Conductor Halts Concert Due to Patron With Restless Child

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A performance by the New World Symphony was brought to a halt by the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, after a child in the audience became a distraction.
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Detroit Symphony Adds a Woman Conductor

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Detroit Symphony has named Michelle Merrill as its assistant conductor, making it a still-rare orchestra to have a woman on the podium.
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Video: One Conductor Wasn't Enough For This Ives Performance

Monday, October 20, 2014

Charles Ives, who was born 140 years ago Monday, wrote a Fourth Symphony that ultimately required three conductors to harness its size and complexity.
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Basil Twist Rethinks Rite of Spring for Puppet Theater

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Puppetry is just the essence of bringing something to life," says Basil Twist. "It's animating the inanimate."
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Classical Concerts Are Too Stuffy, Says Radiohead Guitarist

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jonny Greenwood is no fan of the traditional concert experience. In an interview on BBC Radio 5, he criticized classical concerts for being too stiff.
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FAA, Flight Attendants Square Off Over Music Devices on Planes

Friday, October 10, 2014

The nation's largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings.
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Q&A: Lisa Batiashvili on New York Residency, Russia

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

When the violinist Lisa Batiashvili performs with the New York Philharmonic this year, there's much to watch for but one aspect of her career that won't be featured.
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Yo-Yo Ma's Daughter Did Not Want Her Father to Play Cello at Wedding

Monday, October 06, 2014

Emily Hornor Ma, the daughter of Yo-Yo Ma, was married on Sept. 27 at a church in Lenox, Mass., but asked her father not to play at the wedding.
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Michael Brown Protest Halts St. Louis Symphony Concert

Saturday, October 04, 2014

After the lights dimmed for the St. Louis Symphony’s performance of the Brahms Requiem Saturday night, the first solo voice that rang out was not that of the chorus.
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Names Daniele Gatti as Chief Conductor

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Italian conductor Daniele Gatti will become the next chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.
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Carnegie Hall to Offer Series of Video Webcasts

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Carnegie Hall said Thursday that it will make its first significant foray into live video streaming of concerts, through a collaboration with the website Medici.tv.
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The 10 Strangest Ensemble Names Ever (And The Stories Behind Them)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Some chamber groups are named after locations, composers or even their founders. Here are ten stranger names that go beyond the obvious.
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New Video: Hong Kong Protesters Carry Violins, Cellos

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

As the standoff between China and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong continues, some protesters have been rallying to "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from Les Miserables.
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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President Quits

Monday, September 29, 2014

Atlanta Symphony CEO Stanley Romanstein has resigned, saying that his leadership would be an "impediment" to reaching a new labor agreement with the orchestra's musicians.
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What's in a Name? Just Ask the Isis Ensemble

Monday, September 29, 2014

A respected London chamber ensemble is preparing to launch its tenth anniversary season but it has a little problem: its name is Isis.
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The Andris Nelsons Era at the Boston Symphony Begins

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Reviews of Andris Nelsons’s debut concert as music director of the Boston Symphony are trickling in; all are in agreement that, musically, the evening was largely a success.
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Study Shows Bells Harmful to Cows. What Would Mahler Say?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Researchers in Zurich said on Thursday that the iconic cowbells worn by the country's bovines could be damaging the animals' hearing and feeding habits.
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Early Music Pioneer Christopher Hogwood Dies at 73

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Christopher Hogwood, the English musicologist, conductor and pioneer of the early-music movement, whose interpretations once divided critics and audiences, died on Wednesday.
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Joshua Bell to Play Again in D.C. Metro Station after 2007 Stunt

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In 2007 Joshua Bell busked for spare change in the D.C. Metro and almost no one paid attention. He's doing it again, and this time, he's announcing it in advance.
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Five New Restaurants for a Pre-Concert Dinner in NYC

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

If your goal is to avoid the sounds of a rumbling stomach during Strauss, these five new options are worth watching.
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