Classical Music

A Divided GOP is Working to Woo Diverse Voters

It’s election day in Alabama, and voters are heading to the polls to choose the state’s next U.S. senator to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.<p>Alabama, which the president easily won and which has not had a Democratic senator since 1992, has become a battleground state — …

Elections

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New Bootleg Explores Miles Davis, John Coltrane's Final 1960 Tour<p>Dec 11, 2017 - 1:13 pm<p>Violinist Joshua Bell Honored At Gala Benefitting Music …

Music

Press Release

For Immediate Release<p>Charles Dutoit To Conduct Ravel with Jean-Yves Thibaudet as Soloist, Jan. 17–20<p><b>IN PROGRAM SPOTLIGHTING RAVEL</b><p><b>And More</b><p><b>FRANCK’s</b> …

The Arts

Corey Cott, Ana Villafañe, and Solea Pfeiffer Set for West Side Story in Concert

Three performances of the Leonard Bernstein classic will be presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in February 2018.<p><i>Newsies</i> and</i> …

Orchestras

Zimbabwe Has A New Leader. What Does it Mean for Democracy?

It has been three weeks since Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, announced his resignation following a military takeover of the country. The former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, whom Mugabe had previously fired, has since become Zimbabwe’s president. Elections are due to be held …

Emmerson Mnangagwa

There Will Be Greenwood: The Radiohead Rocker on Scoring ‘Phantom Thread’

After their much-acclaimed collaboration on “There Will Be Blood,” as well as lesser-known projects “The Master” and “Inherent Vice,” director Paul …

Music

Watch this Oboist's Reaction to a Split Reed Mid-Performance

When you’re the principal oboist of a major orchestra and things go awry, you had better be ready to put those quick-thinking skills to good …

Orchestras

The Rite Through an Eclectic Spectrum

Composers Concordance com/con 0041<p>Gene Pritsker strikes again. In this new work just released on CD he manages to pay homage to Igor Stravinsky in …

Jazz

Christopher Cerrone’s Can’t and Won’t Does in Calder Quartet Premiere

Had Christopher Cerrone’s compositional ideas gone according to plan, <i>Can’t and Won’t,</i> which had its world premiere Thursday at the Walt Disney …

Orchestras

BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, Mendelssohn & Beethoven violin sonatas

Jonathan Swain presents violin sonatas by Mendelssohn and Beethoven performed in Bulgaria.<p>12:31 AM<br>Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)<br>Violin Sonata in F major<br>Albena Danailova (violin), Plamena Mangova (piano)<p>12:57 AM<br>Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)<br>Rhapsody No 1 for violin and piano, Sz.86<br>Albena Danailova …

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Here's a List of the Highest Recommended Beethoven Music Albums

Beethoven music is everywhere, so for the beginner, which Beethoven music albums are worth purchasing? Here are six Beethoven music albums personally …

Orchestras

We can’t stop watching these hilarious ‘silent monks’ singing The Hallelujah Chorus

11 December 2017, 14:57<p>A group of high school students give a unique performance of ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’, dressed in monk’s robes. BRB, just going …

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Notable Performances and Recordings of 2017

The loveliest experience of my listening year took place on a balmy September night at the Hollywood Bowl. Yo-Yo Ma came to the great amphitheatre in the Hollywood Hills to play the six solo cello suites of Bach. I had doubts about the enterprise going in. Could Ma’s instrument be amplified …

Orchestras

An L.A. Phil reminder that but a mile, and fate, separate Disney Hall from skid row

Has any country ever suffered victory as Russia did at the end of the World War II in 1945? Loses were incalculably terrible, and the future was as scary as ever with Stalin still in power. The dictator wanted victory symphonies. Composers found celebration wanting.<p>The war wasn’t over in 1944 when …

Romeo and Juliet

Here’s a chance to hear an all-female orchestra and chorus perform Vivaldi’s works

The only thing missing from a pair of historically informed concerts of Antonio Vivaldi concertos and sacred vocal works on Dec. 19 and 21 in Seattle …

Orchestras

At the Phillips Collection, 2 young performers make for a dynamic combination

The Phillips Collection presented two dynamic musicians of the millennial generation, violinist Tessa Lark and pianist Roman Rabinovich, in an excellent recital Sunday at the Cosmos Club. Both have won major competitions as performers, and both offered their own compositions on this program.<p>The duo …

Entertainment

U.N. Peacekeepers Killed in Deadly Attack in The Congo

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment</b><p>United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is calling an attack on U.N. peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week the worst in the organization's recent history.<p>At least 14 United Nations peacekeepers and five Congolese …

Africa

Tchaikovsky fine in Johannes Debus’ return to San Diego Symphony

With wildfires raging throughout Southern California and Santa Ana winds wreaking havoc on sensitive sinuses, the San Diego Symphony’s promise of …

Orchestras

Super Bowl Overture: Philadelphia Orchestra records Eagles fight song

With the Eagles headed toward the playoffs, another one of the city’s big teams is cheering them on — musically.<p>The Philadelphia Orchestra has …

Philadelphia

HPO joins student band Thursday at Sherwood high school concert

WhatsOn08:00 AM by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News<p>The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s (HPO) brass quintet will join Sherwood Secondary School’s …

Education

Victor de Sabata: a maestro remembered

Richard Osborne pays tribute to the fine Italian conductor and composer notable for his interpretations of Romantic repertoire, who died half a …

Orchestras

Symphony Ball 2017

Buy Photo<p>None<p>Steven Tyler, posing here with girlfriend Aimee Preston, is this year's recipient of the Symphony's annual "Harmony Award," which …

Orchestras

Classical review: JBO

Most cantatas and concerti radiated a joy of living, making them endurable for contemporary audiences<p>The 250th anniversary of the death of Georg …

Israel

BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, 11/12/2017

Jonathan Swain presents a concert from Moldova. Handel's Concerto Grosso in D and Cimarosa's Requiem in G minor<p>12:31 AM<br>Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)<br>Concerto Grosso in D, HWV 323<br>Moldovan National Chamber Orchestra, Leonardo Quadrini (conductor)<p>12:47 AM<br>Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801)<br>Requiem in G …

Orchestras

25 Essential Beethoven Recordings

Beethoven remains one of the most popular composers of all time and the Beethoven discography grows every year. Whether you're new to classical music …

Orchestras

Albrecht Mayer: a portrait

Albrecht Mayer has been principal oboist with the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1992; but he is also known throughout the music world as one of the …

Fiona Maddocks’s best classical music of 2017

Opera for babies, late-night Bach, Debussy to die for, plus women – and men – making waves<p>• Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full<p>Whichever way you shake 2017, it was the year of Rattle. Simon Rattle. Appointed music director of the London Symphony Orchestra two years ago, galloping in ever …

Orchestras

China's first lady receives honorary Juilliard doctorate

Peng Liyuan, wife of President Xi Jinping and a well-known soprano, received an honorary doctorate from New York's Juilliard School at the China …

News (China)

Illinois high school mourns loss of teachers through music

A high school chamber orchestra in a northwest suburb of Chicago is helping memorialize and mourn the deaths of three of the school's teachers.<p>The …

Entertainment

Violin virtuoso Dr L Subramaniam on how Indian classical music took on the world stage

Watch Full Video<p>On Saturday, 9 December, the world-renowned violinist and composer Padma Bhushan Dr L Subramaniam performed at the CITI-NCPA Aadi …

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