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  • Howard County Concert Orchestra sounds new

    Classical music organizations are tuning up for the new season, and one of them will do so under a new name. The Orchestra of St. John's has become the Howard County Concert Orchestra. "We felt the need to break out and serve all of Howard County,"...
  • Lorin Maazel dies at 84; world-renowned conductor

    Lorin Maazel dies at 84; world-renowned conductor
    The review was glowing. Conductor Lorin Maazel held every player in the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his thrall. He strode onstage at the Hollywood Bowl "with a swing and determined vigor that gave evidence of his firm intention," a Times reviewer wrote....
  • Vladimir Horowitz at Carnegie Hall: What the fuss was all about

     Vladimir Horowitz at Carnegie Hall: What the fuss was all about
    "Vladimir Horowitz: Live at Carnegie Hall" Vladimir Horowitz's technical ease, power, wide color palette, singing tone and musicianship sent other now-legendary pianists, including Rudolf Serkin, Arthur Rubinstein and Claudio Arrau, back to the practice...
  • Riccardo Muti: Illnesses behind him, CSO director wraps up spring residency

    Riccardo Muti: Illnesses behind him, CSO director wraps up spring residency
    "Any donkey can conduct, but to make music is difficult," Riccardo Muti told the young members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago at an open rehearsal last week at Symphony Center. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director was quoting his famous...
  • CSO battles hot, dry hall but basks in warmth of audience

    CSO battles hot, dry hall but basks in warmth of audience
    GUANAJUATO, Mexico — I joked with Riccardo Muti after the concert here Monday night that if he had won one more award before the Chicago Symphony Orchestraconcludes its tour on Wednesday, the CSO will have to add another trunk to its 15 tons of...
  • PASSINGS: John Finnegan, Nan Merriman, Sidney Reznick

    PASSINGS: John Finnegan, Nan Merriman, Sidney Reznick
    John Finnegan Character actor appeared regularly on 'Columbo' John Finnegan, 85, a character actor who portrayed a scout in the 1984 baseball film "The Natural" and regularly appeared on television's "Columbo," died Sunday at his Palm Desert home from...
  • Dispatch from New York: 'La Fanciulla del West' turns 100 at the Metropolitan Opera

     
    After 100 years and nearly 100 performances at the Met, Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" still glitters, even if it remains less than box-office gold. This week marks the centennial of "La Fanciulla's" world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, which........
  • Orlando Philharmonic, Mad Cow open ‘La Boheme’ Friday

     
    The tragic tale of “La Boheme” comes to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre this Friday in a concert opera presented by the Orlando Philharmonic and Mad Cow Theatre, with assistance from Florida Opera Theatre. “La Boheme,” one of...
  • Terrence Malick's 'Tree of Life': The classical music factor

     
    'The Tree of Life' soundtrack relies on classical masterpieces...
  • Classically Trained: The value of a violin

    The Pacific Symphony continues with its "Year of the Violin" programming next week with a series highlighted by virtuoso Vadim Gluzman. The Israeli violinist will be playing Tchaikovsky's venerable Violin Concerto in D major for the concerts on Feb. 23...
  • Classically Trained: Gluzman provides spellbinding performance

    Vadim Gluzman kept the audience's attention with all the zeal of someone about to divulge the secrets of the universe. Our sensibilities were rapt by his virtuosity, our eyes transfixed by his technique. It really was that stunning. You just couldn't...
  • Seeing a brilliant light

    Seeing a brilliant light
    The Rev. Timothy B. Thomas Position: Rector of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Pompano Beach Other job experience: Former associate rector, Trinity Church, New Orleans; associate rector, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Potomac, Md.; assistant rector,...