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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
LaGuardia High School, best known as the school upon which the movie and TV show "Fame" was based, is about to get its first Renaissance music club. Kids will learn instruments like the crumhorn and recorder.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
The New York Philharmonic's announcement on Tuesday that it is cancelling its annual round of free concerts in city parks this summer has been met with mixed reviews from fans, writers and affiliated business owners. What do you think? Take our poll.
Friday, June 03, 2011
New York City Opera confirmed today that 11 employees are being laid off as the company faces a $5 million dollar debt. Meanwhile, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, an orchestra founded in 2004 by Alondra de la Parra, says it will suspend its operations.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Antonio Vivaldi is slated to be the subject of two separate film biographies due in 2011 and 2012. But it remains to be seen if either can match the multi-Oscar success of "Amadeus."
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Joseph Calleja, two of the Metropolitan Opera's leading stars, have pulled out of a tour in Japan at the last minute for fear of radiation from the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Friday, May 27, 2011
New York City Opera has announced it is leaving the 2,550-seat David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for other venues starting next season. It has yet to say where it will go, or what operas it will present. The organization did suggest some parameters: three of the operas will be suitable for a larger house, and two for smaller spaces. Where do you think City Opera should go? Read about some possible candidates and share your opinions in the comments box below.
Monday, May 23, 2011
The American Guild of Musical Artists said it would consider filing unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board against New York City Opera after that company's board voted on Friday to cut staff and move from Lincoln Center.
Friday, May 20, 2011
In what amounts to an earthquake in the city's musical landscape, New York City Opera has announced plans to abandon Lincoln Center and perform in one or several smaller venues around New York starting next season.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
June at Carnegie Hall is a prime season for rentals by outside parties -- do-it-yourself recitalists, traveling regional choirs and graduation events. But this year they've had to find a new venue as the hall shutters for four months.
Monday, May 16, 2011
The Cambridge Union Society was recently host to a debate on the issue, “classical music is irrelevant to today's youth.” One side argued that the art form isn't interactive or diverse; the other said it could spark a deep emotional response.
Friday, May 13, 2011
The Tiger Mothers may have been right all along: Music lessons as a kid may make you sharper decades later. A new study finds that adults with musical training appear to have sharper thinking and hearing skills than their less musically inclined peers.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tonight at 8 pm, our live broadcasts from Carnegie Hall continue. Soprano Dawn Upshaw joins the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for the New York premiere of Maria Schneider's Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories. Schneider is among today's leading jazz composers.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tonight the Oregon Symphony makes its Carnegie Hall debut with a war-themed program of Adams, Britten, Ives and Vaughan Williams. While it may seem ripped from the headlines, the theme resonates beyond current events, says its music director, Carlos Kalmar. Live broadcast at 8 pm.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Everything old is new again. David Allan Miller, the music director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, thinks so. Almost 10 years ago, the conductor was surprised to find that orchestral versions of American spirituals with solo voice were almost nonexistent.
Sunday, May 08, 2011
The Georgian-born violinist Lisa Batiashvili is a fast-rising international star, but also the mother of two young children: a six-year-old daughter and two-year-old son. On this Mother's Day, she reveals the difficult balance between career and parenting.
Saturday, May 07, 2011
Toledo, Ohio is not the first place one would think to look for rabid fandom. But when Toledo Symphony rides into New York for its debut at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, accompanying it will be an estimated 1,400 fans.
Friday, May 06, 2011
Spring for Music kicks off as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presents the "New Brandenburgs,” six works commissioned as companion pieces to Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Prince William and Kate Middleton today revealed the music that will accompany them as they march down the aisle in Westminster Abbey in London. It includes pieces by Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Benjamin Britten.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Peter Lieberson, a late-blooming composer who rose to prominence with a series of major song cycles, concertos and orchestral works, died Friday while visiting Israel. He was 64.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Against the ostinato of a still-fragile economy, the board of the 111-year-old Philadelphia Orchestra voted to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Saturday.