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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Ars Viva sets 2014-15 concert season

    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: Sept....
  • Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO

    Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO
    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...
  • Shakespeare gets performance art treatment at Norfolk festival

    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,...
  • Bramwell Tovey pulls off multitasking at Hollywood Bowl

    Bramwell Tovey pulls off multitasking at Hollywood Bowl
    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,...
  • For the record

    Tchaikovsky With Bronfman: A classical music listing in the Arts & Books section elsewhere in this edition says that Esa-Pekka Salonen will lead the L.A. Philharmonic in Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" Suite plus Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with...
  • Classical musicians and the terror of the audition

    Classical musicians and the terror of the audition
    Audition. The word can unleash terror in performers of all kinds, but perhaps none more than musicians seeking to fill scarce symphony orchestra openings. A fudged note, a slack attack, a harsh tone, a hint of hesitancy, a sagging pitch — any of...
  • Conductor Maazel, who worked with CSO, dead at 84

    Conductor Maazel, who worked with CSO, dead at 84
    Lorin Maazel, the most prolific conductor of his generation, a child prodigy who performed with the New York Philharmonic at age 12 and later spent seven years as its music director, has died. He was 84. He died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at...
  • Putting art to music, with wondrous results

     Putting art to music, with wondrous results
    Did you hear the one about the composer who walks into an art gallery? If you are expecting a punch line — sorry. It's not a joke. When a composer walks into an art gallery or catches sight of an artwork somewhere else, there might be something...
  • An Appreciation: Lorin Maazel conducted himself inimitably

    An Appreciation: Lorin Maazel conducted himself inimitably
    I didn't understand Lorin Maazel, the exceptional conductor who died Sunday at 84. Who did? Even his family may not have completely gotten him. He complained in an interview two years ago that his kids would laugh off the property anyone calling Maestro...
  • 'Stravinsky in Hollywood' an illuminating look at his L.A. years

    'Stravinsky in Hollywood' an illuminating look at his L.A. years
    In his fascinating new hour-long documentary, "Stravinsky in Hollywood," made for European television and now released on DVD by C-Major, Marco Capalbo begins with the oft-quoted statistic that Igor Stravinsky lived in West Hollywood longer than he had...
  • Fill-ins Behzod Abduraimov and James Gaffigan shine at Bowl

    Fill-ins Behzod Abduraimov and James Gaffigan shine at Bowl
    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...