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Cleveland Orch Expands Its Outreach to Miami…Florida

Cleveland Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami
7, 2012

Cleveland Orchestra expands it’s outreach to Miami, Florida has patrons asking why; Deutsche Oper forced to reschedule Hitler’s favorite opera.

Young musicians with military parents to be spotlighted

From the Top debuted on 100 stations in 2000
10, 2012

Showcase for America’s best young musicians teams with the Military Child Education Coalition in search of young talent; The 10 most talented kids in Classical music; Gustavo Dudamel’s Mahler madness?

Gustavo Dudamel Brings Venezuela’s El Sistema to U.S.

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5, 2011

Former Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra conductor…Bard College, launch music education initiative; Abusive conductor shown the door; Is the tyrannical conductor a thing of the past?

Classical Music Meets Social Media

Pacific Symphony performs at their Summer home in the Verizon Wireless Center
9, 2011

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.

Vote for Gramophone’s 2011 Artist of the Year

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Mark your ballot for Gramophone magazine's Artist of the Year
1, 2011

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!

Carlos Chavez: Sinfonia India

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A portrait of Carlos Chavez taken in 1937.
5, 2011

Tune in to Classical 101 today between 4 and 5 p.m. to hear Sinfonia India by Mexican composer Carlos Chavez.

This Weekend ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Will “Think Denk”

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Pianist Jeremy Denk will join the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra for a performance of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto.
April 8, 2011

Pianist Jeremey Denk will perform music of Beethoven with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra this weekend.

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel and Placedo Domingo shaking hands.
Venezuelan conductor and violinist Gustavo Dudamel (left) with Spanish tenor and conductor Placedo Domingo (right), two of the biggest stars in the classical music world, meeting outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
24, 2011

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.

Kirill Gernstein is Winner of the Gilmore Artist Award

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Kirill Gerstein, 2009 winner of the Gilmore Artist Award
8, 2010

This year’s recipient of the Gilmore Artist Award is Russian-born Kirill Gernstein, who is praised for his “masterful technique, musical curiosity, and probing interpretations.”