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'Trip to Asia': The Quest for Harmonynew

This stunningly ambitious -- not to mention just plain stunning -- documentary follows the Berlin Philharmonic on a long journey abroad, to five Asian countries.
The Georgia Straight  |  Ken Eisner  |  01-05-2009  |  Reviews

Why is Boulder Chamber Orchestra Filled with Scientists?new

Over 30 percent of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra have backgrounds in the hard sciences. What's up with that?
Boulder Weekly  |  Dylan Otto Krider  |  10-23-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Synergizes Itselfnew

Marketing its music through its own label, the symphony adds value with a new kind of lecture series.
Chicago Reader  |  Deanna Isaacs  |  09-29-2008  |  Music

Jazz Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar Builds a Bridge to Iraqnew

ElSaffar's suite Two Rivers forges a singular fusion of jazz and Iraqi classical music -- and reconciles his roots in the process.
Chicago Reader  |  Peter Margasak  |  08-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Nico Muhly: A Touch of (Philip) Glassnew

If classical music had an award for most overexposed new artist, Muhly would certainly be a contender.
Washington City Paper  |  Brent Burton  |  08-07-2008  |  Reviews

Scott Hicks Documents a Composer's Life in 'Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts'new

At 71, composer Philip Glass is a comfortable member of the highbrow mainstream, as well as a renowned film composer with several scores under his belt. It wasn't always thus; his highly repetitive style made him the scourge of the classical establishment in the '70s.
Montreal Mirror  |  Malcolm Fraser  |  08-05-2008  |  Reviews

How the Chicago Symphony Landed the Music Director New York Wantednew

Italian conductor Riccardo Muti, who had reportedly turned down the music directorship of the New York Philharmonic at least twice in recent years, is signing a contract to become the CSO's tenth music director.
Chicago Newcity  |  Dennis Polkow  |  05-14-2008  |  Music

Kristopher Hull Tries to Bring Classical Music to the Streetsnew

Armed with a full-size upright piano, a repertoire of Chopin's etudes and nocturnes, and his nerves, the 33-year-old pianist planned to storm Miami Beach's Lincoln Road, guerrilla-style.
Miami New Times  |  Arielle Castillo  |  04-28-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Violinist Tim Fain Breathes New Life into Classical Musicnew

Young musicians like Fain seem hellbent on flipping the stodgy classical world on its head, if for no other reason than pure survival.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Jacob Stringer  |  04-25-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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