Gary Graffman Talks Woody Allen, Conductors and Vodka

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Gary Graffman jokes that the most-famous, best-selling album of his career barely acknowledges his participation on its cover.

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Gay Rights Protesters Follow Gergiev to Carnegie Hall

Friday, October 11, 2013

A hundred years after Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring sparked a riot at its Paris premiere, another noisy outburst has greeted the iconic piece.

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Orchestras Must Recruit More Black and Latino Musicians, Says Sphinx President

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Aaron Dworkin of the Sphinx Organization offered a stinging critique of the orchestra field in a speech Tuesday night at Carnegie Hall, saying that symphonies aren't doing nearly enough to diversify their ranks.

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Patrice Chéreau, Iconoclastic Opera Director, Dies at 68

Monday, October 07, 2013

Patrice Chéreau, the opera director and filmmaker whose 1976 staging of Wagner's Ring Cycle became arguably the most important opera production of modern times, has died.

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57th St. Reopens, Hours After Crane Malfunctioned Near Carnegie Hall

Monday, October 07, 2013

A malfunctioning crane that dangled a 13,000-pound load of construction material near Carnegie Hall has been lowered without incident and the street has reopened.

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Violinist Gidon Kremer to Stage Concert for Human Rights in Russia

Sunday, October 06, 2013

The Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer will headline a concert on Monday intended to draw attention to human rights issues in Russia, the latest salvo in a busy autumn for classical musicians with an activist bent.

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Carnegie Hall, Stagehands Approve Labor Deal, Ending 2-Day Strike

Friday, October 04, 2013

The stagehands of Carnegie Hall voted to accept a four-year labor agreement, ending an acrimonious two-day strike that began on Wednesday morning and led to the cancellation of the hall's opening-night gala.

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Carnegie Hall: Shows Will Go On as Union Talks Continue

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Carnegie Hall is moving forward with its concert Thursday night, after canceling Wednesday's opening night gala due to a stagehand strike.

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Carnegie Hall Cancels Opening-Night Gala Due to Stagehand Strike

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

A strike by Carnegie Hall’s stagehands has forced the cancellation of the hall’s opening night gala with the Philadelphia Orchestra, scheduled for Wednesday.
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Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vänskä Resigns

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vänskä resigned Tuesday amid a labor impasse that has dragged on for more than a year as management pushed for deep cuts to musicians' salaries.

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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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