Josh Breeden and Leah Harrison team up again to bring you their mix of classical and popular Christmas tunes
According to Walgreens it’s been Christmastime since mid-October. These two writers think this is stupid. In protest we held out on writing a holiday playlist so we could give the pilgrims our undivided attention. Well, the turkey’s been devoured and as I type, Scrooged is on TV –– Santa’s time has come. We’ve compiled the ultimate mix of popular and classical tunes to put you in the credit card-swiping mood.
Review: Symphony Syracuse underwhelms Friday night at Crouse-Hinds Theater
If Symphony Syracuse has a mission to keep their music on the stage, their performance on Friday, Nov. 18 left listeners questioning their conviction. Much of the evening was boring, due in part to a disagreement in interest between the programmers and this reviewer, and, more importantly, to the lackluster playing and tatty rhythm.
A capella and performance arts fans fill Schine Underground with music for a cause at the "Songs for Somalia" benefit concert Wednesday.
It was a night of both charm and challenge as SU students used music to help a cause at the benefit concert, "Songs for Somalia," in Schine Underground, Wednesday night.
Seven student acts took the stage singing acapella, reciting poetry and even spiritual miming (miming to gospel music) in tribute to the famine in Somalia. All proceeds from the $5 concert went to direct famine relief through the organization, Valid Nutrition, who distributes nutrition packs in Africa to treat chronic malnutrition.
Preview: Symphony Syracuse will perform Mozart, Berlioz and Weber with special guests this weekend.
Symphony Syracuse has a mission: motivate the community to keep music on the stage. Serving this purpose, they will perform Mozart, Berlioz, and Weber at the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater on Friday evening under the baton of Guest Conductor Heather Buchman.
Review: "In the Heights" dashes one critic's high hopes.
In 2008, a musical with hip-hop music, Latin flair, a touching story and a whole lot of dancing took home four Tony awards. Shortly after that, I purchased a copy of the soundtrack. It was then that my love affair with “In the Heights” began.
Review: SU Drama presents Fuddy Meers at Syracuse Stage
Every morning, Claire wakes up in a strange man’s bed.
The man brings her a cup of coffee and lays out her clothes. The man reassures her that she would rather have coffee than juice, and the semi-hideous red dress on the bed is her favorite item of clothing.
The man is her husband, but Claire doesn’t know his name or anything about him.
Review: The bizarre musical at The Red House spooks viewers this Halloween season.
If you give a Bat Boy a home, he’s going to ask for an education. If you give a Bat Boy an education, he’s going to ask to attend a church revival. Obviously.
If you’ll play along with the campy storyline, Red House Arts Center's latest production, “Bat Boy: The Musical” delivers the energy required by this fun show. But if you’re looking for theatrical genius, you will surely be disappointed.
The perfect classical and popular music picks to spookify your Halloween.
If you’re looking to amp up your trick-or-treating playlist this Halloween, look no further. Local music critics Josh Breeden (pop) and Leah Harrison (classical) serve up their favorite spooky soundtracks, both classical and popular. You won’t find the famous organ "Toccata and Fugue" or the "Monster Mash" on this list, but instead some eerie choices that would make both Bach and Bobby Pickett’s hair stand on end.