Monthly Archives: September 2010

What Terrence Wilson, Samuel Barber and Kids Teach Us About Classical Music

Over the weekend, I attended the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks concert, which featured works by Samuel Barber, Sergei Prokofiev and Maurice Ravel. Although I could spend time talking about the fabulous pieces and the orchestra’s skill, what caught my attention … Continue reading

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Season Openers This Week

Symphony orchestras across the country are preparing for another fabulous season. Familiar favorites from composers Berlioz, Strauss and Tchaikovsky are included in the programs this week. Wynton Marsalis’s U.S. Premiere of Swing Symphony will be a featured work during the … Continue reading

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A Matter of Taste

Periodically, I go through spurts of listening to the same pieces of music—symphonies, concertos—and artists—Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Diana Krall—for days in a row, several times over. Eventually, the music, each measure, performs in my head when not rotating in the player. … Continue reading

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