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Barbara Feld will be missed. She plans to retire as executive director of Tuesday Musical, the 125-year old arts group and Knight Arts grantee. Tuesday Musical was founded and supported generously by Clara I. Knight (mother of the founders of the John S. and James L Knight Foundation), and an organization that produced six special […]

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Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (a Knight Arts grantee) returned home to the Ordway the weekend of May 24, 25 and 26, after several post-lockout concerts in neighborhood venues around the Metro area. The show featured a world premiere commission by German composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher (who also led the orchestra), preceded by an artfully […]

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This city comes alive with music during the summer. It’s almost as if you have to work at it to miss hearing the strains of rock, jazz, blues and country as you move around town. Think of it. The City of Akron provides a series of concerts throughout the summer that covers nearly every day […]

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From May through September, Lock 3, in downtown Akron plays host to Akron’s biggest festivals, a weekly farmers market, a large number of community events and the City of Akron’s official 4th of July fireworks display. But also, music fans, it features a seemingly unending season of live music – lots of it free. And it […]

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Miami is currently in the throes of its annual celebration of piano music, the Giselle Brodsky’s Miami International Piano Festival, which began its 16th incarnation last night with a concert by the young Russian pianist Nikolai Khozyainov, who played music by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Prokofiev. Tonight, it’s a debut for the German pianist Wolfram […]

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South Main Street was bustling in the Akron Civic Theatre the other night. The theater, a Knight Arts grantee, knows how to throw a party, especially when the aim is to thank supporters of all kinds for all the help that they have given to the arts presentation group. At a recent event, the theater […]

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History Theatre’s musical take on the troubled marriage of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, “This Side of Paradise,” is well-timed to take advantage of the renewed interest in this 1920s and ’30s “it” couple ginned up by Baz Luhrman’s extravagant new silver-screen adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.”  Like the movie, the play revels in Jazz […]

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This Sunday, the 20th incarnation of South Florida’s Mainly Mozart Festival launches at the Coral Gables Museum, and will last over the next six weekends. As the festival’s title suggests, the music of Mozart is a central focus, and will be featured in each of the concerts. But there will also be a good deal […]

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Here it is May, and that means we’re getting closer to the really hot months here in South Florida, and that usually also has meant that the musical season evaporates like the puddles after a June rain hereabouts, i.e., quickly. But over the past few years, things have gotten busier. This month holds several significant […]

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The O’Shaughnessy was quieter than usual before last night’s show, particularly given the size of the crowd that braved the rain to see Emily Johnson/Catalyst’s one-night-only regional premiere of “Niicugni.” The light was dim, and there were homemade lanterns suspended from the rafters above both stage and audience, but little else by way of props […]

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