Sunday Aug 17
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Putting the pleasure in Poulenc
There's only one logical conclusion you could reach after Sunday's "Who's Afraid of the 20th Century" La Jolla Music Society SummerFest program at the Auditorium at TSRI: Poulenc rules.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Santa Barbara Independent
Review: Academy Festival Orchestra at the Granada Theatre
The final concert of the 2014 Music Academy of the West season brought one of the world's most distinguished composers not only to the hall but also to the podium, as Thomas AdA s conducted his own composition, Polaris , alongside a trio of works by 20th-century masters Charles Ives, Benjamin Britten, and Igor Stravinsky.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Gerald Carpenter: Thomas Ade to Conduct Academy Festival Orchestra in All-Modern Finale
The dazzling young composer-pianist-conductor Thomas Ad will conduct the Music Academy of the West's Festival Orchestra in the closing concert of the 2014 Summer Festival, at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Granada Theatre .
Fri Aug 08, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Moved by the intensity
New Zealand bass-baritone Paul Whelan is strolling in New York's Central Park as we talk, across land, water and time-zones.
Minnesota Public Radio
Bang your head with this classical drum quiz
Posted at 10:50 AM on August 8, 2014 by Luke Taylor Filed under: Fun finds , In the media "Beethoven, Stravinsky and Bartok can serve up beats as thunderous as any double-drummer metal band," writes NPR reporter Tom Huizenga in his introduction to a challenging quiz he posted on the NPR Music website today .
National Public Radio
Drum Fill Friday: Classical Headbanging Edition
Sooner or later it had to happen - an all-classical Drum Fill Friday. This week's puzzler proves that the world of Beethoven , Stravinsky and BartA3k can serve up beats as thunderous as any double drummer metal band.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Thomas Adès to Conduct Academy Season Finale at Granada Theatre, 8/9
Thomas Ads, the brilliant British pianist, conductor, and composer who has been hailed as among "the most imposing figures in contemporary music" , will lead the Academy Festival Orchestra in its final concert of the 2014 Summer Festival season at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre on Saturday, August 9. Featuring Stravinsky's dramatic and ... (more)
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Yes w/Syd Arthur at the Ryman, 7/28/14
The Spin appreciates the prog rock of the '70s - in retrospect, such bands as King Crimson, Genesis and Yes really did add new musical components to the rock vocabulary, though what prog usually lacked was a subject.
At Vail dance festival, companies mix and match, styles collide
The Philadelphia-based dance company BalletX is a star of the show at this year's Vail International Dance Festival.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Vail Daily News
With the Pennsylvania Ballet, classical meets contemporary
Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in George Balanchine's "Stravinsky Violin Concerto."
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Parker's project: Putting The Rite of Spring on the piano
Submitted September 19, 2011 - After twelve years of living and teaching in Houston, Texas, classical pianist Jon Kimura Parker returns to play with the VSO on Saturday.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Review: Classical: Peter Donohoe Wigmore Hall, London 32/40
Designating a work as "Opus 1" meant something special to many 19th- and early 20th-century composers; it was a public statement, a manifesto signalling a coming-of-age musically.
The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents George Balanchine's JEWELS, 9/26-10/5
Pacific Northwest Ballet raises the velvet curtain on its 2014-2015 season with George Balanchine 's Jewels .
Mon Jul 21, 2014
DSO celebrates 50 years of Meadow Brook
A 1964 sign advertises the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's inaugural year at the Meadow Brook Music Festival.