Orchestras

Ben Folds Composes a Live Orchestral Arrangement With Help From the Audience in Just Ten Minutes

During Sound Health in Concert: Music and the Mind, the incredibly talented musician Ben Folds demonstrated his amazing spontaneity by composing a …

Ben Folds

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Details<p><b>Mozart</b> Symphony No.34 <b><br>Chin</b> <i>Mannequin</i> AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE <b><br>Ravel</b> Piano Concerto in G <b><br>Ravel</b> <i>La Valse</i><p><b>André de Ridder</b> conductor <b><br>Jean-Efflam Bavouzet</b> piano<p>…

Classical Music

Schoolgirl, 17, attacked classmate with acid

A schoolgirl left a classmate with horror injuries following an acid attack at a high school.<p>The 17-year-old pupil poured a solution containing …

Crime

Ben Folds Composes A Song Live With National Symphony Orchestra

Today I want to inspire you by showing you creativity in action. Creativity is at the heart of everything we do in marketing. Without ideas, we have nothing. Without an appreciation for creativity, we have nothing. And without an appreciation for creative people, we will have nothing (or at least …

Creativity

‘Mozart In The Jungle’ Sound Editor On New Musical Arenas Of Season 3

Taking the Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing last year, Amazon musical drama <i>Mozart in the Jungle</i>‘s sound departments should pose strong competition …

Classical Music

Opera's boom in China helps promote cultural exchanges with US, says leading American soprano Fleming

The boom of opera in China has a major role to play in promoting bilateral cultural exchanges with the United States, leading American soprano Renee …

Classical Music

St Mary's Cathedral Choir takes church music to the next level

St Mary's Cathedral is mostly deserted on this Thursday morning. But as the 22 boy choristers of the cathedral choir begin singing, the few tourists …

Brisbane

BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, Slovenia's Statehood Day

Catriona Young presents a programme celebrating Slovenian National Day.....<p>25/06/2017<p>1:00 am<p>1:01 am<br>Richard Strauss<br>Don Juan, Op 20<br>RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Rossen Milanov (Conductor)<p>1:20 am<br>Richard Strauss<br>Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 11<br>Mihajilo Bulajić (Horn), RTV Slovenia Symphony …

Classical Music

Evolution, revolution, smevolution: The future of classical music

Classical music may be the art of the sublime, liquid architecture and all the rest, but it has nonetheless always been a long-suffering kingdom of kvetching. Born to serve the church, Western music became in the Middle Ages an ideal medium of sacrilege, and the art form has continued over the …

Vinyl Records

For CSO season finale, Riccardo Muti offers an Italian opera fest fit for a king

Although it isn't billed as such, the weekend Chicago Symphony Orchestra subscription program has the feel of a gala, the sort of festive affair you would expect Riccardo Muti to open a symphony season with rather than close it.<p>With the full Chicago Symphony Chorus, children's chorus and a bass …

Classical Music

Augustin Hadelich, orchestra astounding in Mainly Mozart concert

For San Diegans, summer solstice means Mainly Mozart is in full swing. But in Europe, the longest day of the year signifies Midsummer …

Classical Music

Whiff of the West

Divine music by geniuses like Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart has enthralled the world for generations. But in India somehow western classical music has …

Education

Orangutan may join musicians in musical performance

A music-loving orangutan at a zoo in southeastern North Dakota is getting another opportunity to play with a world-traveling band.<p>Talukan from the …

Toronto’s Sony Centre and Attila Glatz present Harry Potter in concert

It’s pretty much impossible to hear the opening notes of John Williams’s “Hedwig’s Theme” and not immediately think of Harry Potter and the magical …

Canadian News

Joshua Bell Smooths Symphonie Espagnole’s Rough Edges

If there’s one country composers from other countries like to write music about, it’s Spain. French and Russian Romantic composers were particularly …

Classical Music

'Like... Beethoven coming to Winnipeg'

Philip Glass, considered one of the most influential classical music composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, will be the headline performer and …

Classical Music

New York-Hamburg: Alan Gilbert's New Orchestra And His Architectural Upgrade

<b>The Politics of Succession</b><p>When Alan Gilbert was named the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in July of 2007, the classical music world did its best impression of one of those cartoon-double takes and a Tim Allen grunt.<p>The New York Phil had courted Riccardo Muti to continue to lead them …

Classical Music

A music director will depart. What does that mean for the company that’s left?

Last spring, the Washington National Opera had one of its greatest triumphs: Wagner’s “Ring” cycle, tellingly directed by its artistic director, Francesca Zambello, and gorgeously conducted by its music director, Philippe Auguin. You’d think the company would want to build on a critical and public …

Classical Music

Mongolians, Zimbabweans and refugees come to sing for JFK

How do you commemorate John F. Kennedy in a performing arts festival? All this season, the Kennedy Center has been trying to answer that question with a series of performances honoring Kennedy’s centennial that often seem only tenuously linked to Kennedy.<p>“I don’t care if [audiences] don’t get it,” …

Classical Music

Searching For the Song of The Summer of 2017

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>Summer is officially underway, and that means three months of heat, swimming pools and beaches, and most importantly, summer music - the perfect distraction from the politics of humid Washington, D.C.<p><b>Melissa Locker</b>, culture reporter for …

Classical Music

Review: A 20th-Century Sequel to ‘Barber of Seville’ and ‘Figaro’

Darius Milhaud was an assiduous composer, at times perhaps too assiduous for his own good. He could achieve delightful simplicities, as in his jazz-tinged ballet score “La Création du Monde” (1923). Then again, there were complex tangles, like his late opera “La Mère Coupable” (“The Guilty Mother,” …

The Arts

Yannick has his way with Mendelssohn's symphonies in new three-disc set

Yannick Nezet-Seguin's latest recording is three-CD set of Mendelssohn's complete symphonies with Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Classical Music

California Can Reconceive the Arts by Offering More Choices and Ways to Participate

California is undergoing massive changes in technology, demography, the nature of work and, thus, in leisure activity. So is its cultural sector, …

National Endowment for the Arts

Symphony Silicon Valley new season taps star soloists

Renowned cellist Lynn Harrell, pianists Stephen Prutsman and Jon Nakamatsu and violinist Mayuko Kamio are among the featured soloists on the 2017-18 …

Classical Music

Toscanini’s pursuit of perfection

Maestro di tutti maestriToscanini’s pursuit of perfection<p>From his recruitment at 19 to conduct “Aida” onwards, the great conductor was opinionated …

Business (UK)

A Pioneering Black Composer Keeps Pushing

Blending jazz improvisation, post-John Cage modernism, funk and the occasional touch of rock, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and its co-founder, Roscoe Mitchell, made good on the ambition of its motto: “Great Black Music, Ancient to the Future.”<p>Mr. Mitchell formed that group in the wake of his …

Jazz

Baotou Symphony Orchestra to make NCPA debut

Baotou Symphony Orchestra is set to duet with the China National Symphony Orchestra to debut the symphony Cao Yuan Zhi Ge (Songs from the Steppe) at …

Classical Music

Kansas City man buys instruments, builds youth orchestra

The old tympani drum Darryl Chamberlain got for cheap, about $119 on eBay, was pretty beat up — scratches, chipped paint and a soiled drum head he …

Classical Music

Mahler: Symphony No 8 DVD review – Chailly pays impressive tribute to Abbado

Bavarian and Latvian Radio Choirs/Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly (Accentus Music, DVD)<p>Riccardo Chailly succeeded Claudio Abbado as music director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in 2015. He began his career in the 1970s as Abbado’s assistant at La Scala, Milan, and in Lucerne he …

Classical Music

Recommended Chicago-area classical concerts

<b>Chicago Folks Operetta:</b> The troupe turns its attention from its usual European light opera repertory to Americana, with the Chicago premiere of "Johnny Johnson" (1936), an anti-war musical by two pacifists, composer Kurt Weill and librettist Paul Green. The CFO version was edited by artistic …

Classical Music