Violin

What it feels like to play a violin that cost millions with a bow that cost more than a house

In the rarefied atmoshere of classical music's upper echelons, violins and violas cost millions – while even a bow can cost as much as a house. Pippa …

Orchestras

The Ticket: What’s happening this week in the arts world

MUSIC<p>Rock & Pop<p><b>KITTEN</b> This Los Angeles-based band has been one of the best rock outfits of the 2010s, consistently releasing urgently hooky records …

Orchestras

Pinchas Zukerman says embracing technology is key to saving the classics

Can YouTube save classical music?<p>Pinchas Zukerman believes the popular video-sharing website is doing just that.<p>The celebrated violinist and former …

Canadian News

Star-studded Stampeders defence has the numbers to back up the swagger

OTTAWA — Some call it swagger, some call it arrogance, but no matter what you call it the Calgary Stampeders defensive corps has it.<p>While their …

Canadian News

Cheapseats: Like son, like father, Argos’ Washington is hoping

Brandon Washington wants to follow in the footsteps of his son, a three-time “Super Bowl” winner.<p>Eight-year old Ronald is the quarterback of the …

Canadian News

Here are the top 9 things to do in Houston this weekend

While your Thanksgiving Day is likely booked, there’s still Friday through Sunday to think about. From a brew fest to a shopping extravaganza to a …

Texas

Press Conference: Hughes and Bell

Charleston Hughes and Joshua Bell spoke to the media before heading out for their first practice of Grey Cup week.

Calgary Stampeders

MTT and the S.F. Symphony Master the Wild Beast In Ives’s Fourth

The second movement was a train wreck. I was there at Davies Hall on Thursday afternoon, gaping and rubber-necking along with all the other …

Classical Music

Short Rides with John Adams

Sir Simon Rattle describes John Adams, with whom he has had an artistic friendship for more than 30 years, as a “great composer and wonderful human …

Classical Music

5 things learned from the Stampeders' West Final victory over the Eskimos

Upon further analysis of the Calgary Stampeders’ 32-28 CFL West Final victory over the Edmonton Eskimos, one thing is abundantly clear: we’ve learned …

Canadian News

Quartet for the End of Time; Meta4 and Alasdair Beatson; Belongings – review

St John’s Smith Square; LSO St Luke’s, London; Glyndebourne, Lewes An awesome foursome hold their own in Messiaen’s cataclysmic masterpiece. Plus, an intense Finnish-Scottish fling<p>Birdsong at dawn, a celestial rainbow, whispered piano chords in shades of “blue-orange”, light, stars and the things …

Music

Watch This Hypnotic Performance of Glass' Violin Concerto ... On a Sax

Philip Glass’ First Violin Concerto is a thrilling ride. Saxophones are thrilling instruments. So when the concerto is performed with a sax featured …

Classical Music

Itzhak Perlman teaches child with leukaemia

From the Korea Herald:A child violinist battling leukemia had the chance of a lifetime when his musical hero Itzhak Perlman gave him a special …

Classical Music

Tunde ready for Sunday

The kid can be forgiven for wondering whether he’s been banished to an echo chamber.<p>“You know what?’’ teases safety Joshua Bell. “He gets the best of …

Calgary Stampeders

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in Taiwan

with Leonidas Kavakos under Herbert Blomstedt<p>Well, add one more to the list.<p>Yet another world-class orchestra comes through Taipei, with a …

Orchestras

Stamps secondary aims to take away Esks deep ball

The Edmonton Eskimos present a well-documented challenge for the Calgary Stampeders secondary.<p>They bring a handful of talented receivers who can …

Canadian Football League

Genesis Prize co-founder denies report that award to Ruth Bader Ginsburg was ‘consolation prize’

Ruth Bader Ginsburg at an event at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center in New York City, Sept. 21, 2016. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images)<p>(JTA) —The …

Jewish Culture

Meet Masiphumelele’s budding violinists

In a small classroom learners from Masiphumelele‚ near Cape Town‚ are learning a new skill: playing the violin.

Morris: Josh Bell using mental game to his advantage

In the 1973 movie Magnum Force, Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry character utters the famous line “man’s got to know his limitations.”Calgary Stampeder …

Canadian Football League

Stampeders shrug off losing skid ahead of West final

'You hear the doubters,' says Calgary safety Joshua Bell on 3 straight losses<p>The Calgary Stampeders are aware of the doubts. After all, they created …

Sports (Canada)

Matchup is licensed to thrill

There are times when Mike (Shaken, not Stirred) Reilly must close his eyes and fantasize that he’s James Bond visiting Q, the gizmos and gadgets …

Canadian Football League

7 Israelis who have made a deep impact on life in America

(JTA collage/Getty Images)<p>(JTA) — When Natalie Portman was named the 2018 winner of the $1 million Genesis Prize, known as the “Jewish Nobel,” it was …

Jewish Culture

'Not just a piece of wood': Montreal musician's 19th-century Gemunder violin stolen in break-in

Marie-Claude Massé's prized violin was stolen from her home in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Tuesday<p>When Marie-Claude Massé got a call from her neighbour …

Art History

Wollongong celebrates Yes same-sex marriage win

HAPPY RESULT: Stephanie Toole and Nikki Rumpca were at the UniBar on Wednesday, November 15 to hear the Yes vote prevail. Picture: Robert Peet<p>As the …

Equality

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wins Genesis Foundation’s first lifetime achievement award

Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking to the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2016. (Bob …

Jewish Culture

Joshua Bell wins Presidents' Ring

The Calgary Stampeders are pleased to announce that defensive back Joshua Bell is the recipient of the team’s Presidents’ Ring award for 2017.<p>The …

Canadian Football League

E-mail

I’m currently trying to choose my diary and journal system for 2018, as they are a staple of my Christmas list. I think being a stationery lover …

Productivity

Leila Josefowicz begins stint with NSO

Leila Josefowicz, violinist extraordinaire, opened a semi-residency at the Kennedy Center with a recital Saturday at the Terrace Theater (she’ll also appear with the National Symphony in January and April). Josefowicz has distinguished herself with a strong advocacy for contemporary music, …

Entertainment

From India to Israel, Making Beautiful Music

New York<p>For the first few minutes of our meeting, Zubin Mehta is on his cellphone with an old friend (who, it turns out, is a grandson of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan). The friend, like Mr. Mehta, is an Indian Zoroastrian—or Parsi—and the two are making plans for dinner after the …

Opinion

John Adams’ Development as a Composer Can Be Charted in String Music

John Adams. Photo by Margaretta Mitchell<p>Olivia WiseNovember 9, 2017<p><i>By Thomas May</i><p>In the contemporary music world, writing opera tends to generate the …

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