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  • Elliott Carter dies at 103; inventive American composer

    Elliott Carter dies at 103; inventive American composer
    Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York, according to his close friend and assistant, clarinetist Virgil Blackwell. He was 103.
  • Sir Richard Rodney Bennett dies at 76; composer had 3 Oscar nods

    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a prolific British composer, arranger and pianist whose film scores were nominated three times for Academy Awards, has died in New York City. He was 76. Bennett died Dec. 24 after a brief illness, his publisher Novello & Co...

    Light Opera Works announces 2013 slate

    The Evanston-based Light Opera Works has announced its 2013 season of shows. For its summer season at Cahn Auditorium on the campus of Northwestern University, Light Opera Works will stage W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore" (opening...

    Allentown Symphony Hall shows some love with tickets to 'From Russia with Love'

     
    Allentown Symphony Hall is giving some love with tickets to its presentation of “From Russia with Love.” Pianist Conrad Tao With every ticket bought to Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of “From Russia With Love”...

    Kimbra speaks: Female voice of Gotye hit hopes she's somebody that you'll get to know

     
    Kimbra’s introduction to most U.S. audiences came as the combative female voice on Gotye’s song “Somebody That I Used to Know.” But what an introduction it was. The song is the biggest-selling record of 2012, having spent eight...