Poll: Was a $150 Million Donation to Yale a 'Waste of Money?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The $150 million donation from private-equity billionaire Stephen A. Schwarzman to develop a new center for student life and cultural programming has prompted heated debate.
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Gustavo Dudamel and Eloísa Maturén to Team Up for 'Death and the Maiden'

Monday, May 11, 2015

A new production of the 1991 play by playwright Ariel Dorfman is expected to open this fall with an unlikely pair of collaborators.
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Berlin Philharmonic Deadlocked on Choice of New Chief Conductor

Monday, May 11, 2015

When orchestra officials emerged around 3:25 pm ET (9:25 pm Berlin) the message was clear: "no result."
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Cuba Trip Signals Minnesota Orchestra's Turnaround

Sunday, May 10, 2015

When the Minnesota Orchestra plays in Cuba this week, the visit will not only symbolize the reopening of relations between the U.S. and the communist nation, but also healing.
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New Williamsburg Concert Hall, National Sawdust, to Open in October

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A long-delayed plan to turn a disused sawdust factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn into a venue for classical and contemporary music appears to finally be taking shape.
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American-Israeli Is New First Fiddle in Israel Philharmonic

Saturday, May 09, 2015

David Radzynski is still getting used to his first job out of college as the new concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Orchestra Musician's Cello Damaged in Airline Mishap

Thursday, May 07, 2015

An orchestra musician's prized cello was badly damaged on a flight from LaGuardia on Wednesday, and he blames the airline’s baggage workers for recklessly handling it.
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Collegiate Chorale, Chorus that Robert Shaw Founded, Inches Towards Broadway

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale's two performances this week at Carnegie Hall of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise represent the latest shift towards a more theatrical direction.
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At Baltimore Symphony's Request, Design Students Restyle Orchestra Attire

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A project involving the Baltimore Symphony and the design school Parsons aims to create concert attire that is more lightweight, breathable and contemporary.
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Leave Rotterdam Philharmonic Post in 2018

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Rotterdam Philharmonic said on Tuesday that its in-demand principal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin will step down in 2018, his tenth year on the job.
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Leipzig Quartet Violinist Pleads Not Guilty in Manhattan Court

Monday, May 04, 2015

Stefan Arzberger, the first violinist of the Leipzig String Quartet, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, assault and strangulation in court on Friday.
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12 Composers Who Were Inspired (or Injured!) by Bicycles

Friday, May 01, 2015

Sunday marks the 38th annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour and here are 12 connections between classical music and cycling.
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Did North Korea Execute Four Orchestra Musicians?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered the execution of four members of Pyongyang's Unhasu Orchestra last month.
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Ravel's 'Gaspard De La Nuit': The Most Difficult Piano Piece Ever?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Friday at 10:30 am, tune in for a recording of "Ondine" from "Gaspard de la Nuit," and take our poll.
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Iconic Portrait of J.S. Bach Returns to Germany

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A portrait of Bach considered one of the most important paintings in the classical music world is being returned to his home city after a 250-year odyssey.
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After Turmoil, Baltimore Symphony Plays Free Outdoor Concert

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Members of the Baltimore Symphony gave a free concert Wednesday for a city that 36 hours earlier had been rocked by violent protests.
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Met Museum to Expand Concerts to New Breuer Building

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to announce its 2015-16 season Wednesday, one that will include the first performances in the newly acquired Met Breuer building.
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Rolf Smedvig, Trumpeter Who Founded Empire Brass, Dies at 63

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rolf Smedvig, the charismatic trumpeter who co-founded the Empire Brass, one of the most successful brass quintets in the past half-century, died on Monday.
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New John Cage Website Aims Set the Record Straight on Composer

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"It's not about doing whatever the hell you want," the famously colorful conductor told an audience of supporters and journalists.
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'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' Get a Leading 12 Tony Noms

Monday, April 27, 2015

"An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received 12 Tony Award nominations.
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