| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Brahms and Tchaikovsky made an effort to be civil to each other when the German and Russian composers met, and that was impressive.
In an infamous review, Edward Hanslick, the most powerful critic in 19th century Vienna and Brahms' mouthpiece,...
| 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 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 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 11, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The Bach Festival Society's 2013-14 season includes the return of favorites Emanuel Ax, Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan; a musical commemoration of Kristallnacht; and the 79th Bach Festival.
The season is divided into three performance series...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:05 PM
With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra heading home later this week from its tour of the Far East, the CSO Association is wasting no time releasing the programs and artists to be presented during the fall season at Symphony Center.
The orchestra's 2013-...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Lenox, Mass. — Travelers come to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts for the mountains and the museums, the camping and the theater, the just-off-the-boil summer days that fade into cool evenings and single-blanket nights. But most of all they...
| May 26, 2011
| 4:33 PM
“Reverence: Life in the Ballet” 9:30 p.m., Thursday KCET: Dancers of the Toledo Ballet express their creative passion. “New York Originals” 10:30 p.m., Thursday KLCS: Holographs, Five and Dime, Teddy's Bar and Kenny's Castaways --...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Mark Swed reviews the San Francisco Symphony, with pianist Yuja Wang and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas....
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Lionel Bringuier named resident conductor of L.A. Philharmonic...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 9:33 PM
The Soka Performing Arts Center, which opens Saturday night in Aliso Viejo, is a new acoustical jewel by star acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota. Mark Swed reports on a dress rehearsal by the Pacific Symphony....