| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Michael Hersch composes music of sobering complexity -- lots of jagged melodic lines, thorny harmonies, quick-shifting rhythms. But even at its densest, his intense work communicates in a way that can make a listener feel privy to Hersch's innermost...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:55 PM
For the first time, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will provide accompaniment to the city's traditional "Fireworks at the Fountain" in downtown's Lake Eola Park this July 4.
"When the Downtown Development Board approached us, we were deeply...
| 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:
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Peter Grimes "is at his exercise," boys die.
The title character of Benjamin Britten's first and best-known opera is a social outcast in a claustrophobic fishing village on the raw British coast. A violent visionary, Grimes is abusive toward his...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
What is known as a cover in pop music -- a composer and/or performer making a song his or her own -- is ancient history in classical music. In medieval and Renaissance times, the chant tune on which masses were built was commonly a cover of a standard...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79.
Born Patricia Smith in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Elmer O. Smith, a...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Every July 7 -- Gustav Mahler's birthday -- I try to set aside some time for listening to his music, which has long been an essential part of my life. As I've written before, the experience of encountering Mahler for the first time changed everything...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Hollywood Bowl is looking and sounding good. Last year it was spiffed up with smart new lawn furniture, compellingly (and controversially) incandescent new high-definition video screens and an exceptional sound system upgrade. This year there are...
| Jul 12, 2014
The worlds of pop and classical music do not meet all that often — or all that well, as a rule — but certain artists have proved quite adept at bridging the gap. Ben Folds is one of them.
The Winston-Salem, N.C.-born, Nashville-based...
| Jul 13, 2014
Norfolk Festevents and Virginia Stage Company are again teaming up for a free outdoor performance art event July 25-27 in Norfolk's Town Point Park.
"Moon Take Thy Flight" will explore the story of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" using actors,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:43 PM
It was 32 years ago this week that Leonard Bernstein brought opening week at the Hollywood Bowl into the realm of legend, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his own music plus that of Barber, Schumann and Copland — and for good measure,...