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2 hrs ago | Denver Post

5 road trip ideas for Colorado classical music fans

Classical music heads for the hills in August and it's never a bad idea to follow along.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Entertainment

4 hrs ago | Planet Jackson Hole

Classical Notes: a game of - Haydn Seek'

Each summer Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of the brightest young players in the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.


Related Topix: Haydn, New York, Britten, Mussorgsky, Mozart

8 hrs ago | On An Overgrown Path

The problem is obvious - there is too much classical music

In a glowing review in the Guardian Andrew Clements describes the Freiburg Opera's Parsifal at the Norwich Theatre Royal - see production shot above - as "a show that almost any British company would be happy to have in its repertory".


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory

12 hrs ago | The Stranger

People Are Playing Pianos in Parks All Over Seattle

Pianos in the Parks is a program that puts pianos in the parks - there are 20 of them in Seattle, from now until August 17. Some of the pianos used to be in the practice rooms at the University of Oregon, some came from families who felt this was a good time to let them go, and Classic Pianos donated the rest.


Related Topix: University of Oregon

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Bride's Magazine

20 Ideas for Your Ceremony Processional Music

Picture it: It's your wedding day, and your future spouse, bridal party, and you are walking down the ceremony aisle .


Related Topix: Wedding

The News-Star

Delhi girls compete, hone riding skills

The Northeast Louisiana District 4-H show was held July 1 and 2 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe.


Related Topix: Delhi, LA, West Monroe, LA, Monroe, LA, Chloe

On An Overgrown Path

Max Hole is right, classical music is an elitist club

Universal Music ceo Max Hole has used the launch of the Bristol Proms to once again denounce classical music as "an elitist club" .


Related Topix: Decca


Music aside, Aretha Franklin says she’s eager for sugary fried treats during state fair shows

Aretha Franklin is jazzed about more than music at the Ohio State Fair: She's also looking forward to the food.


Related Topix: Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment, Soul, Horowitz


Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group Sues Michael Cohl Over Canceled Jesus Christ Superstar Tour

The Really Useful Group, the producing and rights licensing company that oversees the works of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber , has announced plans to take legal action against producer-promoter Michael Cohl following the collapse of a U.S. arena tour of Jesus Chris Superstar earlier this year.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lynn News

King's Lynn Festival is one to savour

Lynn Festival organisers are delighted with the quality of this year's wide-ranging programme, described as "a festival to remember".


Related Topix: Norfolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Fiasco Theater's Into the Woods Extends Through August at The Old Globe

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine 's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986.


Related Topix: Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Theater, Arts, Stephen Sondheim, San Diego, CA, Balboa Park (San Diego, CA), 9

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Tanglewood legend Leonard Bernstein honored with bronze bust

As a tribute to one of Tanglewood's most prominent guiding spirits for 50 years, a bronze bust of the late composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein was unveiled Monday at Tanglewood.


Related Topix: Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein, Symphony, Arts, New York, Amherst College, Aaron Copland

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Review: Classics mix with musicals in Cal Phila s a Magica concert

Victor Vener, the California Philharmonic's founder and conductor, has always had a flair for mixing the popular world with the classic: Imagine seeing Richard Wagner's “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” on the same marquee with, say, “Star Wars.” His critical facilities let all kinds of works compete: Aaron Copland ... (more)


Related Topix: Aaron Copland

New funding to bring more classical music concerts to retirement homes

There's no question that the hodgepodge of gardens along CP Rail's Arbutus corridor are charming and no doubt that homeowners prefer gardens and a leafy walkway to trains.


Related Topix: Symphony

Carlos Nunez benefit concert for Spanish Peaks Festival

Famed Galician piper Carlos Nunez and his five piece band are offering a concert Sunday August 10 to benefit the Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival.


Related Topix: Spain, World News,

News Shopper

Classical music prodigy Chloe Hanslip to join Kent's young musicians in concert

Chloe was a child prodigy who began playing the violin aged two and performed solo at the Purcell Room on the Southbank aged four.


Related Topix: Arts, Symphony

The Age


Brescianello's Symphony in C Major opened the first half, with the work offering rather unremarkable material to work with, despite the orchestra's earnestness.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Bangkok Post

The Day the Music Died

As elsewhere, music in India has its origins in religion. Hymns sung to the temple gods eventually began to be organised into ragas.


Related Topix: Ravi Shankar, Bollywood

The Age

Bo Skovhus: wide expressive range and vocal control.

With the backdrop of a blue-sky Sydney winter afternoon, Danish baritone Bo Skovhus had his work cut out putting across Schubert's great metaphor in his last Winterreise .


Related Topix: Schubert

Sun Jul 27, 2014

DNA India

Young turks spell promise for classical music tradition

The bhairavi marks a concert finale. That rule was broken on a popular demand by the audience, who wouldn't let kirana-gharana vocalist Jayteerth Mevundi, leave the stage at the Pancham Nishad organised a two-day concert - Classical & Beyond.