James DePreist, Barrier-Breaking American Conductor, Dies at 76

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.

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Which Classical Piece Sets the Mood for Romance?

Friday, February 08, 2013

When you think heavy breathing, galloping hearts and long kisses, what do you hear? We asked you and told us. View the top 12 choices as we counted them down on Valentine's Day.

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Video: Orchestra Flash Mob Takes Over Bucharest Airport

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The Bucharest Symphony Orchestra staged a flash mob in the departure lounge of Henri Coanda International Airport near Bucharest on Monday.

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Two Women Conductors to Appear in NYC Next Season. Is That Enough?

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Just two women conductors are scheduled to appear in New York's major concert halls next season. Why aren't there more?

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Bolshoi Ballet Chief Heads to Germany After Attack

Monday, February 04, 2013

The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet said he knows who ordered an acid attack that left him with severe burns to his eyes and face but won't say, voicing hope that investigators will soon name the perpetrator.

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Classical Music in 2013 Super Bowl Ads

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Continuing an annual tradition, we spotlight the Super Bowl commercials that feature classical music soundtracks and themes.

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When Ed Koch Met Aaron Copland

Friday, February 01, 2013

In 1978, mayor Edward I. Koch invited Aaron Copland to Gracie Mansion after hearing that the composer had never been there. "But you were born in Brooklyn and are one of our great composers," Koch exclaimed. "I am shocked!"

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Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Vienna in 2013-14

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Carnegie Hall announced Thursday its 2013-14 season which will feature a three-week winter festival, “Vienna: City of Dreams,” featuring a seven-concert residency by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

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NJ Symphony Reveals Season, Stays Silent on Management Shakeup

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

At a press conference Tuesday to announce its 2013-14 season, the New Jersey Symphony wasn't discussing the recent resignation of its president and CEO.

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Martha Argerich is Focus of Film Documentary By Her Daughter

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Film directors and biographers have tried, with mixed results, to portray the reclusive and brilliant pianist Martha Argerich. Now, her filmmaker daughter is giving it a shot.

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Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Soloist Recounts Inauguration Performance

Friday, January 25, 2013

There was more than a lip-synching controversy to the music at Monday's event. One choir member tells Terrance McKnight about her performance.

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New York Philharmonic to Present Film Music, Beethoven Concertos and a 'Biennial' in 2013-14

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The New York Philharmonic on Wednesday announced a 2013-14 season that seems to aim for maximum variety.

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The Colorado Quartet to Disband in May 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Colorado Quartet, which is based in New York City, said on Tuesday that it will disband in May, quietly ending a 30-year history of tours, recordings and teaching residences.

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Does Lincoln Center Need a Shake Shack?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Restauranteur Danny Meyer is reportedly eyeing a shuttered space at 1991 Broadway for a potential branch of his Shake Shack burger chain.

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Sydney Opera House Lands Deal with Airline Sponsor

Monday, January 21, 2013

A three-year, multimillion-dollar deal between the Sydney Opera House and Etihad Airways has raised concerns that the World Heritage-listed arts complex will be renamed.

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Obama Inaugural Luncheon to Feature Eastman String Quartet

Friday, January 18, 2013

Along with New York politicos and influence peddlers, a string quartet from Rochester is heading to the nation's capital for President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday.

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Bolshoi's Artistic Director Attacked with Acid in Moscow

Friday, January 18, 2013

Russian police say Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Theatre, is being treated in a Moscow hospital for severe burns after a masked man threw acid in his face.

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Young Afghan Musicians to Tour US

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Afghan Youth Orchestra is to begin a 12-day U.S. tour that includes concerts at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the New England Conservatory in Boston.

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Itzhak Perlman to Take Center Court at Barclays Center

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The violinist Itzhak Perlman will give a concert with Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, the cantor from the Park East Synagogue in the Barclay's Center next month.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Gets a Reboot Under New Maestro

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra has a new conductor this season: the 37-year-old Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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