JSO review: Showcase of musical stars

...Schlichting played again, this time with tubist Tim Ayer, as half of a treble-bass duet titled "Fantasy" by Australian composer Ben Miles. It was virtuosic.John Schumann provided a stentorian series of horn calls in support of pianist Douglas Smith...
JSO review: Jaw-dropping concert

...this selection because the melodies matched the theme of each song, and various instruments gave voice to the ideas that the composer was trying to express."Pianist Rajung Yang erupted with fire in the third piano concerto of Sergei Prokofiev. Zez Confrey...
Page to Stage Workshop to feature "Christmas Doll" author

Author Joan Cushing, playwright and composer of "The Christmas Doll", is in Juneau this week to lead...Theatre. During the workshop, she'll share tricks of the composer/adapter's trade, help participants brainstorm ideas...
Alaska composer and ocean scientists among 10 given Heinz awards for work on environment

PITTSBURGH - Fairbanks composer John Luther Adams is one of 10 winners of the Heinz Award, which this year recognized those whose work benefited the environment...
Opera to Go opens 'Cunning Little Vixen''s one of Jana?ek's most famous works. Hunt was first introduced to the composer while in grad school."It hit me like a ton of bricks," he said. "This composer I'd never really heard anything from before, and his music is completely...
Conductor candidate #2 to lead Juneau Symphony this weekend

...program begins with "Millennium Canons" by Puts, a young composer from New York who won the Pulitzer Prize for his first opera...The second half will feature a piece by well known Czech composer Antonin Leopold Dvo?ak, "American Suite," which Schulz...
Symphony review: Warm tones on a frigid night

...was another chance for the brass to shine, for the opening fanfare had been inspired by a regimental bugle call heard by the composer at the Roman Carnival. Various moods were presented in a variety of meters, and our orchestra's rendition was more exciting...
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10 swimmer Mark Spitz is 65. Walt Disney Co. chairman and chief executive Robert Iger is 64.Rock musician and composer Cory Lerios (Pablo Cruise) is 64. World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman is 60. Actress Kathleen Beller is 59. Country singer...
My Turn: Review of 'The cunning little vixen'

...startled to see an octet of some of Juneau's finest musicians sitting in front of the stage, ready to transport us into composer Leo? Janacek's musical fairytale.From the beginning, I had wondered how a local cast could sing Czech for an hour-and-a-half...
Harlem-based gospel musicians train local choir for 4th year in a row

...performers including Stevie Wonder, Chuck Berry, Pete Seeger, Odette, Tramaine Hawkins and others. He is also a teacher, composer, arranger and producer.In addition to their work with adults in Juneau, Lewis and Johnson visit local schools to help kids...
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