Deborah Borda is Coming Home to the NY Philharmonic

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Deborah Borda, who helped revitalize the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is returning to New York and the orchestra she led in the 1990s.
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It's Time to Meet the 2017 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipients

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Avery Fisher Career Grant recipients are some of the finest instrumental talents in the country. Get to know the 2017 recipients and watch some of their outstanding performances.
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Beware the Ides of March! Here's an Aria From Handel's 'Giulio Cesare'

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” is priority listening for the ides of March and a great segue to answer the question “what's a castrato?”
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Carolina Eyck Wastes No Time Showing You She's a Great Theremin Player

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Clara Rockmore was a theremin virtuoso who helped define the possibilities of the instrument. Half a century later, her contributions look to be safe in the hands of Carolina Eyck.
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Listen to Music Like an Expert With Juilliard's Open Courses

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Juilliard's Open Classroom begins in late spring, and features classes that appeal to classical newcomers and musicians alike.
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Watch: Swedish Orchestra Uses Instruments Made From Ice

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Artist Tim Linhart has taken music to new highs, thanks to low temperatures. ICEstruments are fully functional instruments fit for an equally chilly concert hall.
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A Thousand More Will Rise: Victoria Bond Finds Inspiration in Women Past and Present

Monday, March 13, 2017

In the music of composer and conductor Victoria Bond, listeners can detect themes of empowerment, active resistance and challenges to established norms.
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You’ve Heard This One Before: When Classical Composers Use Samples

Monday, March 13, 2017

In music, the tradition of “sampling,” or using fragments of others’ recorded work, is time-honored. Here are some classical composers that have done so.
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Watch: Two Brothers' 'Fantasia'-Inspired Musical Adventure

Monday, March 13, 2017

Animator William Liu and pianist Charlie Liu are two brothers whose "Fantasies" series uses emotional music to bring new listeners to classical music.
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Surprise GMA Opera Audition Reminds Us To Follow Our Dreams

Friday, March 10, 2017

Aspiring opera singer Eldric Bashful appeared on Good Morning America to sing alongside Pretty Yende. It was a dream come true, even with another surprise reveal.
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Watch This Construction Worker Stun His Co-Workers By Singing Opera (Video)

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Davi Oliveira is a construction worker, who also happens to have a gifted voice. Check him out surprising his co-workers with an impromptu performance of "Nessun Dorma."
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Recap: The 'Game of Thrones' Live Concert Experience

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The ‘Game of Thrones’ television show on HBO has no shortage of epic moments. So it was to be expected that the live concert experience would be epic, too. 
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Watch this Unique 360 Video of Dessoff Choirs

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Dessoff Choirs dropped by the WQXR studios to share the uplifting music of prodigious French composer Lili Boulanger. 
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How a Yellow Cab Ride Created A Classical Music Connection

Thursday, March 09, 2017

A spontaneous connection develops between a New York Times classical music critic and a yellow cab driver while driving and listening to WQXR. Here's the writer's personal story.
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Watch: Melodica Men Put an Awesome Spin on 'Libertango'

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Piazzolla, Beethoven and Jobim come together over two melodicas, a keyboard, and an accordion. It'll be hard for the Melodica Men to top this one.
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18 Women Composers You Should Know

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

March is Women's History Month. Here are some standout women composers across time — from Medieval days to yesterday — who have contributed greatly to music.
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Create Your Alternative Wedding With Classical Music

Monday, March 06, 2017

If you’re planning on tying the knot this spring, consider slipping some of these alternative classical and jazz suggestions into your wedding.
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Kaija Saariaho: Behind the Scenes With the Trailblazing Composer

Monday, March 06, 2017

A look at the challenges and triumphs that shaped the Finnish composer’s sound. Plus, an interview with Saariaho about her opera “L’amour de Loin.”
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Silk Road Ensemble Comes Home in New HBO Documentary

Friday, March 03, 2017

Members of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble recently performed at Grand Central Terminal ahead of the release of a new documentary film profiling the group and its mission.
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We Dare You to Listen to This ‘Ave Maria’ and Not Laugh

Friday, March 03, 2017

If you've never heard it before, this hilariously sincere ‘Ave Maria’ is the perfect introduction to the otamatone.
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