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.
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.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Gustavo Dudamel attended the funeral of President Hugo Chávez in Caracas on Friday, conducting the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra in the country's National Anthem.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Steinway & Sons said Wednesday it is in “advanced negotiations” with a buyer for Steinway Hall, its longtime home on West 57th Street.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Nonprofit arts venues in New Jersey are caught in the crosshairs of a fight over state legislation that would ban the use of paperless tickets to performances and sporting events.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
About 1,400 people attended a memorial service for Cliburn, who died Wednesday at 78 after fighting bone cancer.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Thursday night at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, a couple dozen men in dark suits were seen praying in a corridor near the food court. These weren’t Brooklyn Nets fans.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
William Bennett, the San Francisco Symphony's principal oboist who collapsed while performing the Strauss Oboe Concerto on Saturday, died Thursday morning in a San Francisco hospital.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
On May 19, 1958, some five weeks after winning the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Van Cliburn gave a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
San Francisco Symphony principal oboist William Bennett, who collapsed in mid-performance of Strauss's Oboe Concerto, remains in a hospital in "guarded" condition Tuesday.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Harlem Shake, the latest Internet dance meme that has seemingly sprouted up overnight, has been given the chamber orchestra treatment by the Knights.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The San Francisco Symphony beats the Minnesota Orchestra, which had been considered a sentimental favorite because of its bitter and protracted labor dispute.
Friday, February 08, 2013
James DePreist, one of the first African-American conductors to have a major career, despite two significant physical ailments, died Friday in Scottsdale, AZ.