2 Cellos Bring Classical Crossover Videos to the Next Level

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Croatian duo 2 Cellos are the de facto bad boys of classical crossover whose videos have evolved into short-form art films.
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Watch: Melodica Men's 'The Rite of Spring' is Breaking The Internet

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Conservatory-trained musicians The Melodica Men have reach fame and attention with their viral videos. Now they've tackled "The Rite of Spring" and the Internet is going bananas.
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Watch: CBS' Charles Osgood Signs Off With the Boston Pops

Monday, September 26, 2016

The "Sunday Morning" host Charles Osgood sings "So Long (It's Been Good to Know You)" with members of the Boston Pops for his final sign off from the show.
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5 Noteworthy Inaugural Opening Night Performances

Monday, September 26, 2016

To get into the mood of opening night season we revisit the inaugural performances at a few of the world’s notable symphony halls and opera houses.
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Watch: Young Classical Pianist Performs Epic Drake Medley

Thursday, September 22, 2016

YouTuber Young Piano transposes 25 songs from hip-hop artist Drake into one epic 18-minute single take medley video.
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5 Great Videos to Begin Exploring Classical Crossover

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What is this genre called classical crossover? We found five videos that are exploring the idea of classical-meets-pop.
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Simon Rattle Honors Former Music Director John Scott and Welcomes New One

Monday, September 19, 2016

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Sir Simon Rattle, with the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's, performed a concert in memory of organist and music director John Scott.
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Meet the String Section Backing Up the Boss

Friday, September 16, 2016

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Eight Pittsburgh-based violinists performed "New York City Serenade" with Bruce Springsteen. How was it? "Best gig ever," they said.
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We Asked Parents: How Do You Get Your Kids to Practice?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Back-to-school time also means back to music class and private lessons for a lot of students, so we asked parents for their tips on getting kids to practice his or her instrument.
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6 Programs This Fall for Classical Music Lovers

Monday, September 12, 2016

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Deepen your knowledge and passion for classical music and opera with six programs around New York that take audience members behind the scenes and into the artistic process.
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How to Get Kids to Fall (and Stay) in Love with Music

Monday, September 12, 2016

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As school swings back into session, so does music lessons for a number of students. We spoke to the Brooklyn Youth Chorus' Dianne Berkun Menaker about getting kids to love music.
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WQXR Staffers' Favorite Summer Memories

Friday, September 02, 2016

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This Labor Day, WQXR will play selected highlights from our favorite broadcasts recorded this summer. Read what staffers picked as their favorite musical memories from the season.
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Happy 100th Birthday Everett Lee, Trailblazing Conductor

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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On Aug. 31 Everett Lee, one of the first African-American conductors to lead an integrated Broadway cast, turns 100 years old. Terrance McKnight spoke to him on his big day.
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Watch: Andris Nelsons Conducts Beethoven's Ninth at Tanglewood

Monday, August 29, 2016

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Andris Nelsons became the first music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to close out a Tanglewood season with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony since 1969. See how he does.
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Chiara String Quartet Forgoes Sheet Music to Play by Heart

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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For its new CD, 'Bartok by Heart,' the Chiara String Quartet memorized the composer's six string quartets, totaling approximately 150 minutes of music.
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9 Musical Events Celebrating the National Park Centennial

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary with several new commissions, including 'Natural History' by Michael Gordon, who spoke to us about his piece.
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Broadway Scam Centers Around Soprano Kathleen Battle

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A talent agent is accused of stealing $165,000 after claiming that he was raising funds to produce a play about Kathleen Battle's tumultuous final day at the Metropolitan Opera.
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Watch: ICE Members Compete in 'Stupid Musician Tricks'

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Musicians in the International Contemporary Ensemble presented an Olympics-style competition as part of its residency at this year's Mostly Mozart Festival.
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Watch: Pianist Yoonie Han Plays Debussy's 'Clair de Lune'

Monday, August 22, 2016

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Pianist Yoonie Han visited the WQXR studios to perform Debussy's famous 'Clair de Lune.' Watch her performance in honor of the composer's 154th birthday.
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Watch: 'The History of Classical Music' in Under 5 Minutes

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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YouTuber Jon Cozart created an a capella video following the (loose) trajectory of classical music, from Hildegard von Bingen to John Williams.
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