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Charleston Post Courier

Professional musicians in Charleston celebrate Bach with 4-day festival
Charleston Post Courier
Today, Bach is hailed by most classical music enthusiasts as the supreme composer of Western music. Ricard Bordas is one of the enthusiasts who puts his money where his mouth is. Bordas is the founder of the Bach Society of Charleston and its annual ...

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 16:09

Irish Times

'Powder Her Face', New Music Festival: the best in opera and classical music this week
Irish Times
If you're a classical music-lover with fairly standard tastes you'll probably not know very much about musical life in 18th-century Ireland beyond the fact that Handel's Messiah was premiered in Dublin in 1742. Peter Whelan, the new artistic director ...

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 00:01

The Tri-City News

Take a trip to the Celtic Isles with Triskellion
The Tri-City News
Blair said she's especially pleased to present four pieces from Turlough O'Carolan, a blind harper who's considered to be Ireland's national composer; he wrote around the same time as the German pianist J.S. Bach, in the Baroque period. “This is not ...

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Friday, February 23, 2018 - 16:38

Deadline

'Phantom Thread' Composer Jonny Greenwood On Writing Music Reynolds Woodcock Would Appreciate
Deadline
... folk-influenced orchestral music—which didn't really suit the film's mood. Though I've since found some very dark [Ralph] Vaughan Williams, which I love. Popular music in the '50s was quite odd: lots of weird exotica, which didn't fit the ...

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Friday, February 23, 2018 - 15:08

Rutland Herald

Double bassist Xavier Foley to close Paramount series
Rutland Herald
The final concert of the 2017-2018 “Passages at the Paramount” series, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, features Foley with pianist Kelly Lin in a program of J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 1; Johannes Matthias Sperger's Sonata in B minor; and “The Falling ...

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Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 01:37

News & Observer

Here are our picks for classical concerts and opera – some strings attached
News & Observer
... ▫ Lawrence Brownlee: March 25, Moeser Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill. carolinaperformingarts.org. The renowned African-American tenor has appeared in opera houses around the world, but also has performed for the Supreme Court justices, sung the ...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 17:57

New York Times

Exquisite Antonacci: The Week's 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube
New York Times
The Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci's recital at Zankel Hall this week was full of surprises: rarities by Respighi, Nadia Boulanger and Poulenc, as well as some angular patter music by Britten than seemed to prefigure Stephen Sondheim's ...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 15:34

The Beijinger

B'Rock Orchestra
The Beijinger
This programme presents what we now know as Italian baroque music from the early 17th and 18th centuries. What we unfortunately forget is how modern and experimental this music was and still is in many ways. From the birth of purely instrumental music ...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 14:05

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