Classical music

One week, three exciting chamber music concerts - Washington Post

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:23

Washington Post

One week, three exciting chamber music concerts
Washington Post
Excellent chamber music is on offer every season in Washington, but this month, in less than a week, three relatively new, high-profile ensembles, from Amsterdam, Munich and Los Angeles, made auspicious Washington debuts. On Jan. 19, the Library of ...

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Tokyo Metro to trial playing classical music on Hibiya Line - The Japan Times

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 04:28

The Japan Times

Tokyo Metro to trial playing classical music on Hibiya Line
The Japan Times
A selection of classical music, including popular pieces such as “Clair de Lune” by Debussy as well as relaxation music conducted by a composer named Mitsuhiro, will be heard on the trains. The 13000 series trains, which entered service in March last ...

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Barbara Rose Shuler, Intermezzo: Yes, classical music is good for you - Monterey County Herald

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:10

Barbara Rose Shuler, Intermezzo: Yes, classical music is good for you
Monterey County Herald
The intersection of music and science stays in the news nowadays and intriguing insights are coming to light. Experiments designed to determine the effects of classical music on the human brain have shown that it boosts cognitive function and memory ...

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Classical - San Francisco Examiner

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:01

San Francisco Examiner

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Classical
San Francisco Examiner
Chamber music and oratorios, symphony concerts and intimate recitals with top artists in compelling programs, the classical music calendar is filled with events that should carry us right up to spring. Here are highlights: New Century Chamber Orchestra ...

New Music Catches Fire - Eugene Weekly

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 02:03

Eugene Weekly

New Music Catches Fire
Eugene Weekly
In the last few years, Oregon has become a beacon of contemporary classical music, with several new music ensembles and a composers' organization, Cascadia Composers, joining older groups like FearNoMusic and Third Angle. One example: this Friday's ...
MusicWatch Weekly: still burningOregon ArtsWatch

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Finding contemporary sounds in classical music - Binghamton University Pipe Dream

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 00:41

Binghamton University Pipe Dream

Finding contemporary sounds in classical music
Binghamton University Pipe Dream
He said he is constantly inspired by their determination and novel approach to composing music. “Contemporaneous started performing when we were the age of some of the composers that we are working with at [BU],” Bloom said. “The connections we made ...

Camerata RCO brings a classical music performance to Penn State - The Daily Collegian Online

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 23:39

The Daily Collegian Online

Camerata RCO brings a classical music performance to Penn State
The Daily Collegian Online
Classical music filled the air in Schwab Auditorium Wednesday night as the eight-person music ensemble Camerata RCO performed. The 90-minute performance featured Mozart's “Clarinet Quintet in A” and Schubert's “Octet in F Major,” with an intermission ...

Classical Music: UA Symphonic Band, Apollo's Fire Family Concerts - Akron Beacon Journal

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 19:28

Classical Music: UA Symphonic Band, Apollo's Fire Family Concerts
Akron Beacon Journal
UA Symphonic Band — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave., Akron. Galen Karriker, conducting. Works by Saucedo, Grantham, Cheetham and Ellerby. Free. 330-972-8301 or email concerts@uakron.edu. Apollo's Fire Family Concerts ...

Watch Unearthed Footage of One of Leonard Bernstein's Last Rehearsals - New York Times

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 16:00

New York Times

Watch Unearthed Footage of One of Leonard Bernstein's Last Rehearsals
New York Times
The video was unearthed by a new classical music website, Classical.org, which is being started on Thursday, Jan. 25, by WGBH, the Boston-based public broadcaster. The site will be devoted to Bernstein this year to mark the centennial of his birth, and ...

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Organist to perform classical concert in Los Olivos - Lompoc Record

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 15:32

Lompoc Record

Organist to perform classical concert in Los Olivos
Lompoc Record
Dr. Thomas Joyce will present a solo concert featuring St. Mark's pipe organ on Saturday evening, Jan. 27, in Los Olivos. Contributed photo. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Classical music lovers get to enjoy the enveloping sounds of a church ...

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Cleveland Orchestra's Mahler Ninth eventually achieves a fine weirdness - New York Classical Review

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:42

New York Classical Review

Cleveland Orchestra's Mahler Ninth eventually achieves a fine weirdness
New York Classical Review
Hunter Thompson is not the usual guide to a classical music concert, but for Tuesday night's Carnegie Hall appearance by the Cleveland Orchestra, he seemed an ideal companion. The subject of the night turned out to be weirdness; Franz Welser-Möst led ...

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Classical music series concert in Franklin this weekend - Wicked Local Medway

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:46

Wicked Local Medway

Classical music series concert in Franklin this weekend
Wicked Local Medway
1 THE BLACK BOX Classical Series presents “Spring Mood” this Sunday, Jan. 28 in Franklin, featuring violinist Irina Fainkichen and pianist Irina Kotlyar. 2 The program will include music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chausson, and Piazzolla. Tea service ...

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The brains of jazz and classical musicians work differently, research suggests - MinnPost (blog)

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:26

MinnPost (blog)

The brains of jazz and classical musicians work differently, research suggests
MinnPost (blog)
... into the brain activity of jazz and classical musicians. The studies are also helping scientists understand how the act of creating music alters the human brain, and how those alterations may affect creativity. One of the studies, published in the ...

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Female composers making great strides, but classical music world isn't helping them - Colorado Springs Gazette

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:16

Female composers making great strides, but classical music world isn't helping them
Colorado Springs Gazette
The headline looks like a spoof: "There's a good reason there are no great female composers." The article eviscerates the outputs of Clara Schumann ("a dud"), Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach and Dame Ethyl Smyth - wondering, basically, who could be ...

Festival returns with concerts and talks - Jackson Hole News&Guide

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 06:35

Jackson Hole News&Guide

Festival returns with concerts and talks
Jackson Hole News&Guide
There will be two lectures on the ways music can improve lives, one Feb. 1 and the other Feb. 2. Both are at Teton County Library and start at noon. They are free, but ticketed. The first lecture is with Fifth House's composer-in-residence, Dan ...
CLASSICAL | Fifth House EnsembleRochester City Newspaper

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Classical Music Lovers Summoned to Gather, Play, Listen - The SandPaper

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 01:40

The SandPaper

Classical Music Lovers Summoned to Gather, Play, Listen
The SandPaper
A classical music jam session is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Martin Hall at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church in Beach Haven, with a snow date of Feb. 10. The invite is open to everyone with a love of classical music to ...

Kate Molleson picks 27 must-see concerts for classical music aficionados - HeraldScotland

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:04

HeraldScotland

Kate Molleson picks 27 must-see concerts for classical music aficionados
HeraldScotland
It's the pet project of the orchestra's chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard, who loves folk music (enough that he intends to learn the bagpipes during his Scottish tenure) and loves investigating links between classical composers and the traditional ...

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Cleveland Opera Theater's {NOW} Festival and the Rest of the Classical Music You Should Catch This Week - Cleveland Scene

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:04

Cleveland Scene

Cleveland Opera Theater's {NOW} Festival and the Rest of the Classical Music You Should Catch This Week
Cleveland Scene
Speaking of that era, a Cleveland Institute of Music faculty and guest concert on Friday, January 26 at 8:00 pm in Mixon Hall will celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Cellist Melissa Kraut will join ...

Homer's Odyssey; Black Violin, Classical Music Meets Hip-Hop - WLRN

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:27

WLRN

Homer's Odyssey; Black Violin, Classical Music Meets Hip-Hop
WLRN
It marked the launching point of their professional career. The duo went to win Show Time at the Apollo in the famous Harlem Apollo Theater. Winning the television show afforded the duo the opportunity to work with artists like Alicia Keys, Kanye West ...

Hugh Masekela (1939-2018) - Classical-Music.com

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 09:05

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Hugh Masekela (1939-2018)
Classical-Music.com
Hugh Masekela, the trumpeter and anti-apartheid campaigner, has died in Johannesburg at the age of 78. His family have announced that he 'passed peacefully after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer'. Born in the South African town ...
Classic interview with Hugh Masekela: “Hey, instead of rhythm and blues, how about ghetto and Bach?”Jazzwise magazine

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