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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 17:38

Palo Alto Online

Beethoven's 'Fidelio' opens Friday on West Bay Opera stage
Palo Alto Online
Are there lessons to be learned today from the turbulent history of the Napoleonic Empire, when a shrewd megalomaniac driven by an obsession for power conquered much of Europe? Are there parallels to be drawn between those oppressive years of the early ...
Beethoven's 'Fidelio' opens Friday on West Bay Opera stage | News ...The Almanac Online

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 13:22

MusicaNova Orchestra Performs Bach's St John Passion
Broadway World
MusicaNova Orchestra (MNO) presents an innovative performance of J. S. Bach's great Eastertide oratorio "St. John Passion" on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:00 PM at Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, 3421 North Hayden Road. Tickets are $20 and $15 ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:41

Virginian-Pilot

Guest column: Was Beethoven's final symphony a catastrophe or catharsis?
Virginian-Pilot
Ugly, wretched, unkempt, and inflexible. Those are some of the legendary descriptions of Ludwig von Beethoven, a 19th century radical beatnik known equally for his eccentric, genius, and revolutionary compositions. There was no separating the music ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 05:04

Gulf Times

QPO announces 'Kitajenko Conducts Shostakovich 10'
Gulf Times
In September 2015, Kitajenko was named conductor of honour of QPO. In addition to performances of the great cello concertos, Müller-Schott has a special interest in discovering unknown works and extending the cello repertoire, for example with his own ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 16:42

Hype um Mozart
Süddeutsche.de
Nein, Wolfgang Amadé Mozart war nicht der erste Popstar der Musikgeschichte. Das ist gewiss der falsche Begriff, er erleichtert keineswegs den Zugang zum einmaligen Phänomen W. A. Mozart. Dabei ist das Hörbild, das die CD-Produktion "Wunderkind und ...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 13:00

Highbridge Voices to Sing Black History Month Celebration
The Examiner News
On Sunday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Downtown Music at Grace will present a benefit concert featuring the Highbridge Voices—The Program includes African American Spirituals and songs of freedom, plus music of Gabriel Faure and J.S. Bach. The Chamber Choir ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:53

Tucson Weekly

Spring Arts Preview: Classical Music
Tucson Weekly
Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon Overture kicks off the evening like it kicks off the comic opera itself: with a rousing rhythm to get you geared up for the night ahead. J.S. Bach International Violin Competition gold medalist Rachel Barton Pine follows it ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 03:11

The Union of Grass Valley

An intimate afternoon of Baroque with renowned harpist Bridget Kibbey in Grass Valley
The Union of Grass Valley
The program features J.S. Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D minor," "G Minor Sonata for Flute/Clavier," "Cello Suite 2 in D minor," "Trio Sonata for Organ: Allegro" and more. It also includes Orlando De Lassus' "Susanne un jour," and Georg Philipp ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 15:22

The Troubadour Online

Fine Arts Column: In defense of recycled music
The Troubadour Online
This phenomenon of what could be called “borrowing” the work of another composer is hardly a new one in Western music, although the genre gap is not always so pronounced. Take, for example, the German hymn “Christ lag in Todesbanden” (Christ Lay in ...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:15

Lexington Herald Leader

Some of the best student musicians in town step into the spotlight this weekend.
Lexington Herald Leader
Orchestras are collaborative endeavors with dozens of musicians coming together to share a composer's vision. Every year, Central Kentucky's two leading student orchestras hold concerto competitions to select a student musician or musicians to step ...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:28

Allentown Morning Call

Classical: Swedish orchestra performs all-Beethoven program at Zoellner Arts Center
Allentown Morning Call
Canadian violinist Catherine Manoukian solos with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra of Sweden Saturday at Zoellner Arts Center. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO). Steve SiegelSpecial to The Morning Call. Imagine a symphony orchestra in this country offering 31 ...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 19:23

Palm Beach Daily News

Chicago orchestra plays from the heart
Palm Beach Daily News
2 in D Major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms received a performance that, if not somber, featured an unusual intensity. Maestro Mutti's total control of the orchestra's voicing and dynamics stood out. There were moments (such as in the first movement's ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 14:15

The Troubadour Online

Fine Arts Column: In defense of recycled music
The Troubadour Online
This phenomenon of what could be called “borrowing” the work of another composer is hardly a new one in Western music, although the genre gap is not always so pronounced. Take, for example, the German hymn “Christ lag in Todesbanden” (Christ Lay in ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:15

Virginian-Pilot

Because the night belongs to the Virginia Chorale; ensemble celebrates the nocturnal in program
Virginian-Pilot
The program, which will be performed Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach and Sunday at Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk, includes compositions from Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms and Claude Debussy. Explorations of all things ...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 07:33

The Daily Progress

Charlottesville Symphony shares Haydn trumpet concerto, Brahms and more
The Daily Progress
2 in D Major” by Johannes Brahms. Duncan is the symphony's principal trumpeter and is a lecturer in trumpet at UVa. Her appearance is underwritten by the Angus Macaulay Visiting Artists Fund. She has served as principal trumpeter with the Royal ...
Central Washington University Symphony Orchestra honored with Kennedy Center inviteYakima Herald-Republic

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 18:39

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