Brian Wise

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Video: One Conductor Wasn't Enough For This Ives Performance

Monday, October 20, 2014

Charles Ives, who was born 140 years ago Monday, wrote a Fourth Symphony that ultimately required three conductors to harness its size and complexity.
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Indiana University Opera Hopes to Score in Football Stadium

Friday, October 17, 2014

Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music announced Friday that it will present a live simulcast of its production of Puccini's La Boheme on its Jumbotron.
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Ulster Orchestra Endured Northern Ireland's 'Troubles,' Now Battles Funding Crisis

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Ulster Orchestra played on through the 1970s and '80s, despite bomb threats. But can it survive 2014?

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Basil Twist Rethinks Rite of Spring for Puppet Theater

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Puppetry is just the essence of bringing something to life," says Basil Twist. "It's animating the inanimate."
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Australian Officials Intervene to Lift Carmen Smoking Ban

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A government health minister has told Western Australian Opera that it can resume staging "Carmen" – complete with tobacco references – without endangering a sponsorship.
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Classical Concerts Are Too Stuffy, Says Radiohead Guitarist

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jonny Greenwood is no fan of the traditional concert experience. In an interview on BBC Radio 5, he criticized classical concerts for being too stiff.
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Could That Disruptive Protest Actually Help You Appreciate the Music?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Protests in the concert hall are nothing new: think of the riot-inducing premiere of Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring' in 1913. Sometimes they can shed light on the music.

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Australian Opera Company Cancels Carmen Over Fears it Promotes Smoking

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The West Australia Opera has said it will not program Carmen in the next two years, over fears that it would threaten $200,000 in sponsorship with a government health agency.
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Q&A: Lisa Batiashvili on New York Residency, Russia

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

When the violinist Lisa Batiashvili performs with the New York Philharmonic this year, there's much to watch for but one aspect of her career that won't be featured.
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Soprano Amanda Majeski Manages Demanding Debut with Humor, Props

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Like many young sopranos, Amanda Majeski has been making her mark in the operas of Mozart. But unlike many, she's done so with a particular flair for the dramatic.
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Names Daniele Gatti as Chief Conductor

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Italian conductor Daniele Gatti will become the next chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.
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Carnegie Hall to Offer Series of Video Webcasts

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Carnegie Hall said Thursday that it will make its first significant foray into live video streaming of concerts, through a collaboration with the website Medici.tv.
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Is It Time to Stop Calling Classical Music 'Relaxing?'

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Classical music's soothing qualities are well known. But some argue that focusing on this feeds a misperception that the artform is benign and boring.

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New Video: Hong Kong Protesters Carry Violins, Cellos

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

As the standoff between China and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong continues, some protesters have been rallying to "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from Les Miserables.
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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President Quits

Monday, September 29, 2014

Atlanta Symphony CEO Stanley Romanstein has resigned, saying that his leadership would be an "impediment" to reaching a new labor agreement with the orchestra's musicians.
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The Andris Nelsons Era at the Boston Symphony Begins

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Reviews of Andris Nelsons’s debut concert as music director of the Boston Symphony are trickling in; all are in agreement that, musically, the evening was largely a success.
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Smog Serenade: Opera in 18 Cars Planned Through Downtown L.A.

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Southern California director is planning an opera that will take place inside 18 cars as they simultaneously cruise the streets and highways of Los Angeles.
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Study Shows Bells Harmful to Cows. What Would Mahler Say?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Researchers in Zurich said on Thursday that the iconic cowbells worn by the country's bovines could be damaging the animals' hearing and feeding habits.
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Atlanta Symphony Fans Brace for Chilly Times in 'Hotlanta'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

As the lockout of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians enters its third week, the two sides appear to be digging in for a long fight.

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Early Music Pioneer Christopher Hogwood Dies at 73

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Christopher Hogwood, the English musicologist, conductor and pioneer of the early-music movement, whose interpretations once divided critics and audiences, died on Wednesday.
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