Expansion of New York Philharmonic Archives Reveals Colorful Programs of Yore

Monday, February 23, 2015

Concert programs during the first years of the New York Philharmonic often resembled freewheeling variety shows.
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Alexandre Desplat Wins Oscar for Best Original Score with 'Budapest'

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Alexandre Desplat won his first Academy Award after eight nominations, taking home the Best Original Score trophy for “The Grand Budapest Hotel."
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Carnegie Hall's Weill Retires as Chairman, Succeeded by Perelman

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Carnegie Hall’s Board of Trustees announced it has elected investor Ronald Perelman as chairman to succeed Sanford Weill, who is retiring from the position after 24 years at the helm.
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With Charles Dutoit, Swiss Orchestra Returns After Long Absence

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

In an effort to evoke the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande's storied past—and generate some buzz for its future—the orchestra is on its first U.S. tour since 2003.
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Musical Chairs: Who Will Replace Alan Gilbert at the Philharmonic?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Alan Gilbert’s surprise announcement has brought an assortment of responses and a reckoning of the challenges the orchestra faces.
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Minnesota Orchestra to Perform Beethoven in Cuba

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cuba will hear its first American orchestra since President Obama moved to restore diplomatic relations between the countries.
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Composer Yehudi Wyner Named President of Arts Academy

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner has been elected president of the American Academy of Art Letters.
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Stéphane Denève Makes a Final Debut – In New York

Monday, February 09, 2015

As French conductor Stéphane Denève makes his New York Philharmonic debut, he considers the risks of ghettoizing contemporary music.
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And the Classical Grammy Winners Are...

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Albums featuring two of America’s best-known living composers – both named Adams – won top Grammy Awards in the classical categories.
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In Surprise, Alan Gilbert to Leave New York Philharmonic in 2017

Friday, February 06, 2015

The New York Philharmonic said Friday that Alan Gilbert will be resigning from his post as music director in August 2017, after eight years with the ensemble.
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Video: How to Make a Flying Violin

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A video has been making the rounds on YouTube showing an antique violin modified for flight – a "Violincopter," as it's dubbed.
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New York Philharmonic to Collect Fan Photos for 50th Season of Summer Parks Concerts

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the series, which will run from June 17 through 23.
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San Francisco Symphony Signs 3-Year Labor Deal

Monday, February 02, 2015

The San Francisco Symphony has reached a new labor agreement with its musicians, less than two years after a strike led to the cancellation of an East Coast tour.
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Conductor Collapses on Stage and Dies

Saturday, January 31, 2015

 Organizers of a Swiss music festival say Israeli conductor Israel Yinon collapsed during a performance and died.
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HBO Gives Green Light for Classical Music Period Drama

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for “Virtuoso," a classical music-themed period drama by Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball. 
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Carnegie Hall to Mark 125th Anniversary in 2015-16 Season

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Carnegie Hall said Wednesday that it will celebrate its 125th anniversary in its 2015-16 season with the start of a new project to commission 125 new works over the next five years.
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Suspects in Murder of New York Violinist Indicted

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Two men have pleaded not guilty to state charges stemming from the slaying of a New York City violinist who was killed at her upstate summer home last year.
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Video: The Knights' Orchestral Jam Session Yields Collaborative Piece

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Knights chamber orchestra took a cue from the world of rock and collaboratively wrote a piece. Here's how it came together.
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Concert Cancellations Due to Snow Storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

As the snow storm swept across the region, New York's cultural institutions have cancelled events. Check back here for ongoing updates.
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Celebrities Gasp at Hidden Orchestra in Paris Fashion Show

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fashion powerhouse Dior pulled a surprise on its guests in unveiling a concealed orchestra at the start of the Paris menswear show.
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