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How ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ created a new musical model in Hollywood

Offering a post-mortem on this year’s Oscars best-score contest, New Yorker critic Alex Ross assesses how the soundtrack for “2001:…


Murray Perahia prefers an in-the-moment approach to performance

Murray Perahia has given thousands of concerts since making his first big mark with a victory at the 1972 Leeds…


Max Raabe, nights in Berlin and afternoons at the Chicago Public Library (mit Fotos aus dem Konzert)

Earlier this month, Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester glided through their winter residency at Berlin’s Admiralspalast, the 1910 theater…

The Godfather Live

Three titles selected for next season’s CSO at the Movies

“On the Waterfront,” “Back to the Future” and “Hooray for Hollywood” will anchor the 2015/16 CSO at the Movies Series,…


Lineup announced for 2015/16 SCP Jazz Series

McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter and Chucho Valdés are among the artists booked for the 2015/16 Symphony Center Presents Jazz Series. Now…


Classical Arabic and American influences meet in the music of Ibrahim Maalouf

The French have always embraced jazz and American jazz musicians. Sidney Bechet, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Clarke, Bud Powell, Lucky Thompson…


Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project continues to expand its global impact

Since its founding 15-plus years ago, cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project has literally spanned the globe. The project’s shifting…


‘Metropolis’ — just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water

On the same day that “San Andreas” — the latest 3-D blockbuster tossing walls of water at rattled cities —…


Roger Ebert on the enduring power of Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’

The late film critic Roger Ebert regarded Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” (1927) as one of the cornerstones of cinema, considering it so important that he added it twice to his pantheon of Great Movies.


Let’s play two: Hilary Hahn hits her repertoire out of the park

Talk about double threats. Hilary Hahn is not only one the supreme violin virtuosos of our time, but she is…


Orli Shaham takes an imaginative approach to mixing and matching repertoire

With the international piano scene growing increasingly crowded with top-level talents, it is more imperative than ever that soloists find…