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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Review: A riveting Shostakovich program by the Pacific Symphony

    Review: A riveting Shostakovich program by the Pacific Symphony
    It was inevitable that the tormented Shostakovich would someday be the focus of one of the Pacific Symphony’s multidisciplinary “Music Unwound” projects. Although Shostakovich has been “unwound” innumerable times since...
  • Review: A Baltic blast with L.A. Philharmonic

    Review: A Baltic blast with L.A. Philharmonic
    We have a vague notion of a Scandinavian sound as a kind of misty, mysterious Nordic noir. Strangeness is a giveaway. One musical thing might ultimately lead to another, but the landscape is alien. Trying to define an overall Baltic sound, on the...
  • Hollywood Bowl 2014: Dudamel conducts Dudamel, 'Hair' goes bare

    Hollywood Bowl 2014: Dudamel conducts Dudamel, 'Hair' goes bare
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. Stars under the stars is what the Hollywood Bowl is all about. In the 2014 Bowl season announced Tuesday by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a number of them – namely, the cast of “Hair&...
  • Review: Green Umbrella swings with Michel van der Aa's 'Up-close'

    Review: Green Umbrella swings with Michel van der Aa's 'Up-close'
    A screen for film or video projection has become a common occurrence at concerts, multimedia being a way of 21st century musical life. A floor lamp on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday night was, maybe, a curious homey touch, but hardly...
  • Ojai Music Festival picks percussionist Schick as 2015 music director

    Ojai Music Festival picks percussionist Schick as 2015 music director
    The Ojai Music Festival announced Tuesday that Steven Schick will be its music director for 2015 – the first percussionist so honored by the annual June classical music festival, which dates back to 1947. The Ojai Festival is known for mixing new...
  • Review: John Cage's 'Thirty Pieces' has U.S. debut in St. Louis

     Review: John Cage's 'Thirty Pieces' has U.S. debut in St. Louis
    ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Symphony, the nation's second-oldest orchestra (after the New York Philharmonic), will celebrate its 135th anniversary next year. It is, in its ninth season under David Robertson, a happy and increasingly important...
  • Music review: A tale of two Polands by the L.A. Philharmonic

    Music review: A tale of two Polands by the L.A. Philharmonic
    Krzysztof Urbanski, the rising young Polish conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony, returned Saturday night to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, seemingly bent upon showing how polarized Polish music can be. It would be hard to come up with a more...
  • Grammys 2014: Maria Schneider dominates in classical categories

    Grammys 2014: Maria Schneider dominates in classical categories
    American composer Maria Schneider dominated the classical music categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday for her album "Winter Morning Walks," which features soprano Dawn Upshaw. The classical awards were handed out as part of the pre-show...
  • 'Up-close' integrates live classical music with film

     'Up-close' integrates live classical music with film
    The young Dutch composer Michel van der Aa likes to describe his works as containing multiple "layers" or "mirror realities." For example, in Van der Aa's 30-minute "music theater" piece "Up-close" (2010), which will be part of Tuesday's Green...
  • Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 season to hail Carl St.Clair's 25 years

    Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 season to hail Carl St.Clair's 25 years
    Sgt. Pepper’s got nothing on Carl St.Clair, that other noteworthy bandleader with a dot in his name. Frozen in song by the Beatles, the sarge will forever be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the day he took up the baton with the Lonely Hearts...
  • Claudio Abbado dies at 80; Italian conductor with wide-ranging mastery

    Claudio Abbado dies at 80; Italian conductor with wide-ranging mastery
    Claudio Abbado, an Italian conductor whose wide-ranging mastery of symphonic and operatic repertory and attention to detail drew comparisons to more famous maestros Carlo Mario Giulini, Arturo Toscanini and Herbert von Karajan, has died. He was 80. A...