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Legacy Chorale brings “Bach to Broadway” to Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd - November 12
Northland Press
The concert opens in the Baroque period of Classical music, the early 1700's, with J. S. Bach's lively fugue "Honor and Glory” from his twelve movement composition Magnificat. It ends with Leonard Bernstein's “Tonight” from the Broadway musical West ...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 00:25

Classical Music: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra
Akron Beacon Journal
Tuesday Musical presents Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 HIll St., University of Akron. Program: Antonn Dvok, Sextet in A major, Op. 48, and George Enescu, Octet for Strings in C major, ...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 16:51


Classic FM's video game show is returning for a second series
Classic FM is bringing back High Score, a weekly radio show dedicated to video game music. The first series ran for six weeks in April and May, and was presented by Jessica Curry, a BAFTA-wining composer and co-founder of now-on-hiatus game studio ...
High Score with Jessica Curry will return to Classic FM in NovemberClassic FM
Classic FM announces second series of video game music showM Magazine

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Monday, October 16, 2017 - 07:05

Baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare celebrates ever-present, ever-elusive Telemann
Harmonically, the Violin Concerto in F had loads of personality, but given a blindfold test, I'd think it was Telemann's Czech contemporary Jan Dismas Zelenka due to the music's many quirks. Musical thoughts seemed to begin in mid-stream. And what was ...

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 14:42

Orchestra, student musicians go for Baroque
Greenville Daily Reflector
“What the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra does is it plays Baroque music in a Baroque way,” Heidi Zinke, Eastern Youth Orchestra board member said. “They're playing the music in a way that it would have been played when the music was written and in a ...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 00:24

Chicago Tribune

Gardiner's Monteverdi cycle concludes with triumphant 'Poppea'
Chicago Tribune
And “Poppea,” the greatest of the three, served as a fitting culmination of the triptych, part of the American coda to the seven-month “Monteverdi 450” world tour by Gardiner, his period ensembles the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, and ...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 14:25

The News

REVIEW: Portsmouth Baroque Choir at The Church of The Holy Spirit, Southsea
The News
We certainly need to keep ETO returning to Portsmouth with such excellent productions as Handel's Giulio Cesare but only very rarely do we get to hear sumptuous Venetian choral music by Monteverdi, Schutz and the Gabrieli family performed with sackbuts ...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 03:58

Baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare celebrates ever-present, ever-elusive Telemann
Presented in the midst of Temple University's international conference in this 250th anniversary of Telemann's death, Tempesta's concurrent Telemann 360 Degrees festival revisited how the composer eclipsed none other than J.S. Bach in his own time and ...

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 14:42

CALL: Johann Sebastian Bach
Dr. Vincent J. Rufino, Adjunct Professor of Music History at the College of St. Elizabeth and guest conductor at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, will present a four-part series on the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the most ...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 00:15

What a classical weekend: an inventive ReMix, some thrilling singing and the mighty Meyerson organ
Dallas News (blog)
October is always a busy month for classical-music events in Dallas. This past weekend's offerings included one of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's ReMix concerts; a chorus and organ program by the Orpheus Chamber Singers; and a recital by the French ...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:53

Donegal Democrat

Arts highlights in Donegal
Donegal Democrat
Over 30 of the best classical musicians in the country will play a concert featuring JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto Nr. 3, BWV 1048, 10 min. CPE Bach: Concerto for Cello in A minor. CPE Bach: Bach Sinfonia in B minor WQ 182/5 Hamburg. Vivaldi: Concerto ...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 03:00 (blog)

This Video of Britney Spears Painting in a Bra to Classical Music Is Everything (blog)
Britney Spears is truly an ethereal beauty to last the ages and we are so so so lucky that she has chosen to walk amongst us. In a clip posted to her Twitter on Friday, Brit paints beautiful flowers on the terrace of her manse while wearing a bra and ...
Britney Spears Painting Flowers to Classical Music Is Your Blissful Weekend InspoPopCrush (blog)
Viral video of Britney Spears painting flowers to classical music is giving us
Britney Spears paints along to classical soundtrack in bizarre Instagam videoEvening Standard

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Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 13:40

Brookline Symphony to welcome music director, hold concert
Wicked Local Brookline
Altenbach was appointed music director in June 2017 after a yearlong search. Known for his deep sense of musical style and nuance, with a repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary works, Altenbach is music director of opera at the Boston ...

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Monday, October 16, 2017 - 17:30

Twin Cities Arts Reader

REVIEW: Pounding St. John Passion (Lyric Opera of the North)
Twin Cities Arts Reader
LOON Opera kicked off its 2017-2018 season on Saturday with Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion. Yes, you read that correctly – winter isn't anywhere close to officially here, and the Lyric Opera of the North is already doing a paschal oratorio.

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 07:10

City Calendar — Oct. 16-22
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The 90-minute performance includes works by J.S. Bach, Heiller and Messien. Tickets are $12; student tickets are free with valid student ID. The cathedral is located at Fifth Avenue and Craig Street. For more information or for tickets, www.organseries ...

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 16:49

The Guardian

The Guardian view on the 'yellowface' casting row: classical music has a diversity problem
The Guardian
The fact that common sense clearly did not kick in points to a problem with diversity in classical music that goes far beyond operatic casting. Though there has been a recent efflorescence of women attaining high-profile music director jobs (such as ...

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Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 13:29