Met Museum's Marble Statues 'Star' in New Opera

Friday, March 20, 2015

The marble statues in the Met Museum's Vélez Blanco Patio are the stars of a new site-specific "video opera" based on La Celestina.
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Gustavo Dudamel and Wife File for Divorce

Friday, March 20, 2015

Gustavo Dudamel’s wife, Eloisa Maturen, has filed for divorce according to Los Angeles court records released Thursday. The couple has been married for nine years.
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Neat vs. Messy: Which is Better For Creativity?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Are messy individuals more innovative? As thoughts turn to spring cleaning, here's how several composers have approached the question of neatness.
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Video: Bach Meets the Jackson 5 in Piano Guys' Video

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Say what you will about The Piano Guys – they know how to put together a video-ready classical mashup.
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Top Five Infamous Cases of Stage Fright

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The new documentary “Seymour: An Introduction” looks at the life of the piano teacher Seymour Bernstein, who was afflicted by crippling stage fright. He wasn't alone.
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In Opera, If the Shoe Fits...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

There are reasons why opera singers need practical shoes, from daunting stage steps to sexy legs and short tenors. Fred Plotkin considers the role of footwear in opera.
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Five Musicians Receive Avery Fisher Career Grants

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tonight at 10 pm, tune in for a one-hour radio version of the Avery Fisher Career Grants ceremony, recorded last month in The Greene Space.
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There's More to Irish Classical Music Than Folk Arrangements

Monday, March 16, 2015

If any nation was guilty of neglecting its musical heritage, Ireland is probably not it. Find out why, and check out WQXR's St. Patrick's Day programming lineup.
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Embattled Seoul Philharmonic Cancels U.S. Tour After Police Raid Offices

Monday, March 16, 2015

Days after police raided the offices of the Seoul Philharmonic, the Korean orchestra said Friday that it is cancelling its U.S. tour, which was scheduled for April.
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Wynton Marsalis Cancels Venezuela Shows, Youth Workshops Amid Rising Tensions

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The New York-based trumpeter and composer was scheduled to perform his "Swing Symphony" on Friday alongside the Simon Bolivar Orchestra.
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Should New York City Opera Be Revived?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Is there a future for the New York City Opera or should it just be left to blessed memory? Blogger Fred Plotkin considers the current efforts to revive the company's name.
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Ethan Hawke: Live Concerts Are the Savior for Classical Music

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ethan Hawke, the actor recently nominated for an Oscar for "Boyhood," is back in movie theaters, but this time he's behind the camera.
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Kirill Gerstein on the Piano Concerto You've Been Hearing All Wrong

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The crashing piano chords that have endeared listeners to the opening of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 are probably not as the composer intended.
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Top Five Ticket Resellers for Classical Music Fans

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It used to be rabid classical fans in desperate need of a ticket had to test their luck with scalpers on the street. Now a bevy of websites offer more secure and certain methods.
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NYC Opera Suitors Seek to Establish Themselves with Star-Filled Gala

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New York City Opera Renaissance held a star-filled gala tribute to the late conductor Julius Rudel at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater Monday night.
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Call Waiting: Anna Caterina Antonacci

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Anna Caterina Antonacci has had a thriving career in Europe but remains under the radar in the U.S. Blogger Fred Plotkin considers roles that would help her break through.
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Video: Operatic Dance Piece Filmed Inside Giant Particle Collider

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Large Hadron Collider has played host to a grand conceptual performance that combined opera, dance and physics. Watch the video.
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Singers' Union Warns of Potential for Lockout at Chicago Lyric Opera

Monday, March 09, 2015

The union representing singers, dancers and producers at the Lyric Opera of Chicago has warned artists and their agents to prepare for a work stoppage.
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Youth Symphony Accused of Censorship After Canceling Piece With Nazi Song

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The New York Youth Symphony’s decision to drop a newly commissioned piece days before its Carnegie Hall premiere has drawn accusations of censorship.
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Dining Democratically at the Opera

Thursday, March 05, 2015

How do restaurant offerings at opera houses stack up? Fred Plotkin has a taste, and says that "the goal should be to eat festively, comfortably and to prepare for a special night."
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