Orchestras

BBC Radio 3 - Essential Classics, Monday - Sarah Walker with Anne Reid

9am    <br>Sarah sets the tone and mood of the day's programme with a range of music to intrigue, surprise and entertain.    <br> <br>9.30am <br>Take part in today's musical challenge: listen to the clues and identify a mystery musical person.<p>10am<br>Sarah's guest this week is the actress Anne Reid. Anne has worked …

Classical Music

Reformation Day review – Martin Luther's seismic text gets singalong salute

Royal Albert Hall, London This day of occasionally unforgettable music honouring Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Thesis brought performances of flamboyance, anguish and biblical drama<p>In October 1517, Martin Luther published his Ninety-Five Theses, famously nailing them, in a provocative gesture, to the …

Classical Music

Salzburg Journal, Part I

Odds and ends from Festspielzeit, i.e., Festival Time<p><i>Editor’s Note: Earlier this month, Jay Nordlinger was at the Salzburg Festival in Austria,</i> …

Conservative View

Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Simon Young's clear-eyed view of Bruckner's Fifth

<b>Beethoven and Bruckner. Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Simone Young. Imogen Cooper. Opera House. August 18.</b><br>★★★★<p><b>Takacs Quartet. Musica Viva. City Recital</b> …

Australian News

Hannah Kendall: ‘I’m a millennial composer! I have to make money to survive’

The composer on her forthcoming Proms debut, her jazz musician grandfather – and her dream collaborator…<p>The world premiere of <i>Spark Catchers</i> by the British composer Hannah Kendall launches the late-night Prom on 30 August at 10.15pm, when Chineke!, the UK’s first majority BME orchestra, makes its …

Classical Music

Breaking ground at Tanglewood for new four-building complex

LENOX – Friday night may have seemed like business as usual at Tanglewood, with the BSO performing works by Mahler and Brahms in the Koussevitzky …

Classical Music

Encouraging Signs of Freshness at the Mostly Mozart Festival

Looking back, it’s clear that Jane Moss, the artistic director of Lincoln Center, made a smart move in appointing Louis Langrée as music director of the Mostly Mozart Festival in 2002. Almost immediately, working together, they reinvigorated what had become over several decades a calcified summer …

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My View: Side By Side – Steven Reineke – Ashley Brown – Christopher Johnstone – French Woods | Times Square Chronicles

My View: Side By Side – Steven Reineke – Ashley Brown – Christopher Johnstone – French Woods<p>It was one of the most memorable nights of music ever …

Classical Music

Charles Ives' Prescient Impressions in Hi-Rez

Judging from Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot's latest recording of the orchestral works of Charles Ives (1874–1954), much of his totally …

Music

The Latest: Kennedy Center awards to go on without Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision not to participate in the Kennedy Center arts awards (all times local):<p>9:45 a.m.<p>The Kennedy Center arts awards program will go on.<p>Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein and President Deborah Rutter say in a statement that they …

Entertainment

Teen prodigy Daniel Harding: 'I was unfocused and the orchestra could smell blood'

Daniel Harding has just changed out of his aviation gear, having spent the past four hours in a flight simulator. That’s not typical practice for world-class conductors, but then Daniel Harding is not your typical world-class conductor.<p>There’s no bravado, no chutzpah – just a thoughtful and rather …

Classical Music

Young cellist, ‘memory athlete’ showcase skills on 'Little Big Shots'

Nine-year-old Damodar Castillo and 12-year-old Jelo Juanir showcased their unique skills on Saturday's episode of "Little Big Shots."<p>Castillo plays …

Philippines

BBC Four - BBC Proms, 2017, Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar, Shankar: Sadhanipa (Prom 41)

Anoushka Shankar, ensemble, and the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Karen Kamensek, perform Ravi Shankar's Sadhanipa from Passages, a collaborative chamber music studio album co-composed by Shankar and Philip Glass.

Classical Music

Charles Dutoit: 'Today’s young musicians have no culture'

<i>Charles Dutoit is one of the world’s greatest conductors - and most feared. Now he’s been awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society and is still in fighting spirit</i><p>“A tyrant? Me?” Charles Dutoit raises a Gallic eyebrow when I suggest he has a reputation of being one of those …

Classical Music

The Reformation: classical music's punk moment

The great cultural and religious schism of the 16th century democratised music and participation, creating the template for modern classical music.<p>It began 500 years ago, with Martin Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517, and has never really ended. Not only has the Reformation had a profound influence on the …

Classical Music

Protesting Trump, Evanston violinist, 93, among those who quit presidential arts committee

President <b>Donald Trump</b> will have to govern without the sage advice of the president's committee on the arts and humanities, whose members resigned en masse Friday in protest of his "support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured fellow Americans in Charlottesville."<p>Among the 16 …

Classical Music

Bleak, Gentle and Sweet: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

<i>In addition to writing reviews, features and news during the week, our critics and reporters offer a glimpse into the research we’ve done on YouTube. Read the rest of our classical music coverage</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>______<p>AT 1 MINUTE 27 SECONDS<p><b>Mystical Musical Orgasm</b><p>David Lang’s “just (after song of songs),” from …

The Arts

No hard feelings: Philadelphia Orchestra musicians give $74K to help employer reach fund goal

The gift from musicians is meant to help the group turn a page.

Philadelphia

How to Save Classical Music, According to Stephen Hough

As the genre faces tough economic times, the acclaimed pianist is rethinking how to perform, present, and market it.Pianist, poet, and painter …

Classical Music

Multi-Story Orchestra announces composition competition

3:55, 18th August 2017<p>The Multi-Story Orchestra has opened a call for works, and will commission a new work to be premiered in 2018 as part of its …

Music

At Tanglewood, music students learn about wellness, too

LENOX — A group of teenagers sat on hard plastic chairs, scattered around the stage of the West Street Theatre at Boston University Tanglewood …

Education

Bang on a Can All-Stars review – minimalism taken to the max

Royal Albert Hall, London The three composers at the heart of the New York ensemble proved their excitement in new music hasn’t waned after 30 years<p>Bang on a Can was started 30 years ago by three young composers as a New York showcase for their own works and those of their contemporaries. It has …

Classical Music

How TV Addles Kids’ Brains: A Short Film Directed by Godfrey Reggio (Maker of Koyaanisqatsi) & Scored by Philip Glass

On October 4, 1982, "more than 5,000 people filled the Radio City Music Hall to experience a remarkable event. That event was the world premiere of</i> …

Culture

How Kronos Quartet and NASA Will Transform the Solar Eclipse Into Music

Over the past four decades, Kronos Quartet has collaborated with such diverse artists as Tom Waits, Nine Inch Nails, Natalie Merchant, Amon Tobin and …

Entertainment

America’s Quintessential Maverick Composer, at 100

Many of the musical and philosophical characteristics that defined Lou Harrison, who would have turned 100 this year, as a quintessential American maverick composer come through in “La Koro Sutro” (“The Heart Sutra”).<p>Harrison’s early fascination with Eastern spiritual thought and culture culminated …

The Arts

BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, Martha Argerich's 2016 Lugano Project

Martha Argerich Project 2016. Catriona Young presents a concert including Dvorak's Piano Quintet, Op.81, and Shotakovich's Violin Sonata.<p>12:31 AM<br>Shostakovich, Dmitry (1906-1975), Tsyganov, Dmitry (arranger)<br>10 Preludes from 24 Preludes Op.34<br>Alissa Margulis (violin), Lily Maisky (piano)<p>12:47 …

Classical Music

Online Archive Lets You to Listen and Download 400,000+ Free Classical Musical Scores

Today, many cultural institutions have turned to free online resources in order to engage with the public and excite new audiences. Led by world-renowned museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as archives like the Library of Congress, this phenomenon typically offers reproductions of …

Classical Music

How cellist Alisa Weilerstein found her passion

Alisa Weilerstein did not get her start in La Jolla, but it was an early and pivotal step on her musical path.<p>The acclaimed cellist, who will perform …

San Diego

Liberal boycott backfires; Dennis Prager sells out Santa Monica symphony in guest appearance

- A left wing attempt to boycott a performance of the Santa Monica Symphony due to a guest appearance by conservative radio host Dennis Prager …

Los Angeles

Recommended Chicago-area classical concerts

Lucerne Symphony Orchestra: One of Switzerland’s major orchestral ensembles makes its Ravinia debut with a pair of concerts under the baton of its American-born music director, James Gaffigan. The soloists are InMo Yang, playing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 on Tuesday; and pianist Behzod …

Classical Music