Larry Fuchsberg

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SPCO under Boyd presents vibrant variety of music

Friday's concert at the Ordway Center by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, led by former artistic partner Douglas Boyd, was inspiriting on several counts. It was encouraging to see Americans gathered on so-called Black Friday for a purpose other than shopping, and to see so many young people in the house. It was heartening to see that same audience applaud a newish work, Brett Dean's ironically titled "Pastoral Symphony," which, without ceremony, had just punched them in the gut. And it was gratifying to hear pianist Jeremy Denk play Beethoven (Piano Concerto No. 1) and, for an encore, Charles Ives (the Beethoven-haunted "Alcotts" movement from the "Concord" Sonata) about as well as anyone can.

Updated: November 26, 2011, - 12:28 PM

Review: Minnesota Opera evokes grim beauty in 'Silent Night'

REVIEW: Minnesota Opera commissioned a work based on a real-life Christmas truce on the Western Front during World War I.

Updated: November 14, 2011, - 09:25 AM

Classical spotlight: Music in the Park

Sunday 11/13American cellist Wendy Warner and Moscow-born pianist Irina Nuzova have been concertizing as duo WarnerNuzova since 2005. Part of...

Updated: November 12, 2011, - 05:16 PM

Holiday classical music spotlight: 'Slavic Wonders'

Looking to discover someplace new for the holidays? Try touring the Slav lands -- Russia, Poland, Bohemia, the Ukraine -- courtesy of the Rose Ensemble's colorful "Slavic Wonders" program.

Updated: November 12, 2011, - 05:08 PM

Midori plumbs depths in Sibelius

A concert program at Orchestra Hall that looked conventional sounded sensational.

Updated: November 04, 2011, - 09:06 AM

Classical spotlight: Stephen Hough and Midori with Minnesota Orchestra

Tuesday 11/1 and Thursday-Saturday 11/3-5There are two Minnesota Orchestra programs this week, both led by Osmo Vänskä. On Tuesday, hear...

Updated: October 28, 2011, - 04:05 PM

Classical music spotlight: Leila Josefowicz at SPCO

ALL 20TH CENTURYSaturday-next Sunday: Three 20th-century rarities and a staple, all led by Scottish-born composer/conductor Oliver Knussen, fill next weekend's...

Updated: October 23, 2011, - 09:17 AM

Big Bach provides SPCO centerpiece

The "Art of Fugue" is one of three pieces on the program.

Updated: October 14, 2011, - 11:44 AM

French music with a jazzy twist

ORCHESTRA REVIEW: Pianist Simone Dinnerstein combined freedom, control in bewitching Ravel concerto.

Updated: October 07, 2011, - 09:24 AM

Two sisters at play, pianistically

The Schubert Club's International Artist Series brought in the Naughton sisters from Wisconsin to open the 2011-12 season with a varied program of piano duos and duets.

Updated: October 05, 2011, - 10:21 AM

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