Detroit Symphony Suspends Season after Latest Contract Offer is Rejected

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Detroit Symphony has suspended the remainder of its performance season after striking musicians rejected the latest contract offer on Saturday. No further meetings with management have been scheduled.

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Anna Nicole: The Opera?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One of the major operatic events of the international calendar opens this week in London: Anna Nicole, the opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas. Would ...

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Met Opera Announces Good Health, New Season

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Metropolitan Opera announced its 2011-12 season on Wednesday. Amid plans for the second two installments of Robert Lepage's Ring cycle and a World War II-era Faust, the big news t...

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A Magnet for Young Talent Turns 50

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Young Concert Artists has been such a fixture on the classical music landscape for so long, it’s easy to lose track of its milestones: creating the debut recitals and tours for pianis...

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Racked by Visions, Chopin May Have Suffered from Epilepsy

Monday, February 14, 2011

Frédéric Chopin suffered from a variety of health problems, but one may have been overlooked until now: Temporal-lobe epilepsy. Recently published research offers a new development in...

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Chicago Symphony, Riccardo Muti Top Grammys

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Days after undergoing emergency surgery, Riccardo Muti has won Grammy Awards in the Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance categories for his recording of the Verdi Requie...

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150 Years of Yale Glee

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Yale Glee Club is celebrating its 150th anniversary this weekend. Alumna Naomi Lewin returned to her alma mater to speak to fellow glee club members and trace the history of the g...

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From the Vaults: George Jellinek in Conversation with Grace Bumbry

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Throughout February, we're honoring Black History Month with selections from the WQXR archives that recognize African American artists. In this 2002 interview, the late host George Je...

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From the Vaults: George Jellinek Pays Tribute to Leontyne Price

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

In honor of Black History Month, we're featuring selections from the WQXR archive with great African American artists. Here the late host George Jellinek reaches into his own vaults f...

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Poll: The Best and Worst Classical Music Dates

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Listening to classical music is frequently a social activity and even a romantic one. But not everyone agrees on which type of experience can best spark feelings of passion. Take our poll.

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New York Pops to American Airlines: Prepare for Takeoff

Monday, February 07, 2011

The New York Pops and American Airlines announced a new deal that will have the country's largest independent pops orchestra streaming on American's inflight channels.

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Veteran Conductor Riccardo Muti to Undergo Surgery After Fall

Monday, February 07, 2011

Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti sustained "multiple facial and jaw fractures" last week in a fall from the podium. "It's a wait and see situation," said an orchestra spokeswoman.

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New York Philharmonic Announces 2011-12 Season; Digital Archives

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The New York Philharmonic have announced a 2011-12 season that includes a Beethoven symphony cycle, a new residency by violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and a nomadic touring schedule.

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Valentine's Day Giveaway Rules

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The prize is a gift certificate to Le Perigord and two tickets for Il Giardino Armonico at Zankel Hall.

A Valentine's Day Giveaway

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Everyone knows that classical music fans are born romantics. In advance of Valentine's Day, we want to hear your personal story. Tell us how classical music has added romance to your life.

Enter to win a gift certificate for two to the restaurant Le Perigord and tickets to hear the early-music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico at Zankel Hall on Feb. 24.

A Ban on Walking with Music?

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

New York state Senator Carl Kruger has introduced legislation to make it illegal to use an electronic device while crossing a city street on foot. What do you think about the practice...

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Through the Lens of Joyce DiDonato

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Today, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato will give the premiere of Jake Heggie's song cycle The Breaking Waves. Check out a series of photos that DiDonato took that were inspired by Heggie...

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From the Vaults: Composer John Barry with David Garland

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Five-time Oscar-winning composer John Barry, who wrote music for a dozen James Bond films, died on Sunday. He was the subject of these two special shows with David Garland in the early 1990s.

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Cairo Opera House Shuts Its Doors after Unrest

Monday, January 31, 2011

The lights have gone down at the Cairo Opera House, one of the African continent's most celebrated venues for classical and contemporary music, as unrest in Egypt continues.

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Operas Ripped from the Headlines

Sunday, January 30, 2011

With the opening of John Adams's Nixon in China at the Metropolitan Opera this week, New York audiences will finally have a chance to hear the work that spawned a flurry of operas b...

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