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"All children, except one, grow up," Linda Brest announces. An oboe student with a streak of pink in her blond hair, she might be verbalizing the innermost thoughts of the peers who sit before her -- some of the nation's finest young musicians on the cusp...
Times Music CriticThe Beaux Arts Trio gave its first concert in the summer of 1955 at the Berkshire Music Festival in Massachusetts. The trio will close shop this summer at the same festival, now known as Tanglewood. But first the Beaux Arts has a lot of goodbyes to wave....
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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...
Nathaniel was shy in our first encounter a few months ago, if not a little wary. He took a step back when I approached to say I liked the way his violin music turned the clatter around downtown L.A.'s Pershing Square into an urban symphony. "Oh, thank...
They're so hot that Vanity Fair Magazine featured them in their December issue in a piece written by Sir Roger Moore of James Bond fame. A whopping 30 million views on YouTube have turned the inspired lunacy of musicians Igudesman & Joo into Internet...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgChristmas 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...
During the same season in which the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is making a big bicentenary splash on behalf of Richard Wagner, attention must be paid a couple of other composer anniversaries. Thursday night's subscription program, ably conducted by...
Orlando Arts BlogWorld-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...
Tribune arts criticViolinist 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....
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...
Times Staff WriterFor three nights in October, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will get the kind of exposure orchestras dream of, but rarely—if ever—receive. Fewer than 7,000 people will attend the three gala concerts that open the Walt Disney Concert Hall, but...
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