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PEORIA – Composer Stephanie Ann Boyd knows she is lucky to have been born in an age when women have more choices. Not so long ago, the socially acceptable path for women was much narrower – leading mainly to marriage and motherhood. When composing “HerStory: A Musical Tribute to Betty Friedan,” a piece that will …

Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the entire orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Favorite Nutcracker Highlights to kick off the Houston Symphony Holiday 2021 concerts (December 3-5, 2021) followed by the return of two traditions from symphonic holidays: Handel’s Messiah (December 10, 2021) 12, 2021) and Very Merry POPS (December 18-19, 2021). POPS favorite Pink Martini is back …

Van Django and the KSO, along with The Wild Orchestra, put on an exciting weekend of music in Kamloops The creative energy of 1930s Paris was projected onto the Sagebrush Theater stage last weekend in two distinctly different concerts by the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra. In the 1930s, Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli played hot jazz, …

“She’s a 19th century French composer, in Beethoven’s time,” I heard a man explain to a well-dressed elderly woman entering Symphony Hall on Friday night. It was not difficult to deduce that this was a sequel to the question “who is Louise Farrenc?” “Or” who is this composer whom I have never heard of, whose …

When I recently attended the SOLI Chamber Ensemble concert, I learned to my shock and dismay that the symphony had started a strike due to ongoing financial problems. I will be forever grateful to my parents, who introduced me to concerts and operas in Frankfurt, Germany early on when George Solti was there. I have …

200 years after Beethoven began a symphony he would never finish, artificial intelligence helped researchers finish Beethoven’s Unfinished Symphony. The researchers adapted the transformer models used for natural language processing to complement the sequential nature of music, thereby creating neural networks. Two models used in linguistic translation proved to be the best for adding harmony …

Maroochydore. A quiet coastal town in the Sunshine Coast region of Queensland and a vacation destination for me and my parents. I am pleased to announce that my childhood memories of Maroochydore remain relevant today: there are still plenty of palm trees and plenty of beach towels! And now from Maroochydore comes the latest Australian …

Dominique G. Spera April 19, 1932 – October 23, 2021 FORT WAYNE, IN – Dominic G. Spera, 89, of Fort Wayne passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Five Star Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on April 19, 1932 in Kenosha, WI, son of Gustonzo and Anita (Nicolazo) Spera …

Valentina Kozlova’s New York Conservatory of Dance returns to Symphony Space with Kozlova’s charming hour-long production of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite”, two performances on Saturday, December 18 at 3 pm and 6 pm. The star dancers are Katherine St. Jean and Mary Eisener, both award recipients at international ballet competitions, and guest Albert Davidov. Other dancers …

What do you think is the funniest or weirdest thing that has ever happened to one of your shows? In the mid-1980s, the F-Art Ensemble performed a lot in what was called the Nightshade Cafe, a small basement on Tate Street – it’s not there anymore. Each evening was totally different. We would have concepts …