Now Trending on Twitter: #ClassicalBands

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Classical music fans, some with a little too much time on their hands, took to Twitter this week to participate in a challenge known as #classicalbands.

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Kurt Masur Set for Early Return to Podium after Accident

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Three months after falling and fracturing his shoulder blade, the German conductor said that he's feeling "okay" and dismissed the significance of his early exit from the disabled list.

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Jon Lord, Composer and Deep Purple Founder, Dies at 71

Monday, July 16, 2012

Jon Lord, the organist for the trailblazing rock band Deep Purple who later composed works for symphony orchestra and chorus, died Monday at 71.

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A Symphonic Celebration for Woody Guthrie's Centennial

Saturday, July 14, 2012

All this week the country has been celebrating American icon Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, which is Saturday. Check out these unusual "classical" versions of his songs.

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World Choir Games in Ohio draw 15,000 participants

Friday, July 13, 2012

The world's largest and most prominent choir competition is coming to a close in southwest Ohio.

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From the WQXR Serendipity File...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

There we were in Central Park, watching the rehearsal for that evening’s concert broadcast, when in the distance was a children’s choir, writes Jeff Spurgeon. See what happens next.

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New Jersey Symphony Extends Lacombe's Contract

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jacques Lacombe has renewed his contract as music director of the New Jersey Symphony through the 2015-16 season. His renewal comes after an eventful spring season.

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'Flash Choir' Debuts Philip Glass Piece in Times Square

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

At first, the tourists passing through Times Square were captivated by the giant video screens hanging overhead and the usual chaos of midtown. See what happened next.

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Watch: Australian Film Combines Surfing and Classical Music

Monday, July 09, 2012

Pieces by Rameau, Bach and Rachmaninoff are crashing onto Australian shores this summer with a new movie project that attempts to marry classical music and surfing.

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Mid-Year Report: Classical Album Sales Down, Digital Tracks Up

Thursday, July 05, 2012

In the first six months of 2012, classical album sales dropped 18.1 percent to 3 million units, according to a mid-year report released Thursday.

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Orchestra Music Director Salaries Disclosed

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Adaptistration, the blog on the orchestra business, has published its annual charts of salaries for most of the major American orchestras’ music directors and executives.

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Poll: Has the 1812 Overture Lost its Boom?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Is the 1812 Overture going out of fashion as the fireworks soundtrack of choice for July Fourth? Is it time for the piece to be retired? Take our poll.

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First Iraq Veteran Opera Puts Inner Turmoil on Stage

Monday, July 02, 2012

After returning from the battlefields of Iraq, Christian Ellis found the only way to soothe the war wounds in his soul was by losing himself singing opera's powerful, haunting songs.

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New York Philharmonic Closes Season with Armory Spectacular

Monday, July 02, 2012

The New York Philharmonic offered some big sounds in its season-ending program, and served them up on a really big plate: the Drill Hall at the New York Armory. Jeff Spurgeon reports.

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Who Stole Brahms's Teeth? Austria Investigating

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Have the teeth of two famed 19th-century composers been stolen from their graves? Austrian prosecutors are trying to find out.

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Music App Songza Latest to Target Classical Listeners

Sunday, July 01, 2012

As the market for online services that stream music from computers and mobile devices expands, classical music listeners remain at least partly in companies' crosshairs.

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Lincoln Center to Make Avery Fisher Hall More Accessible

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lincoln Center has pledged to make Avery Fisher Hall more wheelchair accessible after the US Attorney filed a lawsuit against the arts complex.

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New York Philharmonic to Fill Armory with Surround-Sound Music

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The New York Philharmonic will perform spatial music at the Park Avenue Armory this weekend. In one piece, three orchestras will surround the audience. Another features eight groups.

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Regime Change at Juilliard Historical Performance Program

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monica Huggett, the director of Juilliard’s historical performance program since its inception in 2008, is stepping down, the school said on Monday. Replacing her as director will be Robert Mealy.

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Andrew Litton Named Artistic Advisor to Colorado Orchestra

Monday, June 25, 2012

Instead of hiring a full-time music director, the Colorado Symphony announced Monday that Andrew Litton will become its next "artistic adviser."

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