| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md.
James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944. After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years. He died at age 70 in 1986....
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:45 AM
For a satisfying feast of prismatic colo
rs and intricate designs, you can stop by one of our local museums any time. But this weekend, check out the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s program instead.
So, OK, this is about aural hues and...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:13 PM
At the end of a week dominated by the news of Deborah Rutter's impending departure as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, CSO listeners and supporters would do well to count the blessings the orchestra has at hand.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Edward Kleinhammer, a widely respected member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s trombone section for 45 years until his retirement in 1985, died Nov. 30 at his home in Hayward, Wisc. He was 94.
Considered the dean of U.S. orchestral trombone...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has played Mussorgsky. They've played Die Fledermaus. On Saturday the HSO interprets Mickey Mouse.
The event, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bushnell (166 Capitol Ave., Hartford), is Disney's Fantasia in Concert, with the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Wednesday night in Walt Disney Concert Hall, the probing Hungarian pianist András Schiff begins the third round in his three-season survey of Bach's major keyboard works suitable for piano by playing the six "English" Suites.
Pianistic "purity" is...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Here is a preview of some of the more important and/or highly anticipated new classical recordings scheduled for release this fall, arranged by label.
Avie. Schubert: Piano Sonatas in C minor (D.958) and A major (D.959) (September): The compelling,...
| May 2, 2013
Deanna Durbin, the singing starlet with the bubbly personality and the jewel-tone voice whose enormously popular movies were widely credited with saving Universal Pictures from bankruptcy during the Depression, has died. She was 91.
| May 28, 2013
| 7:48 AM
One hundred years ago on Wednesday, the score that revolutionized music in the 20th century had its premiere at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. The first performance of the ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps" – or "The Rite of Spring," as most...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Flutist Mathieu DufourHighlights Evanston Symphony Orchestra’sFinal Concert of the Season Evanston, IL — Mathieu Dufour, principal flutist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is featured soloist …...
| Nov 6, 2012
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Halfway through reading Paul Elie's "Reinventing Bach," I suddenly got dizzy. An earthquake? All-purpose angst? Or could it be that composer Johann Sebastian Bach was working as an agent of transcendence on me, as he did on this sincere author?