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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Mica Levi and orchestra go truly 'Under the Skin' at the Regent

    Mica Levi and orchestra go truly 'Under the Skin' at the Regent
    Mica Levi’s score for “Under the Skin,” the eerie 2013 film about alien seduction, leaves more of a sonic imprint than the voice of the unnamed protagonist who guides the action. The young British songwriter-composer, known to pop...
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Featured pick Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The elite New York chamber collective, which recently extended its Harris Theater residency two more seasons, begins its 2014-15 residency with a varied program ranging from works by Dvorak and...
  • HSO's 'Mozart and Dvořák' Delivers Big Sound, Memorable Musicianship

    William Eddins was guest conductor and piano soloist in a program that started small then systematically blew the doors down in the Belding Theater, as The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continued its 2014-2015 Masterworks Series with "Mozart and Dvożák'' at...
  • CSO's Russian program yields mixed results under Metzmacher

     CSO's Russian program yields mixed results under Metzmacher
    Beneath the crisp and direct podium demeanor of Ingo Metzmacher lurks the sensibility of a music professor. The German conductor, who is returning to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra subscription series this weekend after an absence of 10 years, appears...
  • Grammys 2015: Classical nominations for 'City Noir,' L.A.'s Partch

    Grammys 2015: Classical nominations for 'City Noir,' L.A.'s Partch
    The classical nominations for this year's Grammy Awards include a diverse range of prominent names and pieces, with a recording of John Adams' "City Noir" receiving two nominations and the Los Angeles ensemble Partch also netting two nods. The Seattle...
  • Grammys 2015: Complete list of nominees

    Grammys 2015: Complete list of nominees
    Beck's "Morning Phase," Beyoncé's self-titled album, Ed Sheeran's "X," Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" and Pharrell Williams' "Girl" are the nominees for album of the year at the 57th Grammy Awards. Smith, Beyonce and Pharrell lead the field with six...
  • Sam Smith, Beyoncé, Pharrell lead Grammy nominations

    Sam Smith, Beyoncé, Pharrell lead Grammy nominations
    A 22-year-old newcomer, U.K. soul-pop singer Sam Smith, joined Grammy mainstays Beyonce and Pharrell Williams with six nominations each on Friday for the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Smith dominated the four major categories, including a nomination for...
  • El Sistema founder, Gustavo Dudamel are targets of scathing new book

    El Sistema founder, Gustavo Dudamel are targets of scathing new book
    Everyone loves El Sistema, Venezuela's revolutionary music education program — which serves hundreds of thousands of students, many in the barrios — and produced Gustavo Dudamel. Its founder, José Antonio Abreu, has been heralded as a national...
  • Music Center's 50th-anniversary gala amps up energy to a fault

     Music Center's 50th-anniversary gala amps up energy to a fault
    Times, tastes, fashions and spectacles have changed in the past half-century. The Music Center has noticed. In 1964, the Memorial Pavilion, the first of the Music Center's four theaters and the one that would later be named for Dorothy Chandler,...
  • How the Music Center broke new ground for major arts institutions

    How the Music Center broke new ground for major arts institutions
    First came the national anthem played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, then a resplendent fanfare by Richard Strauss. But when 22 brass players and a pair of timpanists proclaimed the opening of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Dec. 6, 1964, that...
  • Review: Bach Choir Christmas concert fills holiday with warmth

    Review: Bach Choir Christmas concert fills holiday with warmth
    In coming, temporarily, out of retirement for a concert review, I felt a little like a bear interrupting his hibernation to stick his nose out of his cave. But whereas the bear got a face full of cold wind and snow for his efforts, I was rewarded with the...