Brian Wise

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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BBC Orchestra 'Shaken' by Historic Japan Quake

Friday, March 11, 2011

Members of the BBC Philharmonic, caught up in the Japanese earthquake, have described it as "scary stuff." Ninety members of the orchestra were in their tour bus traveling when the earthquake struck. Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and conductor Daniel Harding are also safe in the aftermath.

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DiMenna Center Gives Itinerant Orchestra a Home

Monday, March 07, 2011

After 37 years on the road, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s has a permanent home base in which it can rehearse, record and manage its administrative affairs, with the opening of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on Manhattan’s West Side.

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Eight Revelations from the New York Philharmonic Archives

Monday, March 07, 2011

The New York Philharmonic has been digitizing its vast archives, and recently unveiled its first installment online. It includes some telling glimpses into the orchestra's rough-and-tumble history. Check out these eight surprise entries.

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New York Philharmonic Musicians Support Detroit Strike

Friday, March 04, 2011

The musicians of the New York Philharmonic will wear blue wristbands during performances this weekend to show their support for their striking colleagues in Detroit, according to The American Federation of Musicians.

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James Levine Leaving the Boston Symphony

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

James Levine, suffering from debilitating back problems, will step down from his post as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on September 1. He will continue serving as music director of the Metropolitan Opera.

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