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Composer John Adams conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic with guest organist Cameron Carpenter. The program includes Gordon's "Sunshine of Your Love," Riley's "At the Royal Majestic," and Adams's "Naive and Sentimental Music" more...
Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel. more...
Thinkers and artists from Stanley Kubrick to Franz Schubert have marveled at the works of Beethoven. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche argued that Beethoven can stir in man a yearning to connect with a higher power: “At a certain place in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, for example, he might feel that he is floating more...
Pianist Winston Choi performs a program titled "Thomas Ades: Illuminated," live from the Levin Studio. He’ll play works by Thomas Ades juxtaposed with other pieces. He plans to record the complete piano music of Thomas Ades starting in January more...
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The quality of Lewis’s musical collaborators – who included the violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky as a stand-in – was a tribute to his Christmas card list
Performances at Milan opera house to begin five minutes after scheduled time to stop spectators becoming angry with ushers
Opera lovers used to have a reason to panic if they were running even a minute late to a performance at La Scala. But now the famous Milan opera house is easing up on its strict rules about punctuality, reflecting concern that late patrons are getting increasingly aggressive when they are forbidden by ushers from entering the theatre.
Performances will now begin five minutes after they are scheduled to start, which will allow opera fans a few more crucial seconds to take their seats.Continue reading...
Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations.
Councils in England are to learn later how much money they will have to spend on local services such as waste collection and road maintenance in 2015-16.
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
Congressman Aaron Schock talks about the issues facing the new Congress and much more. ...
The Better Government Association reports that some Illinois municipalities struggling...
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Join Peter and Kathleen van de Graaff next May on an exclusive classical music cruise down the Danube. Celebrate the genius of Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, Bach and Schumann.
An Exclusive Classical Music Tour through the City of Lights with WFMT! Join Carl Grapentine and fellow opera lovers next May as we tour our favorite European opera destinations in Paris.
Opera in La Suissse Romande! Spend a lovely spring week in in Geneva and Lausanne with Opera Adventures and noted composer, pianist, and teacher, Larry Axelrod.