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REVIEW: David Berkman's 'Old Friends and New Faces' Hits Home Hard

For his first all-new studio CD in 11 years, David Berkman has new friends and old who can tantalize with carnivalesque action. Drummer Brian Blades and producer Matt Balitsaris return in this three-sax frontline, which features bassist Linda Oh.

Andris Nelsons Extends Contract with Boston Symphony Orchestra Through 2022

Earlier this year, a fake tweet by Lang Lang had people believing that Andris Nelsons would lead the Berlin Philharmonic. However, the tweet was a hoax and the Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor has extended his five-year deal and additional 2 years ...

Bram van Sambeek Creates 'Save the Bassoon' Fund, Attempts to Save Orchestra

The death of Cecil the lion may have shocked the world but it is in fact another "animal" that truly faces certain death: the bassoonist. At least, that's what Bram van Sambeek would have you believe. ...

Live Jazz at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Embodies ‘The Freedom Principle' Exhibit

In conjunction with the art exhibit 'The Freedom Principle,' the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is presenting an impressive lineup of jazz performances, premieres and multimedia events.

Time for Three Trio Welcomes Newest Member, VC 'Young Artist' Nikki Chooi

It's been announced that the classicaly-trained string trio, Time for Three, will welcome its newest member: VC "Young Artist" Nikki Chooi. The violinist will succeed departing member, Zachary Jon DePue.

Jonas Kaufmann Quarrels With Former Decca Imprint Over 'Puccini' Album

Earlier this month, Classicalite released an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Jonas Kaufmann's upcoming release, 'Nessum Dorma - The Puccini Album.' Now, in a heated quarrel with his former label, Kaufmann is the victim of a dueling 'Puccini' ...

Vic Firth, Legendary Drumstick Creator and Percussionist, Dies at 85

Even if you aren't a percussionist the name Vic Firth--the world's most prolific drumstick maker--is still in your vocabulary. For the man who started it all, Mr. Everett Joseph "Vic" Firth has died at 85 years old.

Strange as Sound: Wesleyan Psychologist Psyche Loui Talks Musical "Skin Orgasms"

As one could surmise, the body's reaction to drugs is remotely similar to its response to music. For one study conducted by Psyche Loui, the affects of music on the brain can trigger what she has appropriated as "frisson," which is comparable to an ...

Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov Premiere at Beiteddine Art Festival, Aug. 27

In a most anticipated debut, the famous Russian soprano Anna Netrebko will perform at this year's Beiteddine Art Festival in Lebanon on Aug. 27. The event is scheduled to take place during the festival's July 27 to Sept. 5 run this year.

Ranking Bond Theme Songs: Adele, Madonna, Tina Turner and More Join James

Bookies in the UK have closed betting on the performer behind the theme song for the new James Bond film, Spectre, as an anonymous bettor placed a £15,000 wager that Radiohead will perform the track. There's no official word yet from the band or the ...

Queen Elizabeth and Concerts: The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, One Direction and More

Fifty years ago on this date, The Beatles debuted its new film, Help!, in London and there was a very big name in the crowd at the debut: Queen Elizabeth II. This constituted arguably the greatest gathering of famous British-folk in the last century, ...

Classicalite Q&A with Andrea Bocelli

Wagner had Bayreuth in northern Bavaria. Years later, Pierre Boulez would get his IRCAM under the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. And on Thursday, July 27, 2006, on the outskirts of a frazione in the province of Pisa, finally, a lawyer-cum-tenor ...

REVIEW: Keith Jarrett, 'Creation' and 'Barber/Bartok/Jarrett' (ECM Records)

For the first time in 19 years, ECM has released 2 Keith Jarrett CDs, a jazz project and a classical album. 'Creation' melds highlights of six solo piano performances into one seamless whole. 'Barber/Bartok/Jarrett' contains two concertos plus a ...

DC Jazz Collective Snarky Puppy Teams Up With Dutch Orchestra on 'Sylva' [REVIEW]

Led by composer, producer, bassist Michael League, Snarky Puppy's 'Sylva' is an ambitious departure as Holland's Metropol Orkest, a 63-piece symphony, provide elongated intros and outros to each movement, thus creating a sophisticated cinematic feel.

75 Years of Bugs Bunny: 'What's Opera, Doc?'. 'The Rabbit of Seville' and More

Today marks the 75th birthday of Bugs Bunny, one of the biggest cartoon characters in history. He serves as the Mickey Mouse of the Warner Brothers empire, starring at the fore of Looney Tunes. Although Bugs has focused most of his talents in the ...

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