Opera Company Adds Nudity to Salome, Stirring Uproar

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A staging of Richard Strauss's "Salome" is causing controversy after the company decided to add nudity to the climactic "Dance of the Seven Veils."
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Promoting Access for All

Thursday, February 05, 2015

For a person with physical disabilities, getting to the opera can pose particular challenges. Blogger Fred Plotkin offers some tips for those who are less mobile.
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New York Philharmonic to Collect Fan Photos for 50th Season of Summer Parks Concerts

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the series, which will run from June 17 through 23.
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San Francisco Symphony Signs 3-Year Labor Deal

Monday, February 02, 2015

The San Francisco Symphony has reached a new labor agreement with its musicians, less than two years after a strike led to the cancellation of an East Coast tour.
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Conductor Collapses on Stage and Dies

Saturday, January 31, 2015

 Organizers of a Swiss music festival say Israeli conductor Israel Yinon collapsed during a performance and died.
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Anti-Putin Protester Takes the Stage at Metropolitan Opera

Friday, January 30, 2015

An anti-Vladimir Putin protester who took the stage at the Metropolitan Opera has been at the center of previous political demonstrations.
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Review: A Strange Night at the Metropolitan Opera's Bluebeard and Iolanta

Friday, January 30, 2015

With an on-stage protester and a hallucinatory staging of Bluebeard's Castle, a night at the Metropolitan Opera becomes unsettling, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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The Russians Are Here: NYC's Passionate Concert-Goers

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Russian speakers from the former USSR are a very important part of New York’s audience for opera and classical music. Fred Plotkin considers the roots of their passion.
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HBO Gives Green Light for Classical Music Period Drama

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for “Virtuoso," a classical music-themed period drama by Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball. 
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Carnegie Hall to Mark 125th Anniversary in 2015-16 Season

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Carnegie Hall said Wednesday that it will celebrate its 125th anniversary in its 2015-16 season with the start of a new project to commission 125 new works over the next five years.
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Suspects in Murder of New York Violinist Indicted

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Two men have pleaded not guilty to state charges stemming from the slaying of a New York City violinist who was killed at her upstate summer home last year.
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Video: The Knights' Orchestral Jam Session Yields Collaborative Piece

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Knights chamber orchestra took a cue from the world of rock and collaboratively wrote a piece. Here's how it came together.
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Concert Cancellations Due to Snow Storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

As the snow storm swept across the region, New York's cultural institutions have cancelled events. Check back here for ongoing updates.
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Celebrities Gasp at Hidden Orchestra in Paris Fashion Show

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fashion powerhouse Dior pulled a surprise on its guests in unveiling a concealed orchestra at the start of the Paris menswear show.
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Seeking a New Way to Price Tickets at the Metropolitan Opera

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Reduced price tickets to live Met performances come in various forms. Blogger Fred Plotkin examines where the best deals are.
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Itzhak Perlman, Nicola Benedetti Leave Longtime Management Agency for Upstart Firm

Friday, January 23, 2015

A top manager at IMG Artists has left the management agency after 17 years and brought two of its biggest stars with her.
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Juilliard to Create Center for Entrepreneurship

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Juilliard School said Thursday that it has received a $5 million gift to create a new program aimed at developing students' entrepreneurship and business skills.
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Five Dramatic New Concert Halls to Watch For

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Now that the curtain has risen on the new Philharmonie de Paris, here are five more building projects to look forward to over the next few years.
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Eric Owens, Esa-Pekka Salonen to Hold Posts with New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The bass-baritone Eric Owens and the composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen will be featured presences at the New York Philharmonic next season, the orchestra said on Wednesday.
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Shades of Black and White and Very Little Gray

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Merry Widow is about money and whether it can bring happiness and salvation, a theme that is all too relevant today, writes Fred Plotkin.
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