American Ballet Theater to Return to Lincoln Center

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The American Ballet Theater said on Thursday that it has signed a three-year contract to perform at the David H. Koch Theater, ending the company's 15-year perch at New York City Center.

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Alan Gilbert Renews Contract with New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Conductor Alan Gilbert has extended his contract with the New York Philharmonic, through the 2016-2017 season. He discusses his plans with Jeff Spurgeon.

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Zubin Mehta's Boisterous, Lifelong Journey in Israel

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Zubin Mehta has experienced a lot with the Israel Philharmonic, where he holds the title of music director for life. He describes the collectively-run ensemble as like a boisterous, opinionated family.

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Orchestra Watch: Lockouts in Minnesota, Costumes in Cleveland

Monday, October 22, 2012

Stalled contract negotiations in Minnesota, a startling economic report and some lighthearted Halloween programming are among the developments in the orchestra world this week.

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Once Declared Dead, Delaware Symphony to Live Another Season

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Four months after the Delaware Symphony Orchestra announced that it was suspending its operations, the orchestra says it will resume concerts in January 2013.

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Video: German Orchestra Stages 'Star Wars' Flash Mob

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The WDR Symphony Orchestra staged a flash mob fit for sci-fi geeks at Wallraf Square in Cologne, Germany.

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Turkish Pianist Fazil Say on Trial for Insulting Islam

Friday, October 19, 2012

A top Turkish pianist and composer appeared in court on Thursday to defend himself against charges of offending Muslims and insulting Islam in comments he made on Twitter.

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Ten Newsweek Covers That Featured Classical Musicians

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Newsweek announced Thursday that it will end its print edition. The newsweekly introduced general audiences to classical superstars like Bernstein and Pavarotti.

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Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Director, to Step Down After 33 Years

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Jeanne Lamon, music director of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, says she will retire in 2014, ending a 33-year run at the helm of one of the more adventurous early-music groups on the world stage.

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Opera Patron Vilar Freed on Bail After Court Ruling

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

An opera-loving philanthropist convicted in New York of a multimillion-dollar fraud has been freed on bail to await the outcome of his appeal.

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Georg Solti’s Seven Most-Watched YouTube Videos

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The conducting legend Sir Georg Solti would have been 100 on Sunday, Oct. 21. Tune in Sunday at 2 pm for a special live tribute broadcast featuring the World Orchestra for Peace led by Valery Gergiev.

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Orchestra Watch: Seattle Symphony May Strike; Philly Saves the Day

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In this season of discontent, it can be hard to keep up with the changes so we're introducing Orchestra Watch, a new weekly look at the country’s hotspots.

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Conductor Zubin Mehta Honored by Israel's President

Monday, October 15, 2012

 Israel's president has recognized Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta for his contributions to Israeli society.

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Green-Wood Cemetery Unveils New Gottschalk Statue

Sunday, October 14, 2012

On Saturday, 142 years after his death, a crowd of about a hundred turned out for the unveiling of a new statue at Louis Moreau Gottschalk's grave in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

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The Top 10 Photos of Pianists Showing Off Their Hands

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New album covers by the pianists Lang Lang and Alessio Bax raise an age-old question pianists face when confronted with a camera: What should they do with their hands?

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Maestros on the Move: Appointments in Tokyo, Seattle

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A job offer for the Tokyo Symphony is delivered after a concert on the way to the airport.

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Indianapolis Symphony Cancels Fifth Week of Concerts

Monday, October 08, 2012

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is canceling a fifth week of concerts as contract negotiations with the musicians union remain deadlocked.

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Howard H. Scott, Godfather of the LP, Classical Producer, Dies at 92

Monday, October 08, 2012

Howard H. Scott, a producer known for his recordings of the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, pianist Glenn Gould and violinist Isaac Stern, has died.

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Which Pieces Give You the Chills?

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Movies on the Radio begins a month-long series devoted to horror film soundtracks that “chill spines.” But just what is it that causes a piece of music to create a tingling in the spine?

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Lincoln Center to Install 700-Pound Door for Stockhausen Piece

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The lengths that presenters and orchestras will go to present a piece by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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