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PREMIERE: Watch Nigel Kennedy 'Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons' -

PREMIERE: Watch Nigel Kennedy's Updated Summer of Vivaldi (Sony Classical) >>

Here in the dog days of summer, two and a half decades removed from his record-selling album of Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' (EMI), Classicalite premieres the first video for violinist Nigel Kennedy's exciting new "rewrite" on Sony.

EXCLUSIVE Avi Avital Performs and Talks Vivaldi for Carnegie Hall Performance March 11 #GrandPerformance

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite's #GrandPerformance with Avi Avital & Ian Holubiak >>

In this very first episode of Classicalite's brand new 'Grand Performance' series, mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital stops by 346 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to talk and play old Bach transcriptions--as well as his newest Vivaldi ones for Deutsche Grammophon--with our own Ian Holubiak.

Big Ears Festival

Full Line-Up of Big Ears Festival Released >>

The full line-up for the Big Ears Festival, the eclectic, avant-guard music festival in Tennessee, has been announced. Notable acts include Laurie Anderson, Ben Frost, Jamie xx, Swans, Perfume Genius, Bryce Dessner of The National and Wilco’s Nels Cline. Max Richter will also be performing with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra with Kronos Quartet serving as the festival’s artists-in-residence

Springtime for Hitler

Springtime for Richter: Brit Composer Max and Violinist Daniel Hope Recompose Vivaldi's Spring Allegro for New Season on DG >>

Close your eyes. Pretend it isn't raining (though it is at the place and time of writing, here well after the official first day of spring in New York). And listen up, as Max Richter, Daniel Hope and Vivaldi usher in the latest spring on record.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, with Jeannette Sorrell, Invites Discussion on Vivaldi, Bach and Boccherini >>

Jeannette Sorrell will lead the LACO in a program of concerti by Vivaldi, Bach and Boccherini on Thursday, February 6 at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. All ticket holders are invited to a complimentary wine reception before the concert at 6:00 p.m.

EXCLUSIVE: Mandolin Virtuoso Avi Avital Talks New Album ‘Between Worlds’ and Carnegie Hall Debut

EXCLUSIVE: Mandolin Virtuoso Avi Avital Talks New Album ‘Between Worlds’ and Carnegie Hall Debut >>

Mandolinist Avi Avital released his second Deutsche Grammophon album, 'Between Worlds,' on January 14. Between the release of his new album and his Carnegie Hall recital debut on January 17, it's a crucial time, both for Avital and for the instrument whose legacy he is trying to revitalize.


Retta Sings Vivaldi on Conan [VIDEO] >>

Must see: Retta on her in-car playlist

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