iOS app Android app

Ravel

Shadows of War: A Stunning Trio at Birmingham Royal Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

One hundred years after the start of the First World Wa Birmingham Royal Ballet pays homage with a stunning triple bill of revivals that showcases British ballet at its musical best, its theatrical best and its stylistic best.

Maestros Ready

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

The pianist played some passages in the old style, with palm raised and fingers rigid, pounding the keyboard, but not for show, and the technical dexterity of the runs just transported.

Thanksgiving as Communion

Bridget Fonger | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I was with my 95-year-old friend Adelaide the other night. I always learn from all 9.5 of her decades when we are together. She took me to see Manfr...

In the Windy City, Part II

Daniel Asia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Orchestras are running scared these days, with some going bankrupt, locked out, downsized or having their seasons shortened. Actually, you could say something similar of the entire classical music world. To counteract this, various scenarios are being attempted.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Wows With Shostakovich

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 03.24.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

This Canadian conductor and American orchestra performed one of the best Shostakovich I have ever heard from non-Russians.

What Was Your Gateway Drug Into Classical Music?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Patke | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home

There seem to be fewer and fewer "classical music people" in the world, but we like to think there's still a number of you out and about. Some classic...

A Rambling Look at the Paris Opéra Ballet's New York Season

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 07.26.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

To indulge in a few stereotypes: Russian ballet is lush and expansive. Balanchine ballet is fleet and musical. French ballet is perfect, and perfection is limiting.

Music and Spirituality: Thoughts on Cesar Franck's Violin Sonata

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts
Alan Elsner

There is something feverish about listening to Cesar Franck. Something in this music takes you to another place. The hairs rise on the back of your neck. The response it evokes is physical as well as intellectual.

Anna Calvi, Live in NYC (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

2011-08-04-grab.jpgHere's Anna Calvi performing at Le Poisson Rouge, which was once the legendary jazz venue the Village Gate.

James Tormé's "Love For Sale," Plus Conversations with Josh Groban, Darlene Love, and Yael Naim (Video)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jazz vocalist James Tormé -- son of The Velvet Fog, Mel Tormé -- debuts his new video "Love For Sale" here on HuffPost.

Dudamel Opens a New View at Hollywood Bowl

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

Of course it would take a dunderhead to ignore the magnetism our L.A. Philharmonic music director exudes and not let the hordes in on his irresistible way with the players and the music.

Off the C(H)uff: Gustavo Dudamel Connects

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-08-03-outsidehair.jpg Dudamel says, "I think I can speak to people, about the beauty of the art and the music and the beautiful connection they need to have. The important thing for us as artists is to build bridges."

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...

Keeping the friends you make on your travels

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I wanted to ask you about travel friendships. I just returned home to the UK after a gap year in Australia. While abroad I made ...

The Location Scout

Charles Russell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Russell

Do you know what it feels like to have a location scout come to your house? Well, the house I grew up in has it's own agent. No joke!

UCLA Plays Host to Schubert and Ravel Extravaganzas

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

A sole singer and his piano accompanist were quite enough, on the bare stage at UCLA's Royce Hall, to create an epic drama in desolation, a 70-minute journey through the icy gloom of heartbreak.