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2 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

Community Band caps busy summer

Midcoast Community Band will present a fall concert Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Thomaston Baptist Church, 200 Main St./Route 1. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated to help the band purchase a portable sound system for use at its outdoor concerts.


Related Topix: Monhegan, ME, Symphony, Arts, United Kingdom, World News, Cambridgeshire County, England

6 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Review: Callaway pays tribute to Sarah Vaughan

Ann Hampton Callaway has undeservedly flown under the radar as a jazz singer. Perhaps that's because of her successful career as a cabaret chanteuse and songwriter whose more than 250 songs include the theme for the TV sitcom "The Nanny" and tunes for Barbra Streisand's recent albums.


Related Topix: Jazz, Sarah Vaughan, Celebrities, Vocal, Barbra Streisand, Stephen Sondheim, Arts, Opera

10 hrs ago | Basildon Recorder

Emma Thompson plays Mrs Lovett and Bryn Terfel is Sweeney Todd

Emma Thompson has told how she hopes to "manage the fear" and avoid nausea when she returns to the London stage in a musical production of Sweeney Todd. The Oscar-winning actress will star in the show at English National Opera's London Coliseum, alongside Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel.


Related Topix: Bryn Terfel, Look Back in Anger, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Emma Thompson, Arts, Opera, Comedy Movies, Emma, New York Philharmonic

11 hrs ago |

United Palace Theater to Host Classical Music Series with Hip-Hop Flair

A nonprofit art center at the storied United Palace Theater is launching a new performance series that aims to bring some classical music to the community with some local flair, including a hip-hop take on a classic holiday tale. UPCA's goal is to spark an interest in classical music by giving locals who may not have had the opportunity in the past a chance to experience live performances.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Kids, Family

16 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Evening of classical music Nov. 8 to benefit Mountainside Library

Allen Won, a Mountainside, resident and renowned saxophonist, will perform classical works with piano accompaniment to benefit the Mountainside Public Library. The concert will be held at The Community Presbyterian Church of Mountainside on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The program will include works by JS Bach, Rachmaninov, and Schumann, as well as pieces created especially for saxophone and piano.


Related Topix: Mountainside, NJ, J.S. Bach, Bach, Schumann

20 hrs ago |

The Music of 'The Roosevelts'

If you watch Ken Burns ' "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" on PBS , you'll hear a wide range of music beyond the typical Burns "guitar in the background" sound. Several comments on the web about the anachronistic nature of some of the music led me to the source about the series' score, and there is much of interest there.


Related Topix: Copland, Aaron Copland

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Police searching for man who set fire to north St. Louis church

Police told News 4 surveillance video captured a man who set fire to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in north St. Louis Saturday. Authorities said the man set fire to the church, which is located in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue, around 6:15 a.m. Saturday.


Related Topix: Jehovah's Witnesses, Religion, Jehovah's Witness

South China Morning Post

Great Clarinet Concertos: Michael Collins Plays Mozart

It's so easy to spoil Mozart's music - a few sloppy notes and the sparkle disappears. But porcelain perfection isn't enough.


Related Topix: Mozart

Redwood Times

Review: Opera's Kaufmann turns to lighter fare

The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand opera and classical recital. Now he turns his talents with equal success to lighter fare, on an album of German operetta and film songs from 1925-35.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Franz Lehar, Lehar

Berkshire Eagle

Review: Streisand's timeless 'Partners' soars

Barbra Streisand's "Partners" isn't just about star-powered duets, but partnerships of love and family. It's a love album for the ages, as fit for your anniversary as your parents' or your child's wedding.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Vocal, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Love Me Tender, Western, Musical Movies, Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley

Real treat for fans of classical music

The 2014-2015 season at St Mary's Church in the town centre resumes on Wednesday with a treat for classical music fans. "I think this is one of the most enterprising lunchtime concert series on the south coast and this season is very special because we are offering a very rare opportunity to hear the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven and Brahms.


Music and Vision Daily

Classical Music News - Wexford Festival

The Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night , set against the backdrop of World War I, will be one of the three main stage operas presented this October as part of the sixty-third Wexford Festival Opera. The opera won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2012 for American composer Kevin Puts.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera


See Video and Hear Interview

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor's newest recording combines crystalline interpretations of masterpieces by Bach and Chopin with rarely heard gems by Morton Gould, Adolf Schulz-Evler, and more. See video from Grosvenor's visit to WCRB below, and to hear an interview with WCRB's Cathy Fuller, click on "Listen" above.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Age

Borodin Quartet 2014

The Borodin Quartet. Musica Viva. Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music. Thursday, October 2 at 7pm.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky

Classical music review: Arte Musica opens a complete cycle of Bach cantatas

The Arte Musica Foundation began an ambitious project on the weekend with the first concert of a complete Bach cantata cycle at Bourgie Hall. The news that approximately 200 cantatas would be performed there was hard to accept.


Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 9/7/2014 - 9/14/2014

Below are BWWClassical's most popular articles from 9/7/2014 - 9/14/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week! Audra McDonald , Kathy Griffin , 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2014 Once again crowned as the No.


Related Topix: Renee Fleming, Theater, Arts, Symphony

On Top Magazine

John Barrowman Proud Of Gay Kiss At Commonwealth Games

Out actor John Barrowman says he's proud of a kiss between himself and a male dancer at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July. The married actor said he was proud of the message the kiss sent to the Commonwealth countries which still prohibit gay relations, currently 42 out of 53. "Oh, I felt great about it, because it was a scripted thing that was in there," he told reporters at the National Lottery Awards.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, John Barrowman

Uttoxeter Advertiser

Period violinist Rachel Podger to play opening concert

Rachel Podger with Brecon Baroque will be performing from 8pm on Sunday, September 21, to audience in the chapel of Abbotsholme School, near Uttoxeter, as part of the Abbotsholme Arts Society series of concerts. Rachel Podger is a violinist well-known as a leading interpreter of the music of the classical and baroque periods and has been named 'the finest period violinist in Britain' by critics.


Related Topix: Bach, J.S. Bach

Texas Camerata begins 25th season

The instruments used by Texas Camerata are often a bit tricky to play, compared to the more recent versions of the same instruments. Most of the instruments are slightly different in size and shape, requiring different approaches to playing them .


Related Topix: Texas, Arts, Opera

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WMGI-FM Terre Haute

Conductor Oramo ends UK's Proms season with plea f...

Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo brought the 120th season of the United Kingdom's BBC Proms festival of classical music to a close in London on Saturday with a plea for children around the world not to lose out on the opportunity to hear and learn music. "Music is so many things.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Arts, Symphony, Neath and Port Talbot County, Wales, Swansea County, Wales, Powys County, Wales, Carmarthenshire County, Wales, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Down County, Northern Ireland, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland,