The Weird and Unexpected Delights of Summer Music Festivals

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ambitious festivals are their own destination, homes to category-defying works, provocations and musical rehabilitations, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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Map: 15 New York-Area Summer Music Festivals for 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer means concerts in the hills, near beaches and in air-conditioned halls. Consult our guide to 15 of the summer's classical music festivals around the region.
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Video: First Trailer for Steve Jobs Biopic Has an Orchestral Concept

Monday, May 18, 2015

"The musicians play the instruments. I play the orchestra," says Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in the first trailer for Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's film "Steve Jobs."
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Detroit Symphony to Webcast Mahler Rehearsal – For 15 Minutes

Monday, May 18, 2015

This Wednesday, Internet audiences can watch 15 minutes of Leonard Slatkin's morning rehearsal with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
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Chicago Symphony Plans to Broadcast Concerts in China

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chicago’s WFMT-FM is reportedly on the verge of a deal to broadcast Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts in China, joining a group of three other major American orchestras.
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Q&A: Stephen Hough on Grieg, Piano Shopping and the Death of Record Stores

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stephen Hough talks about choosing Grieg pieces and the pianos on which to play them. Read more and get a free download.
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Musician's Tweet About Missing Violin in Amtrak Crash Sparks Backlash

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A violinist who was on board the Amtrak train that derailed on Tuesday night is facing a backlash for complaining on social media about her missing violin.
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Poll: Was a $150 Million Donation to Yale a 'Waste of Money?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The $150 million donation from private-equity billionaire Stephen A. Schwarzman to develop a new center for student life and cultural programming has prompted heated debate.
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Gustavo Dudamel and Eloísa Maturén to Team Up for 'Death and the Maiden'

Monday, May 11, 2015

A new production of the 1991 play by playwright Ariel Dorfman is expected to open this fall with an unlikely pair of collaborators.
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Berlin Philharmonic Deadlocked on Choice of New Chief Conductor

Monday, May 11, 2015

When orchestra officials emerged around 3:25 pm ET (9:25 pm Berlin) the message was clear: "no result."
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Cuba Trip Signals Minnesota Orchestra's Turnaround

Sunday, May 10, 2015

When the Minnesota Orchestra plays in Cuba this week, the visit will not only symbolize the reopening of relations between the U.S. and the communist nation, but also healing.
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New Williamsburg Concert Hall, National Sawdust, to Open in October

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A long-delayed plan to turn a disused sawdust factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn into a venue for classical and contemporary music appears to finally be taking shape.
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American-Israeli Is New First Fiddle in Israel Philharmonic

Saturday, May 09, 2015

David Radzynski is still getting used to his first job out of college as the new concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Orchestra Musician's Cello Damaged in Airline Mishap

Thursday, May 07, 2015

An orchestra musician's prized cello was badly damaged on a flight from LaGuardia on Wednesday, and he blames the airline’s baggage workers for recklessly handling it.
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Collegiate Chorale, Chorus that Robert Shaw Founded, Inches Towards Broadway

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale's two performances this week at Carnegie Hall of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise represent the latest shift towards a more theatrical direction.
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At Baltimore Symphony's Request, Design Students Restyle Orchestra Attire

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A project involving the Baltimore Symphony and the design school Parsons aims to create concert attire that is more lightweight, breathable and contemporary.
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Leave Rotterdam Philharmonic Post in 2018

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Rotterdam Philharmonic said on Tuesday that its in-demand principal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin will step down in 2018, his tenth year on the job.
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Leipzig Quartet Violinist Pleads Not Guilty in Manhattan Court

Monday, May 04, 2015

Stefan Arzberger, the first violinist of the Leipzig String Quartet, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, assault and strangulation in court on Friday.
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12 Composers Who Were Inspired (or Injured!) by Bicycles

Friday, May 01, 2015

Sunday marks the 38th annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour and here are 12 connections between classical music and cycling.
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Did North Korea Execute Four Orchestra Musicians?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered the execution of four members of Pyongyang's Unhasu Orchestra last month.
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