Classical

Texas Public Radio Classical Music blog and other stories.

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One of the world's best-known and best-loved classical musicians has joined the ranks of artists refusing to perform in North Carolina. Violinist Itzhak Perlman canceled an appearance scheduled for Wednesday with the North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh to protest HB2, the controversial North Carolina law limiting civil rights protections for LGBT people.

Jane Little spent her long life making beautiful music, and she died this weekend doing just what she loved, onstage. Little played with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for more than 71 years. She joined the symphony in 1945, when she was just 16.

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Opera Piccola's new production takes on a very old theme. That theme is love and jealousy. The opera is Acis and Galatea. The star of the show and the production's music director had this to say.

"My name is Tyson Miller.  I'm playing the role of Acis, which is the hero, the tenor, the protagonist of the story. He is seeking his love. He finds her, and they create a nice life together."

When critics talk about Yuja Wang, they continue to reach for superlatives.

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