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45 min ago | Business Journal

Chicago Symphony Orchestra eyeing Jeff Alexander as its new president

As soon as tomorrow, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is expected to name Jeff Alexander the new President of the parent Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association.


Related Topix: Arts, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Classical

2 hrs ago |

Akron Symphony to start off season with a bang

The Akron Symphony Orchestra will be opening its 2014-2014 concert season on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. with "O'er the Land of the Free" in celebration of the bicentennial of "The Star Spangled Banner".


2 hrs ago | Denver Post

Colorado Symphony drops the tuxes, brings in drinks, and more pop music

Colorado Symphony Orchestra during rehearsal at Boettcher Concert Hall in this October, 2011 Denver Post file photo.


Related Topix: Arts, Black Entertainment, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Jazz, Classical, Beethoven, Entertainment

3 hrs ago |

The Houston Symphony Presents Watts Plays Rachmaninoff 2, 9/19-21

On September 19, 20 and 21, the Houston Symphony will kick off its 101st season of classical subscription concerts, the first with Andrs Orozco-Estrada as Music Director , in a performance of Rachmaninoff's deeply romantic Piano Concerto No.


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Rachmaninoff, Houston, TX, Strauss

5 hrs ago | Whittier Daily News

Outdoor concerts wind down as indoor concert season ramps up

We've arrived at that odd time of the classical music year when outdoor concerts are winding down, while indoor seasons are beginning to ramp up.


Related Topix: Classical, Los Angeles County, CA, Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Arts

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

What to do about Boettcher Concert Hall? Discussion begins now

The city of Denver has retained CRL Associates Inc., a strategic communications firm, to oversee the public discussion on what to do about Boettcher Concert Hall.


Related Topix: Denver, CO, Arts

13 hrs ago | On An Overgrown Path

Classical music needs wider as well as younger audiences

Arguments continue to rage as to whether classical music is elitist . If the commonly accepted definition of elitist as an offensive air of superiority is applied, classical music has little to answer for.


Related Topix: Classical, Arts, Hall, NY, Religion, Islam

17 hrs ago | The Chronicle

Duke to welcome renowned composer Frank Ticheli to Baldwin...

This November, the Duke University Wind Symphony will welcome renowned composer Frank Ticheli to guest conduct a concert of his own works in Baldwin Auditorium.


Related Topix: Duke University, University of Southern California

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Work & Family

Ten years after graduation, how has one high school's graduating class learned to succeed and handle failure? WSJ's Sue Shellenbarger and York School class of 2004 alumna Meagan Rehberg join Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero with the answers.


Related Topix: Monterey, CA

'Hollywood In Vienna' Honors Oscar Winning Composer/Songwriter Randy Newman

Randy Newman is one of Hollywood's most celebrated composers and prolific songwriters whose songs such as "Short People" and "I Love LA" put him into another stratosphere as a celebrated artist.


Related Topix: Randy Newman, Pop/Rock, Sport Movies, Drama Movies, The Natural, Celebrities, Robert Redford, Arts

The Eastern Echo

Pease Turns 100

The event held at Pease Auditorium was hosted as a centennial event for the building on Friday, June 27th, 2014.


Related Topix: Classical, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Tributes paid to Irish musician who drowned in Crete

A musician who died along with his partner as he tried to save him from drowning has been remembered as a talented and treasured colleague.


Related Topix: Arts, Australia, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel

Hunt for new Flint Symphony Orchestra leader ends in California

After a nationwide search, the Flint Institute of Music recently selected Lindsay Pearson as the new Flint Symphony Orchestra Manager.


Related Topix: Arts, Flint, MI, Entertainment

Tehran Times

Iranian vocalist Alireza Qorbani to perform with Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra

"This is the second time I will be cooperating with the 60-member orchestra," Qorbani told the Persian service of MNA on Sunday.


Related Topix: Arts

Sun Aug 31, 2014


By Mozart, After Bach

On the program: Two-Part Inventions: No. 4 in D minor, No. 5 in E-flat, and No. 6 in E, BWV 775-777 - Till Fellner, piano Missa Brevis in G, BWV 236 - Cantus Clln, Konrad Junghnel Chaconne, from the Partita No.


Related Topix: Arts, Classical

Contra Costa Times

Michael Tilson Thomas's 20th San Francisco Symphony season

One recent sun-drenched morning, music poured from the windows of a stately home with a million-dollar view of the bay.


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas

Civic Center

SF Symphony Fall 2014 Preview

In olden San Francisco, the 1970s to be exact, the end was near for the concept of first-run and second-run movie theaters.


Related Topix: Arts, Horror Movies, Drama Movies, The Devils, Celebrities, Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Executive Suite, Barbara Stanwyck

WUSA-TV Washington

National Symphony to host free concert at Capitol

National Symphony to host free concert at Capitol WASHINGTON - The National Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Labor Day weekend concert at the Capitol.


Related Topix: Arts, Aaron Copland, Classical

KSO takes the show indoors to NDAKSO takes the show indoors to NDAA...

A forecast for earlier rain forced the KSO to move Saturday's 7:30 p.m. Devou Park concert to Notre Dame Academy.


Related Topix: Arts, Symphony, Electronic, Covington, KY

The Times-Tribune

Symphony of service Music teacher uses talents to improve community

Michele Conaboy, a music, voice and piano teacher, in her home in Scranton for Home Showcase.


Related Topix: Arts, Scranton, PA, Marywood University, Theater