Where to Find Young Orchestra Audiences? Try a 'Lord of the Rings' Concert

Thursday, April 09, 2015

"For all the talk of the graying classical audience, this enthusiastic crowd was as diverse in age and ethnicity as I've seen in a long time," writes host Elliott Forrest.
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BAM Turns to Orchestra World for Next President

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The arts center on Thursday said that Katy Clark, the executive director of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, will become its next president, effective June 30.
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New York Philharmonic Names Frank Huang Concertmaster

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The New York Philharmonic on Wednesday named Frank Huang of the Houston Symphony Orchestra as its next concertmaster, replacing Glenn Dicterow.
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Andrew Porter’s Top 5 Contributions to Classical Music

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

On April 3, Andrew Porter, the former classical music critic for the New Yorker, died at the age of 86. Porter’s accomplishments went far beyond the publication.
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'Between Worlds' Opera: A British Eulogy on 9/11 Attacks

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

British composer Tansy Davies memorializes the Sept. 11 attacks in her first Opera, Between Worlds. Is the world ready for a 9/11 opera?
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Orchestra Drops Pianist Valentina Lisitsa Over 'Deeply Offensive' Tweets

Monday, April 06, 2015

The ensemble has cited concerns over her "provocative" commentary supporting the Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.
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Leipzig Quartet Violinist Appeals for Help with Legal Fees After Arrest

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Leipzig Quartet on Thursday launched an online fundraising campaign to assist their violinist who was arrested last week in Manhattan.
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Boston Symphony Signs with Major Label for Shostakovich Cycle

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has signed an unusual, five-year recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon.
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Disadvantaged Children in Harmony Program to Study with New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Members of the Harmony Program, an after-school project, will study and perform with members of the New York Philharmonic. Here's why.
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Classical Music Relaxes Cats During Surgery, Says Study

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Following our report on an earlier study on species-specific music crafted just for cats, a new study has found that classical music can serve to relax cats in surgery.
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Leipzig Quartet Violinist Accused of Naked Attack in Midtown Hotel

Monday, March 30, 2015

A violinist in the Leipzig String Quartet was arrested early Friday morning and charged with assaulting another guest at a Midtown Manhattan hotel.
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In New York Philharmonic Conductor Search, Don’t Ignore the Audience

Friday, March 27, 2015

Are we looking in the right place for the next music director for the New York Philharmonic? WQXR General Manager Graham Parker considers what's really needed.
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Pierre Boulez at 90: His Top Five Transformations

Thursday, March 26, 2015

As Pierre Boulez celebrates his 90th birthday, here are five examples of his perfectionism as a composer.
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National Recording Registry Adds Joan Tower's Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Joan Tower's cheekily provocative responses to Aaron Copland are now preserved in the National Recording Registry.
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Opera Singers Among Victims of Germanwings Plane Crash

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Opera singers Oleg Bryjak and Maria Radner were among the 150 people on board the plane that crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps.
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Pierre Boulez at 90: Interviews from the NYPR Archives

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

For Pierre Boulez's 90th birthday, we spotlight his New York Public Radio appearances.
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Keeping Classical Cool: Oldest US Arts Group Turns 200

Monday, March 23, 2015

Before Beyonce, there were the Beatles. Before the Beatles, there was Brahms. And before Brahms was even born, there was the Handel & Haydn Society.
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Video: Ice-Cream Truck Plays Schoenberg on College Campus

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Earlier this month, the University of Southern California – where Schoenberg once taught – introduced a novel effort to disseminate his 12-tone music to the masses
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Gustavo Dudamel and Wife File for Divorce

Friday, March 20, 2015

Gustavo Dudamel’s wife, Eloisa Maturen, has filed for divorce according to Los Angeles court records released Thursday. The couple has been married for nine years.
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Neat vs. Messy: Which is Better For Creativity?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Are messy individuals more innovative? As thoughts turn to spring cleaning, here's how several composers have approached the question of neatness.
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