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3 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

The Straits Times

Classical music review: Beethoven's Triple & Mahler's Fifth

Two popular works, a million-dollar trio and low-priced tickets were what completely sold this concert by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra on the eve of a public holiday, on April 17. The sense of occasion at the Esplanade Concert Hall was heightened when the music began some 40 minutes late, due to stringent security checks before the ... (more)


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Adlington group to stage Jesus Christ Superstar

A CAST of more than 50 will take to the stage for a rock opera which loosely charts the final days of Jesus' life.


Related Topix: Theater, Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Campbell River's grand celebration of music

An 11-day celebration of music in Campbell River begins Thursday April 24, as the Friends of Music open their 27th annual Music Week.


Related Topix: Chopin, Symphony, Arts

LA Daily News

Kentwood Players turns to Kickstarter for theater renovation funds

Kentwood Players Board Secretary Susan Weisbarth, left, and President Kathy Dershimer in front of the stage of the Westchester Playhouse.


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Leonard Bernstein, Bernstein

Boulder Weekly

Time signatures and space

Going boldly where few choirs ever do, Boulder's Ars Nova Singers and conductor Thomas Edward Morgan love to explore strange new worlds of vocal performance.


Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Tavener

Alonzo King LINES Ballet to Make Houston Debut, 5/9

The San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet,will make its Houston debut Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Theater

Eugene Weekly

Screamo Squares

If Rob Zombie happens to remake The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he could do worse than to hire Circle Takes the Square to provide the soundtrack.


Related Topix: Scratch, Music, Entertainment

Meryl Streep Has Learned to Rap for Into the Woods Role

Add yet another skill to the enormous list of talents possessed by the one and only Ms.


Related Topix: James Corden, Stephen Sondheim, Celebrities, Eminem, Rap, Black Entertainment, 50 Cent