Flash Mob: Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' Takes Over Ukraine Market

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Watch what happens as the Odessa Philharmonic and Opera Chorus stage an "Ode to Joy” flash mob performance in the middle of the city's bustling bazaar.

Read More

Comments [20]

Gustavo Dudamel Withdraws from New York Philharmonic Concerts

Monday, March 24, 2014

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel has withdrawn from this week's scheduled concerts with the New York Philharmonic, citing a severe flu.

Read More

Comment

Video: One-Minute Opera on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The composer Michel van der Aa has created a one-minute opera for a Dutch television show about the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Read More

Comments [2]

Minnesota Orchestra CEO Michael Henson to Step Down

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Minnesota Orchestra said Thursday that its president and CEO Michael Henson will resign this fall, ending a seven-year tenure that saw both record fundraising and severe labor turmoil.

Read More

Comments [1]

What's the Sound of Springtime in Classical Music?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Is there a place for season-specific programming in classical music? Must summer always mean pops and winter heartier fare? And what should signify spring? Tell us as we mark the first day of the Vernal Equinox.

Read More

Comments [18]

Jeremy Denk Wins Avery Fisher Prize

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Jeremy Denk, the pianist, writer and recent MacArthur Fellow, has been given the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, a $75,000 award to recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in music.

Read More

Comment

Musical Chairs on Piano Row as Klavierhaus Moves Out

Monday, March 17, 2014

New York's Piano Row just got a bit smaller. Klavierhaus, a favored haunt for international pianists since the 1990s, on Monday moved out of its storefront headquarters on West 58th St.

Read More

Comments [3]

James Galway Talks Irish Music, Plays the Tin Whistle

Monday, March 17, 2014

"The Man With the Golden Flute" joined Jeff Spurgeon on St. Patrick's Day to talk about his Irish upbringing and a new online teaching method for flute.

Read More

Comments [2]

Album Spotlight: John Adams's Gospel a Pointed Social Critique

Sunday, March 16, 2014

John Adams's The Gospel According to the Other Mary is a stepping-off point to confront oppression through the ages, with the Biblical story fluidly cross-cutting with scenes of modern life.

Read More

Comments [1]

Collapsed East Harlem Building Owned by Piano Shop Proprietor

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

One of two East Harlem buildings that collapsed Wednesday morning after an apparent explosion was owned by the proprietor of Absolute Piano, a neighborhood shop.

Read More

Comments [2]

'Mozart in the Jungle': Amazon Studios Picks Up Classical Music Tell-All

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mozart in the Jungle, oboist Blair Tindall's tell-all memoir of life as a freelance musician in New York City, will be made into a 10-episode series for Amazon Studios, Variety reported on Tuesday.

Read More

Comments [2]

Study: Audiences Identify Top Orchestras by Appearance More Than Sound

Monday, March 10, 2014

When it comes to judging a performance, audiences are just as likely to focus on an orchestra’s stage presence as its musical prowess, according to a newly-published study.

Read More

Comments [3]

Man Lauded as Japan Beethoven Sorry for Fake Work

Sunday, March 09, 2014

The man once lauded as "Japan's Beethoven" bowed repeatedly and apologized Friday at his first media appearance since it was revealed that his famed compositions were ghostwritten and he wasn't completely deaf.

Read More

Comments [1]

New Owners Vow to Preserve Embattled Charles Ives House

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Nearly two years after a preservation battle began for Charles Ives's former Connecticut home, the new owners are speaking about it for the first time.

Read More

Comment

Boston Symphony Announces First Season with Andris Nelsons

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Andris Nelsons era at the Boston Symphony Orchestra began to take shape on Wednesday, as the BSO's 15th music director announced plans for his first season.

Read More

Comment

Five Reasons Why C.P.E. Bach Matters

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Although C.P.E. has long been overshadowed by his famous dad, the 300th anniversary of his birth is an opportunity to get to know his standout compositions. Here are five reasons why he matters.

Read More

Comments [4]

David Robertson Renews Contract with St. Louis Symphony

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Conductor David Robertson has renewed his contract with the St. Louis Symphony through 2018, reflecting a national trend of major orchestras holding onto their long-serving music directors.

Read More

Comment

Video: Protester Disrupts St. Petersburg Philharmonic Concert in San Francisco

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

A concert Monday night in San Francisco by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic was interrupted by a gay rights activist.

Read More

Comments [8]

Documentary Short on Oldest Holocaust Survivor, Pianist Wins Oscar

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Lady in Number 6," a film portrait of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest classical pianist and Holocaust survivor, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short.

Read More

Comments [5]

Leonard Slatkin: Why I Invited Listeners to Snap Photos During a Concert

Friday, February 28, 2014

Leonard Slatkin tells WQXR how he's been surprising patrons during the Detroit Symphony's six-date South Florida tour this week by inviting them to take photos of the performances on their phones.

Read More

Comments [12]