| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
* 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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:58 AM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:38 AM
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.
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Chicago Folks Operetta: The troupe presents the American premiere of Paul Abraham's "Ball at the Savoy," a jazzy, tuneful, singing-and-dancing confection from Weimar-era Berlin, about the revenge of a clever wife on her philandering hubby. Anthony Barrese...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Musikfest's rich musical diversity includes a diverse program of classical concerts Aug. 4-8.
Concerts include purely classical, crossover, fusion and alternative repertoire on a wide range of instruments. As in previous years, the classical concerts...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:25 PM
From Aspen to Tanglewood, summer is the season for classical music festivals. Whether you are an ambitious young musician seeking master classes with world-renowned soloists or just a lover of great music, summer festivals offer something for everyone....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Named after Chautauqua Lake in New York State, where the first was held in 1874, Chautauqua adult education assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s, when their popularity declined. Chautauquas brought entertainment...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2014-15 concert season at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. All five Sunday afternoon programs will be conducted by music director Alan Heatherington.
Here is the schedule:
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:19 PM
The final concert in the summer's popular Valley Vivaldi concert series takes place Sunday at Wesley Church in Bethlehem, with music by Telemann, Corelli, Tartini, Bach and, of course, Vivaldi. Of special note is Vivaldi's Guitar Concerto in D Major,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:29 PM
The long-awaited return of Esa-Pekka Salonen to the Hollywood Bowl just got a little longer. The Los Angeles Philharmonic's conductor laureate, who last led his old orchestra outdoors six summers ago just before beginning his final season as L.A. Phil...