Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Wipes out Carnegie Dates

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Orchestra on Monday canceled upcoming performances at Carnegie Hall due to its contract impasse with musicians — a move that could lead to the departure of its Finnish conductor, Osmo Vanska.


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Minnesota Orchestra Musicians Reject Latest Proposal as Deadline Nears

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra on Saturday unanimously rejected the latest management contract offer, leaving unchanged a lockout that has effectively shuttered the ensemble for nearly a year.

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Video: Orchestra Asks Random New Yorkers to Conduct It

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A prank collective brought an orchestra to the middle of in Midtown and put a conductors' podium, a baton and a big sign that read "Conduct Us" in front of it.

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NEA Report: Arts Audiences Grow More Diverse Amid Declines

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The National Endowment for the Arts released a report Thursday showing that attendance has declined for traditional cultural forms theater, museums and classical concerts.

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Pianist Jeremy Denk Among MacArthur Foundation Winners

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jeremy Denk, a classical pianist with a literary streak, is among the winners of the 2013 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.

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Hold Please – and Enjoy the Mozart

Monday, September 23, 2013

Anyone who has called New York City's 311 hotline and has been put on hold may have noticed the perky music on the line: Mozart’s Flute Concerto Number 1 in G Major.

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Report: Opera Attendance Drops, Digital Engagement Rises

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The advocacy group Americans for the Arts has just published a 145-page report on the nation's arts scene health. Here's what it said about opera.

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Armory's Renovated Officer's Room to Host Classical Recitals

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Park Avenue Armory unveiled its Board of Officers room this week after a $15 million renovation, and in doing so, introduced a new recital venue to New York’s classical music ecosystem.

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Pope's Playlist: Pontiff Reveals Classical Favorites

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pope Francis, long reputed to be an opera lover, has opened up about his tastes in classical music, which turn out to be remarkably voracious and specific.

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Seven Stunning Modernist Pieces Embraced by Hollywood

Thursday, September 19, 2013

It's a maxim of both Hollywood and classical music: dissonant, experimental scores which may cause orchestra subscribers to flee in terror have found a comfortable home in mainstream cinema.

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Watch: Verdi vs. Wagner 200th Birthday Debate with Stephen Fry

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Royal Opera House in London hosted an Intelligence Squared debate on Sunday on the question of Verdi vs. Wagner, the full video of which has since been posted online.

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Fullback Fugue: Pianist Tackles Football Themes in New Video

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A musician named Ansel Wallenfang has created "Fantasy Football & Fugue," a video featuring a fugue built of NFL themes from the four networks that broadcast pro football games.

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Embattled Minnesota Orchestra Unveils Renovated Concert Hall

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Minnesota Orchestra unveiled its newly remodeled concert hall to the local news media on Thursday but don't buy your plane tickets to Minneapolis just yet.

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Why Do Car Makers Like Musical Names?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

As automakers show off their latest designs at the Frankfurt Motor Show, we wanted to know: what's with all of the musical car names? Here's a look at some of them.

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Video: Teenage Guitarist Rocks Vivaldi, Goes Viral

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Last month, a teenage French guitarist who goes by the name Tina S. released a video of herself playing "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. It quickly went viral.

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Video: Zubin Mehta Concert in Kashmir Has Discordant Backdrop

Monday, September 09, 2013

A concert Sunday by conductor Zubin Mehta in Indian-administered Kashmir took place amid tight security and objections from separatist groups who are fighting New Delhi's rule.

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First Look: Stradivarius Hometown in Italy gets Violin Museum

Sunday, September 08, 2013

The northern Italian town where Antonio Stradivari and other master violin-makers worked will open a new museum celebrating the instrument.

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Last Night of the Proms Tinged With Themes of Equality

Friday, September 06, 2013

During the Last Night of the Proms, Marin Alsop spoke on behalf of women conductors and Joyce DiDonato sang "Somewhere over the Rainbow" for gay rights.

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'All-Star Orchestra,' a Made-for-TV Symphony, Hits the Airwaves

Thursday, September 05, 2013

It’s the age-old problem of putting symphony orchestras on television: they're not as much fun to look at as to listen to. A new television series aims to overcome this.

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Top Five Women Conductors on the Rise

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Last week, a Russian conductor landed in hot water after making disparaging remarks about women conductors. Here are five who rise above the controversy.

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