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1 hr ago | IcNorthWales

Llangollen International Eisteddfod: Bryn Terfel picks North Wales schoolboy to join him on stage

Ruthin 14-year-old Dewi Wykes will play Tobias Ragg alongside the opera star in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Dewi Wykes, far right, pictured with Bryn Terfel and his fellow Sweeney Todd performers Lauren Morris, 21, and Tom Hier, 20 A schoolboy has been hand-picked by opera legend Bryn Terfel to join him on ... (more)


Related Topix: Denbighshire County, Wales, Wrexham County, Wales, United Kingdom, Bryn Terfel, World News, Arts, Opera, Stephen Sondheim, Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Sweeney Todd, Drama Movies

5 hrs ago | Croydon Guardian

Opera singer who excelled as Carmen dies

The singer, most famous for playing the title role in Carmen 250 times, including opposite Placido Domingo in America, lived in Surbiton and still worked as a singing teacher.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Placido Domingo

8 hrs ago | Kennebec Journal

Classical music is a gift

Amy Calder says DaPonte String Quartet's performance at the Waterville Opera House reminded her of why music is so important.


Related Topix: Maine

Sun Apr 20, 2014

BWW Preview: the Musical of Musicals (the Musical!) Comes to the...

The Musical of Musical opens on April 25 at the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City.


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Recreational Vehicle, Heartland Rv'S, Stephen Sondheim, Musical Theater, Theater, Arts

Professional Harpist Maryanne Meyer Performs Classical Favorites At Marple Library, 4/29

The Friends of the Marple Public library in Broomall is pleased to announce that Ms.


Related Topix: Broomall, PA, Arts, Opera, Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Rowan University


John Barrowman Wants Jack Back on Who

After appearing alongside the ninth and tenth Doctors, John Barrowman admits he'd love to return to 'Doctor Who.'


Related Topix: John Barrowman, Peter Capaldi, Eve Myles

The New Zealand Herald

Hot debate over cool Kiwis

Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir Peter Jackson, Sir Peter Blake and Sam Neill are readers' nominations for the biggest omissions from a list of the coolest New Zealanders.


Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Kiri Te Kanawa

Daily Camera

Mandolinist closes Boulder Phil season with own concerto

Etc.: Jeff Midkiff and Michael Butterman join eTown's Nick Forster for an intimate evening of music, conversation and refreshments, 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St. Tickets are $15 at .


Related Topix: Shreveport, LA, Symphony, Arts, Entertainment

Staffordshire Newsletter

Classical rework comes to Stafford Gatehouse

WORKING of a classical piece is coming to Stafford Gatehouse Theatre when one of the town's most popular ensembles makes two visits in a month.


Related Topix: Grieg, Mozart, Bizet, Beethoven

Star Tribune

Aaron Jay Kernis returns to Minnesota to debut viola concerto with SPCO

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis, who quit the Minnesota Orchestra in protest last fall, brings a world premiere to St. Paul next weekend.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Minnesota Orchestra, Symphony, Arts, Entertainment

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Classic CD: The sublime to the simply dull

Rossini impishly labelled the music of his later years as the "Sins of My Old Age", a description that comes to mind for Walking in the Air: The Music of Howard Blake , the latest release from 76-year-old Vladimir Ashkenazy.


Photo Flash: First Look at Media Theatre's Sunset Boulevard Starring Ann Crumb, Now Through 5/18

The Media Theatre's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber 's take on "Sunset Boulevard", the classic 1950 film noir, is on now through May 18. Check below for photos! Broadway's Tony nominee Ann Crumb portrays Norma Desmond, the former silent film star desperate for a return to motion picture glory.


Related Topix: Aspects of Love, Musical Movies, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Recreational Vehicle, Award

St. Albert Gazette

You can win two tickets to see The Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad...

You can win two tickets to see The Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era being performed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 25 at the Winspear Centre.


Black Country Bugle

Rendezvous with famous band leader

MANY Bugle readers will look back with a great deal of affection to the era of the Big Band sound, and Black Country artist John Williams from Darlaston is no exception.


Related Topix: John Williams, Big-Band

Thewestmorland Gazette

Violinist supreme Nicola Benedetti headlines Ulverston music festival

Headlined by virtuoso violinist Nicola Benedetti, the festival runs from June 6-15 and includes everything from guitar and piano recitals to the chance to take part in a tango extravaganza.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Jesse Junior Quartet to Perform at the Classic Wineseller on Saturday, April 19

The Classic Wineseller welcomes the Jesse Junior Jazz Quartet on Saturday, April 19 at 7pm in the underground environs at 20 Church Street.


Related Topix: Cole Porter, Jazz, Milwaukee, WI, Williams

Vijay Iyer Will Perform at The Greene Space on 4/24

Vijay Iyer will be performing with the Brentano String Quartet at The Greeene Space on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 pm.


Related Topix: Vijay Iyer, Jazz, The String Quartet

Denver Post

Brian Priestman, 87, former Denver Symphony conductor

Brian Priestman, the maestro who lead Denver's premiere symphony orchestra for nine years, died April 18 at his home in England.


Related Topix: Arts, Symphony


K-Pop Group Twerks to the (Really) Oldies in First-Ever Classical Music Video

Belgium's B-Classic music festival , whose mission is to "give classical music the same recognition as pop and rock music," brings us a rather interesting sensory collision in the form of the music video below, promoting its "Classic Comeback" competition.


Surrey Advertiser

Surrey Hills Music Festival a classical treat

With a dazzling programme of captivating music performed by some of the world's pre-eminent artists and rising stars in beautiful settings, The Surrey Hills International Music Festival continues its fifth celebratory season over the Bank Holiday weekend, from Wednesday to Sunday May 1 to 4. Grammy nominated mandolin player Avi Avital, will join ... (more)


Related Topix: Surrey County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Bach