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One Good Turn Deserves Another for Guitarist Milos Karadaglic

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Milos Karadaglic
7:58AM
October 13, 2014

Milos Karadaglic,one of the stars of the classical guitar world, is already helping other talented younger performers find their way.

Classical Showcase Presents Last Night of the 2014 BBC Proms

Outside the Royal Albert Hal during the BBC Proms season of 2008
Outside the Royal Albert Hal during the BBC Proms season of 2008
6:00AM
October 2, 2014

On Friday evening at 7 pm, Classical 101 will present the Last Night of the 2014 BBC Proms in London. The event took place on September 13th at the Royal Albert Hall, but we’ll have a two hour concert presentation of the musical highlights for our Classical Showcase.

Minnesota Orchestra Leaders Willing to Sacrifice Season

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Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra in happier times
6:29AM
September
5, 2013

“The board is resolved to know that (losing conductor Osmo Vänskä) is a risk. (The) Carnegie (performance), the opening of the (new) hall. All three may have to fall.”

BBC Proms Concerts Begin in London

Outside of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in July of 2008
Outside of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in July of 2008
3:04PM
July 12, 2013

What is called the world’s biggest music festival begins in London tonight at the Royal Albert Hall. The summer season of concerts of this great British tradition runs for 57 consecutive nights, certainly making it a huge event.

The Queen’s Musick

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Spare me the Albert Hall
2:41PM
August 20, 2012

When my buddy Rita Hunter was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, she wrote a hilarious account of her afternoon in Buckingham Palace, including a fruitless search for a loo. (Only royalty pees in Buckingham Palace.)  Rita, being a soprano, noticed especially the music used to accompany the festivities.  A [...]

Disturbances at the Proms

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The BBC ends a broadcast prematurely "due to disturbances in the Royal Albert Hall."
11:32AM
September 2, 2011

The September 1st broadcast concert from the Royal Albert Hall by the Israel Philharmonic was interrupted by protesters. The BBC took the concert off air “Due to disturbances in the Royal Albert Hall.”