| Oct 11, 2009
Visitors have been known to get lost at USC, a 226-acre scholastic oasis in the middle of a sprawling city. This year the university has added some helpful signposts, like the huge banners trumpeting the 125th anniversary of the Thornton School of Music...
| Dec 12, 2004
Few violists are born. Most have the instrument thrust upon them. In fact, the viola -- the overlooked stepchild of the orchestra's string section -- is rarely studied as a first instrument at all. Until fairly recently, the road to mastering it...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Christmas trees, twinkling lights, mistletoe, candy canes and stockings hung with care — all are traditions of the December holiday season.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra has its own holiday tradition.
“Home for the Holidays,” the...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:37 PM
World-renowned violinist Midori will give a concert with the Minnesota Orchestra in Orlando next March — thanks to the Orlando Philharmonic, the Edyth Bush Charitable foundation and an anonymous donor. That team stepped forward to make sure the...
| Mar 30, 2008
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine-star attraction on this balmy night in Santa Fe--is stranded.
She yearns to get up from the back-yard lawn chair where her husband has deposited her and stroll to a pool that's shimmering green-blue in the desert twilight....
| Dec 18, 2005
The pianist lay unconscious in his hospital bed, bandages wrapped around his freshly shaved skull. Just days earlier, he could achieve astonishing feats at the keyboard, his hands often disappearing into a blur of energy, his body rising from the piano...