Some Musicians Say Hugo Chavez’s Embracing of El Sistema Sullies It El Sistema was founded in 1975 by Jose Antonio Abreu, a musician, economist and former cabinet minister. Mr. Abreu used music to pull hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged you off the streets of Venezuela and into practice rooms and performance spaces. Gabriela Montero, a [...]
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The Pacific Symphony orchestra last month encouraged audience members to please turn on their smart phones and tweet or text during an outdoor concert. Apparently, it’s working.
Tradition dictates that classical music listeners get a chance to vote for Gramophone magazine’s Artist of the Year. Vote for your favorite classical artist today!
Tune in to Classical 101 today between 4 and 5 p.m. to hear Sinfonia India by Mexican composer Carlos Chavez.
Pianist Jeremey Denk will perform music of Beethoven with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra this weekend.
Gustavo Dudamel, the very young Venezuelan conductor, ascends the ranks with some of the greats. Besides the hollywood glamour he’s brought to classical music, he’s also bringing classical music to underprivileged youth and their communities.