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Mimi Stillman

Dolce Suono Ensemble Back in Philly to Honor Mahler and Schoenberg

(Classical Music, Philadelphia) The ensemble’s tribute show, “Mahler 100/Schoenberg 60″, is at Haverford College tonight and the Trinity Center on Sunday. ...more...

Richard Egarr

Harpsichordist Egarr Brings 17th Century To Light, Via Many Plucked Strings, In Pittsburgh

(Classical Music, Pittsburgh) At inception, the harpsichord was a delicate, almost ephemeral instrument, and the composers who first wrote for it were writing music specifically intended for the harpsichord. ...more...

JoAnn Falletta, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

Hawaii Has a Symphony Again

(Classical Music, Honolulu) Brushing aside last year’s sad demise of the Honolulu Symphony, the new Hawaii Symphony Orchestra has announced the schedule for its 2012 Masterworks series. ...more...

Richard Perry/The New York Times

Juilliard Take on Cage at Focus! 2012 Festival

(Classical Music, New York) King of the avant-garde John Cage is, yes, the subject of Juilliard’s annual Focus! Festival this year. ...more...

The DSO, warming up

DSO Goes Home for the Weekend

(Classical Music, Detroit) The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s squeezing in a show at Orchestra Hall this Saturday, taking a quick breather from its ongoing Neighborhood Tour. ...more...

Carnegie Hall

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Scheduled for Carnegie Hall Next Spring

(Classical Music, Detroit) The DSO’s comeback from last year’s crippling strike continues apace. ...more...

Jupiter String Quartet

Warm Sounds of the Jupiter Quartet

(Classical Music, Mill Valley/San Francisco) A string quartet is always strange blood. Imagine four people spending years with each other, to the point where they need only start sentences to be understood. ...more...

BSO

Has Boston become the new sick man of musical America?

(Classical Music, Boston) There has been a nasty business at the New England Conservatory, where an authoritarian president has sacked a popular and experienced orchestra leader and dissimulated the cause for his dismissal with an imputed sex slur. ...more...

DSO

DSO fundraiser nets $6.4M in just 4 months

(Classical Music, Detroit) The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is just four months into its fundraising season, and contributions to the organization already have exceeded those received in its last fiscal year. ...more...

Herbert Blomstedt

Orchestral Lion Blomstedt Conducts Philly Orchestra This Weekend

(Classical Music, Philadelphia) Herbert Blomstedt is 84 and showing no signs of slowing down; this weekend at the Kimmel Center, he leads the Philadelphia Orchestra through a Beethoven program. ...more...

10x10

“10×10 on North” Brings New Color to Midwinter with Ten Hot New Plays

(Arts Festival, Berkshire County) The organizers of the 10×10 on North have announced the details of the Berkshires’ first-ever winter contemporary arts festival, spearheaded by Barrington Stage in partnership with the City of Pittsfield. ...more...

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

DSO fundraising closes out 2011 with big finish

(Classical Music, Detroit) For a cultural institution recovering from a bitter strike, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra appears to be doing a bang-up job raising money. ...more...

Boise Philharmonic

Boise Philharmonic Presents Oz With Orchestra

(Classical Music, Boise) Few of us had the opportunity to see the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz on the big screen the first time around. Many watched the black-and-white set turn technicolor on tiny TVs. ...more...

Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival

Youth orchestras give astonishing performances

(Classical Music, San Francisco) It was like a musical cage-match rumble, but with an O. Henry twist. Six young orchestras came into Davies Symphony Hall on Sunday afternoon, and they all emerged not only alive but victorious. ...more...

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The Culprit is Contrite as RingtoneGate Comes To a Close

(Classical Music, New York) The New York Philharmonic’s infamous Patron X, who interrupted a performance of Mahler’s 9th the other night with an ill-timed iPhone alarm, has been located, albeit not identified; his shame is palpable, as it should be. ...more...

Valery Gergiev

Carnegie Hall Will Establish a National Youth Orchestra

(Classical Music, National) Should it come to fruition, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America will be the first national youth orchestra in America since the truncated All-American Youth Orchestra disbanded in 1942 after only two years. ...more...

Alan Gilbert

Last Night, the New York Philharmonic’s Performance of Mahler’s 9th Was Interrupted By a Ringtone. Yes, It Was.

(Classical Music, New York) The headline speaks for itself in this case, I think. ...more...

Lone Ranger

Ft. Worth Symphony Readies William Tell for This Weekend

(Classical Music, Dallas/Ft. Worth) The Fort Worth Symphony plays “An Evening of Beethoven and Brahms” at Bass Hall this weekend, but it’s going to drop a dollop of Rossini in as well. ...more...

Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Wait A Minute – Just How Was That Stradivarius Test Performed?

(Classical Music, National) I read with interest the article in today’s Guardian about the blind testing of Stradivarius violins versus modern violins, from which the modern instruments emerged victorious. ...more...

Artaria String Quartet

Artaria String Quartet says the music is intimate, powerful and intense.

(Classical Music, St. Paul) Two violinists, a violist and a cellist: No Twin Cities foursome is more deeply dedicated to music for that combination than the Artaria String Quartet. ...more...

Kirill Gerstein

Gerstein, Houston Symphony Start 2012 With Brace of Rachmaninoff

(Classical Music) Pianist Kirill Gerstein is teaming with the Houston Symphony for “RachFest”, a three-weekend excursion through the heights of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s canon. ...more...

PBS

Symphony and Kauffman Center to be featured nationally on PBS

(Classical Music/Venue, Kansas City) The Kansas City Symphony and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will be featured in the nationally broadcast PBS Summer Arts Festival. ...more...

Slatkin, DSO

DSO “Neighborhood Intiative” Is A Resounding Success

(Classical Music, Detroit) The Detroit Symphony Orchestra decided to bring the music to the people this year. The people are responding. ...more...

composer Kile Smith

Philly Composer Kile Smith Is Opening Eyes and Ears

(Classical Music, Philadelphia, New York) Composer Kile Smith turned some heads in 2008 with the debut of Vespers; his breakthrough work will be revived this weekend for a pair of performances. ...more...

Tokyo String Quartet

Tokyo String Quartet returns for 26th gig for Chamber Music Society of Detroit

(Classical Music, Detroit) The numbers don’t lie: Detroit loves the Tokyo String Quartet, one of the great brand names in chamber music for decades. ...more...

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