Brian Wise

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Orchestra Musician's Cello Damaged in Airline Mishap

Thursday, May 07, 2015

An orchestra musician's prized cello was badly damaged on a flight from LaGuardia on Wednesday, and he blames the airline’s baggage workers for recklessly handling it.
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Collegiate Chorale, Chorus that Robert Shaw Founded, Inches Towards Broadway

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale's two performances this week at Carnegie Hall of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise represent the latest shift towards a more theatrical direction.
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Tchaikovsky: Does His Sex Life Matter to His Music?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

It's hard to talk about Tchaikovsky, who was born 175 years ago last Thursday, without getting into, well, sex.

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At Baltimore Symphony's Request, Design Students Restyle Orchestra Attire

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A project involving the Baltimore Symphony and the design school Parsons aims to create concert attire that is more lightweight, breathable and contemporary.
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Leave Rotterdam Philharmonic Post in 2018

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Rotterdam Philharmonic said on Tuesday that its in-demand principal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin will step down in 2018, his tenth year on the job.
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Leipzig Quartet Violinist Pleads Not Guilty in Manhattan Court

Monday, May 04, 2015

Stefan Arzberger, the first violinist of the Leipzig String Quartet, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, assault and strangulation in court on Friday.
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Tubas for Girls, Harps for Boys: Shaking Gender Roles Among Instrumentalists

Friday, May 01, 2015

Young musicians are still conforming to traditional gender stereotypes in their choice of instrument, according to a number of studies.

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12 Composers Who Were Inspired (or Injured!) by Bicycles

Friday, May 01, 2015

Sunday marks the 38th annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour and here are 12 connections between classical music and cycling.
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Did North Korea Execute Four Orchestra Musicians?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered the execution of four members of Pyongyang's Unhasu Orchestra last month.
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Ravel's 'Gaspard De La Nuit': The Most Difficult Piano Piece Ever?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Friday at 10:30 am, tune in for a recording of "Ondine" from "Gaspard de la Nuit," and take our poll.
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Met Museum to Expand Concerts to New Breuer Building

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to announce its 2015-16 season Wednesday, one that will include the first performances in the newly acquired Met Breuer building.
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Rolf Smedvig, Trumpeter Who Founded Empire Brass, Dies at 63

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rolf Smedvig, the charismatic trumpeter who co-founded the Empire Brass, one of the most successful brass quintets in the past half-century, died on Monday.
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New John Cage Website Aims Set the Record Straight on Composer

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"It's not about doing whatever the hell you want," the famously colorful conductor told an audience of supporters and journalists.
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2015 International Opera Awards, Richard Tucker Award Announced

Monday, April 27, 2015

Classical music's spring awards season is underway, with last week's Pulitzer Prize announcement and now, two sets of accolades from the world of opera.
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Arts Groups Offer 'Sensory-Friendly' Performances for People with Autism

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A growing number of performing arts venues offer programs for families affected by autism spectrum disorder. It's helping some orchestras demonstrate their relevance.
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Valentina Lisitsa to Give Toronto Recitals, a Month After Twitter Uproar

Friday, April 24, 2015

Valentina Lisitsa, the pianist known for her barbed Twitter commentary, has found a way to perform around Toronto after all.
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Whitney Museum to Get Its First Dedicated Performance Space

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Feasts for the eye can be found at every turn in the Whitney Museum of American Art's new downtown space. But museum officials want to offer a buffet for the ears too.
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Michael Kaiser To Ailing Arts Groups: 'Don't Play It Safe'

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"If everyone does Beethoven's Ninth or everyone does "Swan Lake," a) we get very dull, and b) there are many versions of Beethoven's Ninth that you can get online."

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Earth Day: How Mother Nature Inspired Four Major Composers

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wednesday marked Earth Day, and WQXR featured a number of pieces throughout the day inspired by nature and environmental awareness.

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Julia Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields' Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Monday, April 20, 2015

Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields, a multimedia oratorio about the plight of Pennsylvania coal miners, has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for music.
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