Brian Wise appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The violin believed to have been played by the bandleader as the Titanic sank is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $400,000 when it goes up for auction this weekend in Wiltshire, England.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
You can tell a lot about a city’s opera culture by who shows up for opening nights – or doesn't.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Gary Graffman jokes that the most-famous, best-selling album of his career barely acknowledges his participation on its cover.
Friday, October 11, 2013
A hundred years after Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring sparked a riot at its Paris premiere, another noisy outburst has greeted the iconic piece.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Aaron Dworkin of the Sphinx Organization offered a stinging critique of the orchestra field in a speech Tuesday night at Carnegie Hall, saying that symphonies aren't doing nearly enough to diversify their ranks.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
In an interview with WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon, Domingo called Otello his favorite Verdi role of all time. Listen and find out why.
Monday, October 07, 2013
Patrice Chéreau, the opera director and filmmaker whose 1976 staging of Wagner's Ring Cycle became arguably the most important opera production of modern times, has died.
Sunday, October 06, 2013
The Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer will headline a concert on Monday intended to draw attention to human rights issues in Russia, the latest salvo in a busy autumn for classical musicians with an activist bent.
Friday, October 04, 2013
The stagehands of Carnegie Hall voted to accept a four-year labor agreement, ending an acrimonious two-day strike that began on Wednesday morning and led to the cancellation of the hall's opening-night gala.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Watch the archived webcast on the future of arts audiences, which comes on the heels of a new NEA survey on public participation. It showed a decline in Americans' arts consumption.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
A strike by Carnegie Hall’s stagehands has forced the cancellation of the hall’s opening night gala with the Philadelphia Orchestra, scheduled for Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
New York City Opera is expected to file for bankruptcy Wednesday, after failing to raise $7 million. We look back at what New Yorkers are losing as the 70-year-company closes its curtains.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
The musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra on Saturday unanimously rejected the latest management contract offer, leaving unchanged a lockout that has effectively shuttered the ensemble for nearly a year.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Like the heroine of its season-opening production of Anna Nicole, New York City Opera is desperately in need of a rich sugar daddy – or several – to survive. But that prospect looks increasingly dim.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
The National Endowment for the Arts released a report Thursday showing that attendance has declined for traditional cultural forms theater, museums and classical concerts.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Jeremy Denk, a classical pianist with a literary streak, is among the winners of the 2013 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Anyone who has called New York City's 311 hotline and has been put on hold may have noticed the perky music on the line: Mozart’s Flute Concerto Number 1 in G Major.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
The advocacy group Americans for the Arts has just published a 145-page report on the nation's arts scene health. Here's what it said about opera.
Friday, September 20, 2013
The Park Avenue Armory unveiled its Board of Officers room this week after a $15 million renovation, and in doing so, introduced a new recital venue to New York’s classical music ecosystem.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Pope Francis, long reputed to be an opera lover, has opened up about his tastes in classical music, which turn out to be remarkably voracious and specific.