Steve Hackman and The Art of the Classical Mashup

Monday, October 31, 2016

Steve Hackman, a Curtis Institute of Music-trained conductor and composer, has taken the musical mashup concept to a whole new level with pop songs woven into orchestrated classics.
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Met Cancels Performances After Someone Sprinkles Suspicious Powder on Orchestra

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Police say that the powder substance spread into the Met's orchestra pit Saturday, which halted "Guillaume Tell," may have been the ashes of an opera lover.
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Xian Zhang And New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Begin First Season Together

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Xian Zhang, the internationally acclaimed Chinese-American conductor, has her first concerts as music director of the NJSO this weekend.
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4 Classically Creepy Covers of the 'Halloween' Movie Theme

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

John Carpenter's classic horror film "Halloween" and its soundtrack, which he composed, might be the scariest of all time. Here are some fun covers of the main theme. Boo!
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7 Spooky Classical Pieces For Your Halloween Playlist

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

In the spirit of the season, we share these creepy classical jams that no Halloween playlist should be without. What are your favorites?
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Daughter of Composer Alberto Ginastera Opens Up

Monday, October 24, 2016

While she was preparing a new album to celebrate the work of composer Alberto Ginastera, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis met with his daughter, Georgina.
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The Extraordinary Power of Pianist Emil Gilels

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

During the recent 100th anniversary of his birth, we celebrate pianist Emil Gilels' uniquely humble and genuine voice, as well as his powerful piano performances.
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Watch the 'Lord' of Classical Piano Mash-ups and Video Game Renditions

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

You have to watch the ambidextrous piano skills of Lord Vinheteiro as he mashes up the classical greats and chases that fun with a some real-time Mario Bros. musical accompaniment. 
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Musicians Strike, Play Free Concerts

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The musicians and the management of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are locked in a standoff that has led to further concert cancellations through Nov. 18. 
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Watch: Chicago Cubs Get Symphonic Level Support

Monday, October 17, 2016

Watch the Chicago Symphony play a special symphonic rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" to support the Cubs in their World Series quest.
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The Curse of the Ninth Haunted These Composers

Monday, October 17, 2016

As the Halloween season approaches, let's take a look at classical music's strangest superstition — the curse of the ninth symphonies.
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When Pavarotti Reigned as the Classical Crossover Duet King

Monday, October 17, 2016

Luciano Pavarotti was the undisputed king of classical crossover. The duets from his Pavarotti and Friends benefit concerts raised money for victims of war and violence in the 1990s.
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Gabriel Kahane and The Knights Perform Dylan's 'The Times They Are A-Changin'

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Hear The Knights and Gabe Kahane perform a classical arrangement of one his songs in Central Park.
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Twoset Violin Offer A Guide to Understanding Conservatory Friends

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Twoset Violin deals in the hilarity of the warped and wonderful world of music conservatory life and they are one of the great Internet phenomena of classical music this year.
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5 Great Classical Sequels and Life-After-Death Collaborations

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Classical music is full of instances of composers revisiting timeless pieces or stepping in to complete unfinished projects. Here are five of our favorites.
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R.E.M.'s Mike Mills Drops 'Joyful' Rock & Classical Concerto

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills was asked by his childhood friend and classical violinist Robert McDuffie to compose a concerto for classical and rock musicians. He did just that.
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Hear Peter Allen's Historic 1958 Broadcast of Van Cliburn from Carnegie Hall

Monday, October 10, 2016

Former WQXR and Met Opera radio announcer Peter Allen died on Saturday. He was 96. We remember him with his famous broadcast of Van Cliburn's 1958 radio debut from Carnegie Hall.
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Preview: The 'Game of Thrones' Live Concert is Coming

Sunday, October 09, 2016

For fans of "Game of Thrones," this live concert experience is looking as epic as the show. The multimedia concert tour, led by the show's composer Ramin Djawadi, begins in February.
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Für Elise and Moonlight Sonata Like You've Never Heard Them

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Swedish music producer and remixer Seth Everman is a "classical pianist who listened to hip hop once." He takes making music seriously but keeps whimsy in his re-mixing videos.
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Watch: This Beethoven Remix Ad by Intel Blows Our Minds

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Intel spent a year creating the ad spot called “Experience Amazing” featuring Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and it is still blowing our minds ten months later.
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