classical music

In The Dance of the Violin, Joshua makes a huge mistake at the beginning of his performance
illustrator Dusan Petricic

About ten years ago, renowned violinist Joshua Bell decided to do an experiment with the help of The Washington Post. Dressed casually, he walked into a busy subway station in Washington D.C. and started playing. Then, he waited. Would the music stop anyone in their tracks? 


Eastman School archive

Judith Anne Still is the daughter of composer William Grant Still and librettist/publicist Verna Arvey.


Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Coughing - the bane of the live, classical recording. No matter what you do, if you pack hundreds of people into a quiet room - someone is bound to cough. 


Fred Hall

New York-based baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and his partner, solo and collaborative pianist Spencer Myer, will present concerts on Thursday and Friday at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck. Mr. Myer, an Artist-Teacher in Piano and Collaborative Piano at Boston's Longy School of Music of Bard College, will join Mr. Diaz-Moresco in selected songs and also play solo pieces by Ravel and William Bolcom.

Courtesy Photo

Violinist Diana Cohen was concertmaster of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra from 2007 to 2011. She now lives in Calgary, Alberta, and is concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic. Cohen performs in Kalamazoo again this week with her father, clarinetist Franklin Cohen, who recently retired from the Cleveland Orchestra, and Roman Ravinovich, a prizewinning Israeli pianist. 


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