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  • Datebook

    Sunday, Sept. 18 Benefit The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's 5K Run/3K Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The run will be timed, and awards for various age groups will...
  • Artists struggle to make sense of senseless act

    NEW YORK - Against a setting sun, a clarinetist blows fiercely into his instrument, the sound more anguished cry than musical note. Dancers, moving as slowly as a dream, climb atop a tomb-like vessel piled high with dark, pebbly dirt, alternately...
  • Kurt Sanderling dies at 98; admired conductor under Soviets

    Kurt Sanderling dies at 98; admired conductor under Soviets
    Kurt Sanderling, who led the Leningrad Philharmonic and the East Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Soviet rule and won admirers in the West later in his career as a guest conductor for orchestras in London, Los Angeles and elsewhere, has died. He was 98....
  • Bach Festival Society’s Young Artist Competition winners

     
    The Bach Festival Society has announced the winners of the 18th annual Young Artist Competition, which took place Nov. 20.  More than 50 entrants from around the state competed, with 12 prize-winning contestants advancing to the finalist round. The...
  • Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra concert benefits Easter Bunny Foundation

     
    Easter is just around the corner, and the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra's next concert partially benefits the Easter Bunny Foundation. A “Children Helping Children” concert, the performance will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at College...
  • 'Moscow, Cherry Town': A Shostakovich to sing about

     
    Dmitri Shostakovich and "wild romp" are not usually uttered in the same sentence. Yet when Long Beach Opera is talking about its next mounting, the composer's "Moscow, Cherry Town," here you have it: “This is the company's first Shostakovich,”...
  • Los Angeles plays host to Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina

     
    A conversation with Soviet-born composer Sofia Gubaidulina during a break from preparations for a mini-festival in her honor in downtown L.A....
  • U.S. champion Alissa Czisny leads ladies at Skate America

     
    Wearing heart-shaped earrings and a sparkling rose-colored dress, perfect accessories for her music from La Vie En Rose, American Alissa Czisny skated into the lead after the ladies short program at Skate America on Saturday night. The 24-year-old, who...
  • L.A. Phil, Salonen to premiere 'lost' Shostakovich opera 'Orango'

     
    Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the world premiere of the long-lost Shostakovich opera "Orango" at Walt Disney Concert Hall....
  • Dissident or not, Ismail Kadare is one of the greats

    Ismail Kadare is, in many ways, among the most problematic of major writers in contemporary Western letters. But that shouldn't prevent readers from savoring "The Siege" for what it is, a significant work by an important, fascinating author. Though he...
  • Ojai music director George Benjamin in a familiar spot

    Ojai music director George Benjamin in a familiar spot
    George Benjamin undertook his first visit to Ojai last January, but in some ways, the trip must have seemed like a homecoming for the celebrated British composer, conductor, pianist and teacher. The freak storms that pounded the normally bucolic...
  • This opera's drama isn't only onstage

    This opera's drama isn't only onstage
    Onstage in a UCLA auditorium, tenor Rickard Roudebush intones the solemn words of the Episcopal funeral rite: "I am the resurrection and the life. . . . He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. Amen!" A chamber opera called "The...