A name can mean so much, particularly when it's tied to a radical terrorist organization such as ISIS. No, they haven't donned violins and taken to a peaceful ensemble, but the organization has chosen not to let go of its tradition, and on that note, the Isis Ensemble celebrates its 10th year in existence.
J.R.R. Tolkien's translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic 'Beowulf' will be published by HarperCollins in May. Tolkien completed this translation nearly 90 years ago, in 1926.
Interesting report from our friends over at San Francisco Classical Voice--and good timing, following hard on the heels of Classicalite's own missive about Paul Walde and orchestra protesting at a new ski resort from atop a glacier.