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3 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performs in Baghdad. The concert was promoted by word of mouth to avoid being targeted by bombs.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Arts

3 hrs ago |

Marin Symphony Does it Again

These thoroughly accessible "pops" concerts are the perfect vehicle for introducing the uninitiated to classical music . The Marin Symphony is exceptionally good at community outreach.


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Berkeley, CA

3 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Hilary Hahn out, Pinchas Zukerman in for Baltimore Symphony's season-opener

Hilary Hahn has canceled her scheduled season-opening performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and music director Marin Alsop this weekend due to muscle strain. In mid-July, Hahn announced that she would cancel all engagements for six weeks due to an inflamed muscle.


Related Topix: Arts, Entertainment

4 hrs ago | CultureMap

Standing ovations galore: Houston Symphony's new maestro charms a ...

As if the rounds of standing ovations in Jones Hall were not enough to convince Andrs Orozco-Estrada that the welcome mat was out for the Houston Symphony 's new music director, the young Colombian and his wife, Julia, received yet another standing ovation as they descended the grand staircase into The Corinthian for the post-concert dinner, their first official black-tie evening in the city. "This is a very special evening," Orozco-Estrada noted as he charmed the tony gathering.


Related Topix: Arts

8 hrs ago |

Utah Symphony's 55th Annual Salute to Youth Set for 9/30

Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic leads the Utah Symphony and seven special youth musical soloists in the 55th Annual Salute to Youth concert on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 PM at Abravanel Hall. Sponsored by the Deseret News, Salute to Youth is an annual tradition that dates back to the days of Maestro Maurice Abravanel .


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Conductor

12 hrs ago | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Symphony, guest pianist started season with a bang

Bravisimo! The Paducah Symphony Orchestra, under the inspired talent of conductor Raffaele Ponti, has again outdone itself with a breathtaking performance to rival anything you would hear at Carnegie Hall.


Related Topix: Arts, Paducah, KY, Opinion

16 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Tickets for Capitol symphony show now available

Free tickets will be available Monday for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performance in the state Capitol as part of the 125th anniversary of statehood. It will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, in the rotunda and also includes the dedication and lighting ceremony for the newly restored stained glass in the Capitol.


Related Topix: Arts

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Kansas City Symphony, Joyce DiDonato, can there be a better season opening

The Kansas Symphony opened its 2014 - 2015 season Friday night at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, featuring Kansas City mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato , singing songs of Maurice Ravel and Richard Strauss . The program began with Bacchanale, a five minute piece by Amnerican composer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes .


Related Topix: Arts, Kansas, Classical, Luciano Pavarotti, Pavarotti


Hastings Symphony Orchestra Begins 89th Season, Start to Free Student Admission

The HSO is made up of musicians of all ages from Hastings, the rest of the tri-cities, and even the region. "Let's face it, there's hundreds of communities this size in the United States, but very few of them have a symphony orchestra," says conductor Byron Jensen.


Related Topix: Arts

The Honolulu Advertiser

Review: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra opens new season

Musicians with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra perform with guest pianist Conrad Tao during a concert for their Halekulani Masterworks Spring 2014, at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Hawaii Symphony Orchestra opened its first full season on Saturday, September 13th, exactly fifty years to the day after the Formal Dedication Ceremonies for what is now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall.


Related Topix: Arts, Honolulu, HI

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Cellist who received 2011 MacArthur Foundation genius grant to make Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra deb

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who received a MacArthur Foundation genius grant in 2011 before she turned 30, will make her Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra debut this weekend playing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor. Music director Edo de Waart will also lead the MSO in Britten's Four Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes" and Dvorak's Symphony No.


Related Topix: Arts, Milwaukee, WI, Entertainment

Ann Arbor Symphony and Andre Watts deliver crowd-pleasing Beethoven Festival

And 13 is clearly a lucky number for the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, which launched its 2014-15 season Saturday evening at Hill Auditorium with a roof-raising Beethoven Festival. On the bill were three of Beethoven's greatest hits: The Symphony No.


Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Theater, Entertainment

Alabama Live

The Mobile Symphony Orchestra's first show of the season is an astounding sound sensation

Program: Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Falla: Selections from The Three-Cornered Hat Suites, Gershwin: An American in Paris MOBILE, Alabama -- Saturday's opening night of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 season was the first concert to be played within the Saenger's brand new $373,000 acoustical shell.


Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Arts, France, World News, Classical, Gershwin, Entertainment

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Milwaukee Symphony delivers riveting 'Don Giovanni'

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's classical season opened Saturday evening with a riveting, less-is-more production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni." The character-driven opera, a tale of love, deception, betrayal, loss and fury, is dependent not on a setting in time and place, but on music and characters.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Arts, Classical, Mozart, Opera, Entertainment

Hispanic Business

No death knell: Pittsburgh symphony and opera strive to attract newcomers

On a Thursday evening in May, a couple hundred patrons dressed in jeans or formal wear filed into the ornate lobby of Heinz Hall. They weren't there for a concert.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical

West Michigan Symphony to begin its 75th season with homage to first performance

The West Michigan Symphony is back for its 75th season, and the performers bring with them a lineup of music, performances and tributes that will highlight the symphony's past and celebrate its future. The symphony kicks off its season on Friday, Sept.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Wagner, Muskegon, MI, Entertainment

Daily Camera

Boulder Symphony seeks to 'Transcend' boundaries

Music director Devin Patrick Hughes plans to continue to push the envelope with the Boulder Symphony Orchestra this season. Devin Patrick Hughes, music director of the Boulder Symphony Orchestra, is known for pushing the limits in challenging his community musicians, most of whom are unpaid.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Littleton, CO, Boulder, CO, Entertainment

Seattle Times

Seattle Symphony opens season with fizzy, buzzy fun

Click to see the Fall Arts Guide for 2014 , full of information and recommendations about books, classical music/opera, dance, rock/pop, theater and visual arts. Since its founding nearly 111 years ago, the Seattle Symphony has presented many festive opening-night gala concerts - but it is safe to say that no previous such event ever featured a baritone in what looked like a bumblebee costume.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical, Theater

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Enthuastic Miller Theatre crowd welcomes new Houston Symphony leader

Mother Nature decided to cooperate with the Houston Symphony after all, so Friday's rains died out around the Miller Outdoor Theatre about two hours before Andres Orozco-Estrada conducted his first concert as the orchestra's 15th music director. An audience of about 8,000 people filled the theater's seated area and much of the grassy slope beyond it.


Related Topix: Theater

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Conductor Oramo ends UK's Proms season with plea f...

Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo brought the 120th season of the United Kingdom's BBC Proms festival of classical music to a close in London on Saturday with a plea for children around the world not to lose out on the opportunity to hear and learn music. "Music is so many things.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Classical, Arts, Neath and Port Talbot County, Wales, Swansea County, Wales, Powys County, Wales, Carmarthenshire County, Wales, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Down County, Northern Ireland, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland,