Jul. 31 2014

Putting a different spin on classical music

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If you’ve taken an exercise class or two over the years, you’ve probably heard quite a variety of music while pedaling away on a stationary bike, pounding on a punching bag, or performing other sweat-inducing moves. Some people don’t much care what’s on the sound system during class; they’re just in it for fitness. Others, myself included, find it impossible to […]

Jul. 31 2014

Thursday 07/31/14 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Manfred Honeck, conductor ROSSINI: Overture to Guillaume Tell HAYDN: Symphony No. 93 STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben

Jul. 31 2014

City in Summer? Must Be Mozart

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At the opening night of Mostly Mozart, the festival’s orchestra performed the “Don Giovanni” Overture, a Mozart piano concerto and the “Jupiter” Symphony.

Jul. 30 2014

Wednesday 07/30/14 Los Angeles Philharmonic

11:00 PM Gustavo Dudamel, conductor John CORIGLIANO: Symphony No. 1 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major BRAHMS: Variations on a theme by Paganini

Jul. 30 2014

So Much Doomed Passion

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An adaptation of the novel “An American Tragedy” is among the operas being performed during the Glimmerglass Festival.

Jul. 30 2014

A Film-Noirish Carmen, Down Mexico Way

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Set in Mexico around 1960, Stephen Lawless’s production of Bizet’s “Carmen” is cinematic in its presentation by the Santa Fe Opera.

Jul. 30 2014

John W. Mazzola, Former President of Lincoln Center, Dies at 86

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Mr. Mazzola expanded the reach of the performing arts center, helping to start free outdoor events and the “Live From Lincoln Center” television series.

Jul. 29 2014

Tuesday 07/29/14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Conductors: Sir Mark Elder; Susanna Mälkki Sibelius: Suite No. 1 from The Tempest Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Major(Leila Josefowicz, violin) Ades: …but all shall be well Debussy: La Mer Dvorak: The Water Goblin (Sir Mark Elder,conductor)

Jul. 29 2014

Countdown to Lockout for Unions at the Met

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The Metropolitan Opera’s orchestra, chorus, stage crews, hair and makeup stylists, cleaners and more are facing a grim deadline in contract talks.

Jul. 29 2014

A Haunted Castle, a Serpent and Tragic Betrayal

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Weber’s seldom-performed “Euryanthe” is being revived at the Bard SummerScape festival, with Leon Botstein conducting the American Symphony Orchestra.

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