New York Philharmonic Receives Record $25 Million Donation

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The New York Philharmonic opened its new season Thursday by announcing a record donation. The chairman of the orchestra's board and his wife are giving $25 million.
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Frank Huang, Quietly Intense Violinist, Becomes New York Philharmonic Concertmaster

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The new top violinist at the Philharmonic talks about his hopes and plans for the new job.
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Pontiff's Playlist: Music Favored by Pope Francis

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis has spoken of his love of artists like pianist Clara Haskil, conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, and operas such as Wagner's Parsifal and Puccini's Turandot.
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The Advantages of Sundays at the Opera

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sunday matinees, if marketed and priced intelligently, might lure back some of the suburban and outer-borough audiences that the Met Opera has lost, writes Fred Plotkin.
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9 Classical Musician Program Bios That Aren't Terrible

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Independent newspaper in London recently asked why classical musician biographies are so numbingly dull. Here are nine that break with convention.
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Review: Metropolitan Opera Searches Dark Heart of 'Otello' in Season Opener

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Even if the new Bartlett Sher production of Verdi's late masterpiece wasn't all one could hope for, much of it was, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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Photos: Met Opera Season Opens with Red Carpet, Times Square Simulcast

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday's opening night of the Metropolitan Opera brought the traditional red carpet, gussied-up celebrity guests and a parade of arriving singers.
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Rite of Spring Dance Party Becomes a Rollicking Spectacle in Brooklyn

Monday, September 21, 2015

In the weekend before tuxedo-and-gown-wearing audiences arrive in concert halls for season-opening galas, a very different classical music party took place in Brooklyn.
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3 Highlights From the Paris Opera's New Online 'Stage'

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Last week, the Opéra de Paris launched 3e Scène, or “3rd Stage,” a new website showcasing digital design. Here are three highlights.
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David Willcocks, Choirmaster Who Shaped British Choral Music, Dies at 95

Sunday, September 20, 2015

In 17 years as director of music at King's College, Cambridge, and 38 years in charge of the Bach Choir, he helped to define the sound of the modern choral music. 
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NYC Gilbert & Sullivan Troupe Cancels 'The Mikado' over 'Yellowface' Criticisms

Friday, September 18, 2015

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players have cancelled a production of The Mikado, over criticism for perpetuating Japanese caricatures.
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Must Opera Be 'Relevant'?

Friday, September 18, 2015

"I am asked, even more than usual, the exhaustingly trite question of whether opera is still 'relevant,'" writes Fred Plotkin. You might be surprised at his response.
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New Jersey Symphony CEO Leaves for Orchestra of St. Luke's

Friday, September 18, 2015

James Roe, the oboist-turned-president and CEO of the New Jersey Symphony, has been appointed head of the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
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Ron Perelman to Quit as Carnegie Hall Board Chairman

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Billionaire financier Ronald O. Perelman is quitting after seven months as chairman of Carnegie Hall's board, after a clash with executive director Clive Gillinson.
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Could the Idea of a Concert Hall as a Web-Free Zone Catch On?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In an age when one can't walk down a sidewalk without bumping into someone immersed in their smartphone, Anthony Tommasini's column touched a nerve.
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10 Years on, Music Returns to Orpheum Theater in New Orleans

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

After a $13 million renovation, the theater plans its reopening Thursday. The Louisiana Philharmonic will play Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony.
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Met Opera Considers Sunday Performances, Selling Naming Rights for House

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera said Wednesday it has closed a $22 million deficit and is now operating with a $1 million surplus and a balanced budget.
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Music From Anne Boleyn's Songbook Revived After 500 Years

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The latest item to fuel the Anne Boleyn mythology is a songbook that surfaced last year on the shelves of the Royal College of Music in London.
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Leeds Piano Competition Gold Medal Goes to Anna Tcybuleva

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ukranian-born pianist Anna Tcybuleva on Sunday gave a rousing performance of Brahms's Second Piano Concerto to take the Gold Medal at the Leeds Competition.
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When Opera Singers Work the Worship Circuit

Monday, September 14, 2015

For even established opera singers, church and synagogue gigs are a necessary means of paying the rent, writes Fred Plotkin. But does it help to subscribe to a given faith?
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