Watch 371 Trombones Play Wagner and Bernstein

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

On Wednesday, 371 trombone players braved the rainy weather to create their own thunder on the Lincoln Center campus.
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6 Inspiring Commencement Speeches Offering Advice to Future Musicians

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

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A half dozen performers, including Jessye Norman and Claire Chase, share words of wisdom to this year's conservatory graduates as they embark on the next phase of their careers.
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Legendary Voice Teacher and Soprano Phyllis Curtin Dies

Monday, June 06, 2016

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The famed singer, who premiered the title role of Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah" before embarking on a 51-year teaching career, died at the age of 94 at her home in the Berkshires.
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Why Pianists Love Chopin

Thursday, June 02, 2016

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Before they gather to play more than 10 hours of his work for solo piano, we asked performers in WQXR's All-Day Chopin Marathon about their connection to the composer.
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin Named Met's Next Music Director

Thursday, June 02, 2016

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who in the 2020-21 season will assume the role held by James Levine, will have an immediate involvement in the company's artistic planning.
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7 Series in NYC Presenting World-Class Music for Free

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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From aural and literal fireworks in Central Park to a communal play-along of a Ravel masterpiece, here are gratis summer music performances in NYC to mark on your calendar.
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Graham Parker, WQXR GM, to Head Universal Classics, USA

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Graham Parker, who guided WQXR in its transition to a public radio station, will be moving on to the Universal Music Group in July.
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Forging a New Festival In and Inspired by the Mountains

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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The creative minds behind the Tippet Rise Art Center, which opens on June 17, spoke to WQXR about creating a destination for art and music lovers in the middle of remote Montana.
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New Version of 'Appalachian Spring' Completes What Copland Began

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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A collaboration between the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Martha Graham Dance Company and composer David Newman has created a new full orchestral version of the beloved ballet.
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7 Portraits of Mothers Who Influenced the Future of Music

Sunday, May 08, 2016

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In honor of Mother's Day, take a look at the women who bore and shaped some of the most famous figures in classical music. 
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Celebrating a Cultural Shrine on Its 125th Anniversary

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

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As Carnegie Hall marks its 125th anniversary on May 5th, Fred Plotkin shares some of his most cherished memories of the beloved concert space.
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Sondra Radvanovsky to Replace Anna Netrebko as Norma

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

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Anna Netrebko's decision to forgo upcoming performances of 'Norma' has forced casting changes among four different companies, including the Metropolitan Opera.
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Kelli O'Hara Crosses Over to Opera in Updated 'Dido and Aeneas'

Friday, April 29, 2016

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A new production of Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' cast Broadway actors and debuted a new prologue to the 17th century work. David Patrick Stearns weighs in on the effort.
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9 Things You Didn't Know About Violinist Yehudi Menuhin

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Yehudi Menuhin didn't just play the violin ridiculously well, from mastering Yoga poses to jamming with gypsies, Clemency Burton-Hill illuminates lesser-known aspects of his legacy.
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Q2 Music's Meet the Composer Wins Peabody Award

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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The podcast, which takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of today's most innovative and compelling composers, was honored for excellence in the radio/podcast category.
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Jed Bernstein Resigns as Lincoln Center President

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The president of Lincoln Center is leaving his position to pursue creative and producing opportunities.
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13 Vinyl Classics to Hear on Record Store Day

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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In honor of Record Store Day 2016 on Saturday, vinyl connoisseur and WQXR weekend host Paul Cavalconte has shared a baker's dozen of his favorite LPs from his personal collection.
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From Renaissance to Ragtime: How Jeremy Denk Crafted His Carnegie Program

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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The pianist, who will perform at Carnegie Hall on April 17, explains how he created his genre-bending program, which includes works from the 16th century to contemporary composers.
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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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