelleas et Melisande" – already a formidable task, given the daunting demands this...
  • Ben Folds in town — with strings

    Ben Folds in town — with strings
    Most of Ben Folds' fans are rock fans, so when Folds comes to town to play with a symphony orchestra, as he is wont to do, they are often unsure how to behave. They don't know if they're supposed to clap between movements (it's usually not done, but...
  • Jean-Michel Pilc and jazz, the real French connection

    Jean-Michel Pilc and jazz, the real French connection
    How fitting that Jean-Michel Pilc, one of the world's most formidable jazz pianists, will be performing Friday night under the banner of Symphony Center's "Reveries and Passions" French Festival. Notwithstanding its purple-prose name, the three-week...
  • Raritan River Concert explores early guitar work

    By the mid-19th century, most Europe capitals were experiencing a period of prosperity. A growing middle class found it had both the time and means to pursue cultural diversions, including music, played on household instruments in private homes and...
  • An eloquent remembrance by Armenian National Philharmonic

     An eloquent remembrance by Armenian National Philharmonic
    Armenia's struggle for international acknowledgment that the extermination of more than a million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during the First World War was genocide has been the work of historians and politicians. But it is also a job for art,...