Pieces to Warm Up A Winter Night

Friday, February 26, 2010

This winter's cold, snowy weather has left everyone dreaming of the spring and summer months. Here are our Top 5 @ 105 compositions to help create the illusion of warmer weather.

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Lincoln Center Prix Fixe

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Finding a three-course meal served in time to make an 8pm Lincoln Center curtain can be an arduous task. Our latest Top 5 @ 105 reveals the best pre-concert prix fixe on the Upper West Side.

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Valentine's Day Concerts

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fret not music-lover lovers, there are plenty of settings for sweethearts for the big day. Here are our Top 5 @ 105 suggestions for an intimate Valentine’s Day concert.

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Music Inspired by Sports

Monday, February 01, 2010

At the start of the Vancouver Olympic Games, our latest Top 5 @ 105 looks at music inspired by athletic events.

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Steals and Deals

Friday, January 29, 2010

This Top 5 @ 105 revisits some of the best ticket deals and steals – not just limited to students and seniors – for classical fans in New York City.

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Music Inspired by the Night Sky

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The ancient Greeks believed that the stars, planets and other celestial bodies made music, spinning out harmonies audible to a select few. Centuries later, the astronomer, Johannes Kepler spoke of the harmonic nature of the cosmos.

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Happy Birthday, Composers!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chopin and Schumann turn 200 in 2010, giving musicians a chance to revel in the height of romantic 19th century music. Our Top 5 @ 105 highlights five other composer birthdays we can celebrate this year.


Spring Season Debuts and Premieres

Friday, January 08, 2010

Out with the old and in with the new. Here's a Top 5 @ 105 list of exciting New York debuts and premieres coming up during the  spring season.


Classical Music Resolutions for 2010

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our New Year's resolutions often never make it past that first January thaw. This year, consider a different action plan. Here are five ways you can become a better classical music fan--and participant.

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Top Five Classical Music iPhone Apps

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

With applications for the iPhone and iPod touch multiplying at a dizzying rate, there is a small but growing slate of products for the classical music fan. Here are five standouts.

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Places To Buy Recordings Around New York City

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Some of us still like to hold a CD—or even an LP!—in our hands as we listen to the great masterpieces. Here are five places where you can still get your fix around the city.


Autumn Concert Series

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Autumn is a great time to explore good music at leisure and in depth. These live-concert series around the region will keep you coming back again and again.


The Spookiest Halloween Music

Friday, October 16, 2009

Looking for music that’s scary and spooky in honor of All Hallows’ Eve? Cast your eye on these online video picks.

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New Jersey Fall Concert Picks

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Jersey boasts a Fall concert calendar that should make many other states stay green with envy. Here are some great picks from across the Garden State.

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Classical Events For Kids

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sure, there are always the DVDs of Peter and the Wolf and Beethoven Lives Upstairs, but a live concert is an unforgettable experience for young ones.

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Top 5 @ 105: Holiday Music Events

Friday, October 09, 2009

The stores may already be stacked with evergreen boughs and lights, but you can fend off consumer overload with some real holiday cheer. (And yes, we have no Nutcrackers here!)

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Amateur Choruses in New York City

Friday, October 09, 2009

New York is home to many wonderful amateur and semi-professional choral groups whose enthusiasm and accomplishment are part of the city’s lifeblood yet whose work goes largely unheralded. Here are a few of the best.

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Rising New York City Artists

Thursday, October 08, 2009

New York continues to be the mecca for young musicians hungry to leave their mark. Here are five to watch. 


Free (or Cheap!) Concerts in NYC

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Autumn will soon turning into winter, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of free summer shows is disappearing.

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Dining Bargains Near Carnegie Hall

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Used to spending big bucks on dinner when you’re going to a show? Try out these pre- or post-concert options instead.