Yo-Yo Ma

Tanglewood’s Upcoming Season Will Pay Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Audra McDonald, Tony Yazbeck, and Jessica Vosk will all appear during the 2018 season.<p>The annual Tanglewood Music Festival in Stockbridge, …

Orchestras

A Big, BSO Embrace For Bernstein At Tanglewood Next Summer

Support the news<p>The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s schedule at Tanglewood next summer is laced with programming that celebrates the life and work of …

Orchestras

'Star Wars' composer writes Bernstein work for Boston

John Williams, the prolific film composer who has scored "Star Wars" and other blockbusters, will premiere a new work dedicated to Leonard Bernstein. …

News (South Africa)

For Lenny’s centennial, Tanglewood goes all in

Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 this year, and to honor his centennial, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is pulling out the stops.<p>In an …

Orchestras

Is This Red, White, and Blue Elephant Worth Saving?

Illinois politicians agree that Chicago’s Thompson Center should be replaced. Architects and preservationists beg to differ, and a new documentary presents their case.<p>Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have finally found something they can agree on: selling off the …

Rahm Emanuel

The 12 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

AZ Hip-Hop Festival, Miss Krystle, and Hiss Golden Messenger.

Phoenix

Confirm or Deny: Jaron Lanier

<b>Maureen Dowd: You often get confused for the lead singer of Korn.</b><p>Jaron Lanier: No, never. I’m often confused with Arnold Schwarzenegger. I’m kidding.<p><b>Like others in Silicon Valley, you had cards printed up with the job title “Visionary.”</b><p>No, I certainly never did.<p><b>You once got a job application from</b> …

Business

Mark Morris’s Azerbaijani Epic

“Layla and Majnun” is the choreographer’s most ambitious work in a decade.<p>Mark Morris, as a teen-ager, in the seventies, did his longest and most serious dance training as a member of a Balkan folk-dance troupe, the Koleda Balkan Dance Ensemble, a semi-pro group of Seattle hippies and music geeks …

Culture

How to Explain to Your Son Why White Supremacists Are Marching on Your Town

<i>Illustration: Xia Gordon.</i>You have to say something<i>.</i> Your son sees that you’re not taking him to violin, and he knows you are supposed to go. He asked …

Kendrick Lamar

Yo-Yo Ma to deliver spring 2018 Compton Lecture

President L. Rafael Reif announced today that cellist Yo-Yo Ma will visit the MIT campus on Monday, March 19, to deliver the spring 2018 Karl Taylor …

MIT

Short and sweet: A Q&A with cellist Yo-Yo Ma | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott’s Nov. 3 performance at Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium drawing closer, excitement …

Penn State

David Rubenstein, Private Equity Titan, Passes the Torch

It started with a series of meetings at the Carlyle Hotel in New York, and grew to become one of the world’s most ambitious and well-connected private equity firms. Its Rolodex was unrivaled, and its advisers included the first President George Bush and John Major, the former British prime minister.<p>…

Business

Inside the Adrienne Arsht Center's 2017-18 Season

It can feel like hardly anyone really lives in Miami. There are people here for six or eight months at a time, people coming from other countries …

Miami

BBC Radio Ulster - Classical Connections with John Toal, Clemency Burton-Hill, Neil Martin, Doreen Curran, Yo-Yo Ma

Clemency Burton-Hill on her new book which picks a piece of classical music for every day of the year. Composer Neil Martin on 'Seamus Heaney: Words And Music', part of the Belfast International Arts Festival. Mezzo-soprano Doreen Curran performs in the studio ahead of her festival recital. John's …

Survey: Parents, students reap benefits of out-of-school programs

If you’re worried that after-school programs might interfere with your child’s homework or classroom performance, there’s no need to, according to a …

Canadian News

Philadelphia's Lenfests receive Carnegie Medal for their extraordinary philanthropy

Marguerite and H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest received the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, joining past recipients such as Brooke Astor, the Rockefeller and …

Philadelphia

Neri Oxman and Yo-Yo Ma

<b>Harnessing Technology, Arts, and Culture to Solve Global Challenges</b><p>Neri Oxman, head of the Mediated Matter research group; Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, curator …

MIT

Prices to rise for Hollywood Bowl tickets and parking

Attending the Hollywood Bowl will get a touch more expensive next year: The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a price increase for tickets and parking for the 2018 season.<p>The request from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn., which manages the Bowl, increases …

Los Angeles

The West Wing: Recaps from the Final Season of Democracy: Season 18/Episode 29

Remember back in the day when <i>The West Wing</i> brought us Yo-Yo Ma performances, Latin translations, and references to Dickens? Well, along with …

RocketMan

The Grocery Industry Confronts a New Problem: Only 10% of Americans Love Cooking

The supermarket and grocery business is likely to suffer strong headwinds in the future, due to long-term shifts in consumer behavior. Although many people don’t realize it yet, grocery shopping and cooking are in a long-term decline. They are shifting from a mass category, based on a daily …

Sean Spicer Tells His Most Amazing Lie Yet

One of the most puzzling quandaries of modern American life is the ranking of Trump administration figures in the Lying Hall of Fame.<p>Sean Spicer's …

Donald Trump

Brahms: The Piano Trios CD review – faultless, larger-than-life music making

Ax/Kavakos/Ma (Sony Classical, two CDs)<p>The tradition of leading soloists joining up to play the staples of the chamber-music repertory is a long and distinguished one. One of the most celebrated early recordings of the three Brahms piano trios was made in the 1940s by the “million-dollar trio” of …

Music

Rising Star: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

<i>Our critics and reporters offer a glimpse of what’s delighted them on YouTube. Read the rest of our classical music coverage</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>______<p>at 2 minutes 30 seconds<p><b>Rising Star</b><p>The wonderful cast of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at Opera Philadelphia’s O17 festival features the splendid lyric tenor Ben Bliss. …

The Arts

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Yo-Yo Ma drew a crowd, but the real stars of the DSO gala were the orchestra and Jaap van Zweden

Yo-Yo Ma, the most famous cellist since Pablo Casals, was doubtless a big draw for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's 2017 Gala Saturday night. He …

The Arts

SF Symphony Opening Night Gala Features Yo-Yo Ma, And A Rousing 'Bolero'

The SF Symphony Gala kicked off the orchestra's season on Thursday night, later in September than usual as MTT was on tour with the Vienna Symphony …

Jazz

Why America is still raw over the Vietnam War

<b>Hari Sreenivasan:</b><p>This Sunday night, PBS will air the first of 10 episodes of the new Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary “The Vietnam War.”<p>It’s …

Documentaries

New Hope for the ‘Dreamers’

After dinner at the White House, top Democrats say they and President Trump have “agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly.” Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>New Hope for the ‘Dreamers’</b><p>Another week, another deal between President Trump and the Democrats? …

UC Berkeley

Yo-Yo Ma does the impossible at the Hollywood Bowl

He was a very small figure seated on a wide expanse, a large stage empty but for a cellist on a chair. The Hollywood Bowl shell was lighted midnight blue. The amphitheater was probably kept as dark as the fire marshal would allow. Few of the more than 17,000 seats were empty.<p>Then for two hours and …

Orchestras

Yes, America, PBS’s ‘The Vietnam War’ is required viewing — all 18 hours of it

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s astounding and sobering 10-episode PBS documentary “The Vietnam War” (airing Sunday through Sept. 28 on PBS stations) took a decade to research, film, edit and ultimately perfect. It clocks in at 18 hours — a length as daunting as its subject, yet worth every single …

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