New York Philharmonic Announces 2016-17 Season, Gilbert's Last

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

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The New York Philharmonic released the details for its 2016-17 season, honoring Alan Gilbert's final year as music director.
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9 Shadows Looming in Opera and Classical Music

Monday, February 01, 2016

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Punxsutawney Phil isn't alone in casting a shadow of significance, here are nine additional umbral examples from opera and classical music in honor of Groundhog Day.
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New York Philharmonic Names Jaap van Zweden as Its New Music Director

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

After nearly a year of speculation, the New York Philharmonic announced that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Jaap van Zweden will become its next music director.
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Carnegie Hall Announces 2016-17 Season

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Carnegie Hall released its 2016-17 season Tuesday, celebrating Venice, Bruckner and Steve Reich, amid a continuation of its ambitious commissions projects.
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'Mozart in the Jungle' Season 2, Episodes 9 and 10 Recap

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Read our episode recaps for the final episodes of "Mozart In The Jungle," Amazon’s web series about the classical music world in New York City.
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15 Masters Who Have Been Compared to Mozart

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In honor of Mozart's birthday on Jan. 27, here are 15 people whose excellence and productivity have resulted in their being mentioned in the same breath as the great composer.
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New Cellist For Indie-Classical Ensemble Brooklyn Rider

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Indie-classical string quartet Brooklyn Rider announced that it's co-founder Eric Jacobsen will leave to pursue conducting, opening the position for newcomer Michael Nicolas. 
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Plácido Domingo Celebrates 75, Recalls Switching From Tenor to Baritone

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Domingo turns 75 and WQXR's morning host Jeff Spurgeon recalls talking to him about becoming a Baritone for Verdi's Othello.
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Familiar Names Dominate Best Score Oscar Nods, Only One Has Won Before

Thursday, January 14, 2016

With another "Star Wars" film comes another Oscar nomination for composer John Williams. Nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning.
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'Mozart in the Jungle' Season 2, Episodes 6-8 Recap

Thursday, January 14, 2016

"Mozart In The Jungle," Amazon’s web series about the classical music world in New York City, returned for a second season. John V. Bennett recaps episodes 6-8.
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Classical Music Wins Big at Golden Globe Awards

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The classical music-themed series "Mozart in the Jungle" and composer Ennio Morricone came up big with wins in their categories at the 2016 Golden Globe awards.
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'Mozart in the Jungle' Season 2, Episodes 3-5 Recap

Thursday, January 07, 2016

"Mozart In The Jungle," Amazon’s web series about the classical music world in New York City, returned for a second season. John V. Bennett recaps episodes 3-5.
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NY Phil Conductor, Composer Pierre Boulez Has Died at Age 90

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Composer and Conductor Pierre Boulez, who led the New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra during the 1970s, has died at age 90.
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9 'Mozart in the Jungle' Scene-Stealing Cameos from Season 2

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle" portrays the intriguing side of classical music, but it also uses real contemporary performers to do it.
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'Mozart in the Jungle' Season 2, Episodes 1-2 Recap

Sunday, January 03, 2016

"Mozart In The Jungle," Amazon’s web series about the classical music world in New York City, returned for a second season. John V. Bennett recaps the first two episodes.
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Looking Ahead: Classical Music Stories To Watch in 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

We look ahead at the important 2016 stories we will be following in the world of classical music.
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The Most Shared Classical News Stories of 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

To go with our list of most shared classical music videos of the year, we have a list of the most shared classical news stories in social media.
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The 9 Most Popular Classical Music Videos of 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

In 2015, popular videos from classical music artists and organizations reached new audiences. Here are some of the most popular of the year.
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10 Pivotal Moments in 2015 for Opera and Classical

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The end of the year means more lists. Here's another one: Operavore critic David Patrick Stearns' list of pivotal moments in 2015.
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Kurt Masur, Music Director at the NY Phil, Dies at 88

Monday, December 21, 2015

Conductor Kurt Masur, who reinvigorated the New York Philharmonic during an 11-year stint as music director, has died at 88.
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