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Who Really Builds Character in Teens? Would You Believe Mahler, Stravinsky, and Ravel?

Michael Levin | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts
Michael Levin

Conductor Benjamin Zander's father served in the German army on the Russian front in World War I. For spiritual sustenance, in the trenches, he would read scores of symphonies that he could hear in his head, even if he had never heard the piece before.

Berlin's Beautiful Musical Summer

Saba Farzan | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
Saba Farzan

Both concerts -- through the performance of exceptionally gifted artists -- will remain unforgettable. What they symbolize in a very personal way to me is why I fell in love with music -- people can either respect music or it can become part of their soul, to me it clearly is the latter.

Speaking the Music

Terry Newell | Posted 03.06.2014 | Good News
Terry Newell

Some moments offer life's lessons when I least expect it. Yesterday, several hundred of us gathered in a cavernous tent on the campus of the Universi...

Virtuoso teenagers dazzle at Proms

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Elisabeth Braw

Aspiring Kim Kardashians and Bling Ring members of the world, I've got news for you: out there, in towns near you, live teenagers as determined as you...

The Ultimate Success Story... From Venezuela

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Where will the next classical music sensation come from? To keep things interesting, I hope it will be another unexpected corner of the world.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Emerging Young Musicians Of iPalpiti

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Too often when classical music organizations think big, especially in these tough economic times, they run the risk of unmet expectations and financia...