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Conductor Lionel Bringuier on His Debut With San Francisco Symphony

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.07.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

From a very early age, even before he was admitted to the Conservatoire de Paris as a cellist, Lionel Bringuier has been recognized as someone who just gets it.

Fab Phils Grand Slam Closer

Lew Whittington | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Lew Whittington

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to China on their eighth tour at the end of their concert season in Philly.

The Oregon Symphony Puts a Bow on the 2012/13 Season

Brian Horay | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Brian Horay

My apologies in advance for dropping an F-bomb so soon in this review, but there's just one word, and one word only, that can adequately describe this opening number... a word that more conservative and learned reviewers usually avoid: fun.

A Hearty Evening of Brahms and Tchaikovsky

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

I've been hearing this music since the cradle, yet, when played right, it never fails to surprise me with its gems of tenderness. This evening, there were no such surprises. Pretty and attractive music, to be sure, but it's not the same thing as opening up the treasures of your heart.

Bronfman Disappoints in Brahms

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Mr. Bronfman, I am sorry that you had to get up early on a Friday morning to play music that you evidently do not enjoy. Really, do you like this music? Do you think it's beautiful and wondrous? I think not, judging by your performance.

Lucas Kavner

Not Your Grandmother's 'Rite of Spring': How Do We Make Classical Music More Accessible?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.10.2012 | Home

In 1913, classical music sparked a riot in Paris. Igor Stravinsky was introducing his revolutionary "Rite of Spring" ballet to the world, with its ...

Bedtime Music: 10 Soothing Classical Pieces For Kids Of Any Age

Robert Greenberg | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Robert Greenberg

It's a moment that calls for some music, something that will calm, edify, enthrall, engage, distract and transport the little darlings to sleepy-land, so that the adults might move off to an appropriately distant room and watch Game of Thrones.

Au Contraire! The King's Speech

Glenn Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Glenn Young

On the occasion of the King of England declaring war against Hitler, under what possible pretext can the filmmakers explain the score blaring the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony?

Who Is The Greatest Classical Composer Of All Time?

nytimes.com | ANTHONY TOMMASINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

YOU know that a new year has truly arrived when critics stop issuing all those lists of the best films, books, plays, recordings and whatever of the y...

From D.C.'s Kennedy Center to East of Angel Town: Conversations with Branford Marsalis and Peter Cincotti

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Legendary jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has been accumulating a series of honors, with the upcoming NEA's Jazz Masters Award being one of the most prestigious yet.

CultureZohn: The Carnegie Hall Youthquake

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-10-04-carnegie.jpgPrograms with the YouTube Orchestra, Dudamel and Lang Lang make it seem as if this classic hall is shedding its restraints.

Plan ForYourArt May 7-12

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. People from all over the world came to LA for the opening of the...

Silent Plight?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

It's that time of year again. As you navigate the mall, have you started to feel that all you want for Christmas is to avoid Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas"?