Somewhere Project Finds a Sense of Place and Purpose

Monday, March 07, 2016

Carnegie Hall's ambitious Somewhere Project culminated in an impassioned performance of "West Side Story" in Queens.
Read More

Comment

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Champion of Early Music, Dies at 86

Sunday, March 06, 2016

WQXR
The Austrian conductor who revolutionized the Baroque music movement before moving into later eras of the classical music repertoire, passed away at home on March 5.
Read More

Comments [2]

The Fabric of Memory: Preserving Met Opera History

Friday, March 04, 2016

Operavore's Fred Plotkin traces the history of the Metropolitan Opera archives and touches upon the importance of preserving institutional memories.
Read More

Comments [8]

Seven Women Conductors Who Deserve Attention

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

In honor of Women's History Month, here are seven young female conductors, who are making history with their successes on the podium.
Read More

Comments [39]

Sarasota Opera: Parma on the Gulf of Mexico

Monday, February 29, 2016

Operavore's Fred Plotkin visits Sarasota, Florida and reports on its rich culture and opera music scene.
Read More

Comments [2]

Somewhere Project Brings Bernstein's Music to Boroughs

Monday, February 29, 2016

For its 125th anniversary, Carnegie Hall used "West Side Story" to inspire teens to write their own music and lyrics. A series of Neighborhood concerts showcased the results. 
Read More

Comments [2]

'The Shining' Brings the Overlook Hotel to the Opera Stage

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WQXR
Stephen King's novel, The Shining, has been adapted into an opera that will premiere this spring; David Patrick Stearns previews the production.  
Read More

Comments [1]

Classical Music Podcasts You Need to Hear

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

WQXR
Whether looking to learn about the basics of a symphony or dive deep into music history, we've found podcasts for classical lovers of all stripes.
Read More

Comments [5]

Catching Up with June LeBell

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fred Plotkin catches up with June LeBell, who made history as the first female on-air host of a commercial classical radio station at WQXR, where she served for 30 years.
Read More

Comments [9]

David Lang's 8 Favorite Movies About Music

Friday, February 19, 2016

WQXR
Oscar-nominated composer David Lang shares his top eight movies about musicians and composers on the eve of the Academy Awards.
Read More

Comments [6]

Review: Dmitri Hvorostovsky at Carnegie Hall

Thursday, February 18, 2016

WQXR
Following a diagnosis of brain cancer, Dmitri Hvorostovsky remains a formidable presence, both vocally and physically, as he proved in his Carnegie Hall recital.
Read More

Comments [5]

Analysis: The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-2017 Season

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera announced the line-up for its 2016-2017 season. Fred Plotkin offers his thoughts on what to love about it.
Read More

Comments [47]

Hélène Grimaud Dives into Nature with 'Water'

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pianist Hélène Grimaud chats with Jeff Spurgeon about her latest release, which revisits her liquid 2014 performances at the Park Avenue Armory.
Read More

Comments [3]

The 2016 Classical Music Grammy Winners

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

WQXR
Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Seiji Osawa were among the winners at Monday night's Grammys.
Read More

Comments [2]

Review: Met's WWII-Era 'Manon Lescaut' Offers Mixed Bag

Saturday, February 13, 2016

WQXR
Roberto Alagna, replacing Jonas Kaufmann, joins Kristine Opolais in an uneven production of Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' at the Metropolitan Opera.
Read More

Comments [14]

Mahler Grooves in New Music App

Friday, February 12, 2016

A new app allows listeners to step inside Mahler's Sixth, through archival images and recordings.
Read More

Comment

The Vienna State Opera: Mission Possible

Friday, February 12, 2016

How does the Vienna State Opera manage fifty operas and ten ballets a year at a third of the budget of the Met? Fred Plotkin offers his thoughts.
Read More

Comments [9]

Saint Thomas Church Appoints New Music Director

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Daniel Hyde of Magdalen College, Oxford, will be the next music director of Saint Thomas Church.
Read More

Comment

Seven Outrageous Demands that Shaped Wagner’s Ring

Monday, February 08, 2016

WQXR
A new show looks at the making of Wagner's Ring, including the composer's audacious asks that made it possible.
Read More

Comments [2]

Dudamel and Classical Music Score at Super Bowl 50

Monday, February 08, 2016

WQXR
Super Bowl 50 may not have been an instant classic, but the broadcast had several moments to please classical music fans.
Read More

Comments [3]