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Irish Times

The best classical music and opera this week
Irish Times
Belfast pianist Michael McHale has a long-standing musical partnership with clarinettist and conductor Michael Collins and he features as the soloist in Schumann's Piano Concerto in Collins's concert with the City of London Sinfonia. The other works on ...

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 00:00

SFGate

French troupe brings Baroque double-header to Berkeley
SFGate
William Christie and his magnificent Paris-based Baroque troupe Les Arts Florissants have recently been touring a double bill of these works through the Bay Area, giving audiences a taste of this period at its most fine-grained and vivid. The group's ...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 15:03

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BachFest celebrates musical masterpieces
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The two groups are working together for BachFest Sarasota, four days of concerts, talks and luncheon programs celebrating the music of J.S. Bach and others. The series is presented by Artists Series, but the Choral Artists will be featured in two ...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 09:16

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Bach gets an improvised update, and it's thrilling
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
And the Swedish Chamber Orchestra has done something similar, commissioning six composers to create their own responses to J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. This week, the SPCO brings one of them to this side of the pond, performing the Third ...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 02:34

New $500 classical music grant announced by Arts Council, Island Consort
Whidbey News-Times
A new $500 grant to be awarded annually to young Whidbey islanders interested in classical music is now taking applications. Island Consort, in collaboration with Whidbey Island Arts Council, announced the Young Musicians' Grant Program will select its ...

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Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:33

Early start heralds fall concert opening
Record Bee
As is traditional the Lake County Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Sue Condit, will open the program with the first and second movements of the Brandenburg Concerto by J.S. Bach. This well-known piece was one of six composed by Bach in 1721 and ...

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Friday, November 10, 2017 - 14:22

Vermont Public Radio

Art Hounds: Ralphie On Stage, A Woodwind Trio And Northern Flyer
Vermont Public Radio
11 at 7:30 p.m., at The Unitarian Church in Montpelier: The Music of J.S. Bach, presented by Capital City Concerts, with musicians performing Bach arias and chamber music, suggested by Peter Thoms of Montpelier. Sunday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m., at The UCW ...

Google News
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 08:47

Portland Symphonic Choir review: magnificent melange
Oregon ArtsWatch
John Muhlheisen's 90-minute Pieta is a mélange – in a good way – of all sorts of musical gestures: Byzantine chant; Catholic and Eastern Orthodox hymnody; Bulgarian hymns; and familiar chorale tunes, many based on tunes melodies from J. S. Bach's St.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 18:48

WPLN

After 70 Years, WWII Vet Living In Spring Hill Still Remembers Details Of Life As A POW
WPLN
Firsthand accounts from World War II are getting harder to come by, but a former prisoner of war is finally sharing his story near the end of his life. Spring Hill resident Michael Fleischmann spent more than seven months in a German prison camp during ...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 15:28

Early start heralds fall concert opening
Record Bee
As is traditional the Lake County Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Sue Condit, will open the program with the first and second movements of the Brandenburg Concerto by J.S. Bach. This well-known piece was one of six composed by Bach in 1721 and ...

Google News
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 14:22

Minneapolis Star Tribune

No-cost concerts make Minnesota great for classical music freeloaders
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Imagine a situation where, for whatever reason, a classical music lover can no longer afford tickets for concerts. Perhaps there's been a job loss, an expensive medical condition or simply an ambitious remodeling project diverting household funds. How ...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 08:30

Washington Post

In Mexico, a dazzling museum dives headlong into the Baroque period
Washington Post
A recording of choral music welcomed us as we entered the galleries, setting the tone for the journey to come, which can take several hours if you let it. A timeline written on one wall explained that the Baroque lasted roughly from 1598 to 1752 ...

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 18:33

New York Times

Hyper-High Notes: The Week's 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube
New York Times
Recorded live, this is, my reader tells me, a French version of one of the big Miliza Korjus showpieces from the 1938 MGM musical “The Great Waltz.” Its climax takes her up to what I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) is quite a lovely sustained B flat ...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 15:17

Allentown Morning Call

Meet the Goldbergs, as dancers perform to Bach work in Easton
Allentown Morning Call
There is something about the music of J.S. Bach that just begs one to dance. Whether it's the pull of Bach's life-affirming counterpoint, or that so much of his music is pervaded by dance rhythms, just listening to its complex ebb and flow evokes the ...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:33

Telegraph.co.uk

abba Palacio de Soñanes Hotel
Telegraph.co.uk
Guests can enjoy coffee or alcoholic beverages in the splendid La Venta Bar, which achieves the vibe of a baroque music room with its baby grand piano, antique artwork and gilt mirrors. The small but opulently-styled Iniro restaurant feels very much ...

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Friday, November 10, 2017 - 07:18

urbanmilwaukee

Why France Started to Dance
urbanmilwaukee
Early Music Now opens its 35th season hosting Le Poème Harmonique, a celebrated Baroque ensemble from France, this Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The concert, Danza! Spanish Dances in 17th-Century France, demonstrates how Spanish ...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 17:38

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