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Hartford CourantA new play that had its premiere earlier this year in Newtown will have a New York reading later this month. “Small World: A Fantasia” by Frederick Stroppel will have two industry-invited audiences to two presentations at the Harold...
Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
This story has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Colleen Neary will never forget the day when George Balanchine articulated the blueprint for her life's work. She was in her early 20s, then a respected New York City Ballet dancer....
You can expect the music to sound fresh during the Leipzig String Quartet's concert on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m., in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Like the sponsoring Candlelight Concert Society, this chamber music quartet often likes to...
UC Irvine's dance production based on "The Rite of Spring" may jolt the audience in places, but it won't have nearly the impact that the original did in 1913. And there are several people to blame for that. Lenny Bruce. Hugh Hefner. The Sex Pistols....
When the Joffrey Ballet debuted its reconstructed "The Rite of Spring" in Los Angeles in fall 1987, it received a seismic welcome — a 5.9 on the Richter scale, to be exact. The morning after "Rite's" opening at the Music Center, a major earthquake...
Hartford CourantA play about Walt Disney and composer Igor Stravinskiy about the making of the animated film "Fantasia" sounds intriguing. Newtown's Stray Kats Theatre Company will present Frederick Stroppel's "Small World: A Fantasia" with actors Scott Bryce as Disney...
Bombay born and Vienna trained, debonair enough to impress Hollywood and with a swashbuckling podium style, Zubin Mehta conducted his first concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic 50 years ago. On Nov. 15, 1962, he was 26, the youngest...
Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" will turn 100 next year. To celebrate the occasion, music groups around the world will hold festivals and special performances in honor of the piece's tumultuous 1913 premiere in Paris. In Los Angeles, the Music...
Apart from the bicentennials of Wagner and Verdi, no major anniversary in classical music is getting wider play this season than the centennial of "The Rite of Spring," which received its notorious premiere in Paris on May 29, 1913. The reasons are...
"I have nothing to say, and I am saying it." John Cage's often-quoted line popped up toward the end of the final concert of the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music's John Cage Festival last weekend. In three packed days of performances...
The centennial of the inimitable jazz composer Billy Strayhorn doesn't come around until 2015, but, in a way, the festivities will begin this weekend in the Chicago area. A three-day Billy Strayhorn Jazz Festival organized by the Music Institute of...
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