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 .
DSO celebrates 50 years of Meadow Brook
A 1964 sign advertises the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's inaugural year at the Meadow Brook Music Festival.
Prieto programs favorites for festival
The Mexican conductor, the second of three candidates for the position of music director of the festival, will lead the full Festival Orchestra in a program of early 20th-century ballets on July 17 and 18, and the Chamber Orchestra in a program of 18th/19th-century classics on July 20. Soloist with the Festival Orchestra will be mezzo-soprano ... (more)
SF Opera uses late impresario to embellish performances
A double bill of and director Michael Gieleta. "The Impresario" was written at the height of what was arguably the composer's peak .
Music Institute of Chicago Kicks Off 2014 Duo Piano Festival Today
In addition to offering students coaching, lectures, master classes, and recitals, the Festival includes four public events at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, in Evanston, featuring guest duo Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, guest pianist/lecturer Joseph Smith , Festival Founders/Directors Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, and ... (more)
Joshua Bell and Friends' stunning virtuosity delights Hollywood Bowl audience
A completely different side of Joshua Bell's talents was revealed at the Hollywood Bowl recently when the violin virtuoso performed with several of his highly gifted friends and the LA Philharmonic orchestra.
Stravinsky Rite of Spring/Petrouchka Les Siecles Les Siecles Live
FOLLOWING the international celebrations last year of the centenary of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, you might expect the brouhaha to have subsided.
All About Jazz
CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Paquito D'Rivera's "Jazz Meets the Classics" out on Aug. 5th
Legendary Cuban born woodwind master Paquito D'Rivera will release his new classical meets jazz fusion recording on his own Paquito Records on August 5th! The border between classical and jazz music has always been a fluid one, with composers from each camp finding inspiration on both sides of the divide.
Classical spotlight: Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale combine for 'Carmina burana'
Less familiar, but more moving, is Igor Stravinsky's deeply spiritual "Symphony of Psalms."