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NY Phil Conductor, Composer Pierre Boulez Has Died at Age 90

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Composer and Conductor Pierre Boulez, who led the New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra during the 1970s, has died at age 90.
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Philadelphia Orchestra Approves One-Year Musicians Contract

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The deal approved Monday increases the size of the ensemble from 95 to 96 members, while saving on health care costs.
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Kirill Petrenko to Take Over Berlin Philharmonic in 2019

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Kirill Petrenko will take over as chief conductor at the Berlin Philharmonic in 2019. The orchestra had previously left open when he would start.
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Plane in Fatal Crash Belonged to Oscar-Winning Composer

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A plane registered to Oscar-winning "Titanic" composer James Horner has crashed in Southern California, but the identity of the one person who died has not been released.
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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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Iconic Portrait of J.S. Bach Returns to Germany

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A portrait of Bach considered one of the most important paintings in the classical music world is being returned to his home city after a 250-year odyssey.
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Suspects in Murder of New York Violinist Indicted

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Two men have pleaded not guilty to state charges stemming from the slaying of a New York City violinist who was killed at her upstate summer home last year.
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Met Opera Ends Season with $22 Million Deficit

Friday, November 21, 2014

But the opera company said Thursday that steps including new labor contracts are expected to bring in enough savings to balance the budgets in 2015 and 2016.
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Joshua Bell to Play Again in D.C. Metro Station after 2007 Stunt

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In 2007 Joshua Bell busked for spare change in the D.C. Metro and almost no one paid attention. He's doing it again, and this time, he's announcing it in advance.
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Second Conductor Resigns from Vienna State Opera

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks, after Franz Welser-Moest announced on Sept. 5 he was stepping down.
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Rare Stradivarius Viola Could Bring $45M at Sale

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A rare 1719 Stradivarius viola is expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale.

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San Diego Opera no Longer Operable, Votes to Close

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The board of the opera that has been a city cultural institution for 49 years voted overwhelmingly to shut down Wednesday.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Mulls Return Trip to Iran

Friday, January 17, 2014

The last American orchestra to perform in Iran is considering what would be a groundbreaking return concert tour this fall.

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LA Opera to Give Ghosts of Versailles its West Coast Debut

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The LA Opera will present the West Coast premiere of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles during its 2014-15 season as part of a Figaro Trilogy.

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Once-Stolen Stradivarius Sells for $2.3 million

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

An antique Stradivarius violin that was stolen from its owner at a London railway station in 2010 has fetched almost 1.4 million pounds ($2.3 million) at auction.

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Spain Court Acquits Pianist of 'Noise Pollution'

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In a widely watched case, a Spanish court has acquitted a 28-year-old concert pianist on charges of causing noise pollution and psychological damage to a neighbor.

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Here's Why They Called Her the 'Duchess of Carnegie Hall'

Friday, November 08, 2013

Editta Sherman, a photographer dubbed the "Duchess of Carnegie Hall," died last week at age 101. Here's a gallery of her portraits of classical musicians.

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Salzburg Festival Could See Fewer Performances

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Salzburg Festival's next artistic director has an ear for his singers' and musicians' complaints - he wants to cut down on performances at the prestigious annual event.

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Video: Zubin Mehta Concert in Kashmir Has Discordant Backdrop

Monday, September 09, 2013

A concert Sunday by conductor Zubin Mehta in Indian-administered Kashmir took place amid tight security and objections from separatist groups who are fighting New Delhi's rule.

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Former SF Opera Director Lotfi Mansouri Dies at 84

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Lotfi Mansouri, a former general director of the San Francisco Opera for 13 years, has died. He was 84.

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