| Apr 18, 2010
| 4:32 PM
More and more these days, we hear stories about orchestras who seem to be hiring their music directors on the basis of âlove at first sight.â Of course, it happened here -- Gustavo Dudamel getting the job after only two......
| Apr 4, 2010
The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony member's eatery favored by architects and artists, featuring a steel staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe and a permanent collection of works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso.
It was no...
| May 13, 2010
Instead of watching "Lord of the Rings," "Chicago" or "Gladiator," Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra will re-create the films' music with an 84-member orchestra.
The orchestra's spring concert "Lights! Camera! Music!" will be Sunday in Sexson...
| Feb 6, 2011
Wynton Marsalis is explaining jazz to me by talking about my boots. He is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend to play his ambitious new composition, "Swing Symphony," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But before we get into musical details,...
| Sep 26, 2010
| 12:48 PM
A 17-year-old from Centralia died early Sunday morning when an SUV full of teens veered off the road and hit several trees in Capitol Forest. The teen driver of the SUV is suspected of driving drunk and has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 9:51 PM
PARIS -- You can't have music without rests, and musicians without rests don't sound so great either, so after six straight nights of concerts, the members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra finally got a day off to set out on various quests.
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:57 PM
It was a pleasant concert with a clever name.
Sometimes the audience was in awe. Other times everybody just relaxed and watched the world go by — literally, in this case.
The Pacific Symphony's "2011: A Space Odyssey" concert on Oct. 20, in...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:16 PM
I first tried watching "2001: A Space Odyssey" when I was around 10 because I heard it somehow related to "Star Wars." My adolescent reasoning was simple: "Star Wars" is great, so any related films must be great, too. Right?
So in the pre-Netflix and...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:33 AM
There was an electric, distinctly urban feeling lurking up and down Hartford’s Broad Street on the drive south toward the Frog Hollow neighborhood. The Earth Trio, a group of players associated with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, was camped out at...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Chicago opera lovers impatient to learn what innovations Anthony Freud will put into place now that he is well and truly ensconced as general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, will have to cool their heels.
The first Lyric season to fall entirely under...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 10:04 AM
A commenter who posted a threatening message on a local New York blog targeting NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly has been arrested, officials said.
According to authorities, the commenter, identified as 47-year-old Richard Strauss, posted the comment...
| Jan 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Few musicians are as confident at the podium as Lorin Maazel, whose conducting career spans 70 years and most major orchestras. After seven years on the podium for the New York Philharmonic and with his 80th birthday around the corner,......