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The next Mozart? Just what classical music needs? - San Diego Reader

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The next Mozart? Just what classical music needs?
San Diego Reader
#This could be just what classical music needs. That might sound like a lot to place upon a young person, but I'm not talking about a young person. I'm talking about a composer who isn't afraid to write music which is beautiful first and foremost. For ...

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Impresaria Judy Drucker to celebrate a half-century of classical music - Miami Herald

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Impresaria Judy Drucker to celebrate a half-century of classical music
Miami Herald
For a half-century, impresaria Judy Drucker brought the greatest names in classical music to South Florida. Her Great Artists Series enriched the cultural scene with stars including Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Mikhail Baryshnikov ...

These classical recordings put unforgettable music at your fingertips - Kansas City Star

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These classical recordings put unforgettable music at your fingertips
Kansas City Star
As those who recently heard the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 in Helzberg Hall can attest, Riccardo Muti is a masterful conductor of Bruckner. The hall was rapt, not a cough or a ruffled piece of paper could be ...

Virginia Symphony Orchestra celebrates women composers who never got their due - Virginian-Pilot

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Virginia Symphony Orchestra celebrates women composers who never got their due
Virginian-Pilot
But Falletta, a Juilliard graduate who was breaking ground herself as one of few female conductors in the country, had no clue about classical music written by women. “I was just out of college, and I know it's so odd. You'd think I would have asked ...

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What music do psychopaths like? More Bieber, less Bach. - Washington Post

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What music do psychopaths like? More Bieber, less Bach.
Washington Post
Despite the film industry's depiction of psychopaths, classical music is not their go-to soundtrack in the real world. “In the movies, if you want to establish in one shot that a monster has a human side,” said Pascal Wallisch, a psychology professor ...

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The week ahead in LA classical music, Nov. 12-19: 'Bernstein on Stage,' 'War of the Worlds' and more - Los Angeles Times

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The week ahead in LA classical music, Nov. 12-19: 'Bernstein on Stage,' 'War of the Worlds' and more
Los Angeles Times
Baxter Memorial Concerts LA Phil violinist Mischa Lefkowitz plays pieces by Bach, Handel, et al., accompanied organist J. Thomas Strout. First United Methodist Church, 13222 Bailey St., Whittier. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (562) 698-0022. Camerata Pacifica ...

The violinist using social media to bring classical music to new audiences - SBS

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The violinist using social media to bring classical music to new audiences
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Violin virtuoso Ray Chen is on a mission to share his passion for classical music with the world. The internationally-renowned soloist has made a name for himself not just on stage, but on screen. With thousands of followers on YouTube, Facebook ...

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New $500 classical music grant announced by Arts Council, Island Consort - Whidbey News-Times

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New $500 classical music grant announced by Arts Council, Island Consort
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A new $500 grant to be awarded annually to young Whidbey islanders interested in classical music is now taking applications. Island Consort, in collaboration with Whidbey Island Arts Council, announced the Young Musicians' Grant Program will select its ...

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After 70 Years, WWII Vet Living In Spring Hill Still Remembers Details Of Life As A POW - WPLN

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After 70 Years, WWII Vet Living In Spring Hill Still Remembers Details Of Life As A POW
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Firsthand accounts from World War II are getting harder to come by, but a former prisoner of war is finally sharing his story near the end of his life. Spring Hill resident Michael Fleischmann spent more than seven months in a German prison camp during ...

Hyper-High Notes: The Week's 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube - New York Times

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Hyper-High Notes: The Week's 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube
New York Times
Our critics and reporters offer a glimpse of what's moved and delighted them on YouTube. Read the rest of our classical music coverage here. AT 50 SECONDS. 'People Listen'. This week we learned that a previously unknown Kurt Weill song had been ...

No-cost concerts make Minnesota great for classical music freeloaders - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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No-cost concerts make Minnesota great for classical music freeloaders
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Imagine a situation where, for whatever reason, a classical music lover can no longer afford tickets for concerts. Perhaps there's been a job loss, an expensive medical condition or simply an ambitious remodeling project diverting household funds. How ...

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8 pianos, 4 homes, scores of followers. How he went from surfer to world-class conductor - The San Luis Obispo Tribune

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8 pianos, 4 homes, scores of followers. How he went from surfer to world-class conductor
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Ask Grammy Award-winning conductor Kent Nagano about retirement, and his mind immediately goes to a quote from his friend, opera singer Placido Domingo. “A reporter asked, 'Gee, Mr. Domingo, you're of a certain age now. Do you think you're going to ...

Classical: Filipino pianist Charisse Baldoria blends indigenous and classical music - Allentown Morning Call

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Classical: Filipino pianist Charisse Baldoria blends indigenous and classical music
Allentown Morning Call
Pianist Charisse Baldoria will perform works by Debussy, Chopin, Godowsky and Farr Sunday at the Second Sunday Concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethlehem. (Rey Ortiz/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO). Steve SiegelSpecial to The Morning Call.

Letter: KBYU board: Please don't cut classical music programming - Salt Lake Tribune

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Letter: KBYU board: Please don't cut classical music programming
Salt Lake Tribune
Michael Dunn and the KBYU Broadcasting Board, please reconsider the decision to eliminate your classical music programming. In the midst of the noise, triviality, immaturity, dissension and confusion being presented today as radio fare, your classical ...

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