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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New Jersey Symphony CEO Leaves for Orchestra of St. Luke's

Friday, September 18, 2015

James Roe, the oboist-turned-president and CEO of the New Jersey Symphony, has been appointed head of the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
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Ron Perelman to Quit as Carnegie Hall Board Chairman

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Billionaire financier Ronald O. Perelman is quitting after seven months as chairman of Carnegie Hall's board, after a clash with executive director Clive Gillinson.
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Could the Idea of a Concert Hall as a Web-Free Zone Catch On?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In an age when one can't walk down a sidewalk without bumping into someone immersed in their smartphone, Anthony Tommasini's column touched a nerve.
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10 Years on, Music Returns to Orpheum Theater in New Orleans

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

After a $13 million renovation, the theater plans its reopening Thursday. The Louisiana Philharmonic will play Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony.
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Music From Anne Boleyn's Songbook Revived After 500 Years

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The latest item to fuel the Anne Boleyn mythology is a songbook that surfaced last year on the shelves of the Royal College of Music in London.
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Leeds Piano Competition Gold Medal Goes to Anna Tcybuleva

Monday, September 14, 2015

Ukranian-born pianist Anna Tcybuleva on Sunday gave a rousing performance of Brahms's Second Piano Concerto to take the Gold Medal at the Leeds Competition.
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3 Videos You Had to See Online This Weekend

Monday, September 14, 2015

From the sublime to the truly ridiculous, here are three moments that had classical music and opera fans talking this weekend.
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New York Orchestra Cancels Season Opener Amid Labor Dispute

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Binghamton Philharmonic, a central New York orchestra that draws many of its musicians from the New York City area, has cancelled its opening concert.
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New York Philharmonic Brass to Perform with Michigan Marching Band

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Philharmonic's brass section will join in a hearty chorus of "The Victors" before some 110,000 spectators.
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Analysis: Boston Symphony's Young Conductor Takes on Another Post – Can He Handle It All?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra has said that Andris Nelsons will be its next chief conductor, making the 36-year-old suddenly very busy.
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The Concert Stage as Runway: Classical Musicians and Fashion Sponsorships

Thursday, September 10, 2015

New York Fashion Week starts its 73rd year Thursday. See how fashion designers have cut various sponsorships for classical musicians.
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New York Philharmonic VP Exits for Handel & Haydn Society

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Handel & Haydn Society says David Snead, a vice president of the New York Philharmonic, has been appointed president and CEO of the Boston-based classical music organization.
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Lost Stravinsky Work Turns Up After 100 Years

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The orchestral parts for a Stravinsky score thought to have been lost or destroyed in the 1917 revolutions have turned up in a pile of old manuscripts.
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Conductor Iván Fischer Appeals for European Generosity Towards Migrants

Monday, September 07, 2015

The Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer opened a concert in Berlin with an impassioned plea to European leaders to welcome migrants seeking asylum in their countries.
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The 1966 Plan to Extend Lincoln Center to Central Park West

Sunday, September 06, 2015

A Parisian-style pedestrian mall. A surrealistic shopping and restaurant complex. A maze of underground parking. These were a few of the proposals in 1966.
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George Shirley, Meredith Monk Among National Arts Medal Winners

Thursday, September 03, 2015

President Barack Obama on Thursday presented the 2015 National Medal of Arts to recipients including the celebrated tenor and the pioneering vocalist. 
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20 Classical Music Concerts to Watch For in Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The fall season brings debuts and retrospectives, new venues (National Sawdust) and renamed venues (David Geffen Hall), plus new productions from the Met to BAM.
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