| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Composer John Tavener, whose works ranged from angry, dissonant cantatas to achingly beautiful choral works sung around the world during holidays, died Tuesday at his home in Child Okeford in southern England, according to his publisher, Chester Music....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On the weeks when the Los Angeles Philharmonic puts on a Casual Fridays concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, it leaves something out of the full program, usually the first work, so the concert can proceed without intermission. Last Friday, Britten's...
| Nov 11, 2013
An accomplished young French violinist who has collaborated with Swiss, German, Russian and Japanese orchestras will make her Chicago-area debut Saturday in Frankfort.
Alexandra Soumm will accompany the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in the program...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:45 AM
More than 320 high school students and more than 30 directors from schools across South Dakota and North Dakota will take part in Wednesday’s Northern State University Band Clinic at the Johnson Fine Arts Center.
The 67th annual NSU Band Clinic is...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Pasadena has changed little over the past half-century. What's new, of course, is Old Pasadena. But much of the city remains recognizably old Pasadena.
That has certainly been true of the Pasadena Symphony as a bastion of tradition. It was founded in...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Prolific composer Danny Elfman is celebrating his years-long cinematic partnership with Tim Burton in a unique way this week: Beginning […]...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:00 AM
David Lockington will debut Saturday as the Pasadena Symphony's music director, attended by the usual glowing sentiments that come with arrivals and beginnings.
But in a 30-year career as a conductor that has been full of comings and goings...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:48 AM
This season marks the 60th anniversary of Bernard Haitink's conducting debut, and, in that light, it's a pity the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's former principal conductor won't be spending more time with the ensemble he kept in such gleaming artistic shape...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — If classical music composer Nico Muhly had his way, his occupation would to the average person seem about as exotic as being a plumber.
"I want it to feel the same relationship you'd have with your local butcher or neighborhood...
| Nov 9, 2013
At the 11th hour on Nov. 11, 1918, "the monstrous anger of the guns" and "the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle" — to quote two of poet Wilfred Owen's indelible phrases — finally subsided. The First World War, the one to end all wars, was over....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Remembrance, Dedication days
Two tributes that take place each November at Gettysburg National Military Park have special significance this year. Dedication Day, held annually on Nov. 19, will mark the 150th anniversary of the...