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The Western world grows more secular every day, but the rhythms of our concert season are still linked to large religious observances, with things generally wrapping up in early spring with the arrival of Passover and Easter. Two choral concerts this week are firmly in sacred Christian territory, and the Master Chorale of South Florida […]

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Today’s young singers are a different breed, as are most classical musicians generally. It’s no longer the case that people who perform art music sneer at popular forms; indeed, it’s now almost a requirement that a classical performer show his or her range by making sure to branch out into popular forms. This past week, […]

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A weekend for orchestral bigness

Published on March 19, 2014 by in Music

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If you want to go big in orchestral repertoire, this is your weekend to stop by the Knight Concert Hall. Begin with the Cleveland Orchestra, which wraps its Miami residency on Friday and Saturday nights with Gustav Holst’s The Planets, accompanied by NASA high-definition video. As technology has made visual dreams of all kinds possible in […]

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There once was a time when the best-paid, most famous singers in Europe were men who had been surgically altered before puberty to retain their youthful voices. These were the castrati, and their heyday was in the 18th century, when the biggest opera composers of the day, particularly George Frideric Handel and Johann Adolf Hasse, […]

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This week, the 15th Tropical Baroque Festival got underway at Miami Beach Community Church. It lasts through March 6 for a total of 11 concerts, one each day. On the lineup this year are a number of leading early music performers, such as gamba specialist Jordi Savall and cornett master Bruce Dickey, and groups including […]

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In his tale of the star-bellied sneetches, Dr. Seuss made a compelling and lasting case against racism and discrimination, and made it fun to read and look at all the while. The arts are ideal for getting complex ideas across, especially to young people, and this weekend at the Banyan Bowl in Pinecrest, Orchestra Miami […]

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The Cleveland Orchestra returns this month to the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall for its annual residency, and over three months will present four subscription concerts featuring artists including baritone Simon Keenlyside, violinists Gil Shaham and Arielle Steinbacher, and percussionist Colin Currie. So far, so good for regular attendees of the residency, and of orchestral […]

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The Tekalli Duo, a brother-and-sister violin-and-piano partnership from Winter Park, Fla. have been playing music together since they were children, and while there were the inevitable sibling tensions, today they are busily building a career. “There were pencils flying at some point,” said pianist Jamila Tekalli. “But no major injuries,” said her brother, violinist Suliman […]

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Itzhak Perlman has left the building for Florida’s west coast, where he’ll be working in Sarasota for two weeks with talented young string players in the Perlman Music Program. But even though he’s done with the three recitals he gave this week in West Palm Beach and Miami (last night at the Knight Concert Hall), […]

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If you’re anything like me, the late Thanksgiving this year has meant that Christmas has crept right up on you and caught you nearly unawares. Musically, that has meant a great pile-up of holiday concerts in the past couple weeks, but even though the window is closing fast, there are still a few chances left […]

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