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5 min ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

Verbier Festival draws the elites - and music love...

There are thousands of music festivals around Europe every summer, but only one lays claim to being held at the highest altitude and that's the one in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, sometimes called the Davos of the music world.


Related Topix: Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin

4 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Scottie dog Dougal opens the Games

Helen McNally, from Westburn, and four-year-old Dougal had a whirlwind week, in which they were contacted to take part in the opening of the Games at Celtic Park.


Related Topix: John Barrowman

8 hrs ago |

Tina Fey Fired Husband As Vocal Coach

Comedienne Tina Fey fired her composer husband Jeff Richmond as her vocal coach as she prepared to audition for Into The Woods .


Related Topix: Celebrities, Tina Fey, Stephen Sondheim

11 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Orchestra plans statehood performance in Capitol

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will perform the free concert on Saturday, Nov. 1, in Pierre on the eve of the date President Benjamin Harrison signed the proclamation admitting South Dakota to the Union.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Myrtle Beach, SC, Entertainment

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Chamberfest party of song marks 20 years

OTTAWA, ON: MAY 27, 2013 -- Conductor Rob Kapilow conducts a dress rehearsal for Listen Up! This is a program, that brings professional classical musicians into schools to get kids involved in music.


Related Topix: Canada, Conductor, Copland

Las Cruces Sun-News

Pulse: LCCCA's 2014-15 ushers in 70th year, diverse roster

This concert season, beginning Oct. 2, offers a more diverse mix of musicians to satisfy a variety of musical tastes.


Related Topix: Artesia, NM, Symphony, Arts, Las Cruces, NM, Opinion

Denver Post

Santa Fe Opera upsets Mozart, and Chinese history, to keep things fresh

Anthony Michaels-Moore plays the emperor of long-ago China in the Santa Fe Opera's production of "Le Rossignol."


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Theater, Entertainment

Denver Post

5 road trip ideas for Colorado classical music fans

Classical music heads for the hills in August and it's never a bad idea to follow along.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Entertainment

Planet Jackson Hole

Classical Notes: a game of - Haydn Seek'

Each summer Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of the brightest young players in the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.


Related Topix: Haydn, New York, Britten, Mussorgsky, Mozart

On An Overgrown Path

The problem is obvious - there is too much classical music

In a glowing review in the Guardian Andrew Clements describes the Freiburg Opera's Parsifal at the Norwich Theatre Royal - see production shot above - as "a show that almost any British company would be happy to have in its repertory".


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory

The Stranger

People Are Playing Pianos in Parks All Over Seattle

Pianos in the Parks is a program that puts pianos in the parks - there are 20 of them in Seattle, from now until August 17. Some of the pianos used to be in the practice rooms at the University of Oregon, some came from families who felt this was a good time to let them go, and Classic Pianos donated the rest.


Related Topix: University of Oregon

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Bride's Magazine

20 Ideas for Your Ceremony Processional Music

Picture it: It's your wedding day, and your future spouse, bridal party, and you are walking down the ceremony aisle .


Related Topix: Wedding

The News-Star

Delhi girls compete, hone riding skills

The Northeast Louisiana District 4-H show was held July 1 and 2 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe.


Related Topix: Delhi, LA, West Monroe, LA, Monroe, LA, Chloe

On An Overgrown Path

Max Hole is right, classical music is an elitist club

Universal Music ceo Max Hole has used the launch of the Bristol Proms to once again denounce classical music as "an elitist club" .


Related Topix: Decca


Music aside, Aretha Franklin says she’s eager for sugary fried treats during state fair shows

Aretha Franklin is jazzed about more than music at the Ohio State Fair: She's also looking forward to the food.


Related Topix: Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment, Soul, Horowitz


Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group Sues Michael Cohl Over Canceled Jesus Christ Superstar Tour

The Really Useful Group, the producing and rights licensing company that oversees the works of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber , has announced plans to take legal action against producer-promoter Michael Cohl following the collapse of a U.S. arena tour of Jesus Chris Superstar earlier this year.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lynn News

King's Lynn Festival is one to savour

Lynn Festival organisers are delighted with the quality of this year's wide-ranging programme, described as "a festival to remember".


Related Topix: Norfolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Fiasco Theater's Into the Woods Extends Through August at The Old Globe

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine 's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986.


Related Topix: Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Theater, Arts, Stephen Sondheim, San Diego, CA, Balboa Park (San Diego, CA), 9

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Tanglewood legend Leonard Bernstein honored with bronze bust

As a tribute to one of Tanglewood's most prominent guiding spirits for 50 years, a bronze bust of the late composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein was unveiled Monday at Tanglewood.


Related Topix: Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein, Symphony, Arts, New York, Amherst College, Aaron Copland

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Review: Classics mix with musicals in Cal Phila s a Magica concert

Victor Vener, the California Philharmonic's founder and conductor, has always had a flair for mixing the popular world with the classic: Imagine seeing Richard Wagner's “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” on the same marquee with, say, “Star Wars.” His critical facilities let all kinds of works compete: Aaron Copland ... (more)


Related Topix: Aaron Copland