Carnegie Hall Taps Mercedes Bass as Acting Board Chairman

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Mercedes Bass, a longtime trustee of Carnegie Hall, was named its acting chairman on Thursday. She will run the organization until a successor to Ronald Perelman is chosen.
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Lincoln Center Calls on Frank Sinatra for Geffen Hall Gala

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic are turning to the Chairman of the Board to raise funds towards the overhaul of David Geffen Hall.
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Classical Music for Comic Con: Super Heroes to Sci-Fi

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Here are ten songs to get you into the mood for the annual New York Comic Con event.
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Conductor Suffers Podium Injury, Minutes Before Bruckner Concert

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The conductor Dennis Russell Davies suffered a serious knee injury 30 minutes before a concert on Sunday night, forcing a last-minute substitution.
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Trailblazing Singer Roland Hayes Turned Struggles into Triumphs

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The accomplishments of Roland Hayes, the first world-renowned African-American classical singer, have been overshadowed. But that may start to change.
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11 Yo-Yo Ma Collaborations You Must See

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

As he turns 60 on Wednesday, here are 11 standout videos of Yo-Yo Ma at work and play.
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Signum Quartet Wants Your 'Quartweets': Bite-Sized Pieces of 140 Notes or Less

Friday, October 02, 2015

The members of the Signum Quartet are tweeting with their instruments.
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7 Car-Crazy Classical Compositions

Thursday, October 01, 2015

George Gershwin famously included Parisian taxi horns in his An American in Paris; here are seven other classical music works about cars.
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Gustavo Dudamel and Critics Wrestle Over Venezuelan Politics

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The conductor Gustavo Dudamel has forcefully pushed back against critics of his silence on Venezuelan politics, stating that he wishes to avoid harming El Sistema.
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New Venue National Sawdust Mixes Futuristic Design, Williamsburg Grit

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

In advance of its opening on Thursday, WQXR and WNYC get a preview of National Sawdust, a new, $16 million music venue in Brooklyn.
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Binghamton Philharmonic, Musicians Reach Deal to Keep Doors Open

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Two weeks after canceling its season-opening concert amid a labor dispute, the Binghamton Philharmonic and its musicians on Tuesday signed a two-year labor contract.
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No Room For Rare Violin on Plane, Rachel Barton Pine Sleeps in Airport Lounge

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A dispute over a precious violin on a US Airways flight on Sunday ended with a musician and her family spending the night on the floor of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Arizona.
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Video: Sara Davis Buechner Unveils Piano Version of 'Meet the Mets'

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The pianist has released a video of her performance of an original arrangement of "Meet the Mets," just in time for the NL East Championship win.
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Esa-Pekka Salonen: New York Conducting Post Isn't on My Radar Yet

Friday, September 25, 2015

Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen spoke with Esa-Pekka Salonen if he's interested in taking on a music directorship at the New York Philharmonic.
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New York Philharmonic Receives Record $25 Million Donation

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The New York Philharmonic opened its new season Thursday by announcing a record donation. The chairman of the orchestra's board and his wife are giving $25 million.
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Frank Huang, Quietly Intense Violinist, Becomes New York Philharmonic Concertmaster

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The new top violinist at the Philharmonic talks about his hopes and plans for the new job.
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Pontiff's Playlist: Music Favored by Pope Francis

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis has spoken of his love of artists like pianist Clara Haskil, conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, and operas such as Wagner's Parsifal and Puccini's Turandot.
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9 Classical Musician Program Bios That Aren't Terrible

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Independent newspaper in London recently asked why classical musician biographies are so numbingly dull. Here are nine that break with convention.
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Rite of Spring Dance Party Becomes a Rollicking Spectacle in Brooklyn

Monday, September 21, 2015

In the weekend before tuxedo-and-gown-wearing audiences arrive in concert halls for season-opening galas, a very different classical music party took place in Brooklyn.
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David Willcocks, Choirmaster Who Shaped British Choral Music, Dies at 95

Sunday, September 20, 2015

In 17 years as director of music at King's College, Cambridge, and 38 years in charge of the Bach Choir, he helped to define the sound of the modern choral music. 
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