Friday, August 31, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Santa Fe Opera to Premiere Work by Chinese Composer Huang Ruo OC '00

The Santa Fe Opera will feature the American premiere of a work by Chinese composer Huang Ruo.
At a press conference on Thursday, the company announced that it will replace the production of Judith Weir's Miss Fortune with the American premiere of opera "Dr. Sun Yat-Sen" by the New York-based Chinese composer in the 2014 season.

Opera General Director Charles MacKay said in the announcement that Huang's music is "exotic and distinctive, with a lovely lyrical quality which makes it very approachable for the voice."  Read More

Monday, August 27, 2012

Our new look!!

We hope you like our new look!!  Let us know if you're having trouble with the new page ( or 440/775-5131).  We're still working out the little bugs. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The New Rise of a Summer Hit: Tweet It Maybe

For decades, the song of the summer would emerge each year following a pattern as predictable as the beach tides.

Pop radio would get it rolling before school let out, and soon the song — inevitably one with a big, playful beat and an irresistible hook — would blare from car stereos everywhere. Then came prom singalongs as the song finally became ubiquitous around the Fourth of July. In 1987, it was Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” In 2003, BeyoncĂ©’s “Crazy in Love.”  Read More

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Removing the Conservatory Library Card Catalog: End of an Era

You Are What You Hear: What Your Favorite Music Says About You

Think back over the soundtrack to your life. Those songs you heard in grade school and church, on first dates and at dances, in college dorms and convertibles, at weddings and graduations — it's all part of your musical makeup.

And today, the mysterious power of music seems to be even more personal and pervasive. With help from iPods, downloads, clouds and smartphones, we can literally "soundtrack" our lives any time, anywhere.  More

Saxophonist Von Freeman, A Chicagoan From Beginning To End

Von Freeman, a tenor saxophonist who was iconic within Chicago's music scene and to jazz connoisseurs worldwide, died Saturday at the Kindred Chicago Lakeshore care center. He was 88 and had been in declining health for more than a year.  Read More