| Jun 7, 2009
In Los Angeles, classical music and dance don't take a summer vacation, as happens in some other major cities. In fact, summer provides some of the best opportunities to catch world-class musicians and dancers at settings as big as the Hollywood Bowl...
| Jun 7, 2009
The thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano competition wrapped up this evening in Fort Worth. Pianist came from all over the world for a shot at winning fame. but when it came down to the final nail-biting moments judges just couldn't decide. It ended...
| Aug 10, 2003
It began, unpromisingly, with music written to put you to sleep. But when the dashing 22-year-old Glenn Gould recorded a little-known piece Bach had come up with to soothe an aristocratic insomniac, the pianist's ecstatic, ferocious playing kick-started...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 1:33 PM
In the living room of his Ellicott City home, Christopher Shih sits with his legs curled beneath him on a beige leather love seat. Relaxed in a pair of shorts and a T-shirt, he speaks humbly of his accomplishments as an amateur pianist.
In the kitchen...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:01 AM
Classical music is said to soothe the soul, but can it calm an upset stomach? Ellicott City resident Dr. Christopher Shih, a gastroenterologist who plays a little piano on the side, is likely to make listeners feel better when he appears as a guest artist...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Pianist Olga Kern Recital
Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m.
Discovery Theatre, Performing Arts Center
Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern returns to Anchorage for an intimate recital benefitting the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. The Washington Post says “...
| Jan 21, 2012
It is possible to quibble with the idea of cramming three blockbuster works into a single program, but the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra carries it off.
Ravel's "Bolero," that brilliant study in rhythmic and melodic reiteration, not to mention crescendo,...