Video: Cellist Serenades Airplane Cabin at 39,000 Feet

Sunday, April 21, 2013

After several stories of run-ins involving cellists and airlines this year, now comes a more harmonious tale.

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Watch: Boston Symphony Musicians Pay Tribute to Marathon Bombing Victims

Friday, April 19, 2013

Wearing running garb, Boston Symphony musicians paid tribute to the victims of the bombings during its concert Thursday night.

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Twitter Launches Music Service

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio.

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Watch: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Boston Memorial Service

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yo-Yo Ma arrived in Boston Thursday morning to perform in a memorial service for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Give Bruckner a Break! Staatskapelle Dresden Champions Disputed Composer

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

When the venerable orchestra brings Bruckner's Eighth to NYC, listeners will hear an ensemble completely comfortable with the composer's quirks and thrills.

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Blasphemy Conviction of Pianist Fazil Say Draws Sharp Reactions

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The conviction of the pianist and composer Fazil Say for blasphemy over a series of Twitter messages has drawn outrage from human rights campaigners and many media outlets.

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Caroline Shaw Wins 2013 Pulitzer for Music

Monday, April 15, 2013

Caroline Shaw, a New York-based graduate student, has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for music for her Partita for 8 Voices.

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'Mad Men' Recap: Bellini's Norma and a Classical Radio Broadcast

Monday, April 15, 2013

For "Mad Men" viewers anticipating that a shift to 1968 in Season Six would bring a fresh batch of counter-cultural references, the show’s creators have so far managed to thwart any such expectations.

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English Conductor Colin Davis Dies at Age 85

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Colin Davis, the president of the London Symphony Orchestra and that orchestra’s longest-serving conductor, died Sunday at age 85 after a short illness.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Play Behind Bars

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Members of one of the classical music world's most celebrated orchestras will perform Sunday behind bars. Looking on will be celebrated conductor, Riccardo Muti.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Announces China Tour

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Forty years after it became the first U.S. orchestra to visit China, the Philadelphia Orchestra is planning to go back with a new tour and new program.

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Yo-Yo Ma Joins Rocker to Campaign for US Arts Funding

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding for the arts in a year of deep federal budget cuts.

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'Mad Men' Season Premiere: Betty and the Violinist

Monday, April 08, 2013

Viewers can always count on Betty to supply some of the weirder, darker subplots on “Mad Men,” and the season six premiere Sunday night did not disappoint.

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New York Instrument Dealer Sued Over Lost $400,000 Violin

Thursday, April 04, 2013

A violinist is accusing a Manhattan violin dealer of losing her 1837 violin while it was on consignment – by giving it out for trial to someone who never returned – according to a lawsuit.

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Robert Ward, Composer of The Crucible, Dies at 95

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Robert Ward, whose operatic adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible won a Pulitzer Prize in 1962, died Wednesday in Durham, NC. He was 95 and had been in failing health.

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San Francisco Symphony, Union Reach Tentative Deal

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nearly three weeks after a musician work stoppage shut down the San Francisco Symphony, a tentative deal has been reached.

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Phil Ramone, Produced Albums by Pavarotti and Previn, Dies at 79

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Phil Ramone, who died Saturday at age 79, was not only a Grammy winning pop producer and engineer. He also worked with artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Renee Fleming and Andre Previn.

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Steinway to Sell West 57th St. Showroom to Condo Developer

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Steinway Musical Instruments Inc. is selling its stake in the Steinway Hall building in New York to JDS Development Group for about $46 million.

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Video: Organist Paul Jacobs Makes a 'Glorious Racket' in Bach

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In this video, Juilliard organ department chairman Paul Jacobs shows us how Bach is played on the pipe organ.

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Striking San Francisco Symphony Players Explain Tour Cancellation

Sunday, March 24, 2013

This weekend, a musicians' website featured an open letter “to express our deep frustration and disappointment at our management’s cancellation of our East Coast tour.”

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