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Orchestra brings message of peace to divided America

Washington - Israeli, Palestinian and other Middle Eastern musicians brought a message of peace this week to an America torn by caustic political discourse.

Review: Andrea Bocelli will melt your heart with new album 'Si' Special

World renowned tenor and classical crossover artist Andrea Bocelli released his highly anticipated album "Si" on October 26, and it was worth the wait.

Harriet Stubbs to host album release concert in New York City

New York - Rising contemporary classical artist Harriet Stubbs will be performing at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on October 30.

Sarah Brightman talks new 'Hymn' album, world tour and success Special

New York - On September 27, internally recognized classical crossover soprano Sarah Brightman chatted with Digital Journal about her upcoming album, "Hymn," as well as her world tour.

Harriet Stubbs talks new classical album, technology, Patti Smith Special

Classical artist Harriet Stubbs chatted with Digital Journal about her new album "Heaven and Hell: The Doors Of Perception," working with Marianne Faithfull, her dream collaboration partners, and the impact of technology on the music business.

Review: Harriet Stubbs releases glorious breakthrough classical album Special

On September 14, acclaimed musician Harriet Stubbs released her breakthrough album, "Heaven and Hell: The Doors Of Perception."

Digital Concert Hall brings Berlin Philharmonic directly to you

For lovers of classical music, the Berlin Philharmonic is a name that denotes excellence matched by few other orchestras the world over.

Jan Lisiecki and the TSO dazzle before tour of Europe and Israel

On May 4th, Roy Thomson Hall bustled with a crowd eager to wish the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and accomplished pianist Jan Lisiecki an enthusiastic bon voyage before their tour through Europe and Israel.

Jan Lisiecki and the TSO ready for tour of Europe and Israel

On May 4th, skilled Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki will perform with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall before joining them on their tour of Europe.

Van Cliburn Piano Competition to be broadcast by Medici.tv

Music lovers and piano aficionados everywhere will be thrilled to hear that this year’s Cliburn International Piano Competition has partnered with the world’s leading classical music channel Medici.tv.

Youthful passion fuels 'Madama Butterfly' Special

Toronto - Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” has been accused of racism, misogyny, and gross stereotyping. But at its heart, the opera is really about the passion of youth, and the consequences of choice.

Violinist plays right through brain surgery

Rochester - Doctors like to keep patients engaged and alert during brain surgery, but having them play a violin? — Now that's something unusual.

Sasha Lazard talks new album 'Lumiere' and inspirations behind it Special

Classical crossover singer Sasha Lazard spoke about her fifth studio album "Lumiere" and shared insights on her inspiration for this project.

The world’s best low flute players Special

To the uninitiated, a low flute might resemble anything from an iron pretzel to a plumber’s nightmare. But the deep sound it produces easily rivals the sonic equivalents of a tuba and double-bass.

Great music festivals coming up in Spain for summer 2013

The famous Benicàssim and Sonar music festivals are over, but there is still so much more to come. Spain offers a huge variety of music festivals from Indie rock, to flamenco, to jazz, to classical, and everything else in between this summer.

Interview: David Phelps chats about 'Classic' CD and his touring Special

On Feb. 21, 2013, singing sensation David Phelps chatted via telephone with Digital Journal. The classical crossover artist opens up about his “Classic” CD, as well as his touring.

Maurice Andre, trumpeter, has died

Paris - The classical music trumpeter Maurice Andre has died aged 78. He was perhaps best known for his skills in interpreting Baroque music.

How is the classical music world celebrating Easter?

Easter 2010 is fast approaching. Due to Europe's largely Christian history for the past couple of millenia, much timeless music has been written to celebrate key Christian events. How is this music being celebrated today?

Classical Architecture in the downtown core of Toronto Special

In nearly every corner of the city of Toronto, there are new condominiums, commercial buildings or any other modern type complex being built however, Torontonians and visitors to this city should not forget some of the classic buildings.

Op-Ed: America’s Pagan roots

As the last days of the political campaign wind down and the election draws near perhaps this is a fit time to reflect on how this process came about and the historical roots that have made our nation what it is today.

Wash. City Using Classical Music To Chase Gangs From Bus Stop

In the Tacoma Mall Transit Center, they are installing speakers to pump classical music from Seattle's KING-FM in an effort to stop gangs from hanging out there. They are hoping to stop drug deals and disperse young hoodlums.

Li Jie Performs Paganini's Caprice No. 24 on Guitar

Amazing performance by Oriental youth of Paganini's beautiful composition on classical guitar.

Indian Classical Musician Celebrates 80th Birthday With New CD

April 14 marked the 80th birthday of Indian classical music master Ali Akbar Khan. Khan was the first Indian classical musician to perform at a major concert in the U.S. when he appeared at "The Concert for Bangla Desh" at New York's Madison Square Gar...
 

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(L-R) Patricia Racette and Stefano Secco as Cio-Cio San and Pinkerton in the Canadian Opera Company ...
(L-R) Patricia Racette and Stefano Secco as Cio-Cio San and Pinkerton in the Canadian Opera Company's production of 'Madama Butterfly', opening October 10th.
Veronika Roux-Vlachova
The opening night of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra s 2014-2015 season included works by Lalo  Rimsk...
The opening night of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2014-2015 season included works by Lalo, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Berlioz.
Veronika Roux-Vlachova
The Emerson String Quartet.
The Emerson String Quartet.
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Bell is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize  and has also been honored in his home state of Indi...
Bell is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, and has also been honored in his home state of Indiana.
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COC Music Director Johannes Debus and COC General Director Alexander Neef in R. Fraser Elliott Hall ...
COC Music Director Johannes Debus and COC General Director Alexander Neef in R. Fraser Elliott Hall at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 2013.
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(L-R) Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki and Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio San in the Canadian Opera Company ...
(L-R) Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki and Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio San in the Canadian Opera Company production of 'Madama Butterfly', 2014.
Veronika Roux-Vlachova
Frequently described as a “singing actress ” Racette has been hailed for her artistry and her de...
Frequently described as a “singing actress,” Racette has been hailed for her artistry and her deeply-entrenched commitments to both singing and acting. Known for her Puccini roles as well as performances in Italian classics, modern operas like 'Dolores Claiborne' (based on Stephen King’s book) and cabaret, Racette’s primary concern in approaching a role isn’t directly related to personal desire or ambition.
Veronika Roux-Vlachova
Minnesota-born soprano Kelly Kaduce has sung a variety of roles in works by Mozart  Puccini  Massene...
Minnesota-born soprano Kelly Kaduce has sung a variety of roles in works by Mozart, Puccini, Massenet, Bizet, and Britten, among many others.
Veronika Roux-Vlachova
 Maybe I’m going for the perceived ‘older guys’ when I still have a lot of youthful energy   s...
"Maybe I’m going for the perceived ‘older guys’ when I still have a lot of youthful energy," says Finley with a smile. "I’m not exactly young — I’m in my mid 50s — but it’s something I hope I can sustain for a long time. The youthful aspect of my stage work is great, but I can’t do those younger roles forever."
Veronika Roux-Vlachova
Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra rehearse the program for opening night with MaestroPeter O...
Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra rehearse the program for opening night with MaestroPeter Oundjian.
Veronika Roux-Vlachova
Donostia-San Sebastián Musical Fortnight  Spain.
Donostia-San Sebastián Musical Fortnight, Spain.
San Sebastian music festival
Joshua Bell is one of the foremost violinists in the world  and was named 2010 Instrumentalist of th...
Joshua Bell is one of the foremost violinists in the world, and was named 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical Americ. In 2011, he became the Music Director at the prestigious Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in London, England.
Veronika Roux-Vlachova
Classical crossover singing sensation David Phelps
Classical crossover singing sensation David Phelps
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