Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Maestro Riccardo Muti has extended his contract with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through 2020.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Fifty-four years after its founding, the Memphis Symphony has declared that it will “wind down” its operation at the end of the season, after years of sluggish box-office sales and a drop in giving.
Saturday, February 01, 2014
WQXR will present a number of special programs and features throughout Black History Month. Test your knowledge of black classical music history in our quiz.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Less than two months after Nelson Mandela died, Carnegie Hall said on Wednesday that it will stage a 27-day "Music and Arts of South Africa" festival this autumn.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Aisles of ready-to-assemble furniture, members of the Detroit Symphony and Beethoven's "Ode to Joy": Care to guess what happens next?
Sunday, January 26, 2014
The Minnesota Orchestra won the Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance on Sunday for its album of Sibelius’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4.
Friday, January 24, 2014
An article with a particularly tough assessment of the state of classical music has stirred up a hornet's nest on the Internet.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The New York Philharmonic has said that it will present Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake, starring the Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard at Avery Fisher Hall.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Gustavo Dudamel will dedicate the Wednesday night performance of the Berlioz Requiem in Paris to the memory of Claudio Abbado. Watch the live webcast here.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Claudio Abbado, who led many of the world's top orchestras while serving as a mentor to countless young musicians, died on Monday. Tonight at 9 pm: hear Abbado's Final Lucerne Program, recorded last August.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
This year's Academy Award nominees for Best Original Score are an odd assortment of obvious choices, reasonable contenders, and surprises, writes WQXR's David Garland.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Much has been made of the period-appropriate folk music that runs through "Inside Llewyn Davis." But moviegoers may also spot some pointed references to classical music in the script and the soundtrack.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
The Sphinx Organization, a nonprofit that works to boost African-American participation in classical music, has received $4 million from an anonymous donor.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday that the Bolshoi Opera, Orchestra and Chorus will make its New York debut this July, giving two performances of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride.