| Mar 6, 2013
| 8:44 AM
The Shriver Hall Concert Series has another lineup of notable classical artists in store for the 2013-14 season.
Mischa Maisky, said to be the only cellist who studied with two legendary cellists, Piatigorsky and Rostropovich, will open the season...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 11:06 AM
In classical music terms, one quartet plus one quartet equals an octet. You can hear that mathematical formula for yourself when the American String Quartet is joined by the Ariel String Quartet for a Candlelight Concert Society program on Saturday, Jan....
| Jun 2, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Some musicians develop firm ideas about how to play a particular piece and stick to them no matter what. Others keep their options wide open.
Emanuel Ax is one of the latter, which helps explain why this Polish-born pianist has been a major force in the...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 3:31 PM
The penultimate program of the Baltimore Symphony's season balances feel-good orchestral pieces by Osvaldo Golijov and Benjamin Britten against a piano concerto by Johannes Brahms packed with darkly emotional drama. It makes for an engrossing combination....
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — If classical music composer Nico Muhly had his way, his occupation would to the average person seem about as exotic as being a plumber.
"I want it to feel the same relationship you'd have with your local butcher or neighborhood...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:48 AM
This season marks the 60th anniversary of Bernard Haitink's conducting debut, and, in that light, it's a pity the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's former principal conductor won't be spending more time with the ensemble he kept in such gleaming artistic shape...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:12 PM
It seems politicians these days are always telling us how they're working to make Orlando a world-class city for the arts. Yes, it's true that local arts organizations can always use more support. But for a world-class example of what they do with their...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:16 PM
If you don't have tickets for Wednesday's sold-out concert by pianist Emanuel Ax, here's another cultural treat for arts lovers.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, for one night only the musical "Merrily We Roll Along" will be screened in movie theaters.
| Oct 18, 2013
Renowned pianist Emanuel Ax is the first artist to perform this season in the Visiting Artist Series of the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.
"Emanuel Ax is one of America's most prolific virtuosi," says John Sinclair, artistic director of the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
In the world of postmodern opera production, setting "Carmen" on a cruise ship or "La Bohème" on a submarine is no longer considered eccentric. Stage directors are paid to come up with concepts. And so for his Long Beach Opera production of Peter...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:37 AM
The combo pack of Beethoven and beautiful weather has guaranteed popular success for many a Chicago Symphony Orchestra opening night at Ravinia. And so it was again on Thursday when the orchestra presented the first concert of its six-week summer...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Brooklyn Rider: For its Ravinia debut, the new-era string quartet sandwiches recent works by second violinist Colin Jacobsen between quartets by Mozart and Bartok. 8 p.m. Tuesday in Martin Theatre, Ravinia, Green Bay and Lake -Cook roads, Highland Park;...