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Boy Wonder, Michael Tilson Thomas, Turning 70

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Michael Tilson Thomas
12:19PM
November
18, 2014

While there is something to be said for the fresh perspective and energy provided by a visiting conductor, there is also an argument to be made it is more important for an orchestra to have a long term goal beyond just playing concerts.

Classical Showcase at The Lucerne Festival Next Four Weeks

Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
11:11AM
October 9, 2014

The next four Classical Showcase broadcasts Friday evenings at 7 pm on Classical 101, will feature performances from the 2014 Lucerne Festival near Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. This Friday’s performance will showcase the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus with alto Sara Mingardo in a Brahms program conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Gustavo Dudamel Conducts on the Next Classical Showcase

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic
12:46PM
September 18, 2014

Friday at 7 pm on Classical 101, hear a prime example of the power of art to do good. Gustavo Dudamel will lead the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra on the next Classical Showcase.

The Gospel According to the Other Mary

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Peter Sellars (l) and John Adams
1:26PM
August 21, 2014

A new oratorio by John Adams and Peter Sellars, well worth hearing.

Classical Soap Opera Casts Dudamel In Lead – Sort Of

8:13AM
February
12, 2014

Amazon unveils a pilot show that tells the story of a young, charismatic conductor who bares resemblance to a real-life maestro.

Podcast: In The Key Of “D”anzmayr — Gustavo Dudamel

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David Danzmayr
9:57AM
November 18, 2013

Being a conductor involves more than just waving a stick. The best ones know how to shape and sculpt the sound of an orchestra, getting the absolute best from the musicians.

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen Featured on Symphony @ 7

Esa Pekka Salonen (2008)
Esa Pekka Salonen (2008)
4:25PM
September 17, 2013

All this week, we’re featuring the Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen on Symphony @ 7. He recently won the ECHO Klassik Award for Conductor of the Year for his recordings of the symphonies of Witold Lutaslawski released as a set on the Sony Classical label.

Getting Children Off the Streets and into Practice Rooms

2:09PM
August
26, 2013

I was saddened to see street corners of kids just hanging out while wasting valuable time they could be utilizing in a more productive way. Most of all, I was disappointed to find too many people who thought it was someone else’s job to provide them with musical opportunities.

Dudamel Is Everywhere In LA

6:00AM
March
6, 2013

Dudamel began conducting so early in his life, that it is as though he is ten years older, musically.

Winner of Mahler Prize, Gustavo Dudamel, Conducts Mahler

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic
6:55PM
January 11, 2013

All this week on Symphony @ 7, we have featured recordings with the exciting conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and we wrap up this evening with a two-hour program to bring you Mahler and Stravinsky.