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  • The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Performs Symphonie Fantastique, Jan. 10-13 at the Bushnell

    The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Performs Symphonie Fantastique, Jan. 10-13 at the Bushnell
    France, Russia, the good ole U.S.A.: composers from all over the place struggled to write symphonies in Ludwig Van Beethoven's (1770-1827) formidable shadow. On Thursday, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, led by Carolyn Kuan (pictured), kick off 2013 with the performance of one overwhelmingly successful approach: Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, a programmatic five-movement work strung together by an idée fixe, a musical idea that runs through the work, shape-shifting along the way. Also on the bill are Samuel Barber's virtuosic, jazzy Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, performed by the HSO and guest violinist Alexander Kerr, and Russian composer Sergei Rachmoninoff's Vocalise, an unusual, wordless ditty from his Fourteen Songs of 1912.
  • Columbia Orchestra books a Brit, a Finn and an American

    The 19th-century German classical music repertory is not directly represented on the Columbia Orchestra's next concert, but its romantic influence will be heard in the program scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the Jim Rouse Theatre, at...

    PASSINGS: Pauline Betz Addie, Giorgio Tozzi, Harry Redmond Jr., James Woodress, Mark Dantzler

    Pauline Betz Addie 1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...

    Review: Toronto Symphony Orchestra, from Festival of Orchestras

    Review: Toronto Symphony Orchestra, from Festival of Orchestras
    You would be forgiven if you felt winded after watching the Toronto Symphony Orchestra play Friday night. The Festival of Orchestras hosted the Canadian group, with violinist James Ehnes, at Northland Performing Arts Center in Longwood for the second...

    Class struggle and desperate love in '50s England

    Class struggle and desperate love in '50s England
    Terence Davies' film of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea, a play dating from '50s England, captures the tensions between the stultified upper class and the lack of illusions of the working class. At the same time, it's a story that dramatizes the...