| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:08 PM
It's an interesting coincidence that Riccardo Muti's spring residency at Symphony Center is beginning soon after the end of the Vienna Philharmonic's own residency in New York's Carnegie Hall, part of an extended festival of operatic and symphonic music...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:41 PM
John Luther Adams won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music for his composition "Become Ocean," an orchestral work that premiered last year with the Seattle Symphony, which commissioned the piece.
"Become Ocean" is a sonic work that is intended to evoke the...
| Mar 7, 2014
In his new memoir, "The Man Who Changed My Life," jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval shares recollections of his bebop idol, Dizzy Gillespie, the American jazz giant and father figure who helped him defect from Cuba to the United States 24 years ago. An...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:57 AM
It's perfectly reasonable to attend a chamber music concert expecting to hear longish, multi-part compositions with complex tonal structures and rich harmonies.
I'm talking, of course, about Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Although it feels as if Chicago will be trapped under a polar icecap at least until the Bears head off to summer training camp, the promise that this, too, shall pass is underscored by the season announcements of the area’s two major summer music...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:05 AM
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Linda Ronstadt’s commercial breakthrough album, “Heart Like a Wheel,” the Everly Brothers’ career-rejuvenating 1960 hit “Cathy’s Clown” and Creedence...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Among the countless concerts, reunions and every other stripe of live performance at the recent South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, L.A. roots-rock stalwarts Phil and Dave Alvin of the Blasters generated considerable buzz from their...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris (Broadway’s “Assassins,” “Evita” “The Who’s Tommy,” “Sweeney Todd”) will star in a fully staged Igor Stravinsky's darkly comic “The Soldier’s Tale...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Before there was Minimalism there was Post-Minimalism. That might seem hardly feasible if you put your trust in time being an irreversible process. Theoretical physics, however, allows for a more open future in which the concepts of past and present...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Byron Janis is one of the most inspiring survivors in classical music.
Despite decades of struggling to overcome the debilitating effects of, first, a childhood injury to his left hand, and, later, severe arthritis in his fingers and wrists, the great...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful.
Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:00 AM
PITTSBURGH — Most movie sets orbit around one key individual. Usually, it's the director or the star. Occasionally, it's a heavyweight producer. Seldom is it the writer of the movie's source material. But John Green is not just any writer.