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Local organist finds his heart in Ecuador
From January to April, Portland’s municipal organist Ray Cornils was in Ecuador performing.
| June 11, 2008
In with a bang
An interview with incoming Portland Symphony director Robert Moody
It’s only in classical music that we shy away from the new. In theater and popular music something more than seven years old is too old.
| April 30, 2008
Westbrook native returns after Carnegie Hall solo debut
In the beginning, Roberta Michel sat in the back of the flute section in the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble. She was not a prodigy.
| April 02, 2008
A Baroque program with the DaPonte String Quartet
Powdered wigs may be fashion-forward, as Portland's State Street Church becomes a time machine, transporting the audience back to the early 1700s.
| March 26, 2008
Speaking with the New England Dance Project
Expanding the range of venues for artistic dance in southern Maine, the City Theater in Biddeford will host the second annual New England Dance Project on March 29.
| March 19, 2008
Elitism is dead
Long live classical-music elitism
There is nothing more elitist than suggesting a genre is over average people’s heads.
| March 05, 2008
Quartet for a very long time
Catch the PSQ before they head out on tour
Any opportunity to see Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major performed by musicians of this caliber should always be taken.
| February 27, 2008
The future of classical music is here
When pianist Anastasia Antonacos walks into the coffee shop for our interview, it is clear even without a piano in the room why she has been so successful.
| January 23, 2008
Piano movers and shakers
Suddenly working through lunch on a Thursday seems out of the question.
| January 16, 2008
Dancing about architecture
Alex Ross’s The Rest Is Noise
If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as the famous saying suggests, then Alex Ross is the Lord of the Dance.
| December 19, 2007
Revive the tradition
For many of us, the holidays would not be the same without the familiar melodies and musical traditions we’ve grown to love.
| November 28, 2007
A riotous occasion
Stravinsky moves audiences to action
Fist-fights in the aisles, taunting from the audience, and a riot at Merrill Auditorium?
| October 31, 2007
A musician finds an orchestra inside her piano
Twice this weekend pianist Laura Kargul will attempt to climb a pianist’s version of Mount Everest: Maurice Ravel’s La Valse.
| October 17, 2007
Keys of rebirth
Elliott Schwartz sees the future in the piano
If you associate classical music with your grandparents, highbrow snobbery, or stuffy concert halls, it’s time to listen up.
| September 26, 2007
The Current Issue
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Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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