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35 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago |

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.


8 hrs ago |

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

13 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

21 hrs ago |

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,

New Cover For Into the Woods Original Broadway Production Blu-ray

The original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine 's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is set to be released on Blu-ray for the very first time later this year to coincide with the release of the hotly anticipated feature film version opening this Christmas according to a new listing and a special cover has been designed for the release. The original Broadway cast of INTO THE WOODS included 1988 Tony Award winner for Best Actress In A Musical, Joanna Gleason , in addition to Chip Zien , Bernadette Peters , Tom Aldredge , Kim Crosby , Chuck Wagner , Barbara Byrne and many more, the majority of whom returned to the show for the filming of the production.


Related Topix: Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Stephen Sondheim

Hillingdon Times

His Dark Materials author talks to Freetime

WINDSOR Festival starts on Monday and runs for two weeks. There are a host of events taking place throughout the town including a special evening of music with the author of His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Philip Pullman

Fall classical music preview: Strong performers and quality repertoire make for tough choices

The byword for Vancouver's fall season of classical music is "quality," but with an eye toward exploration. Top presenters and performing organizations are poised to meet the challenges of changing audience demographics by reaffirming emphasis on core values, which play out in a number of stellar events running until the holiday season.


Related Topix: Haydn, Beethoven, Schoenberg, Arts, Opera, Drama Movies, War Requiem

Chicagoland offers class acts-from classic film to classical music

Set in medieval Scotland and partly based on a true historical account, Macbeth charts the bloody rise to power and tragic downfall of the warrior Macbeth. Already a successful soldier in the army of King Duncan, Macbeth is informed by three witches... On September 14, the Chicago Opera Theater will perform excerpts from Ernest Bloch's Macbeth after a screening of the Macbeth- based Throne of Blood at Chicago's Music Box Theatre on 3733 N. Southport Avenue.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Glen Ellyn, IL, St. Charles, IL

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Star Tribune

Classical music: SPCO welcomes Moldovan violinist

Being called things like "the most exciting violinist in the world" can impose a heavy psychological mantle on a classical soloist, but Patricia Kopatchinskaja seems to wear it lightly. She performed barefoot a few weeks ago in New York, during an informal Mostly Mozart festival at Lincoln Center, displaying the kind of spontaneity and unpredictability that are her musical trademarks as well.


Related Topix: Mozart, Lincoln Center, KS, The London Philharmonic, Strauss, Symphony, Arts, Entertainment

New Hampshire Public Radio -

As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Novel About The Scottish Experience

In my 20s I was living in London, and dating a Scotsman. A friend pulled me aside.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Bach


Ethan Hawke 'Seymour' documentary is intimate port...

The interview was supposed to start, but pianist Seymour Bernstein was not quite ready. He held up his iPad to take one more picture of actor-director Ethan Hawke before he was satisfied.


Related Topix: Bernstein, Arts, Theater

Watford Observer

Add another string to your bow at the Sarratt Festival of Music 2014

Music from across the world will take centre stage in Sarratt, as the village hosts its annual festival of music. The eagerly anticipated event will feature a host of different performances from acts including the wonderful, award-winning Vertavo String Quartet, who are travelling from Norway to play.


Related Topix: Hertfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, The String Quartet, Bach

Cambs Times

Award winning musicians to perform as part of Cambridge Classical...

The Cambridge Classical Concert Series, which will feature a host of award winning musicians, begins next month at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Fabien Gabel conducts and the soloist is Natasha Paremski who displays her virtuosic skills with Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.


Related Topix: Paganini


St. Paul craft beer meets St. Paul classical music

Most people don't associate classical Russian music with the Twin Cities' finest craft beers, but that's exactly the combination folks will find at Flat Earth Brewing Company later this month. Flat Earth is teaming up with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to host a music performance, beer tasting and brewery tour.


Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Entertainment

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Stunning evening of MUSE/IQUE with gifted tap dancer Savion Glover

Another stunning evening of MUSE/IQUE brought the audience to its feet multiple times at Caltech's Beckman Mall Lawn on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Gifted tap dancer Savion Glover showcased his extraordinary rhythm, skill and grace through "Mr. Bojangles" as sung by Sammy Davis, Jr. in tribute to the first breakthrough "tapper" Bill "Bojangles" Robinson , Duke Ellington's "River Suite" and believe it or not, a Vivaldi Suite.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Bojangles, Biography Movies, Savion Glover, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Sammy Davis Jr., Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Pop/Rock, The Beatles

Marin Independent Journal

Review: San Francisco Symphony's Beethoven and Bates

Back in January, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony presented a two-week Beethoven and Bates Festival. Beyond the catchy alliteration, it intriguingly -- and somewhat schizophrenically -- slammed together Beethoven's 19th-century world with Mason Bates' 21st-century trip-hop world .


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, San Francisco Symphony, Pop/Rock, Energy, Alternative Energy, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Music, Entertainment

Leamington Spa Courier

Matching names, complementary talents

Three talented women will be performing some Beethoven, Debussy and Bridge Miniatures as part of a classical concert in the Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick, at 3pm on October 4. Violinist Sarah Allen, cellist Sara Lane Rees and pianist Sarah Price, who together make up the Sarabande Piano Trio, say tickets for their concert will be available at the door and cost A 5 for adults and A 3.50 for under 12s.


Related Topix: Beethoven, Debussy