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Prince: an icon of a new form of classical music - The Conversation UK

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Prince: an icon of a new form of classical music
The Conversation UK
For this is what Prince was: not in the narrow sense of his interest in Western classical music, but in a far more liberated and liberating understanding and extension of the varied streams of a black classical music tradition that incorporated gospel ...

Jefferson's music director lectures on antisemitism in classical music - NorthJersey.com

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Jefferson's music director lectures on antisemitism in classical music
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Jefferson's music director lectures on antisemitism in classical music. By Vera Olinski. CORRESPONDENT |. Aim Jefferson. James A. Wynne. Students and members of the public attend the Felix Mendelssohn vs. Richard Wagner "Antisemitism. Photos/Vera ...

ON THE RECORD: How to increase your knowledge of classical music - Rapid City Journal

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ON THE RECORD: How to increase your knowledge of classical music
Rapid City Journal
Asking where to start with classical music is like asking where to start with popular music: Do you start with Beethoven or Bach? Elvis Presley or Chuck Berry? Actually, if you don't own any Beethoven, you may want to start with something fairly ...

Andris Nelsons and Kristine Opolais Are Classical Music's Ultimate Pow - Vanity Fair

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Andris Nelsons and Kristine Opolais Are Classical Music's Ultimate Pow
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Considering the long, grueling hours of practice, rehearsal, and concertizing it takes to be a professional musician, it's no surprise that musicians often hook up with other musicians: Robert and Clara Schumann, Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina ...

The week ahead, April 21, 2016

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THE KING’S COURT TOUR: A TRIBUTE TO J. DILLA It’s been 10 years since James DeWitt Yancey, the gifted, influential Detroit hip-hop producer better known as J. Dilla, died of a rare blood disease at age 32. A prime mover behind neo-soul’s syncopated bump, Dilla is the subject of this potent tribute tour starring Slum Village (pictured), the groundbreaking crew with which he arrived, plus Detroit peers and proteges like Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, and Black Milk. April 21, 8 p.m. $20, advance $16. Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge. 617-864-3278, www.mideastclub.com

TOM CARTER The museum’s 2ndSHIFT Music Series, a promising new venture curated by roots-music maven Michael Tarbox, hosts a solo set from the psych-folk guitarist responsible for one of 2015’s best things: “Long Time Underground,” a double-vinyl clutch of electric soliloquies teeming with revelation and reverie. April 21, 7:30 p.m. $20-$30, advance $15-$25. Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Waltham. 781-893-5410, www.charlesrivermuseum.org

2016 ROCK & ROLL RUMBLE It all comes down to this last confrontation among two semi-final winners, Worshipper and Weakened Friends, and one last wild-card contender, usLights. Cheer on your favorite —  better yet, cheer ’em all —  then get worked up during a set by reconstituted hardcore institution Scissorfight while you wait to hear the outcome. April 22, 9 p.m. $20, advance $15. ONCE Lounge & Ballroom, Somerville. 617-285-0167, www.oncesomerville.com

Major new classical music season set to launch in Leicester - Leicester Mercury

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Major new classical music season set to launch in Leicester
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Now Graham Oppenheimer has a major new classical music venture, which brings some of the finest string quartets in the world to perform in the city. The Leicester International String Quartet Series is a season of Sunday morning concerts at the ...

Zimbabwe's HIFA kicks off with Classical Music Weekend - Music In Africa

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Zimbabwe's HIFA kicks off with Classical Music Weekend
Music In Africa
Sponsored by local bank CABS, the upcoming Classical Music Weekend promises to be a celebration of classical music's universal influence. This unprecedented event is an invitation to luxuriate in many classical concerts and also to hear groups that ...

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Classical music concert relocates to Donington Park - the home of heavy rock's Download Festival - Leicester Mercury

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Classical music concert relocates to Donington Park - the home of heavy rock's Download Festival
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An annual classical music concert is to be relocated to Donington Park in Leicestershire - the spiritual home of heavy rock. The popular Darley Park Concert in Derbyshire is to be renamed Donington Live and staged at Donington Park - the venue for the ...

Sacred, classical music in New Orleans, April 21-27, 2016 - The New Orleans Advocate

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Sacred, classical music in New Orleans, April 21-27, 2016
The New Orleans Advocate
THE RED BOOK: 3 p.m., Sunday, Holy Name of March Church, 500 Eliza St., Algiers Point, New Orleans. Musica da Camera and Vox Feminæ perform dance songs from the late 14th century “Red Book of Montserrat.” (504) 895-2714. nomdc.org. TRINITY ...

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Music|China's Smaller Cities Struggle to Cultivate an Interest in Classical Music - New York Times

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Music|China's Smaller Cities Struggle to Cultivate an Interest in Classical Music
New York Times
BEIJING — After more than a decade as the world's great hope for classical music, China is suffering growing pains. Audiences in many cities remain enthusiastic, virtuosos continue to multiply, and conservatories and concert halls keep mushrooming.

Caledon natives classical music film Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise $10000 - Caledon Enterprise

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Caledon natives classical music film Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise $10000
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The trio, a group of artists, are asking for donations toward a Classical Music Film they hope to put together set to a recording of Samuel Barber's 'Hermit Songs.' “Say what? Classical music film!? Do people do that? Yes!” the online campaign outlines.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is launching a separate classical music service this spring - Greenfield Daily Reporter

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The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is launching a separate classical music service this spring
Greenfield Daily Reporter
PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Public Broadcasting Network plans to launch a separate classical music service this spring. Maine Public Classical will be available over the air from new MPBN radio stations in Bangor, Fryeburg and Waterville starting May ...
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The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is launching a separate classical music service this spring - The Republic

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The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is launching a separate classical music service this spring
The Republic
PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Public Broadcasting Network plans to launch a separate classical music service this spring. Maine Public Classical will be available over the air from new MPBN radio stations in Bangor, Fryeburg and Waterville starting May ...
Maine Public Broadcasting to premiere new classical serviceCurrent

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Mayors from across London gather for evening of classical music - East London and West Essex Guardian Series

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Mayors from across London gather for evening of classical music
East London and West Essex Guardian Series
MAYORS from across London are gathering in the borough for a fundraising evening of classical music. The mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Saima Mahmud, is inviting mayors from every London borough to attend the Forest Philharmonic concert at ...

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MPBN to launch separate classical music radio service in May - Press Herald

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MPBN to launch separate classical music radio service in May
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Robin Rilette hosts her morning classical music program in the Portland studios of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network on Tuesday. Starting May 9, her show will be carried on MPBN's new 24-hour classical music service, called Maine Public Classical, ...

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