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Why Don’t More Classical Musicians Improvise?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Improvisation is a nearly obsolete art in classical music. But virtuosos used to improvise all the time. This week's episode features two guests who believe it should be kept alive.

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Anti-Putin Protester Takes the Stage at Metropolitan Opera

Friday, January 30, 2015

An anti-Vladimir Putin protester who took the stage at the Metropolitan Opera has been at the center of previous political demonstrations.
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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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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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Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries': The Sound of NYC Before a Blizzard

Monday, January 26, 2015

For WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon, Richard Wagner's surging rhythms evoke the sound of New Yorkers in the hours before the blizzard.

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Itzhak Perlman, Nicola Benedetti Leave Longtime Management Agency for Upstart Firm

Friday, January 23, 2015

A top manager at IMG Artists has left the management agency after 17 years and brought two of its biggest stars with her.
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Study Reveals Why the Arts Must Become More Accessible

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Some 31 million American adults said they wanted to go to an arts event in the past year but chose not to. The NEA has published a study exploring a few reasons why.

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Juilliard to Create Center for Entrepreneurship

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Juilliard School said Thursday that it has received a $5 million gift to create a new program aimed at developing students' entrepreneurship and business skills.
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Eric Owens, Esa-Pekka Salonen to Hold Posts with New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The bass-baritone Eric Owens and the composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen will be featured presences at the New York Philharmonic next season, the orchestra said on Wednesday.
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30 Pieces: Frank Bridge's The Sea

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This month, WQXR is taking 30 pieces from the 2014 Classical Countdown and asking music experts to give us their "next step" compositions. Today: Frank Bridge's "The Sea."

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Ward Swingle, Founder of the Swingle Singers, Dies at 87

Monday, January 19, 2015

Ward Swingle, the American musician who founded the Swingle Singers, known for scat singing their way through the preludes and fugues of J.S. Bach, has died.
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Karl Jenkins: From Choral Classics to Classic Commercials

Friday, January 16, 2015

Karl Jenkins's knack for mixing different types of sounds has helped to make him one of today's most-performed living composers. The Welsh composer speaks about his unusual career.

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New Conductor of Alabama Symphony Asserts He Was Tortured in Venezuela

Friday, January 16, 2015

The 37-year-old Izcaray has built a wide-ranging conducting career but it comes after difficult experiences growing up in Caracas, Venezuela.
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As Critics Weigh in, a Video Webcast from Philharmonie de Paris

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Watch the archive of the third gala opening concert from the Philharmonie de Paris, the new concert venue in Paris, and read a summary of reviews.
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Protesters Greet Valery Gergiev on First Night of U.S. Tour

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Mariinsky Theater of St. Petersburg kicked off a month-long, 12-city U.S. tour on Wednesday night at BAM—and was greeted by protesters chanting "out, out, out.”
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New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center To Co-Produce Modern Operas

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic said Wednesday they plan to co-produce three modern opera productions, starting this August and continuing in 2016 and 2017.
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New Battle Lines Drawn Between Press and Arts Organizations

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Usually, a polite discourse pervades arts journalism, but two cases underscore the tricky relationship between classical music organizations and the media that covers them.

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Festival of North American Orchestras Planned for Washington, DC

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Armed with nearly a million dollars in seed funding, the Kennedy Center and Washington Performing arts have announced a new three-year festival of North American orchestras.
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Russian Mezzo-Soprano Elena Obraztsova Dies at 75

Monday, January 12, 2015

The mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova, a leading opera singer of Moscow's Bolshoi Opera for more than two decades, died Monday in Germany.
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Listen: New York Philharmonic, London Musicians Pay Tribute to Charlie Hebdo

Friday, January 09, 2015

In New York, London, Paris and other world cities, classical music organizations have honored the victims of the terrorist attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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