New Jersey Welcomes Its New Maestra

Monday, April 11, 2016

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Xian Zhang, the incoming music director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, led her first concerts series since being named to the role and discussed her ambitions for the ensemble.
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Steinway's Grand Design: A Modern Temple to the Piano

Monday, April 11, 2016

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On Monday, Steinway opens its new flagship retail store with a state-of-the-art concert hall in Midtown New York. See images of the piano purveyor's new digs.
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With 'Yardbird,' Apollo and Opera Philadelphia Launch Partnership

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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The Apollo and Opera Philadelphia will follow their presentation of 'Charlie Parker's Yardbird' with 'We Shall Not Be Moved' next year and a production to be presented in 2019. 
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6 Stranger-Than-Fiction Events that Inspired Alexander Chee

Monday, March 28, 2016

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The author of the new novel, 'Queen of the Night,' stops by to read an excerpt from his book and details the romantic and bizarre episodes from operatic history that entered his story.
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5 U.S. Opera Premieres Bringing American Subjects to the Stage

Monday, March 28, 2016

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Forget the pyramids of Egypt and the temples of ancient Greece, a new crop of operas commissioned by U.S. houses are bringing distinctly American operas to the stage. 
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Sondra Radvanovsky Completes Three Queens Triathlon at the Met

Friday, March 25, 2016

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Sondra Radvanovsky portrays the third of Donizetti's three queens in a new production of Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' at the Met, which David Patrick Stearns reviews.
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Costanzo Shines in Orpheus Double Bill

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Matthew Aucoin's 'The Orphic Moment' premieres on a program with Gluck's 'Orfeo et Euridice,' as Anthony Roth Constanzo sings the title role in both. David Patrick Stearns weighs in.
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Five Lessons the Orchestra Can Learn from Museums

Friday, March 18, 2016

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Leon Botstein, president of Bard and director of the ASO, discusses how his new project, The Orchestra Now, is looking at the visual arts to rethink the role of the symphony orchestra.
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Anthony Roth Costanzo Buffs Up and Bares All at ENO

Monday, March 07, 2016

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Anthony Roth Costanzo explains the physical transformation he underwent to take on the role of the Egyptian pharoah Akhnaten, and shares exclusive photos of his exposed performance.
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Somewhere Project Finds a Sense of Place and Purpose

Monday, March 07, 2016

Carnegie Hall's ambitious Somewhere Project culminated in an impassioned performance of "West Side Story" in Queens.
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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Champion of Early Music, Dies at 86

Sunday, March 06, 2016

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The Austrian conductor who revolutionized the Baroque music movement before moving into later eras of the classical music repertoire, passed away at home on March 5.
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Seven Women Conductors Who Deserve Attention

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

In honor of Women's History Month, here are seven young female conductors, who are making history with their successes on the podium.
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Somewhere Project Brings Bernstein's Music to Boroughs

Monday, February 29, 2016

For its 125th anniversary, Carnegie Hall used "West Side Story" to inspire teens to write their own music and lyrics. A series of Neighborhood concerts showcased the results. 
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Classical Music Podcasts You Need to Hear

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Whether looking to learn about the basics of a symphony or dive deep into music history, we've found podcasts for classical lovers of all stripes.
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David Lang's 8 Favorite Movies About Music

Friday, February 19, 2016

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Oscar-nominated composer David Lang shares his top eight movies about musicians and composers on the eve of the Academy Awards.
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Review: Dmitri Hvorostovsky at Carnegie Hall

Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Following a diagnosis of brain cancer, Dmitri Hvorostovsky remains a formidable presence, both vocally and physically, as he proved in his Carnegie Hall recital.
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Hélène Grimaud Dives into Nature with 'Water'

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pianist Hélène Grimaud chats with Jeff Spurgeon about her latest release, which revisits her liquid 2014 performances at the Park Avenue Armory.
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The 2016 Classical Music Grammy Winners

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Seiji Osawa were among the winners at Monday night's Grammys.
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Mahler Grooves in New Music App

Friday, February 12, 2016

A new app allows listeners to step inside Mahler's Sixth, through archival images and recordings.
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Saint Thomas Church Appoints New Music Director

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Daniel Hyde of Magdalen College, Oxford, will be the next music director of Saint Thomas Church.
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