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Felix Mendelssohn

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Cooking with steam

While most of us find the clang and bang of old radiators an annoying aspect of living in an old building, composer Travis Ramsey thought they sounded like music.
Radiator music warms up local orchestra
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  February 26, 2010

A pair of classical gems

Sunday afternoon, two string quartets — the Borromeo and the Portland — will meet and join forces for a rare performance of a pair of classical gems, Johannes Brahms's String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36 and Felix Mendelssohn's Octet in E flat Major, O
String quartets pair up
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  April 17, 2009
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German birthday cake

Tuesday's gift from Portland's Choral Art Society to German composer Felix Mendelssohn, on the occasion of what would be his 200th birthday, will be one of his greatest works (Elijah), and one of their biggest undertakings.
The Choral Art Society perform Mendelssohn's Elijah
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  March 25, 2009
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Anniversaries and other occasions

Anniversaries, however fabricated, can still be useful. This year commemorates the 200th birthday of Felix Mendelssohn, the 150th birthday of Victor Herbert (both recently celebrated with intensive "orgies" on WHRB), the 200th anniversary of Haydn's dea
Masur's Mendelssohn, Orfeos from Norrington and Levine, the Discovery Ensemble, and the Inauguration 'performance'
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  January 27, 2009
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Musical time-travel

Powdered wigs may be fashion-forward, as Portland's State Street Church becomes a time machine, transporting the audience back to the early 1700s.
A Baroque program with the DaPonte String Quartet
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  March 26, 2008
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Moonbeams

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a dizzy dance of a drama, meandering mystifyingly between May Eve and Midsummer Eve under a moon that goes from new to full swifter than arrow from the Tartar’s bow.
Boston Ballet illumines George Balanchine’s  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 24, 2008