Forging a New Festival In and Inspired by the Mountains

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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The creative minds behind the Tippet Rise Art Center, which opens on June 17, spoke to WQXR about creating a destination for art and music lovers in the middle of remote Montana.
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New Version of 'Appalachian Spring' Completes What Copland Began

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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A collaboration between the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Martha Graham Dance Company and composer David Newman has created a new full orchestral version of the beloved ballet.
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7 Portraits of Mothers Who Influenced the Future of Music

Sunday, May 08, 2016

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In honor of Mother's Day, take a look at the women who bore and shaped some of the most famous figures in classical music. 
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Celebrating a Cultural Shrine on Its 125th Anniversary

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

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As Carnegie Hall marks its 125th anniversary on May 5th, Fred Plotkin shares some of his most cherished memories of the beloved concert space.
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Sondra Radvanovsky to Replace Anna Netrebko as Norma

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

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Anna Netrebko's decision to forgo upcoming performances of 'Norma' has forced casting changes among four different companies, including the Metropolitan Opera.
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Kelli O'Hara Crosses Over to Opera in Updated 'Dido and Aeneas'

Friday, April 29, 2016

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A new production of Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' cast Broadway actors and debuted a new prologue to the 17th century work. David Patrick Stearns weighs in on the effort.
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9 Things You Didn't Know About Violinist Yehudi Menuhin

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Yehudi Menuhin didn't just play the violin ridiculously well, from mastering Yoga poses to jamming with gypsies, Clemency Burton-Hill illuminates lesser-known aspects of his legacy.
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Q2 Music's Meet the Composer Wins Peabody Award

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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The podcast, which takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of today's most innovative and compelling composers, was honored for excellence in the radio/podcast category.
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Jed Bernstein Resigns as Lincoln Center President

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The president of Lincoln Center is leaving his position to pursue creative and producing opportunities.
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13 Vinyl Classics to Hear on Record Store Day

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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In honor of Record Store Day 2016 on Saturday, vinyl connoisseur and WQXR weekend host Paul Cavalconte has shared a baker's dozen of his favorite LPs from his personal collection.
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From Renaissance to Ragtime: How Jeremy Denk Crafted His Carnegie Program

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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The pianist, who will perform at Carnegie Hall on April 17, explains how he created his genre-bending program, which includes works from the 16th century to contemporary composers.
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New Jersey Welcomes Its New Maestra

Monday, April 11, 2016

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Xian Zhang, the incoming music director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, led her first concerts series since being named to the role and discussed her ambitions for the ensemble.
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Steinway's Grand Design: A Modern Temple to the Piano

Monday, April 11, 2016

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On Monday, Steinway opens its new flagship retail store with a state-of-the-art concert hall in Midtown New York. See images of the piano purveyor's new digs.
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With 'Yardbird,' Apollo and Opera Philadelphia Launch Partnership

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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The Apollo and Opera Philadelphia will follow their presentation of 'Charlie Parker's Yardbird' with 'We Shall Not Be Moved' next year and a production to be presented in 2019. 
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6 Stranger-Than-Fiction Events that Inspired Alexander Chee

Monday, March 28, 2016

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The author of the new novel, 'Queen of the Night,' stops by to read an excerpt from his book and details the romantic and bizarre episodes from operatic history that entered his story.
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5 U.S. Opera Premieres Bringing American Subjects to the Stage

Monday, March 28, 2016

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Forget the pyramids of Egypt and the temples of ancient Greece, a new crop of operas commissioned by U.S. houses are bringing distinctly American operas to the stage. 
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Sondra Radvanovsky Completes Three Queens Triathlon at the Met

Friday, March 25, 2016

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Sondra Radvanovsky portrays the third of Donizetti's three queens in a new production of Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' at the Met, which David Patrick Stearns reviews.
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Costanzo Shines in Orpheus Double Bill

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Matthew Aucoin's 'The Orphic Moment' premieres on a program with Gluck's 'Orfeo et Euridice,' as Anthony Roth Constanzo sings the title role in both. David Patrick Stearns weighs in.
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Five Lessons the Orchestra Can Learn from Museums

Friday, March 18, 2016

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Leon Botstein, president of Bard and director of the ASO, discusses how his new project, The Orchestra Now, is looking at the visual arts to rethink the role of the symphony orchestra.
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Anthony Roth Costanzo Buffs Up and Bares All at ENO

Monday, March 07, 2016

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Anthony Roth Costanzo explains the physical transformation he underwent to take on the role of the Egyptian pharoah Akhnaten, and shares exclusive photos of his exposed performance.
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