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2009-04-14 15:23:00

THE SPRAWLING, IMPROVISATIONAL PIECE THAT GAVE VOICE TO AMERICAN MINIMALISM IN THE FIRST EVER RE-MASTERING OF THE ORIGINAL SESSION MASTER TAPES In Anticipation of Carnegie Hall's Performance of In C on April 24th "Music Like None Other on Earth" -- San Francisco Chronicle "Terry Riley's In C is one of the definitive masterpieces of the twentieth century." -- Hi-Fi Magazine, original LP review NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Terry Riley's...

2009-04-03 06:23:00

Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Directed by ARTHUR LAURENTS NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Masterworks proudly announces the upcoming release of the New Broadway Cast Recording of WEST SIDE STORY. The recording will be available nationwide on June 2, 2009. The official opening of WEST SIDE STORY, which took place at the Palace Theatre in New York City on Thursday, March 19, 2009, has been greeted with great critical acclaim and sold-out performances. The...

2009-01-15 14:20:00

Event Features Famous Conductor Keith Lockhart and Violinist Andres Cardenes PITTSBURGH, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, the flagship performing ensemble of Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious School of Music, presents a program of epic proportions at its concert Jan. 30 in New York City's Carnegie Hall. Led by celebrated conductor and School of Music alumnus Keith Lockhart, the performance will feature Gabriela Lena Frank's "Three Latin-American Dances for...

2009-01-14 08:30:00

The Choral Arts Society and China's renowned Qingdao Symphony Orchestra perform together at the Kennedy Center on February 1 in celebration of the Chinese New Year WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the spirit of international fellowship and cooperation during the Chinese New Year, The Choral Arts Society of Washington announced today that it is joining China's critically acclaimed Qingdao Symphony Orchestra to present "Image China: Chinese New Year Concert 2009." The...

2009-01-14 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the spirit of international fellowship and cooperation during the Chinese New Year, the New York Choral Society is proud to join forces with China's critically acclaimed Qingdao Symphony Orchestra to present "Image China: Chinese New Year Concert 2009." The performance -- a fun, festive, and invigorating mix of Chinese and American orchestral compositions -- will take place Monday, January 26, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall's Stern...

2008-12-26 10:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, January 1, 2009, from 9 am to 5 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm, public radio station 89.9 FM KCRW-Santa Monica and www.KCRW.com presents a marathon broadcast and live webstream simulcast of the groundbreaking 11-hour documentary series, Leonard Bernstein: An American Life. Produced by Steve Rowland and winner of the prestigious Peabody Award, the series illuminates the life and work of musical titan Leonard Bernstein, narrated by Academy...

2008-10-01 18:00:25

TO THE EDITOR: If the writers for the Intell - in the fields of politics, business or sports - were as ignorant of their subject matter as the writers you send to cover theater events, your newspaper would have gone out of business many years ago, or at least have been forced to change its name. The reviewer of "Wonderful Town" reveals his lack of qualifications in his first sentence when he describes the classic Bernstein, Comden and Green musical as a little-known show. "Wonderful Town"...

2008-09-29 21:00:22

The papers of legendary conductor, arranger and broadcaster Andre Kostelanetz have been donated to the Library of Congress by his estate. Kostelanetz died in 1980. The gift is a veritable treasure trove for students of 20th century music and broadcasting. The archive of Kostelanetz' personal property, papers, clippings, letters, sound recordings, posters, and photographs spans some 73 crates. It documents in detail the career of one of America's most remarkable men of music. The gift from...

2008-09-22 18:00:22

By ROGER BULL West Side Story is kind of stuck in between. It isn't old enough to be historic, and it's not new enough anymore to be modern. And, yes, the 1950s retelling of Romeo and Juliet on the streets of New York has its dated elements. Street gangs hesitating to go all the way with knives has a bit of quaintness to it. But it's still one of America's great musicals, and Leonard Bernstein's music holds up just fine, thank you. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra opened its 2008-09...

2008-09-22 09:00:35

The papers of legendary conductor, arranger and broadcaster Andre Kostelanetz have been donated to the Library of Congress by his estate. Kostelanetz died in 1980. The gift is a veritable treasure trove for students of 20th century music and broadcasting. The archive of Kostelantez' personal property, papers, clippings, letters, sound recordings, posters, and photographs spans some 73 crates. It documents in detail the career of one of America's most remarkable men of music. The gift from...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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