+ Read Jeanne Hourez’s review of Nicholas Angelich’s latest release of Liszt, Schumann, and Chopin. (French)
+ Jacques Lacombe was invited to the Tanglewood Music Festival for the third consecutive year. He will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra with soloist Joshua Bell on July 8, and Orff’s Carmina Burana on July 9, followed the next day by a concert with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra with a program of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Schumann’s Third Symphony. (French)
+ 53 years ago today, the Beatles invaded America with “From Me to You.”
+ In light of the ongoing Montreal Jazz Festival, watch a wonderful live performance of the pianist Bobby Timmons’s “Dat Dere” by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
+ The church choir is changing in England with the admission of girls.
“Research into the contrasting vocal characteristics of boys and girls attests to the very real differences in timbre and voice production between them, but also acknowledges that, in choirs, these differences can be negligible, dependent on the training and direction they are given.”
+ Smokey Robinson has been named the recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress.
+ The Beaches International Jazz Festival in Toronto is expanding into Leslieville.
+ Ruth B, a 21-year-old pop singer from Edmonton, talks with the Huffington Post about her quick rise to fame.
+ The Cleveland International Piano festival is gearing up for its festival, which begins July 26.