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1 hr ago | Medford Mail Tribune

Celebrate classical music at Britt Festivals

Each August, the Britt Festivals invites internationally famous pianists, violinists, vocalists - along with a surprise or two - to join its professional 90-member orchestra for a three-week celebration of classical works in Southern Oregon.


Related Topix: Jacksonville, OR, Recreational Vehicle, Hallmark, Symphony, Arts

5 hrs ago | Daily Echo

Protests at A 5m cuts to arts education grants

The decision means Southampton City Council will lose up to A 590,000 in 2015-16, although the exact sums have yet to be announced.


Related Topix: Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom, Isle of Wight County, England

9 hrs ago | Hudson Hub-Times

The Cleveland Orchestra to perform a welcome concert for 2014 Gay Games

The Cleveland Orchestra, in partnership with the 2014 Gay Games, in Northeast Ohio, will host a kick-off welcome at Blossom July 27. The concert, Broadway Standing Ovations, conducted by Jack Everly, includes Broadway highlights from The Phantom of the Opera , Wicked, Rent, Les Miserables, and more.


Related Topix: The Cleveland Orchestra, Arts, Opera, Entertainment

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Opera News

HANDEL: Orlando

RenA© Jacobs's fine new release of Handel's extraordinary 1733 opera was recorded in the Concertgebouw of Bruges in the summer of 2013, after staged performances at the Monnaie in Brussels.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera

Ellon Times

Concert tribute for Axel

A North-east couple are preparing for a touching tribute to their baby son, who died when he was only weeks old.


Related Topix: Christie

GOP state senator's wife seeks to fill in for him

Amanda Banks announced Thursday she would ask Republican precinct committee members to select her as the temporary replacement for her husband, Sen. Jim Banks of Columbia City.


Related Topix: Columbia City, IN, Focus on the Family

On An Overgrown Path

Classical music should be an agenda-free zone

In the past when classical record sales were sluggish, industry luminaries such as Walter Legge and John Culshaw sorted things out by making legendary recordings such as the Giulini Verdi Requiem and the Solti Ring .


Related Topix: Georg Solti, Classic FM

Ledbury Reporter

Leominster trio take on Edinburgh

Composer and pianist Andrew Morris, along with young saxaphonist Theo Jobst and double bass player Sam Powell, will be taking on Edinburgh with Give Take - a performance of 10 musical remedy pieces of contemporary jazz with a classical edge.


Related Topix: Bach

Bournemouth Echo

Meet conductor Frank Zielhorst, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's newest rising star

Frank Zielhorst from the Netherlands will officially be the 2014 Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association, a key role at the BSO.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Hampshire Chronicle

Barrowman and Boyle open Games

John Barrowman, Susan Boyle, Rod Stewart, Ewan McGregor and James McAvoy have helped open the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, in a ceremony which also involved the Loch Ness Monster and dancing Tunnock's teacakes.


Related Topix: John Barrowman, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

Summer in Bournemouth - films and music at Pier Approach, Candlelight ...

The former Imax site will play host to the OnStage at Pier Approach programme, backed by Co Wheels Car Company and Bournemouth Borough Council , between Monday and August 24. The free events are in addition to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concerts on Saturday, August 9, for which a ticket ballot was held earlier this month.


Los Gatos Weekly-Times

Symphony Silicon Valley's free outdoor concert series returns to San Jose State University

Photo courtesy of Symphony Silicon Valley Target Summer Pops, the region's largest free music festival, kicks off July 26 at San Jose State University.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Aaron Copland

Daily Echo

Music day for Chernobyl kids

TWO local charities collaborated to create a music-making day for 17 children from the Ukraine affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Arts, Symphony

BBC News

Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

Thousands of athletes from 71 nations and territories are taking part before a 40,000-strong crowd and a global TV audience up up to one billion people.


Related Topix: Torchwood, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, John Barrowman

Trend Hunter Magazine

Classical Pop Culture Ads - The Multicines Cultural Journeys Campaign ...

A series of classical pop culture ads is bringing attention to the importance of live arts to younger generations.


Related Topix: Ecuador, World News, Rodrigo

Detroit Free Press

Violinist Joshua Bell joins DSO for return visit to Meadow Brook

Hey, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is back at the Meadow Brook Music Festival to help its former summer home celebrate its 50th anniversary! It's only for one night, so don't blink or you'll miss it.


Related Topix: Joshua Bell, Symphony, Arts, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ravel, Bruch

South Wales Argus

NIGEL Jarrett is retiring as the South Wales Argus classical music critic after almost 30 years.

He first joined the newspaper in 1971 and was quickly recruited by its then music critic, the distinguished journalist and broadcaster Kenneth Loveland, to help out with reviewing a busy South Wales music scene.


Related Topix: Journalism, Arts, Poetry

Sunday Herald

Focus is on the characters as an epic story is bravely told

Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens is a tale of one nation invading another on dubious grounds and the follies and tragedies of war that ensue.


Related Topix: Hector Berlioz, Berlioz, Russia, World News, Vladimir Putin

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Thespian Elaine Stritch made her home on the stage

Elaine Stritch, seen here in this September, 2012, file photo, won a Tony award for her one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Small Time Crooks, September, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Elaine Stritch, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Stephen Sondheim

The Washington Post

Billy Joel to win Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Billy Joel , the regular guy from Long Island who insists he's not a very good piano player, will be the next recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song , the U.S. Library of Congress announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Gershwin, Pop/Rock, Billy Joel, Libraries, Travel