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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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Review: Handel's Semele Comes to BAM With Ming Dynasty Temple. And Sumo Wrestlers.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

David Patrick Stearns reviews this production by the Canadian Opera Company.
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Avery Fisher Hall to Be Renamed David Geffen Hall

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Entertainment mogul David Geffen will donate $100 million toward the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall, transforming the 1962 building into David Geffen Hall.
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Artists to Curate New Performance Series at Kennedy Center

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Kennedy Center on Tuesday announced its 2015-16 season. One new series will feature a mix of classic and modern music, and cocktails allowed in the concert hall.
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Final Bows for Frank Music, Midtown Sheet Music Retailer

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The cause is all too familiar: a world transformed by the growth of online retail and the slow decline of brick-and-mortar music sales.
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Simon Rattle to Take Over at London Symphony Orchestra in 2017

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The London Symphony Orchestra has named Simon Rattle as its next music director. But will London build a new concert hall at his request?
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Cats Prefer Species-Specific Music to Bach and Fauré, Study Finds

Monday, March 02, 2015

In a recent study, researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that species-specific music triggers responses from cats. 
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Jonas Kaufmann Joins Carmen Sick List at Metropolitan Opera

Monday, March 02, 2015

Jonas Kaufmann has cancelled his Wednesday performance as Don José in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Carmen.
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