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  • L.A. Chamber Orchestra to premiere Anna Clyne's 'Prince of Clouds'

     L.A. Chamber Orchestra to premiere Anna Clyne's 'Prince of Clouds'
    CHICAGO — When London-born Anna Clyne was 7, friends of her parents gave her family a piano with randomly missing keys. Undeterred, Clyne not only played that piano but by age 11 had written a few little songs for herself and a flute-playing friend.
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen wins Nemmers Prize for music composition

    Esa-Pekka Salonen wins Nemmers Prize for music composition
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, the former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has won the prestigious Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition, a biennial award from Northwestern University that honors a contemporary composer's body of work....

    Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it

    Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it
    When my brother and I were growing up in the 1960s, my parents bought the book, “Great Negroes Past and Present.” Perfect for young readers, it was a survey of famous black folks in history. It sat on a shelf in my father’s study, and...

    Janos Starker dies at 88; renowned cellist won a Grammy in 1997

     Janos Starker dies at 88; renowned cellist won a Grammy in 1997
    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...

    Aretha Franklin cancels Chicago Symphony Orchestra fundraiser concert

    Aretha Franklin cancels Chicago Symphony Orchestra fundraiser concert
    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...