Classical 101 Archives For May 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra has offered a 9-year-old trombone student with special needs a replacement instrument after his trombone went missing last week.
Miami City Ballet dancers surprised the crowd at the Miami Art Walk Saturday with a flash mob tango.
Every day, there seems to be some new story about a struggling orchestra. Based on recent reports, no one is exempt. A cultural organization…cannot save its way to success
In the midst of a global economic crisis that has brought some of America’s most venerable classical music organizations to their knees, the musicians of the Seattle Symphony and Opera Players’ Organization (SSOPO) have authorized a strike.
The Welsh National Opera has come under scrutiny for funding a production of Gordon Getty’s Usher House with part of a $2 million gift from the Getty family, according to BBC News. The Getty family donation will fund a series of productions of new operas, including the one by Gordon Getty. Welsh National Opera artistic director David [...]
Classical 101 By Request is heard Fridays from 1-3 PM. Lalo’s Piano Trio in c is featured this week.
Conductor James Levine emerges from medical leave to conduct again.
German customs officials have seized the 1736 Stradivarius of a member of one of their own orchestras; Progress in Classical downloads
Finnish conductor Paavo Berglund, who died in January of this year, recorded the symphonies of fellow countryman Jean Sibelius no less than three times. He is a good example of an artist who had a special insight and knowledge of the music of Finland’s greatest composer. This evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have his [...]
Giuseppe Verdi was born on this date in 1813. Today’s birthday is a warm up to a bicentennial bash next year. Here are some of my favorite Verdi moments. What are yours?