Friday, December 07, 2012
When Venezuela's flagship orchestra comes to Carnegie Hall, many of its 200 musicians will have traveled from lives of desperate poverty, crime and violence.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Dave Brubeck, who died Wednesday at age 91, wrote large-scale symphonic and choral works that expanded music's possibilities.
Monday, December 03, 2012
Le Poisson Rouge has named Tito Muñoz, a Queens-born conductor, as the music director of Ensemble LPR, a flexible new in-house orchestra.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Philadelphia Orchestra said Thursday that it is pulling its scheduled premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's Violin Concerto in January after the composer announced that it would not be ready in time.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Last month, two newly-reconstructed Beethoven works were given world premieres within weeks of one another. But can these fragmentary thoughts bring genuine insights?
Monday, November 19, 2012
Having brought together Arab and Israeli musicians for his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the conductor Daniel Barenboim now plans to create a school in Berlin for musicians from the Middle East.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Learning an instrument isn't easy, but getting to fake one for a Hollywood film is no picnic either. Christopher Walken talks about his role as a cellist in "A Late Quartet."
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The music could be over soon at Steinway Hall, the elegant, 87-year-old piano showroom near Carnegie Hall.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A cellist who had been collecting frequent flier miles on his instrument for the past 11 years won’t be getting any more free flights.
Friday, November 09, 2012
Dietmar Machold, once the world’s most successful dealer of rare violins, violas and cellos, was found guilty of embezzlement and fraud Friday.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
When Barack Obama took the oath of office in 2009, a group of four musicians played Air and Simple Gifts, a somber, elegiac piece by film composer John Williams. So who should perform in January?