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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO

    Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO
    The worlds of pop and classical music do not meet all that often — or all that well, as a rule — but certain artists have proved quite adept at bridging the gap. Ben Folds is one of them.
  • Boxed set of Mahler recordings, 1903-1940, essential for composer's fans

    Boxed set of Mahler recordings, 1903-1940, essential for composer's fans
    Every July 7 -- Gustav Mahler's birthday -- I try to set aside some time for listening to his music, which has long been an essential part of my life. As I've written before, the experience of encountering Mahler for the first time changed everything...

    Patricia Wright

    Patricia Wright
    Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79. Born Patricia Smith in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Elmer O. Smith, a...

    Michael Hersch's first opera an unconventional take on life and death

    Michael Hersch's first opera an unconventional take on life and death
    Michael Hersch composes music of sobering complexity -- lots of jagged melodic lines, thorny harmonies, quick-shifting rhythms. But even at its densest, his intense work communicates in a way that can make a listener feel privy to Hersch's innermost...

    After 50 years, Md. Youth Symphony Orchestra founder steps down

    After 50 years, Md. Youth Symphony Orchestra founder steps down
    Angelo Gatto spoke softly and carried a small baton, but the slender 92-year-old conductor had no trouble getting respect from the musicians of the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra rehearsing for Saturday's milestone concert. The milestone is Gatto's...