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R&B star Janelle Monáe will step in for an ailing Aretha Franklin at an upcoming concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Franklin was under doctor’s orders to withdraw from the May 20 “Corporate Night” fundraiser, according to the...
Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, died Sunday at his home in Bloomington, Ind. He was 88 and had been in declining health. Since 1958, Starker had been a professor at the Indiana...
Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, has died. He was 88. Starker, who died Sunday in Bloomington, Ind., had been in terminal care for the last few weeks, according to reports from wire...
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L.A. NOWLugging picket signs and instrument cases in front of the concert hall where they perform, musicians from San Francisco's acclaimed symphony orchestra went on strike Wednesday, causing the cancellation of at least one performance and throwing an East...
More musicians are in the midst of a labor dispute and a strike is threatened, this time in Seattle. The union that represents the musicians of the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera is playing hardball after the management of both groups proposed on...
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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra said late Monday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the union representing its musicians. The agreement would end a strike that began Saturday. Orchestra leaders said that ratification of the new contract is...
The start of a new season is usually a celebratory time for an orchestra. But for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the past few days have been a major headache for management and ticket holders. Musicians with the orchestra have been on strike since...
The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-...
Culture MonsterMark Swed reviews the world premiere of a fragment of Shostakovich's lost and forgotten opera, "Orango," with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic and given a staging by Peter Sellars....
Culture MonsterRichard S. Ginell reviews the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's return to Southern California after a 25-year absence, with Riccardo Muti conducting, at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall....
For the 5 Browns, a quintet of sibling piano virtuosos who will play Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Mussorgsky in Irvine, classical music skill is all in the family. Many parents dream of their children mastering a serious instrument — middle-class...
Culture MonsterSurfing Madonna art to be taken down; NEA awards lifetime achievement honors to 18; plans for a new musical version of the Jackie Gleason TV show "The Honeymooners"...
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