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  1. Spring arts preview: Music arts critics' picks: Glittering romps and piano starsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Georgia Straight

    ... this and you'll have to wait two years for the next installment. The season's choral blockbuster is this Felix Mendelssohn classic, as performed by the Vancouver Bach Choir, the VSO, and a strong quartet of soloists. The Draw: What could be more ...


  2. ModulationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Pordland Mercury

    FOR LONGTIME CLASSICAL music enthusiasts, it might be hard to think of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor as inspirational. First performed in 1845, the passionate three-movement concerto has evolved over the last 50 years to become one of the most recognizable pieces of music in the world, the kind that pops up on the radio or in a film or a Warner Brothers cartoon, and burrows its way into your subconscious.


  3. Handel and Haydn Society to Celebrate 200th Anniversary in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 |

    ... the Plymouth Rock Foundation. March's Bicentennial festivities commence at Symphony Hall on March 6 and 8 with Mendelssohn's epic Elijah. Premiered in Boston by the Handel and Haydn Society in 1848, Elijah quickly became one of the most popular ...


  4. On The Town: L.A. Chamber Orchestra celebrates Lunar New YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Pasadena Star-News

    ... playing traditional Chinese instruments. The LACO musicians played selections from Harrison, Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Chinese composers. Rosen has made an indelible mark on the music world in Los Angeles and beyond, from researching and ...


  5. Crazy BeethovenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | ZDNet Blogs

    Classical Music Game. You can learn more classical music by playing the game.Welcome to enter the classical music world by playing this game.=== Features ===- 10+ popular classical music, including many famous composers such as Beethoven, Bach, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, ...etc.


  6. Sacred songs seldom heardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | The Montgomery Advertiser

    Sacred songs seldom heard Vocalists from throughout the region will join voices for Sunday's Sacred Music Festival Check out this story on In modern times, the chance to hear sacred music performed live - music that includes masterworks from Mendelssohn, Handel, Beethoven and others - does not come around often. It is even more rare to be able to add your own voice to others' in bringing these works to life.


  7. Alexander Markov returns to Tupelo with Mendelssohn's lyrical masterpieceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 |

    Internationally acclaimed violinist and Tupelo-favorite Alexander Markov marks his return performance with the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra this weekend. The Russian-American musician is presenting Mendelssohn's "Concerto for Violin in E Minor" at Link Centre on Saturday, as well as Igor Stravinksy's "Suite from Pulcinella," and the "Adagio in G Minor" from Tomaso Albinoni.


  8. Egyptian Classical Pianist Mohamed Shams to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall, 4/15Read the original story

    Tuesday Feb 17 |

    Egyptian classical pianist Mohamed Shams will return to New York for his solo debut at Weill Recital Hall/ Carnegie Hall on Wednesday April 15 at 8pm, featuring a diverse program of works including Chopin, Carter, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Scarlatti and Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel Rahim. Hailed as "world class" by Philippe Entremont, the celebrated pianist and conductor, and dubbed "brilliant" by host Bob Sherman of WQXR-NY McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase, Mohamed Shams is an exceptionally gifted Middle Eastern musician steeped in Western classical music tradition.


  9. VBC to Perform Mendelssohn's ELIJAH at Orpheum, 3/28Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 |

    Vancouver Bach Choir concludes its successful 2014/15 season with Felix Mendelssohn's epic oratorio Elijah, on Saturday, March 28 at 8pm at the Orpheum Theatre. Gathered under the baton of Music Director Leslie Dala, the choir will be accompanied by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and four outstanding Canadian guest soloists for this magnificent work - composed in the spirit of Baroque greats Bach and Handel.


  10. Dark, yet more romanticRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Bangkok Post

    It's encore time for Clara-Jumi Kang. When the formidable Korean violinist appeared here last year, playing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, critic James Keller praised her "truly authoritative and highly sensitive musical command".


  11. New Bern crowd enjoys afternoon of classical musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | Sun Journal

    ... chamber music classics." "On center stage are enduring favorites by beloved composers - Bach, Brahms, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Mozart," she said, "brought to life by the brilliant, fun and gracious musicians who make New Bern their musical ...


  12. Pianists host Valentine's Day concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Classical pianists Anna Vavilova and Eugene Skovorodnikov will host a Valentine's Day concert Saturday, Feb. 14 in South Richmond. "Fantasies and Variations" includes a program of Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert.


  13. Kathryn Selby and friends pull on the heart stringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | The Age

    ... classical antecedents, this performance embraced Part's quest for deeper pathos in his use of added dissonance. Mendelssohn's Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2 in D major, Op 58 impressed for the unanimity of approach from both artists - ...


  14. Alliage Quintet Thrills at the MermaidRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Messenger

    ... hands evoking a graceful ballet as the music flowed, dark, light, seductive or playful. The program began with Mendelssohn's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' sparkling through an enchanted forest replete with fairies, elves and dour royalty as the ...


  15. The Occasional Danger of Trusting a Prophet: Reflections for Transfiguration SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Patheos

    ... Elijah, who is wafted into the sky in a flaming chariot drawn by fiery horses. (You might listen to Felix Mendelssohn's marvelous setting of this scene in his "Elijah" to get the proper feel for it.) I elect today to discuss the latter text, since ...


  16. Schumann 1 and 2 review: Robertson and Tetzlaff bring intelligence and driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | The Age

    ... Christian Tetzlaff swept onstage to give one of the most gripping, passionate and enthralling performances of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor I have heard. With quick speeds and expressive freedom, Tetzlaff reset the tone of this work to ...


  17. Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 |

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra took up residence at Carnegie Hall this past weekend for a series of concerts featuring works by Mendelssohn and Debussy on Friday, January 30th; Brahms and Schumann on Saturday, January 31st; and finally with a Russian finale matinee on Sunday, February 1st with works by Alexander Scriabin and Sergei Prokofiev. This powerhouse orchestra was supported by the Chicago Symphony Chorus with CSO's 10th music director Riccardo Muti at the baton.


  18. With Major Music of Mendelssohn, conductor Jerry Blackstone departs the Choral UnionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 |

    With Mendelssohn's great oratorio "Elijah" - most famous chorus: "He, Watching over Israel" - he who has watched over the UMS Choral Union from 2003-2015, conductor Jerry Blackstone, departs his post. The Valentine's Day performance at Hill Auditorium, under UMS auspices, is Blackstone's last with this magnificent community/university choral group, which he's led, as music director and conductor, to Grammy awards and Grammy nominations, among other honors.


  19. Dover Symphony sets spring classical concert March 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Cape Gazette

    At the request of DSO patrons, Stefan Xhori, concertmaster, will perform the Bruch Violin Concerto in G Minor. He performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in 2011, and he brings a special passion to the Bruch.


  20. Rebellion and tradition in Jewish music resonated in D.C. concert Feb. 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 |

    " Tradition and Rebellion in Jewish Music " was demonstrated beautifully and poignantly Feb. 8 in a concert of Mendelssohn , Mahler , Schoenberg , and lesser-known Jewish composers who struggled with their religious identity but celebrated it in music. The concert exemplified their rebellion against traditional classical music with stunning innovations that influenced classical for more than a century.