Classical guitarists Sérgio and Odair Assad returned to SummerFest 2014 bringing a cache of Latin American music, a Charlie Chaplin medley and Chick Corea’s jazzy “No Mystery” . . .
Art—so the proverb goes—flourishes on limitations. While most of Franz Joseph Haydn’s musical contemporaries, notably Mozart and Beethoven, flocked to Europe’s 18th-century cultural capital Vienna to expand their musical horizons, poor Haydn worked and composed for the princely Esterházy family on their remote rural estates. Tuesday’s (August 19) SummerFest concert offered a collage of Haydn works that demonstrated the...
In my lifetime, performing operas written by George Frideric Handel has changed from improbable to nearly ubiquitous, so I was not surprised to discover "Aggripina," an early Handel opera offered in a snappy production by Opera NEO . . .
SummerFest Music Director Cho-Liang Lin titled Friday’s new music concert "Music of Our Time," a clever designation that brought together strange bedfellows, but offered exciting comparisons . . .