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Young cellist ‘ready to represent’ in her Ravinia and CSO debut concert

No doubt Leonard Bernstein, the force behind the acclaimed Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, would have beamed at…

Who you gonna call? For ‘Ghostbusters’ in concert, it’s Peter Bernstein

In the summer of 1984, a soon-to-be-mega-hit called “Ghostbusters” bowed in movie theaters across America, eventually becoming the highest-grossing, big-screen…

The versatile Paulo Szot eager to reprise his role in Bernstein’s ‘Mass’

Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot has made musical variety the hallmark of his career. He has performed with Liza Minnelli and…

These four Ravinia pianists believe in all facets of performance

Though many other great pianists of the past are remembered primarily for their concerto and solo recital work, an argument…

Leonard Slatkin moves on to the next phase of his artistic life

After stints at the helms of three major orchestras, Leonard Slatkin is enjoying the slower-paced life of a guest conductor….

Itzhak Perlman: ‘His music starts in his heart and flows through his hands’

One of the classical music world’s leading virtuosos receives a cinematic hug with the documentary “Itzhak” (2017). Billed as “a…

Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ to be filmed at Ravinia for a future TV broadcast

Ravinia’s encore presentation July 20 of Leonard Bernstein’s massive musical Mass, with 200 artists on stage, including the Chicago Symphony…

As he travels the world, pianist Denis Matsuev feels at home everywhere

Though Russian pianist Denis Matsuev performs throughout the world, he feels at home everywhere. “Wherever I perform, I love the…

The score that could have been a contender: Bernstein’s ‘On the Waterfront’

“On the Waterfront” (1954), Elia Kazan’s Oscar-winning drama about organizational and individual corruption, changed the course of American cinema forever….

Jamie Bernstein reflects on the artistic impact of her famous father

Few figures stand taller in American musical history than Leonard Bernstein. The BBC Music Magazine cited him as the second-greatest…

‘Ghostbusters’ soundtrack remixed and remastered for 35th anniversary

To mark the film’s 35th anniversary, Sony has reissued “Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Score,” featuring music by Oscar-winning composer Elmer…