Classical music describes music that is considered serious or intellectual and is usually written in a traditional or formal style, as opposed to such genres as pop, rock and folk music. Classical music includes music by composers from Albonini to Bach, Chopin, DeBussy, Elgar, Franck, Gerswin, Handel, Ibert, Janaceck, Kuhlau, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Offenbach, Palestrina, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Teleman, Verdi and Wagner.
Crossover music describes a style of music where two different styles are mixed. It can be the result from a mixture of two different artistic categories or styles, or from aspects of one category becoming popular in another. A simple example is Pavarotti’s large contemporary style concerts where opera music among others were presented in the same style as a contemporary Pop or Rock show.
Contemporary music describes music that is currently being written, recorded and performed. It is music that is distinctively modern in style, in existence at the present time, musically commercial, especially by being tuneful, up-tempo, and repetitive, and targeted at the general public and the youth market in particular and intended for or appreciated by a wide public. It is often regarded as oversimplified for the sake of greater accessibility.
The Musical Theatre section provides for any performance that involves singing, dancing and acting. Examples are the presentation of a cabaret style production, vocal ensemble productions (including “serenade” and “glee”), extracts from Broadway musicals, musical theatre productions and experimental musical plays