This year, the lineups for the standout classical music festivals around the country and the world are an exiting treat for classical enthusiasts. From California to New York to Salzburg, conductors like Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lorin Maazel, and Alan Gilbert will lead ensembles such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic.
The now-annual Spring for Music festival is a place for orchestras to showcase their talent and inventiveness and was held at Carnegie Hall.
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Alice Cooper and several other notable musicians were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Monday night. After accepting his latest honor, Alice Cooper performed for the New York audience.
Maya Angelou and George H. W. Bush were among those to receive the highest civilian honor in the US. President Obama awarded George H. W. Bush, athletes, civil rights activists, humanitarians, and artists such as Maya Angelou the Medal of Freedom.
Proponents of modern symphonic music cast unhappy audiences as unenlightened. But for most listeners, music elicits emotional rather than intellectual responses. Certainly, classical music should should challenge and evoke. It just shouldn't sound like bus crashes.
A Venezuelan poverty program brings its musical discipline to underprivileged youths in the United States.
Kickstarter.com points online patrons toward worthy projects they didn't know existed.
Hershey Felder performs the one-man musical play "Maestro: the Art of Leonard Bernstein," a tribute to the multitalented icon of American music.
George H.W. Bush, along with Maya Angelou, Stan Musial and a dozen others, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom early next year. George H.W. Bush was the 41st President of the United States.