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  • James Conlon to quit post with Chicago Symphony's Ravinia Festival

    James Conlon to quit post with Chicago Symphony's Ravinia Festival
    James Conlon, the Los Angeles Opera’s music director and conductor, will step down next year from another prominent post, music director of the Ravinia Festival, Chicago’s summer equivalent of the 'Hollywood Bowl. Ravinia Festival...
  • Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra's 2014-15 season

    Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra's 2014-15 season
    The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra's 58th concert season will open with an Oct. 12 concert featuring all four of the FSYO's ensembles. The show will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 12, a Sunday, at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando....
  • Researcher's mission to show Nazis' silencing of music during Holocaust

    Researcher's mission to show Nazis' silencing of music during Holocaust
    Nazi crimes against visual art are easy to grasp. We can see images of paintings they stole. We can read about court battles Holocaust victims and their heirs sometimes have fought to get them back. But how does one show the willful obliteration of...
  • Entertainment Announcements

    Theatre at AACC, Opera AACC auditions Theatre at AACC and Opera AACC will hold auditions in September for fall 2014 and 2015 and spring 2015 productions in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, Pascal Center for Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community...
  • Ravinia music director James Conlon extends contract through 2015

    Ravinia music director James Conlon extends contract through 2015
    Outgoing music director James Conlon and Ravinia are not rushing into any parting of the ways. The 64-year-old American conductor has offered to extend his present contract with the festival for another year, which will keep him in his post through the...
  • For String Player Zach Brock, Improv Comes First

    For String Player Zach Brock, Improv Comes First
    Over the last two decades, as violinist and composer Zach Brock worked toward becoming a full-time jazz musician, he knew that he'd have to prove himself as an improviser first and a string player second. "I wanted to be of the [jazz] scene, where it'...
  • John Adams' 'Ceiling/Sky' remains earthbound

     John Adams' 'Ceiling/Sky' remains earthbound
    When urban angst and unrest erupts in violence, as it did in Ferguson, Mo., our initial focus is necessarily on finding solutions to such apparent causes as racial profiling, unemployment and militarized police. But the underlying spiritual crises, the...
  • Classical music recommendations

    Classical music recommendations
    Ashu: The single-named California-born saxophonist makes his Ravinia debut in a recital of Debussy, Rachmaninov, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla and others. 6 p.m. Thursday, Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia, Green Bay and Lake-Cook roads, Highland Park; $10, no lawn;...
  • Classical music: Trio to present work of Viennese composer

    Classical music: Trio to present work of Viennese composer
    If you've never heard of the Viennese composer Johann Baptist Vanhal, you're not alone. Vanhal, who was born in Bohemia in 1739 and died in Vienna in 1813, is a shadowy figure; only part of his vast output of music has been satisfactorily evaluated or...
  • INTERVIEW-Saxophonist Dickson plays classics, pop and saves lives too

    * Amy Dickson started playing sax at age six - on a chair * Repertoire ranges from pop to pieces by Glass, Tavener * Helped save three swimmers while a lifeguard in Australia By Francis Maguire LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - After winning a Classic BRIT...
  • Saxophonist Dickson plays classics, pop and saves lives too

    LONDON (Reuters) - After winning a Classic BRIT award in 2013, proving the saxophone can be an important classical instrument, Amy Dickson is taking it to more familiar pop territory on her new album. "A Summer Place", released later this month, is a...
  • 'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style

    'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style
    Can you have too much Mozart? The question is worth asking at a time when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is closing out its summer residency at Ravinia with semistaged concert performances of two of the Mozart-Da Ponte operas, "Don Giovanni" and "The...