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3 hrs ago | KTMF

Vanska returns as Minnesota Orchestra music head

After quitting last fall amid a protracted lockout of union musicians, Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the Grammy-winning Minnesota Orchestra, its board of directors said Thursday.

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4 hrs ago | Rock102online.com

Composer Tavener to mix with Pet Shop Boys at BBC ...

Premieres of two pieces by Britain's late mystical religious composer John Tavener and a staging of the classic musical "Kiss Me Kate" were among the highlights announced on Thursday for the BBC Proms, one of the world's biggest classical music events.

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Related Topix: Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Dance, Pet Shop Boys, Pop/Rock, Strauss

4 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Greenwich classical concert series wraps up successful first year

Greenwich resident Shelly Cryer, who launched classical music concert series for young children and their families last, plans on continuing the program, known as Curiosity Concerts, into a second season.

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Related Topix: Greenwich, CT, Bridgeport, CT

8 hrs ago | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A Noise Within in Pasadena announces its 23rd season of plays

A Noise Within has become not only a stage of note in Pasadena, but a destination for theater lovers throughout Southern California.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, August, CA, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Vocal

9 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

Celebrated Canadian opera singer Ben Heppner announces retirement

The 58-year-old added that he would continue as the host of CBC-Radio's "Saturday Afternoon at the Opera" and "Backstage with Ben Heppner."

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera

13 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Interview with talented Israel David Groveman

On April 23, 2014, musician Israel David Groveman shared about his background and recent entertainment projects.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Yo-Yo Ma, University of Maryland College Park, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

17 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle

SoundSpace: Downtown NYC 1960

For the past couple of months, Austin has had the opportunity to see minimalism in some of its most exquisite expressions, via the Blanton Museum of Art exhibition "Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt."

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Related Topix: Steve Reich, Arts, Opera

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Morning Call

Classical: Allentown Band to play tribute to Rosa Parks

It's Thursday evening, Dec. 1, 1955, and Rosa Parks, a seamstress for a Montgomery, Ala., department store, boards a city bus to go home.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Allentown, PA, Copland, Aaron Copland, Music, Entertainment

Star-Telegram.com

Jury chairman's departure marks end of era at the Cliburn

Tickets for Cliburn Concerts, including the John Giordano tribute event, go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. at Cliburn.org or by calling 817.212.4450.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Symphony, Arts

Patch.com

Ravinia Tickets Go On Sale Thursday at 5 a.m.

The following is from Ravinia: Lawn and reserved-seat tickets for Ravinia's 2014 season, which features more than 140 events, including the annual summer residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Conlon, go on sale to the general public at 5 a.m. Thursday, April 24, exclusively at www.ravinia.org .

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Time

Watch: Startup Bets on Millenials and House Parties to Save Classical Music

If you walk into a chamber concert organized by Groupmuse , you soon realize this is not your traditional classical performance.

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Related Topix: Mozart

J.B. Spins

The Girl and Death: A Colleague for Zhivago

In truth, G&D is not meant to be analyzed for socio-political implications. It is all about taking in the rich visuals and the delicate classical soundtrack, largely consisting of Chopin, with a dash of Satie and Gounod thrown in .

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Related Topix: Chopin, Satie

BroadwayWorld.com

Dance Theatre of Harlem's 2014 NYC Season Celebrates 45 Years, Now thru 4/27

In celebration of its 45th anniversary, Dance Theatre of Harlem's 2014 New York City season at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall was announced today by executive director Laveen Naidu and artistic director Virginia Johnson.

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Related Topix: Harlem (New York, NY), Arts, Dance, New York, Ballet, Bach

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer open Stanford Live

Stanford Live today announced its 2014-15 season, opening Sept. 21 at Bing Concert Hall with mandolinist Chris Thile and double bassist Edgar Meyer, each a Grammy winner, and each a MacArthur "genius" award winner.

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Related Topix: Edgar Meyer, J.S. Bach, Bach, The String Quartet, Emerson String Quartet

Whittier Daily News

L.A. Philharmonic presents rare treat: Philip Glass portion of a CIVIL warSa

In the best of all possible worlds, Robert Wilson's 12-hour, multipart magnum opus, “the CIVIL warS: a tree is best measured when it is down” would have been completed and gleamed as the crown jewel of the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival.

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Related Topix: Philip Glass, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Arts, Opera

CBS Local

Vegas Philharmonic Names New Conductor

A former Nevadan who's the resident conductor at the San Francisco Symphony has been named the new conductor of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, San Francisco Symphony, Las Vegas, NV

Eastern Daily Press

13 things not to miss at this year's King's Lynn Festival

This year sees the 64th King's Lynn Festival - and organisers are promising the usual eclectic mixture of top-name concerts and events, from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to an Antiques Roadshow favourite, and from jazz star Clare Teal to BBC COast presenter Nicholas Crane.

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Related Topix: Norfolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jazz, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel

EDGE

(Don't) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage

CitizenLink, the public policy partner of SPLC designated anti-gay hate group Focus on the Family announced it's partnership with the Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Focus on the Family, Virginia, Virginia Government, Fasting, Health

Worcester News

Striking Elgar mural watches over shoppers

18/04/14. Tom Nanni who works at HMV in the high street with the new Elgar mural that has been painted inside the store by the same artists behind the Banksy-like mural that appeared next to a red telephone box in Malvern earlier this year.

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Islington Gazette

Highbury-born talent who turned his back on classical path to be next Leonard Cohen

Musicians can often seem spoilt, but the journey that has brought Highbury-born singer-songwriter Tom Hickox to the release of his first album, at the age of 32, has filled him with gratitude.

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