Thursday, September 26, 2013
The National Endowment for the Arts released a report Thursday showing that attendance has declined for traditional cultural forms theater, museums and classical concerts.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Jeremy Denk, a classical pianist with a literary streak, is among the winners of the 2013 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
The advocacy group Americans for the Arts has just published a 145-page report on the nation's arts scene health. Here's what it said about opera.
Friday, September 20, 2013
The Park Avenue Armory unveiled its Board of Officers room this week after a $15 million renovation, and in doing so, introduced a new recital venue to New York’s classical music ecosystem.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Pope Francis, long reputed to be an opera lover, has opened up about his tastes in classical music, which turn out to be remarkably voracious and specific.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
It's a maxim of both Hollywood and classical music: dissonant, experimental scores which may cause orchestra subscribers to flee in terror have found a comfortable home in mainstream cinema.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Royal Opera House in London hosted an Intelligence Squared debate on Sunday on the question of Verdi vs. Wagner, the full video of which has since been posted online.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
A musician named Ansel Wallenfang has created "Fantasy Football & Fugue," a video featuring a fugue built of NFL themes from the four networks that broadcast pro football games.
Friday, September 13, 2013
The Minnesota Orchestra unveiled its newly remodeled concert hall to the local news media on Thursday but don't buy your plane tickets to Minneapolis just yet.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Last month, a teenage French guitarist who goes by the name Tina S. released a video of herself playing "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. It quickly went viral.
Monday, September 09, 2013
A concert Sunday by conductor Zubin Mehta in Indian-administered Kashmir took place amid tight security and objections from separatist groups who are fighting New Delhi's rule.
Sunday, September 08, 2013
The northern Italian town where Antonio Stradivari and other master violin-makers worked will open a new museum celebrating the instrument.
Friday, September 06, 2013
During the Last Night of the Proms, Marin Alsop spoke on behalf of women conductors and Joyce DiDonato sang "Somewhere over the Rainbow" for gay rights.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
It’s the age-old problem of putting symphony orchestras on television: they're not as much fun to look at as to listen to. A new television series aims to overcome this.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Great Britain is minting a new 50 pence coin to commemorate the centenary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten.
Monday, September 02, 2013
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at a same-sex wedding this weekend in what is believed to be a first for a member of the nation's highest court.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Fall is always the most exciting time to be a classical music fan in New York City. Here's a guide to everything you need to know about the big fall concerts this year.