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Yellow Springs News

Musical duo to examine love, relationships, sexism — by way of Baroque
Yellow Springs News
You might not consider classical music as a tool for examining sexism; that's quite alright for Cleveland-based duo Burning River Baroque, who will be more than happy to show you it can be done. Burning River Baroque — soprano and violinist Malina ...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 05:10

Baroque cellist Juliana Soltis in conversation
The album features Baroque cellist Juliana Soltis performing some of the first music written in France for the solo cello. Soltis recently spoke with Classical IPR's Amanda Sewell about her new album, why France was so resistant to outside musical ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 20:54

Trust Performing Art Center's new season offers classical music, live theater, dance and conversation
The Trust Performing Arts Center has announced its new season, featuring classical music, live theater and the debut of a new dance company. The Trust offers general seating. All events begin at 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted. Doors open half an hour ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 17:05

New York Times

Trump, Symphonies, ISIS and Pop Music
New York Times
Anthony Tommasini's article struck me as a particularly egregious example of this obsessive anti-elitism: a well-intentioned but ultimately unfortunate phenomenon for the long-term health of American classical music. There can be no question that using ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 13:59

San Francisco Examiner

Aug. 9-10: Homefront, Roses and Rosé, Outdoor Type, Richard Dawkins, American Bach Soloists Festival, Sinister ...
San Francisco Examiner
American Bach Soloists Festival: Jeffrey Thomas, co-founder and director of the Baroque music group, speaks on “Bach's Mass in B Minor: A Look from the Inside” in a free lecture. [5 p.m., Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]. Sinister Dexter: The ...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 03:01


Nina Cardona / Nashville Public Radio
One of the most beloved classical music festivals in the world is midway through its eight-week run. The BBC Proms features nightly concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London. From the beginning in 1895, the spirit of the festival has been clear: an ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 18:39

Press Herald

Maine Public will add a classical music radio station in the midcoast
Press Herald
Maine Public will add a sixth radio station to its year-old classical music service, in Boothbay Harbor, beginning this fall. The station will be heard on the air at 96.7 FM and will reach an area of about 350,000 people in and near the midcoast, said ...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 16:43

What we can learn about Martin Luther from his hymn writing
The Southern News
Modern Protestants might be surprised to hear the vibrant rhythms of Luther's classic Reformation hymn as it was first published, versus the stately march it had become by the time of J.S. Bach. This collection contained 29 hymns by Luther, including ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 12:13

Rochester City Newspaper

Pegasus Early Music stages its first opera, 'Dido and Aeneas'
Rochester City Newspaper
"Many baroque operas are actually not far removed from what we do in Pegasus," she says; the ensemble's programs often include singers performing cantatas, madrigals, and other works for several voices, sung in an improvisatory style and accompanied ...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 01:04

Rochester City Newspaper

Gateways celebrates and promotes classical musicians of African descent
Rochester City Newspaper
The prospect of young students of African descent not only getting into the field of classical music but succeeding in it, says Paul Burgett, board chairman of Gateways Music Festival, is almost infeasible, as financial cuts to school arts and music ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 18:33

Things to do in and around Greenwich
Greenwich Time
Performances will include J. S. Bach's “Magnificat” and Mozart's “Great Mass in C Minor” in March; in May will be a jazz concert featuring the best of Duke Ellington's “Sacred Concerts.” For more information, visit the Greenwich Choral Society's ...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 16:34

Hen pen a joy for Stouffville-area family
The performance will include works of J.S. Bach, Sibelius and Paganini with all proceeds from the $10 admission charge going to Save the Mothers, a nonprofit organization that's focused on improving maternal health in the developing world. In addition ...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:42

Jefferson Public Radio

Forebears: Maria Callas, The Divine Voice Of Classical Music
Jefferson Public Radio
When NPR Music published its list of 150 Greatest Albums By Women two weeks ago, we who created it firmly intended that this be just the beginning of a conversation that puts women's musical artistry at the center. Immediately, others took up our call.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 20:58

Classical Pacific August 8, 2017
Today we'll hear music of Walton, Respighi, Stanford, Dowland, and Yoshiki. It's a veritable cornucopia on Classical Pacific, on HPR 2 at 3 PM Hawaii time. Tomorrow, we'll deepen our exploration of ancient Chinese musical instruments with another ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 17:54

Baroque Artists of CU appoint Joseph Baldwin as new Music Director
Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online Magazine
The Baroque Artists of C-U (BACH), C-U's premier chamber quire, is in the midst of adding to the strong foundation their program. As they make some very important changes, they welcome their new Music Director, Joseph Baldwin. Below you can read all ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 15:07 (blog)

Burning River Baroque letting listeners choose their own adventure with 'At a Crossroads' (preview) (blog)
Unless, of course, you're Burning River Baroque co-founder Malina Rauschenfels, in which case you see a flaw in how much early music is presented. In her opinion, and that of her partner, Paula Maust, the music of the 17th and early 18th centuries ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:13