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Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Features Brooklyn Rider, World Premiere of Howard Shore’s “Palace Upon the Ruins”

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Features Brooklyn Rider, World Premiere of Howard Shore’s “Palace Upon the Ruins” >>

This summer, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival marks its 31st season in the beautiful seaside setting of Long Island’s East End. The festival kicks off on July 30 with “Russian Memories,” a free outdoor concert featuring the string music of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Borodin, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.

After a 90-Year Wait, J.R.R. Tolkien's Translation of 'Beowulf' Will be Published by HarperCollins >>

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.

Chicago Symphony's Ravinia Festival 2014 Announces Classical Programming for “Summer of Love/Season of Stars” >>

The Ravinia Festival recently announced its 2014 season, “Summer of Love/Season of Stars,” featuring music that expresses the theme of love in all its various manifestations.

Sir James Galway Announces 'First Flute' Internet Instruction Series, Suitable for Beginners and Advanced Players Alike >>

American pianist Jonathan Biss and Swiss flutist Emmanuel Pahud have engaged the ever-expanding internet with web-based music teaching series, and now Ireland's own Sir James Galway will follow their URL suits.

Movie Scores with Live Orchestras Flood the Festivals and Halls of New York, Chicago, Indiana and Virginia >>

More and more U.S. orchestras are playing famous movie scores while the movie is shown above. But is this a positive or negative development in symphonic music?

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