Boston Symphony Extends Andris Nelsons' Contract Through 2022

Monday, August 03, 2015

Less than a year after Andris Nelsons became the Boston Symphony's music director, the orchestra has taken the unusual step of extending his contract to eight years.
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Classical Commute: James Graseck

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Every Monday this summer, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: violinist James Graseck.
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Poll: Who Wrote the Greatest 10th Symphony Ever?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Philip Glass is the latest composer to avoid the so-called "Curse of the Ninth Symphony" and write a 10th Symphony. What's your favorite?
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15 Rock and Pop Favorites from Serious Classical Musicians

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Not all classical musicians listen to classical music all the time. Here are some surprising acts that you’d find on their personal playlists.
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Watch: 5 Classical Music Gems from the Associated Press's Massive New YouTube Archive

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Associated Press and British Movietone recently published their extensive newsreel archives on YouTube.
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Your Musical Taste Says a Lot About How You Think, Says New Study

Monday, July 27, 2015

Whether you prefer Vivaldi or Metallica, Scriabin or Norah Jones, reveals a lot about the way you think, according to a new University of Cambridge study.
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Classical Commute: Emily Hopkins

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Every Monday this summer, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. This week: Emily Hopkins, harp.
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Paul Freeman, Founder of Chicago Sinfonietta, Dies at 79

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Paul Freeman, the founder of the Chicago Sinfonetta, died on Tuesday. Listen to a 1975 interview with him from WQXR's show Classical Music and the Afro-American.
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11 Composers Enchanted by Outer Space (Pluto Edition)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In honor of NASA's mission to Pluto, here are 11 composers who have also explored the universe with their music.
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Video: Tuba Player Mocks White Supremacist Marchers with 'Ride of the Valkyries'

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"I didn't really know how to show my opposition," said the musician, "so that was my way of doing it."
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Orchestra Invites Audiences to Pay What They Think Concert Was Worth

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The U.K.'s oldest orchestra has announced it would present a performance in which patrons would be allowed to set their own ticket price – after hearing the performance.
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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of NYC's Composer Statues

Monday, July 20, 2015

In advance of Tuesday's concert at (the statue flanked) Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, try your knowledge of composer statues.
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Classical Commute: Helvetica String Trio

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Every Monday this summer, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music. Today: The Helvetica String Trio.
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Despite Economic Crises, Europeans Are Joining Voices

Friday, July 17, 2015

Europe may be divided over Greece and the euro, but a new report points to one harmonious note rising above the cacophony.
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NYC Orchestral Activists Speak Out on Police-Citizen Tensions

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A group of young classical musicians in New York are placing their art squarely in the conversation over the tension between black communities and the police across the U.S.
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Poll: Which of These 2015 News Stories Best Captures the Spirit of France?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

In honor of Bastille Day, tell us which of these 2015 news stories best captures the spirit of France that we know and love.
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Classical Commute: Luellen Abdoo

Monday, July 13, 2015

Every Monday this summer, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music.
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A Box and a Hammer: The Story of Mahler's 6th on his 155th Birthday

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Tuesday marks the 155th birthday of Austrian composer, Gustav Mahler.
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Classical Commute: Eganam Segbefia

Monday, July 06, 2015

Every Monday this summer, we are profiling subway musicians who make our commutes a little bit cooler with classical music.
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Benedict XVI is Honored for Keen Devotion to Classical Music

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine."
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