Map: 15 New York-Area Summer Music Festivals for 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer festival season is finally upon us. Consult our lawn-by-lawn guide to the tristate region's top offerings.

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First Lady: Arts Education Good for Good Schools

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Michelle Obama said Tuesday that it isn't something to be introduced after student test scores go up but is a critical element of achieving those higher test scores in the first place.

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Video: Pianists Bring Interpretive Dance to Rite of Spring

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The pianists Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano have teamed up for an edgy music video featuring an arrangement of The Rite of Spring. The video is a departure for Ott.

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Mozart Manuscript that Evaded the Nazis Up for Sale on Tuesday

Sunday, May 18, 2014

An incomplete Kyrie by Mozart has resurfaced and will be auctioned at Sotheby’s, where it is expected to fetch from $500,000 to $800,000.

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Top Five Drug-Inspired Classical Pieces

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Colorado Symphony's cannabis concerts raised several issues, among them, the fact that drugs have played a significant role in the creation of some classical compositions. Here are the top five.

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Aural Argument? Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Plays Supreme Court

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ma entertained Wednesday at the court's annual spring musical concert in an ornate conference room beneath portraits of Chief Justices Warren Burger and William Rehnquist.

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Video: Here's How to Make a Violin from Human Hair

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

To show that anyone can make music, the London-based artist Tadas Maksimovas has used his hip-length hair as the medium in a violin performance project.

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Metropolitan Opera Principal Clarinetist Headed to New York Philharmonic

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

For the New York Philharmonic, it may be a case of third time's a charm.

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Protesters Disrupt London Symphony Concert in Trafalgar Square

Monday, May 12, 2014

Chanting "shame on you" and waving Ukrainian flags, protesters interrupted a concert on Sunday by the London Symphony Orchestra, denouncing its chief conductor, Valery Gergiev.

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Five Things Every Smart Concertgoer Should Do in May

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tip No. 1: Buy your tickets – and reserve hotel rooms – for summer destination festivals.

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Denver Urges Colorado Symphony to Cancel Marijuana Concerts

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Denver city attorney's office issued letters Thursday warning the orchestra that the series could violate state laws against public consumption of marijuana.

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A Rare American Oratorio to be Heard, Uninterrupted

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Cincinnati Symphony visits with an oratorio by black Canadian-American composer R. Nathaniel Dett — a work whose 1937 premiere was weirdly cut short.

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Seattle Symphony to Mix Sea, Sand and a Pulitzer Winner at Carnegie Hall

Monday, May 05, 2014

John Luther Adams's Become Ocean will headline a concert Tuesday devoted to sea and sand that includes Debussy's La mer and an Edgard Varèse piece inspired by the New Mexico desert.

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WQXR Dabbled in Rock Music in 1969

Monday, May 05, 2014

It's 1969 on the new season of AMC's "Mad Men" and culture clashes are everywhere. Here's what was taking place at WQXR that year.

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Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber 'Devastated' Over End of Career

Monday, April 28, 2014

"There were so many exciting plans that cannot now come to fruition," said the cellist. "I have had an immensely fulfilling career."

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Arts Audiences are Increasingly Restless and Fickle, Study Finds

Monday, April 28, 2014

Arts organizations face increasingly fickle, choosy audiences, who are far less loyal and increasingly motivated by the social aspects of attending events, according to a new study of audience behavior.

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Atlanta Symphony Comes to NYC With Britten's Profound War Requiem

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Join us for a live broadcast of the ASO in Britten's War Requiem on Wednesday at 8 pm.

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Video: Could These Drones Replace a Live Orchestra?

Friday, April 25, 2014

A startup called KMel Robotics this week released a YouTube video of its programmed drones playing Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra.

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Osmo Vänskä Returns as Minnesota Orchestra Music Head

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Conductor Osmo Vanska is returning after having resigned in October during a lockout of musicians that lasted 16 months.

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BBC Proms Festival to Commemorate WWI Centenary

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The world's biggest music festival will mark the 100th anniversary this summer of the outbreak of the World War I.

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