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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WQXR Staffers' Favorite Summer Memories

Friday, September 02, 2016

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This Labor Day, WQXR will play selected highlights from our favorite broadcasts recorded this summer. Read what staffers picked as their favorite musical memories from the season.
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Happy 100th Birthday Everett Lee, Trailblazing Conductor

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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On Aug. 31 Everett Lee, one of the first African-American conductors to lead an integrated Broadway cast, turns 100 years old. Terrance McKnight spoke to him on his big day.
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Watch: Andris Nelsons Conducts Beethoven's Ninth at Tanglewood

Monday, August 29, 2016

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Andris Nelsons became the first music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to close out a Tanglewood season with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony since 1969. See how he does.
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Chiara String Quartet Forgoes Sheet Music to Play by Heart

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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For its new CD, 'Bartok by Heart,' the Chiara String Quartet memorized the composer's six string quartets, totaling approximately 150 minutes of music.
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9 Musical Events Celebrating the National Park Centennial

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary with several new commissions, including 'Natural History' by Michael Gordon, who spoke to us about his piece.
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Broadway Scam Centers Around Soprano Kathleen Battle

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A talent agent is accused of stealing $165,000 after claiming that he was raising funds to produce a play about Kathleen Battle's tumultuous final day at the Metropolitan Opera.
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Watch: ICE Members Compete in 'Stupid Musician Tricks'

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Musicians in the International Contemporary Ensemble presented an Olympics-style competition as part of its residency at this year's Mostly Mozart Festival.
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Watch: Pianist Yoonie Han Plays Debussy's 'Clair de Lune'

Monday, August 22, 2016

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Pianist Yoonie Han visited the WQXR studios to perform Debussy's famous 'Clair de Lune.' Watch her performance in honor of the composer's 154th birthday.
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Watch: 'The History of Classical Music' in Under 5 Minutes

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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YouTuber Jon Cozart created an a capella video following the (loose) trajectory of classical music, from Hildegard von Bingen to John Williams.
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5 Versions of the National Anthem that Sparked Outrage

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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The arrangement of a "sadder" "Star-Spangled Banner" at the Olympics has sparked outcry among sports fans and music experts. It's not the first time the anthem has provoked controversy.
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National Sawdust Broadens Its Scope in Second Season

Monday, August 15, 2016

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The Williamsburg-based organization will launch a new publication and present musical theater, in addition to offerings of opera and music, in its sophomore season.
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1,000 Voices Unite for Premiere of 'The Public Domain'

Sunday, August 14, 2016

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Despite a heat advisory for New York City, 1,000 singers braved the steamy weather to make their Lincoln Center debuts on Saturday in David Lang's 'the public domain.'
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6 US Political Campaigns Set to Classical Music

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

With the 2016 election months away, we've noticed classical music and musicians factoring into the campaigns. It's not the first time that it's happened.
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'Game of Thrones' Tour Brings Live Music to Fans

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

While waiting for the popular television show's seventh season launch, 'Game of Thrones' composer Ramin Djawadi is touring with a live orchestra and chorus.
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9 Classical Music Works Inextricably Linked to the Olympics

Friday, August 05, 2016

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From pieces written exclusively for the games to others that have become identified with them, here are nine works whose history is tied to the Olympics.
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From Punk to Purcell: Vivienne Westwood Outfits Monteverdi Choir

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Dame Vivienne Westwood, who once dressed the Sex Pistols and forged a punk aesthetic, has created a new design for the English Baroque ensemble. 
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6 Brazilian Artists and Ensembles We'd Like to See in Rio

Monday, August 01, 2016

From the São Paulo Symphony to pianist Nelson Freire, here are the Brazilian artists we hope will get cameos during Friday's opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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Einojuhani Rautavaara, Prolific Finnish Composer, Dies at 87

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rautavaara, an acclaimed composer who influenced a generation of Finnish composers, has died.
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