2012 Holiday Guide: A Concert for Every Taste

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Yorkers have no shortage of opportunities to celebrate the holidays with festive music. Here is a guide to some of the noteworthy Christmas-related concerts.

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Chita Rivera, Almost 80, Can't Sit Still

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rivera originated some of theater's most memorable roles, including Anita in 1957's "West Side Story," and is currently starring in the ensemble musical "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood."

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NEA Chairman to Step Down After 3 Years

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts is stepping down after three years on the job.

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Daniel Barenboim Plans Academy for Israeli and Arab Musicians

Monday, November 19, 2012

Having brought together Arab and Israeli musicians for his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim plans to create a school for musicians from the Middle East.
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Faking for the Cameras: Christopher Walken Plays Cellist in 'A Late Quartet'

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."
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Steinway to Sell its Landmark Hall for $195 Million

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The music could be over soon at Steinway Hall, the elegant, 87-year-old piano showroom near Carnegie Hall.

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Delta Ejects Cello, Musician From SkyMiles Program

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.

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Kelli O'Hara to sing 'Carousel' with Philharmonic

Monday, November 12, 2012

Kelli O'Hara will be taking a break from singing Gershwin songs on Broadway early next year - to sing Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes with the The New York Philharmonic.

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Dietmar Machold, Jet-Setting Violin Dealer, Convicted of Embezzlement

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.

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Poll: What Music Should Be Performed at Obama's Inauguration?

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?

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Elliott Carter, American Modernist Composer, Dies at 103

Monday, November 05, 2012

Elliott Carter, the American composer whose formidably complex music helped to define 20th-century modernism, died in Manhattan Monday at age 103.

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Listen: Pianist Improvises a Debate Between Obama and Romney

Monday, November 05, 2012

Gabriela Montero, a classical pianist known for her signature improvisations on themes suggested by audience members, dramatizes a debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

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Sandy Washes Classical Label Out of New Offices

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Superstorm Sandy has badly hobbled New Amsterdam – a nonprofit label home to a younger generation of composers and performers – destroying much of its CD inventory and equipment.

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Broadway Lights go up in Post-Sandy NYC

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The lights went up again on Broadway Wednesday for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit New York, as entertainers headed back to work in a city still wracked by power-outages and a suspended subway system.

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Floating Concert Hall Battered But Secure After Hurricane

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bargemusic, the floating concert hall moored near the Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo, appears to have sustained only minimal damage during the storm’s relentless pounding.

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How the Mariinsky Orchestra Beat Hurricane Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is not the only thing barreling through the East Coast this week. The Mariinsky Orchestra has been on a breathless tour that's audacious even by the company's own go-for-broke standards.

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Hurricane Sandy Forces Closures for Museums, Theaters

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the tri-state region to close their doors Monday.

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Concert Cancellations Due to Hurricane Sandy

Sunday, October 28, 2012

While most concerts have resumed, Carnegie Hall remains shuttered. Here is an updated list of shows that have been cancelled or postponed.

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Detroit, San Francisco Symphonies Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Saturday, October 27, 2012

While the Giants and Tigers battle it out on the ball field, the orchestras from their respective cities are engaged in their own (online) rivalry.

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German Composer Hans Werner Henze Dies at 86

Saturday, October 27, 2012

German composer Hans Werner Henze, whose prolific and wide-ranging work included a wealth of operas and 10 symphonies, died Saturday.

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