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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Muti introduces CSO audience to Scriabin curiosity

    Muti introduces CSO audience to Scriabin curiosity
    At this midpoint of his fifth season as music director, Riccardo Muti appears to be much less interested in introducing Chicago Symphony Orchestra audiences to important new music than bringing them oddball older repertory that has held personal...
  • Chicago area classical music picks

    Chicago area classical music picks
    Contempo: The University of Chicago's contemporary music collective celebrates its 50th anniversary with world premieres by the late Lee Hyla, Huck Hodge and John Eaton, along with music of two artistic directors, Shulamit Ran and founder Ralph Shapey....
  • Wang, Lang, Ma and Bell rule Philharmonic Society's 2015-16 season

    Wang, Lang, Ma and Bell rule Philharmonic Society's 2015-16 season
    What would an Orange County classical music season be without a superstar or two from China? The Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s newly-announced concert list for 2015-16 leaves the question unanswered. It features separate performances...
  • Chamber ensemble Satori honors Lehigh Valley musical legacy

    Chamber ensemble Satori honors Lehigh Valley musical legacy
    During a concert by the Lehigh Valley chamber ensemble Satori not too long ago, something spooky happened during a performance of Lehigh Valley composer Paul Salerni's "Witches and Rappings" for flute, clarinet, violin and cello that had nothing to do...
  • Pacific Symphony to pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein

    Carl St.Clair can pinpoint the last moment he saw Leonard Bernstein. The two had just conducted a show together at the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts, and Bernstein, who had trusted his own composition to St.Clair's baton, urged him to attend...
  • Miguel Harth Bedoya and L.A. Phil have special chemistry

    Miguel Harth Bedoya and L.A. Phil have special chemistry
    Scientists have made a considerable effort to identify the characteristics of 103 elements, from hydrogen to lawrencium, and explain the complexities of their interactions. But better living through chemistry only goes so far. The chemistry underlying...
  • Classical: Ayreheart to play from Renaissance to rock in Bethlehem

    Who would have thought that the humble lute, that kindest and most gentle of stringed instruments, would dare tread on the gnarly landscape of acoustic rock? Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane, that's who, and he's out to prove it with his...
  • John Adams on a big Beethoven kick in San Francisco

    We cannot escape Beethoven. The big music book of the fall was American musicologist Jan Swafford's epic, 1,077-page "Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph," published less than a year after British broadcaster John Suchet's biography, "Beethoven: The Man...
  • 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...
  • 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...