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  • Chicago-area classical music picks

    Chicago-area classical music picks
    Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is the soloist, playing Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" on the season opener under the baton of music director Alan Heatherington. Dvorak's "Carnival Overture" and Brahms' Fourth Symphony complete the program. 3 p.m. Sunday, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; $32-$70; 855-277-8482, arsviva.org
  • Violinist Christopher Collins Lee to open Carter Chamber Series at East Stroudsburg University

    Few violinists can claim they've performed as a soloist with the likes of conductors Leopold Stokowski, Herbert von Karajan and Arthur Fiedler, or premiered Aaron Copland's "Ballades for Violin and Piano" with Leonard Bernstein on piano. Noted violinist...

    Classical music: Trio to present work of Viennese composer

    If you've never heard of the Viennese composer Johann Baptist Vanhal, you're not alone. Vanhal, who was born in Bohemia in 1739 and died in Vienna in 1813, is a shadowy figure; only part of his vast output of music has been satisfactorily evaluated or...

    The Hollywood Bowl's magicians of sound

     The Hollywood Bowl's magicians of sound
    When the issue of amplification came up at a Hollywood Bowl patrons' breakfast in 1935, one man strongly admonished the institution against attempting "to improve God's perfect handiwork." "So long as we are in charge there will be no mechanical devices...

    Alsop leads BSO in colorful program of Bach, Stravinsky, Holst

    Alsop leads BSO in colorful program of Bach, Stravinsky, Holst
    For a satisfying feast of prismatic colo rs and intricate designs, you can stop by one of our local museums any time. But this weekend, check out the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s program instead. So, OK, this is about aural hues and...