| 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 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...
| Nov 10, 2013
Even among the pantheon of jazz composers, Duke Ellington looms large, his staggering output unmatched in size or breadth. Hit songs, solo piano pieces, ensemble tone poems, stage musicals, film scores, vast orchestral works — few musical formats of...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:40 PM
This Saturday, Nov. 16, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring violinist Cho-Liang Lin.
Conducted by Joel Revzen, the program will also include Mendelssohn's...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Thirteen months ago, on a calm, cool midnight in Santa Monica, Patrick Scott slipped out of the tiny Miles Memorial Playhouse and flopped on the stairs like a runner midway through a marathon.
A few hours earlier, the first of 32 piano soloists had...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:28 PM
The temptation for an orchestra to celebrate the opening of a concert hall by commissioning a major new work is obvious and irresistible. It's also, more often than not, a bad idea.
Preparing a premiere is hard enough under normal circumstances. There...