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The Castleton Festival, located on the estate of celebrated conductor/composer Lorin Maazel in Virginia's Rappahannock County, is a cultural "Brigadoon" for music lovers. This marks the fifth season of what began as the mission of Mr. Maazel and his award-winning actress wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, to mentor the next generation of classical musicians and artists.
While Lorin Maazel isn't slowing down, his tempi are based on the performance of Verdi's "Don Carlo" he led to mark the 50th anniversary season of his Metropolitan Opera debut.
The Philly Pops on Tuesday announced the successor to artistic director and founding conductor Peter Nero, who will step down in 2013 after more than three decades as the group's leader and most recognizable face.
An executive with the Charlotte Symphony has been named to lead the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
As a pianist and composer prodigy, young George Szell was said to be the new Mozart. As an adult, when he concentrated on conducting, he was likened to Toscanini. In any pantheon of great musicians of the mid-20th century, George Szell (1897-1970) figures prominently.
Classical music has dominated the life of master pianist Leon Fleisher, now 82 years old, since he was 4, when he took over his older brother's piano lessons. This amazingly informative book tells how it felt to be a musical prodigy, to study with the most accomplished teachers of his day, to win one of the greatest international piano competitions and to play with the best conductors and best orchestras at the top of his profession.
The Cleveland Orchestra has landed a $20 million pledge toward its goal of a $60 million endowed fund to attract young fans.
The Cleveland Orchestra plans to offer children under 18 free admission to many of its performances to help foster new generations of patrons.
An ousted critic who claimed he was removed from his beat because of critical coverage lost a lawsuit Friday against his newspaper and the Cleveland Orchestra.