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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - National Symphony
A group of classical musicians bade farewell last Wednesday to conductor Claudio Abbado, who died Jan 20, by playing near his casket as it stood on view in the Basilica of St. Stephen in Bologna, Italy.
Benjamin Grosvenor, 21, is among the most gifted and promising young prodigies of the current generation. Since winning the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of 11, Mr. Grosvenor has performed with some of the world's most respected orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and Tokyo Symphony.
Never mind the "fiscal cliff," here's what's at the top of the mountainous schedule of music and arts events in store for Washingtonians and visitors this spring.