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Biking to Bach (at Noon); Allentown children make pilgrimage to hear classical concert
Allentown Morning Call
A bike ride of a few city blocks to hear a performance of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem is considerably shorter than the 250 miles young J.S. Bach supposedly walked in 1705 to hear his hero Dieterich Buxtehude play the organ. But as with any pilgrimage ...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 22:33

Dudamel and Beethoven — and Vin Scully — for the common man
Los Angeles Times
We cannot, of course, escape history. And that was the larger point of this important program, which will be repeated Tuesday. Copland served as a preface to Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, with which Dudamel had made classical music and L.A. history at ...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 16:50

ChronicleLive

The BBC Big Band blows its audience away with a festival gig at the Gala Theatre
ChronicleLive
If all this wasn't an education for many in the audience, it was for me. I'd heard of Gillespie and Louis Armstrong ('Satchmo') who Whigham compared to JS Bach as “a giant in music” before a rendition of his landmark version of Hello, Dolly! But I knew ...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 06:51

Newport Music Festival Review: Slow start, strong finish to performances of Beethoven's last sonatas
The Providence Journal
NEWPORT, R.I. — The Newport Music Festival got serious Thursday night with its marathon Beethoven series, rounding up three pianists to tackle the composer's last three piano sonatas, heaven-bound creations written just a few years before Beethoven's ...

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 23:56

TheaterJones Performing Arts News

Review: 2017 Basically Beethoven Festival | Fine Arts Chamber Players | Dallas City Performance Hall
TheaterJones Performing Arts News
Dallas — The free Basically Beethoven Festival, held in the summers at Dallas City Performance Hall, is a popular respite from the summer heat. Seats fill up for every performance, with good reason. This is the summer iteration of the Fine Arts ...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 20:13

Gaston Gazette

Strings of Evensong present recital and concert
Gaston Gazette
The program finale was a performance of J.S. Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins performed by Robert Capaldo, a Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy graduating senior, and Sharon Lawrence. Lawrence performed the concerto on a 1700 Schorn ...

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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 16:33

Newport Beach Independent Newspaper

Artscapes: Pacific Symphony Returns to Newport Beach July 16
Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
Johannes Brahms' enticing gypsy music from “Hungarian Dance No. 5” provides a compelling interlude before two of Johann Strauss Jr.'s most timeless and famous pieces are heard: “On the Beautiful Blue Danube” and “Thunder and Lightning Polka.”.

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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 02:51

The Almanac Online

Music@Menlo celebrates 'The Glorious Violin' | News | Almanac ...
The Almanac Online
Every summer for the past 15 years, a selection of the most skilled violinists, violists, cellists and pianists from around the world converge for the Music@Menlo ...

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 23:18

Music Teachers' Association concert is Tuesday
Chico Enterprise-Record
The faculty of the 10th annual Music Teachers' Association of California Summer Music Academy will present a benefit concert for student scholarships at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 208 W. First St. Participants include pianist Ayke ...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 19:25

Shelby Star

Strings of Evensong present recital and concert
Shelby Star
The program finale was a performance of J.S. Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins performed by Robert Capaldo, a Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy graduating senior, and Sharon Lawrence. Lawrence performed the concerto on a 1700 Schorn ...

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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 16:31

Newport Beach Independent Newspaper

Artscapes: Pacific Symphony Returns to Newport Beach July 16
Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
Johannes Brahms' enticing gypsy music from “Hungarian Dance No. 5” provides a compelling interlude before two of Johann Strauss Jr.'s most timeless and famous pieces are heard: “On the Beautiful Blue Danube” and “Thunder and Lightning Polka.”.

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 02:51

The Almanac Online

Music@Menlo celebrates 'The Glorious Violin'
The Almanac Online
This year's "Encounter" lecture titles include: "From the Birth of the Violin to J.S. Bach and the Glory of Cremona" tracing the ancient history of stringed instruments, "The Devil's Violinist: Niccolo Paganini" and "The Violin Today," which will ...

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 23:18

Washington Post

Religion events from around the Washington area
Washington Post
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: The 24th Bach Festival at Grace Church. Grace Church member Larry Molinaro and tenor Joseph Regan will sing the melodies on which the organ pieces from J.S. Bach's “Clavier-Ubung III” are based. Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave.

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 18:07

Stangeland Academy delivers inspiring show
The Register-Guard
For two decades, the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy has been an inspiring presence at the Oregon Bach Festival, and Tuesday's concert at the Hult Center — the academy's 20th anniversary concert — was an occasion for celebration. Under the ...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 14:01

Colorado Music Festival: Beethoven's Ninth a stunning mix of vocal power, orchestral clarity
Boulder Daily Camera
Works for choir and orchestra were never really a part of the Colorado Music Festival's menu until then-director Michael Christie programmed Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 2004. Then, the issue was obtaining the services of a choir in the summer ...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 00:26

ArtsHub UK (subscription)

How maths helps us understand why music moves people
ArtsHub UK (subscription)
But the MorpheuS system, developed by music researcher Dorien Herremans, circumvents this problem to generate music with a pre-set narrative structure by using a tension model based on the spiral array. Listen to this version of JS Bach's “Minuet in D”:.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 19:37

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