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John McLaughlin , Zakir Hussain and Jean-Luc Ponty

Chicago Symphony Center Present Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion in Concert >>

Sunday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m., Chicago's Symphony Center hosts world-renowned classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion together in concert. Hussain delivers an inspiring, genre-defying performance with fellow musicians Anantha Krishnan (Mridangam), Sabir Khan (Sarangi), Navin Sharma (Dholak), Mannargudi Vasudevan (Tavil), and Seiichi Tanaka (Taiko).

Virginia Arts Festival Director Robert Cross

Virginia Arts Festival's Spring for Dance Gala Scheduled for April 9-10 >>

On April 9 and 10, Norfolk's Chrysler Hall will be the center of the dance universe as The Virginia Arts Festival presents an unprecedented gathering of dancers from around the world in a Spring for Dance Gala, celebrating 20 seasons.

Lifetime television series 'Bring It!'

'Bring It' Miss D & Her Dancing Dolls Head to NJPAC Aug. 4 >>

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Miss D and her Dancing Dolls. The stars of Lifetime's hit series 'Bring It!' will perform live at the NJPAC in Newark on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 8 p.m. as part of the TV show's 'Bring It! Live Tour.'

Adison Evans

Beyonce Saxophonist Adison Evans Releases New Album Hero >>

Known for her work with Beyoncé, Jay Z and Demi Lovato, Adison Evans debut album, 'HERO', draws on her influences, travels and life experience that have influenced her both musically and personally for a deeply personal offering, that encompasses a love for jazz, R&B and positive affirmation.

The Orion Ensemble

Orion Ensemble Invite High School Players to Perform >>

Winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the Orion Ensemble is pleased to welcome the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras' Belimane Quartet for the final performance of "American Landscape," its third concert program of the 2015-16 season. The high school-age performers join Orion as its Janet's Stage Artist Partners Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

Alan Warburton Transforms Bach's 'The Well Tempered Clavier' Into 5-Minute Art Piece

Bach in the Subways Dale Henderson to Perform in L.A. >>

On March 6, Bach in the Subways founder Dale Henderson, the talented New York cellist who in 2010 began performing the music of J.S. Bach in the subways of New York in an effort to bring classical music to a wider audience, will give a one-time only performance of the complete Bach Cello Suites as a fundraiser for Bach in the Subways L.A.

Glenn Kotche

Glenn Kotche & Sō Percussion 'Drumkit Quartets' Streaming on SoundCloud >>

Cantaloupe Music is excited to share a full stream of Drumkit Quartets, a series of compositions for percussion by Glenn Kotche (Wilco, Illimaq) and performed by Sō Percussion. Released February 26, the stream premiered via Red Bull Music who called the album, "captivating and unpredictable, unexpectedly shifting from serene, pretty moments to clanging chaos and then back again, creating an enjoyable place to find yourself lost."

Cathy Rigby as the character Peter Pan

BBC Considering Scrapping Channel-Based Structure in Radical Shakeup >>

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'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lara Downes: How to Make Music Better >>

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Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman King Arthur Album Re-Recorded for PledgeMusic >>

World renowned English keyboardist, songwriter, author and actor Rick Wakeman is partnering with PledgeMusic for the re-recording of his classic third album, The Myths & Legends of King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table.

Peabo Bryson

Darby Williams Releases Music Video to Promote Debut 'ME' Album >>

Contemporary Jazz Singer Darby Williams and Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson celebrate the release of "No One Knows" lyric video - directed by Mike Squires -- to accompany Williams' debut album, 'ME.'

Rick Bogart

Rick Bogart Trio to Perform at The New York Steakhouse Every Friday at 5 >>

Every Friday night from 5 to 9 p.m. Rick Bogart and his jazz trio will be doing their level best to bring the clarinet back to the forefront of modern music through their playing at the New York Yankee Steakhouse located at 7 West 51st Street across from Rockefeller Center.

2014 Eurovision Semi-Finalist Conchita Wurst

Artist Replicates Sistine Chapel in Mexico >>

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Dee Dee Bridgewater and Branford Marsalis perform with The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

‘Hamilton’ Wins $100K Award for Historical Drama >>

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Open 44th Season at Carnegie Hall >>

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's 44th season at Carnegie Hall is guaranteed to honor the orchestra's commitment to collaborating with world-renowned soloists, bringing attention to lesser-known pieces and expanding the repertoire for chamber orchestra through the commissioning of new works. The 2016-17 four-concert series features pianist Christian Zacharias, pianist and composer Fazıl Say, violinist Vadim Gluzman and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, along with the New York premieres of Orpheus-commissioned orchestral works from composers Jessie Montgomery and Michael Hersch as part of the orchestra's American Notes initiative.

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