Why Classical Music Is Imperiled—sort Of

I could cross the Mississippi to listen to the nearby St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (recently back from its own strike), attend any number of concerts in Minneapolis by visiting musicians, or download favorite recordings. Classical music shares a problem afflicting all entertainment these days: fierce competition for eyes, seats, and dollars. The video-game industry has…

Celebrating William Russo In Words And Music

Jazz Great Dr. Lonnie Smith to Make Segerstrom Center Debut, 2/21-22 “And, in fact, not to fuse them, not to blend them, but to have them as much as possible highlight their characters, without dissolving them into each other. “And it certainly wasn’t a symphony backing up a blues band, and it wasn’t a blues…