R.E.M.'s Mike Mills Drops 'Joyful' Rock & Classical Concerto

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills was asked by his childhood friend and classical violinist Robert McDuffie to compose a concerto for classical and rock musicians. He did just that.
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Hear Peter Allen's Historic 1958 Broadcast of Van Cliburn from Carnegie Hall

Monday, October 10, 2016

Former WQXR and Met Opera radio announcer Peter Allen died on Saturday. He was 96. We remember him with his famous broadcast of Van Cliburn's 1958 radio debut from Carnegie Hall.
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Preview: The 'Game of Thrones' Live Concert is Coming

Sunday, October 09, 2016

For fans of "Game of Thrones," this live concert experience is looking as epic as the show. The multimedia concert tour, led by the show's composer Ramin Djawadi, begins in February.
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Für Elise and Moonlight Sonata Like You've Never Heard Them

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Swedish music producer and remixer Seth Everman is a "classical pianist who listened to hip hop once." He takes making music seriously but keeps whimsy in his re-mixing videos.
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Watch: This Beethoven Remix Ad by Intel Blows Our Minds

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Intel spent a year creating the ad spot called “Experience Amazing” featuring Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and it is still blowing our minds ten months later.
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Early Music Ensemble's Home of 30 Years Destroyed in Fire

Monday, October 03, 2016

For more than 30 years, the First Congregational Church in Berkeley, California had been the home of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
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Conductor Neville Marriner Dies, Founded London Orchestra

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Conductor Neville Marriner, 92, who led the Academy of St Martin in the Fields to become one of the world's most-recorded classical music groups, has died.
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NFL Football's Epic Sound Created by Composer Sam Spence

Friday, September 30, 2016

In 1966 Sam Spence was hired to score the soundtrack for NFL Films. Before we scramble to our couches on Sunday afternoon, let’s listen to a few tunes that defined his distinct sound.
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Ulysses Quartet Performs 'Golden Record' Songs for Outer Space

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Voyager spacecraft's 'Golden Record' launched into the galaxy 40 years ago. Watch the Ulysses Quartet perform songs that were included for our interplanetary neighbors.
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2Cellos Take Classical Crossover Videos to the Next Level

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Croatian duo 2Cellos are the de facto bad boys of classical crossover whose videos have evolved into short-form art films.
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Watch: Melodica Men's 'The Rite of Spring' is Breaking The Internet

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Conservatory-trained musicians The Melodica Men have reach fame and attention with their viral videos. Now they've tackled "The Rite of Spring" and the Internet is going bananas.
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Watch: CBS' Charles Osgood Signs Off With the Boston Pops

Monday, September 26, 2016

The "Sunday Morning" host Charles Osgood sings "So Long (It's Been Good to Know You)" with members of the Boston Pops for his final sign off from the show.
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5 Noteworthy Inaugural Opening Night Performances

Monday, September 26, 2016

To get into the mood of opening night season we revisit the inaugural performances at a few of the world’s notable symphony halls and opera houses.
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Watch: Young Classical Pianist Performs Epic Drake Medley

Thursday, September 22, 2016

YouTuber Young Piano transposes 25 songs from hip-hop artist Drake into one epic 18-minute single take medley video.
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5 Great Videos to Begin Exploring Classical Crossover

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What is this genre called classical crossover? We found five videos that are exploring the idea of classical-meets-pop.
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Simon Rattle Honors Former Music Director John Scott and Welcomes New One

Monday, September 19, 2016

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Sir Simon Rattle, with the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's, performed a concert in memory of organist and music director John Scott.
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Meet the String Section Backing Up the Boss

Friday, September 16, 2016

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Eight Pittsburgh-based violinists performed "New York City Serenade" with Bruce Springsteen. How was it? "Best gig ever," they said.
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6 Programs This Fall for Classical Music Lovers

Monday, September 12, 2016

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Deepen your knowledge and passion for classical music and opera with six programs around New York that take audience members behind the scenes and into the artistic process.
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We Asked Parents: How Do You Get Your Kids to Practice?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Back-to-school time also means back to music class and private lessons for a lot of students, so we asked parents for their tips on getting kids to practice his or her instrument.
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How to Get Kids to Fall (and Stay) in Love with Music

Monday, September 12, 2016

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As school swings back into session, so does music lessons for a number of students. We spoke to the Brooklyn Youth Chorus' Dianne Berkun Menaker about getting kids to love music.
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