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Two Women Conductors to Appear in NYC Next Season. Is That Enough?

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Just two women conductors are scheduled to appear in New York's major concert halls next season. Why aren't there more?

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Bolshoi Ballet Chief Heads to Germany After Attack

Monday, February 04, 2013

The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet said he knows who ordered an acid attack that left him with severe burns to his eyes and face but won't say, voicing hope that investigators will soon name the perpetrator.

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Librettos and Libations: Music in the Vineyards

Monday, February 04, 2013

Wine, whether still, sparkling or fortified, really flows in opera – from the elixir in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore to Champagne in Die Fledermaus. Fred Plotkin considers these heady connections.

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Classical Music in 2013 Super Bowl Ads

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Continuing an annual tradition, we spotlight the Super Bowl commercials that feature classical music soundtracks and themes.

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When Ed Koch Met Aaron Copland

Friday, February 01, 2013

In 1978, mayor Edward I. Koch invited Aaron Copland to Gracie Mansion after hearing that the composer had never been there. "But you were born in Brooklyn and are one of our great composers," Koch exclaimed. "I am shocked!"

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Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Vienna in 2013-14

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Carnegie Hall announced Thursday its 2013-14 season which will feature a three-week winter festival, “Vienna: City of Dreams,” featuring a seven-concert residency by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

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No 'R' Rating for the Met's New Rigoletto

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Rated R for Rigoletto? Not on the Metropolitan Opera’s watch.

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Master Class: Joyce DiDonato Delivers Lessons at Juilliard

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"On January 25, at the Juilliard School, Joyce DiDonato gave a master class on how to give a master class," writes Fred Plotkin.

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NJ Symphony Reveals Season, Stays Silent on Management Shakeup

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

At a press conference Tuesday to announce its 2013-14 season, the New Jersey Symphony wasn't discussing the recent resignation of its president and CEO.

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Review: Metropolitan Opera's Rat Pack Rigoletto Hits a Jackpot

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"As much as the opening scene's intentionally vulgar casino-style neon lights were greeted with stunned silence, the final curtain response suggested that it's a hit," writes David Patrick Stearns.

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Martha Argerich is Focus of Film Documentary By Her Daughter

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Film directors and biographers have tried, with mixed results, to portray the reclusive and brilliant pianist Martha Argerich. Now, her filmmaker daughter is giving it a shot.

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In the Footsteps of Richard Wagner: Leipzig

Friday, January 25, 2013

Anyone who loves opera surely knows by now that 2013 marks the bicentennial of the births of Richard Wagner (May 22) and Giuseppe Verdi (October 10), the colossi of 19th Century opera.

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Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Soloist Recounts Inauguration Performance

Friday, January 25, 2013

There was more than a lip-synching controversy to the music at Monday's event. One choir member tells Terrance McKnight about her performance.

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Love is Hell: Orpheus Endures as Favorite Opera Subject

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A new exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum and the premiere of a work by Kate Soper remind us of the abiding importance of the Orpheus myth.

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New York Philharmonic to Present Film Music, Beethoven Concertos and a 'Biennial' in 2013-14

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The New York Philharmonic on Wednesday announced a 2013-14 season that seems to aim for maximum variety.

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The Colorado Quartet to Disband in May 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Colorado Quartet, which is based in New York City, said on Tuesday that it will disband in May, quietly ending a 30-year history of tours, recordings and teaching residences.

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In 'Quartet,' Opera Singers are Retired but not Retiring

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Quartet," a new film directed by Dustin Hoffman, "is a bit too pat and contrived in its conflation of opera and the rigors of old age," writes Fred Plotkin. But he commends it despite its limitations.

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Does Lincoln Center Need a Shake Shack?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Restauranteur Danny Meyer is reportedly eyeing a shuttered space at 1991 Broadway for a potential branch of his Shake Shack burger chain.

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Sydney Opera House Lands Deal with Airline Sponsor

Monday, January 21, 2013

A three-year, multimillion-dollar deal between the Sydney Opera House and Etihad Airways has raised concerns that the World Heritage-listed arts complex will be renamed.

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Obama Inaugural Luncheon to Feature Eastman String Quartet

Friday, January 18, 2013

Along with New York politicos and influence peddlers, a string quartet from Rochester is heading to the nation's capital for President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday.

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