Brian Wise

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As Carnegie Goes Dark, Hall Renters Scramble for Alternatives

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.

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Classical Music Declared 'Relevant' in Cambridge Debate

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.

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Music Lessons as Child May Keep Aging Minds Sharp

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.

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Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Mixes It Up With Jazz Composer, Intrepid Soprano

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.

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What Can Orchestral Music Say About War? Ask the Oregon Symphony

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.

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An Orchestra from Albany Keeps Old-Time Spirituals Alive

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.

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Lisa Batiashvili Reflects on Music and Motherhood

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.

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Toledo Symphony Brings Diehard Fans, Soviet-Themed Program to Spring for Music

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.

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Reimagining The Brandenburg Concertos

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.

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Royal Wedding Music Highlights Britain's Classical Greats

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.

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Peter Lieberson, Composer of Poetic and Pensive Works, Dies at 64

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.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Votes for Bankruptcy

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.

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With Strike Over, Detroit Symphony Looks to Mend Fences

Monday, April 11, 2011

With two free concerts this weekend, the Detroit Symphony brought to an end a bitter six-month strike that resulted in the cancellation of dozens of performances, the departure of some key musicians and an at times vicious public relations campaign.

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Detroit Symphony Musicians, Management Reach Tentative Deal

Monday, April 04, 2011

Six months after a musician work stoppage shut down the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, bargainers for the musicians and symphony management have reached a tentative deal.

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Dino Anagnost, Little Orchestra Society Conductor Has Died

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dino Anagnost, a conductor who served as music director of The Little Orchestra Society since 1979, died in Manhattan on Thursday after a long illness.

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American Music Advocacy Groups Plan to Merge

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Two longstanding advocacy organizations for American music are set to merge later this year — an increasingly common move in the classical music business.

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Concert Marks 100th Anniversary of Triangle Factory Fire

Friday, March 25, 2011

The anniversary of the Triangle Fire -- the worst workplace disaster in New York until 9/11 -- is being commemorated by a remarkable array of events, including a free commemorative concert at the Society for Ethical Culture.

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El Sistema Branches Out, Takes Root in Flatbush

Sunday, March 20, 2011

In Venezuela, a national program called El Sistema provides music education for some 300,000 at-risk youth. Increasingly, like-minded programs are sprouting up across the United States, with one project taking root in New York City.

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As Response to Japan Disaster Lags, Benefit Concerts Emerge

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Japan has no George Clooney or Angelina Jolie and the country is known more for its affluence than neediness. It does, however, have a longstanding cultural link to the West, through classical music. Several benefit concerts are in the works in New York.

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After Quake, Japanese Performers Arrive for Carnegie Hall Festival

Monday, March 14, 2011

Faced with aftershocks, transportation gridlock and canceled rehearsals following the massive earthquake and tsunami, members of Bach Collegium Japan boarded a flight to the U.S. on Sunday.

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