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Pacific Symphony delivers Romantic excess better than classic Beethoven
To open Pacific Symphony's 39th season on Thursday, music director Carl St.Clair trundled out three heavyweights – Beethoven, Wagner and Richard Strauss – that he claimed ruled the musical world of Germany from 1770 to 1949. St.Clair, a lover of all ...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 14:28

Tennessee Today

World-Class Pianist to Perform at UT on September 21
Tennessee Today
A faculty member at Santa Clara University in California, Boepple is a six-time winner of the Coleman Chamber Music Award and has placed first in the International J.S. Bach Competition. Boepple holds a bachelor's and master's degree in piano ...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:09

Petoskey News-Review

Orchestra to present its 17th season
Petoskey News-Review
December features the traditional Messiah Plus Bach and Rutter with chorus and four soloists on Dec. 14-15. For this performance, the orchestra will return once again to St. Francis Xavier Church in Petoskey. The concert will feature J.S. Bach “Suite No.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 06:38

BSC music faculty to present piano recital
Bismarck Tribune
The duo will perform classical works by J.S. Bach, John Adams and Sergei Rachmaninoff. The recital will also be offered at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the University of Mary in Heskett Hall. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information ...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 01:20

Brahms, Haydn and… Lajtha?
And it will close with a trio by Johannes Brahms, who may be said to have perfected the form more than 100 years later. The audience will also be treated to a 20th Century work by a composer likely unknown to most – Hungarian composer László Lajtha.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:47

Northwest Public Radio

Secrecy Around Conductor Firing Could Hurt Bach Festival ...
Northwest Public Radio
Ever since the Oregon Bach Festival last month announced the surprise termination of Artistic Director Matthew Halls, there's been international reaction.
Bach Fest: the $90,000 solution | Oregon ArtsWatchOregon ArtsWatch

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Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:34

The New Yorker

Twyla Tharp's “The Fugue,” Revived
The New Yorker
It, too, did not try to be your friend. There was no music, for example. The piece consisted of twenty iterations of a twenty-count phrase that, in emulation of J. S. Bach's gift for variation, was performed now to the right, now to the left; now ...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 05:00

First Baptist music series kicks off with organ, clarinet
The Winchester Star
... for clarinet and organ features local resident and retired US Air Force Band bass clarinetist John Romano along with First Baptist Church organist Daniel Miller performing music by Peter Mathews, Rayner Brown, Camille Saint-Saens and W. A. Mozart.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 00:27
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:35

Thunderhead: Read an excerpt from Neal Shusterman's anticipated Scythe sequel
“I've been watching you, Johannes,” Rowan said. “As well as your friend — who seemed awfully relieved when that poor woman was gleaned.” Suddenly there was a knife at Brahms's neck. His own knife. This beast of boy was threatening him with his own ...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:02

Daily Trojan Online

Ballet BC performs repertoire of contemporary works
Daily Trojan Online
In sharp contrast, the second piece, “Solo Echo,” was set to the music of Johannes Brahms and emphasized the connection and fluidity between dancers. In a Q&A session after the performance, Molnar spoke of choreographer Crystal Pite's intention with ...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 04:12

Fort Worth Weekly (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

On Tap in Fort Worth: Beer, Beards, and Beethoven
Fort Worth Weekly (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)
That time-honored pairing will be on display October 18 as Beer, Beards, and Beethoven, a chamber music concert, returns to Wild Acre Brewing Company. To shore up my assertion, I contacted TCU musicology professor Dr. Will Gibbons for some historical ...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 21:49

News at Rider

New Westminster Kantorei Recording
News at Rider
Lumina's repertoire spans the mystical 12th-century chant of Hildegard von Bingen through works by J.S. Bach, Henry Purcell and Thomas Tallis through Felix Mendelssohn and Josef Rheinberger. Lumina is the debut solo recording by Westminster Kantorei, ...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:35

NJSO presents Beethoven's PASTORAL Symphony Next Month
Broadway World
NJSO presents Beethoven's PASTORAL Symphony Next Month The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Xian Zhang perform melodic works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Kernis, October 12-15 in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 - 07:57

Chichester Observer

Chichester Cathedral concert for Richard Durrant
Chichester Observer
It was summer holidays, and I was actually out walking on the Downs when I started to see what I could do, and so the whole idea of Stringhenge started coming together, ending up being this mix of British folk melodies, J S Bach and things I have written.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 02:50

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu joins Boulder Philharmonic for season opener
Boulder Daily Camera
More passionate and dramatic than the beloved Eighth and Ninth Symphonies, the 1885 Seventh in D minor shows the most marked influence of Dvorák's compositional patron, Johannes Brahms. But it still has all the flavor of Czech folk music heard in the ...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 19:16