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MOST people think of the accordion, if they think of it at all, as a social instrument, wheezing out polkas and folk tunes. The sound of it brings to mind French cafes, Mexican plazas, German beer gardens, Argentine nightclubs. Nick Ariondo, perhaps the...
Times Staff WriterSometimes a person needs to hunker down in a place that dwarfs headlines and silences cell phones. You don't have to be a survivalist to understand that, though I did think about renting a Hummer to make me invincible on a trip earlier this month to Death...
The 19th-century German classical music repertory is not directly represented on the Columbia Orchestra's next concert, but its romantic influence will be heard in the program scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the Jim Rouse Theatre, at...
It was gratifying to see so many seats filled in the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Sunday afternoon as the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presented a rare matinee performance of a concert not part of its pops series. Renowned violinist Sarah Chang was...
HARBOR SPRINGS -- The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will present a varied program of chamber music as its first Sunday Series recital of 2013 at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs. Admission is free. Pianists Michelle...
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Violinist Sarah Chang recorded her first album in 1991 at the age of 10, so for more than two decades music fans everywhere have had access to her interpretations of the world's best-known classical works. But when Chang, 32, comes to Orlando this...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGPerforming with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Anne Akiko Meyers produced a wonderfully lean yet burnished sound which was ideal for conveying Samuel Barber’s rich, sophisticated lines. It’s tempting to give credit to the violin, but the...
France, Russia, the good ole U.S.A.: composers from all over the place struggled to write symphonies in Ludwig Van Beethoven's (1770-1827) formidable shadow. On Thursday, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, led by Carolyn Kuan (pictured), kick off 2013...
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra does a thorough job bringing to local attention gifted young conductors who are creating a stir in the podium world. The latest to make his debut on the subscription series is Vasily Petrenko, the 36-year-old chief conductor...
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...
The Lyric Opera of Chicago's season opens Saturday with "Elektra" and will close in April with "A Streetcar Named Desire." Here are excerpts from the "Lyric 2012-13 Season Companion" about translating the Tennessee Williams play into an opera. A...
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National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba: The Havana-based ensemble brings its first-ever U.S. tour to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach Nov. 10-11 for performances of Schubert and Gershwin, but also pieces from its homeland: “Guaguancó” by...
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