Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Philip Smith, who has led the New York Philharmonic's trumpet section for 35 years, announced on Tuesday that he will retire in June 2014.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Since June, Cynthia Turner, a conductor and music professor at Cornell, has been sporting the $1500 glasses as both a teaching tool and increasingly, as an enhancement to the concert experience.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Some classical musicians have a special knack for getting in the spirit of creepy characters and spooky alter-egos. On this Halloween, here are ten standouts.
Friday, October 25, 2013
The pianist Christian Zacharias halted a performance Wednesday night with the Gothenburg Symphony after an audience member's phone began to ring. See what happens next.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Amadeus Leopold, the violinist/performance artist formerly known as Hahn-Bin, has released a video featuring his own flamboyant take on Paganini's Caprice No. 24.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The brass sections of the Boston Symphony and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras are sounding off for their respective hometown teams in the World Series.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The 60-year-old Philharmonic faces an uncertain future: the website has been offline for months and its music director is no longer with the orchestra. Can Brooklyn be a home to classical music?
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The violin believed to have been played by the bandleader as the Titanic sank is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $400,000 when it goes up for auction this weekend in Wiltshire, England.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Twenty-five years after Tom Hanks played "Heart and Soul" and "Chopsticks" on that giant toy piano in the movie "Big," he delivered an encore on Monday night.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Gary Graffman jokes that the most-famous, best-selling album of his career barely acknowledges his participation on its cover.
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.
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.