August 3, 2015

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Features: Classical Music Features

NYOUSA Ready for China
25 Jul 2015
“China has become one of the world’s most important centers for classical music and will play an everincreasing role in the future of music.”

Fifty Years Of Priceless Music — Absolutely Free
11 Jul 2015
This summer, June 17–24, the concerts in the Parks series is celebrating its Golden anniversary, inspiring a look back on the beginnings of New York’s favorite summer tradition.



To Make The Music Heard
05 Jul 2015 -- Susanna Mälkki brings to her Philharmonic debut her reverence for composers and a passionate commitment to make their scores “sound as beautiful as possible.”

Meredith Monk In Her Own Voice
30 Jun 2015 -- It has a lot to do with listening to the other layers and to the series of musical events. It takes a different kind of listening. It’s a very hands-on kind of music.

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock Together Again
22 Jun 2015 -- Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock have run on relatively parallel courses since both appeared on the scene in the early 1960s. Both musicians built their reputations on their fervent experimentalism and rejection of convention.

Before Bach
14 Jun 2015 -- Bach is a towering figure of music history, in part because he stood on the shoulders of giants. Yet modern musicians largely ignored composers who came before him until the recent revival of early music that has transformed the ways we play and hear music of the past. This spring, Carnegie Hall’s Before Bach series celebrates music written in the late 16th and 17th centuries— prior to when Bach became an active composer—performed by the pioneering artists who have revitalized the repertoire for today’s audiences.

Simply Audra
31 May 2015 -- When Audra McDonald made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1998 with the San Francisco Symphony, she was already halfway to her record-setting sixth Tony Award. That performance was coincidentally in a suite from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, a work in which she would star 14 years later and earn a fifth Tony.

On with the Show...with Bugs Bunny
05 May 2015 -- The mastermind behind Bugs Bunny at the Symphony explores why the great Warner Bros. cartoons have grabbed hold of the hearts and souls of generations of music lovers.

Resounding Strings: Quartets Highlight Second Half of Great Performers
02 Mar 2015 -- Great Performers shines a spotlight on the string quartet this winter with concerts by a returning favorite and a new, free series featuring four rising ensembles.

Getting Warmer
28 Jan 2015 -- You might have wondered before a concert, with the musicians on stage producing a cacophony of sound: “Why are they making that racket?”

Amy Kaiser Kees Her Focus on Musical Collaborations
21 Jan 2015 -- For 20 seasons, St. Louis Symphony Chorus Director Amy Kaiser has kept her focus on musical collaborations.

An Exceptional Partnership: Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
20 Jan 2015 -- It is Sunday in Chicago, a day off for Riccardo Muti. Nonetheless, there is a busy day ahead.

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