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Aspen Times

Aspen Choral Society celebrates 40 years of 'Messiah'
Aspen Times
When you join yourselves together like that, there is something that could be called spiritual." Although it was written decades before the Declaration of Independence, the piece — particularly the hallelujah chorus — remains recognizable and ...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 22:40

New Jersey Stage

Deck The Halls With Monmouth Civic Chorus
New Jersey Stage
and “Away in a Manger, ” a masterwork like J. S. Bach's “Sheep May Safely Graze,” and the opening track, “Christmas Overture,” a masterful medley of sacred songs. And, that sensation is often strong enough to dispel any bah-humbug-ish tendencies I ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 17:47

'Messiah' review: authentic surprise
Oregon ArtsWatch
This was the first time I had heard the Messiah with truly baroque instruments, techniques, and voices. I was just blown away. I'm sure that part of it was the skill with which PBO, Portland choir Cappella Romana, and three talented young soloists ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 15:25

Vermont Public Radio

Burlington 9th Grader Blends Classical Music And Hip-Hop
Vermont Public Radio
"I listen to many different kinds of music," Wick says of is musical interests, "and when I compose, I like to incorporate many different styles into the piece." Wick says he is inspired by the way hip-hop artists sample classical music, and give ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:33

Oregon ArtsWatch

MusicWatch Weekly: with a little help from their friends
Oregon ArtsWatch
December is a terrible time to go on a diet. Look at last week's MusicWatch, which relapsed into obesity after the previous week's promise to slim down. Oregon just offers too many rich musical treats this time of year. So we're making a New Year's ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 21:14

New York Times

The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017
New York Times
Music writers spend their days guiltily staring down literally dozens of unheard new recordings that pile up as the year goes on, with more coming in each day. So it has been an arduous and frustrating but also inspiring and illuminating exercise to ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 17:00

Straight.com

VSO flutist Christie Reside finds path from baroque to contemporary
Straight.com
Reside, it seems, has yet to convert to the increasingly popular notion of using period instruments to play baroque music. “I would love to explore that,” she admits, referring to the wooden transverse flute that was supplanted in the 1800s by louder ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 15:07

Lagniappe

Glorious holiday sounds at cathedral
Lagniappe
Gloria Dei Chorale will renew one of Mobile's most angelic holiday season events when it holds its 19th annual Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (2 S. Claiborne St.) downtown ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:08

Classical Music: Cleveland Orchestra presents 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'
Akron Beacon Journal
Ensembelles Handbell Quartet Concert — 7 p.m. Thursday, Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, 2015 Third St. Holiday music with the Ensembelles handbell quartet from First United Methodist Church. Free. To register, call 330-928-2117. Cleveland Orchestra ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 20:30

New York Times

The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017
New York Times
'THE JOHN ADAMS EDITION' Berlin Philharmonic (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings). This isn't one recording so much as a hefty collection of them from the 2016-17 season, when Mr. Adams was this orchestra's composer in residence (and occasional ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 17:00

Texas Classical Review (blog)

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani performed in the Da Camera of Houston series Tuesday night at the Menil Collection.
Texas Classical Review (blog)
Since Wanda Landowska premiered works by Manuel de Falla and Francis Poulenc in the 1920s, harpsichordists have attempted to rescue their instrument from the exclusive confines of the 16th and 17th-century and show that it can not only still be ...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 14:10

American Classical Orchestra Performs Six Baroque Concerti With Violinist Stephanie Chase
Broadway World
Artistic Director and Founder of the American Classical Orchestra, Thomas Crawford is a champion of historically accurate performance styles in Baroque, Classical and Early Romantic music. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with renowned ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:12

The Register-Guard

Hasselhorn to join Oregon Mozart Players for 'Candlelight Baroque'; Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra will mix big band ...
The Register-Guard
“A Celtic Holiday” will feature Celtic music and song and a reading of Dylan Thomas' classic memoir, “A Child's Christmas in Wales” in the intimate setting of Cafe Soriah, 382 W. 13th Ave. Actor David Stuart Bull, fiddler Linda Danielson and folksinger ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 17:53

Carlisle Sentinel

Boiling Springs marks 50th anniversary of the "Hallelujah" chorus sing
Carlisle Sentinel
While many schools across the country have moved away from performing sacred music at holiday concerts, South Middleton has kept it a part of the repertoire, especially the "Hallelujah" chorus. “It's a great example of the Baroque period of music ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 15:38

cleveland.com (blog)

Twelve momentous and magnificent months in Cleveland: 2017 Classical Music Year in Review (photos)
cleveland.com (blog)
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Unlike Santa's list, my slate of musical highlights from 2017 is far from comprehensive. I attended a great many concerts over the last 12 months, but I'm just one person, not a team, and could only get to so much. Add to that the ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 13:15

American Classical Orchestra Performs Six Baroque Concerti With Violinist Stephanie Chase
Broadway World
On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 8pm, American Classical Orchestra, "the nation's premier orchestra dedicated to period instrument performance" (Vulture), celebrates the virtuosic violin concerti of great Baroque masters at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln ...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:12

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