Philadelphia Orchestra Announces China Tour

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Forty years after it became the first U.S. orchestra to visit China, the Philadelphia Orchestra is planning to go back with a new tour and new program.

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Yo-Yo Ma Joins Rocker to Campaign for US Arts Funding

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding for the arts in a year of deep federal budget cuts.

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'Mad Men' Season Premiere: Betty and the Violinist

Monday, April 08, 2013

Viewers can always count on Betty to supply some of the weirder, darker subplots on “Mad Men,” and the season six premiere Sunday night did not disappoint.

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New York Instrument Dealer Sued Over Lost $400,000 Violin

Thursday, April 04, 2013

A violinist is accusing a Manhattan violin dealer of losing her 1837 violin while it was on consignment – by giving it out for trial to someone who never returned – according to a lawsuit.

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Robert Ward, Composer of The Crucible, Dies at 95

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Robert Ward, whose operatic adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible won a Pulitzer Prize in 1962, died Wednesday in Durham, NC. He was 95 and had been in failing health.

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San Francisco Symphony, Union Reach Tentative Deal

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nearly three weeks after a musician work stoppage shut down the San Francisco Symphony, a tentative deal has been reached.

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Phil Ramone, Produced Albums by Pavarotti and Previn, Dies at 79

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Phil Ramone, who died Saturday at age 79, was not only a Grammy winning pop producer and engineer. He also worked with artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Renee Fleming and Andre Previn.

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Steinway to Sell West 57th St. Showroom to Condo Developer

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Steinway Musical Instruments Inc. is selling its stake in the Steinway Hall building in New York to JDS Development Group for about $46 million.

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Video: Organist Paul Jacobs Makes a 'Glorious Racket' in Bach

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In this video, Juilliard organ department chairman Paul Jacobs shows us how Bach is played on the pipe organ.

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Striking San Francisco Symphony Players Explain Tour Cancellation

Sunday, March 24, 2013

This weekend, a musicians' website featured an open letter “to express our deep frustration and disappointment at our management’s cancellation of our East Coast tour.”

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Library of Congress Adds Glass Opera, Van Cliburn to Recording Registry

Thursday, March 21, 2013

“Einstein on the Beach” is headed to the Library of Congress. On Thursday, the library announced its 25 newest additions to the National Recording Registry.

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Gergiev Fund Embezzlement Case Postponed

Monday, March 18, 2013

A court in Moscow has postponed initial hearings in the case of two men charged with embezzling 245 million rubles ($8 million) from the charitable foundation of renowned conductor Valery Gergiev.

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Study: Vivaldi's Four Seasons as the New Brain Food

Monday, March 18, 2013

Researchers from the University of Northumbria say they have found cognitive benefits from listening to the ubiquitous concertos.

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San Francisco Symphony Cancels Carnegie Hall Dates as Strike Continues

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The San Francisco Symphony's east coast tour, which was to include a two-night stand at Carnegie Hall, has been canceled as a result of its five-day-old strike.

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Violin That Was Played as Titanic Sank Found, Auction House Says

Friday, March 15, 2013

The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the oceanliner sank has been unearthed, a British auction house said Friday.

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Behind The Vienna Philharmonic's Nazi Past

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Why did so many members of the Vienna Philharmonic join the Nazi party in the 1930s? The lead historian behind the recent report offers some clues.

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San Francisco Symphony On Strike

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A week before a scheduled East Coast tour that is to include two concerts at Carnegie Hall, the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony are on strike.

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Manhattan School of Music Names New President

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Manhattan School of Music said on Wednesday that James Gandre will be its new president. He will oversee planning for the school's centenary in 2018.

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Vienna Philharmonic Reveals Nazi Past in New Report

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Almost half of the musicians in the Vienna Philharmonic during World War II were members of the Nazi party, and 13 members were driven out for being Jewish or married to Jews.

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San Francisco Symphony Musicians Vote to Authorize Strike

Friday, March 08, 2013

Musicians in the San Francisco Symphony, frustrated with bargaining over a new contract, voted to authorize a strike on Wednesday night. The vote comes just before a scheduled East Coast tour which includes two performances at Carnegie Hall.

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