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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.


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5 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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.


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12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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 .


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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.


Redlands Daily Facts

Los Angeles Philharmonic director scores his first movie soundtrack

What: Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic conclude the Americas & Americans festival with a celebration of film composers and a special guest performance by Gustavo Santaolalla and a suite from Dudamel's own score to “Libertador.


Related Topix: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Conductor, Arts, Opera, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

The Washington Post

a Silaa charms with familiar tropes

Brass players stood like sentinels along the edge of an upthrust triangle of grass against the backdrop of a New York cityscape gilded by the late sun.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Richard Wagner, Symphony, Music, Travel, Entertainment

Red Bank Green

Red Bank: a Band of Beethovens

The largest rhythm-keeping force in the free world, the US Army Field Band deploys to the stage of the Count Basie Theatre on Monday, for a free public concert.


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Talk show with Aled Jones. Up-and-coming girl band Neon Jungle chat and perform, plus Aled meets more amazing people from around the world in Talking in the Air.


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Kent Online

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber supports an Estuary Airport on the Isle of Grain

His musicals have run in the West End for decades, but a British composer would close the curtains on Heathrow airport in favour of an estuary airport.


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Marilyn Horne in Fiesta Spirit As Honorary La Diva of Old Spanish Days

The Music Academy of the West joined the Fiesta spirit for the first time this year, partnering with Old Spanish Days to recognize legendary opera singer Marilyn Horne as part of her 80th birthday celebration and honoring her as "La Diva of Old Spanish Days."


Related Topix: Montecito, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Long Beach, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Gerard Schwarz takes a turn conducting the United States Marine Band

Last March Naxos released a recording in their Wind Band Classics series of Gerard Schwarz conducting the United States Marine Band .


Patti LuPone Remembers Elaine Stritch in TIME Magazine Piece - 'I've Seen Greatness'

In it, she talks about meeting Stritch at Sardi's, working together on 30 ROCK, singing "Ladies Who Lunch" straight to her at Stephen Sondheim 's birthday celebration in 2010, and an answering machine message from Stritch -- "a validation from Elaine to me" -- that ensures LuPone will always have a memory of the actress.


Related Topix: Elaine Stritch, Patti LuPone, 30 Rock, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Stephen Sondheim

Vail Daily News

With the Pennsylvania Ballet, classical meets contemporary

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in George Balanchine's "Stravinsky Violin Concerto."


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Pennsylvania, Stravinsky, Dance

Thewestmorland Gazette

Top brass band head for south Cumbria

THE award-winning Grimethorpe Colliery Band, which was catapulted to worldwide fame through the 1996 hit movie Brassed Off, will play at the Forum Theatre, Barrow, on September 20 as part of a UK tour.


Oxford Times

Opera star Jessye to lift lid on her life at literary festival

The American Grammy award-winning contemporary opera singer Jessye Norman will be talking about her life at the Woodstock festival, which runs from September 25 to 28. The 68-year-old is expected to talk about her life growing up in Georgia, singing at presidential inaugurations and setting up a tuition-free performing arts after-school program for ... (more)


Related Topix: Jessye Norman, Progressive-Rock, Marillion

Catching up with Morton Feldman on Mode Records' Feldman Edition releases

From time to time I like to check in on the efforts of Mode Records' Feldman Edition project.


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Bride, beau, and bear make merry in - The Bartered Bride'

Last year, Boston Midsummer Opera presented Otto Nicolai's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," which is based on the Shakespeare play.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Wedding

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Capital Weekly

Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night...

Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with weekly screenings at the summer time of 7 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The movies, hosted by Erika Pfander, have the theme Politics of Oppression in August.


Related Topix: Mozart, Isaac Stern