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Monday, October 14, 2013
Twenty-five years after Tom Hanks played "Heart and Soul" and "Chopsticks" on that giant toy piano in the movie "Big," he delivered an encore on Monday night.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Verdi has inspired plenty of flash mob performances – in markets, public squares and department stores. In honor of Verdi's 200th birthday, here's one with particular charm.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
A prank collective brought an orchestra to the middle of in Midtown and put a conductors' podium, a baton and a big sign that read "Conduct Us" in front of it.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Royal Opera House in London hosted an Intelligence Squared debate on Sunday on the question of Verdi vs. Wagner, the full video of which has since been posted online.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Last month, a teenage French guitarist who goes by the name Tina S. released a video of herself playing "Summer" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. It quickly went viral.
Friday, August 23, 2013
On the eve of the US Open, Roger Federer's sponsor Credit Suisse has released a new commercial featuring the tennis great trying his hand at the violin.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Google is featuring an animated doodle commemorating Debussy's 151st birthday. We present three archival performances, from 1911 and 1912, in his honor.
Monday, August 12, 2013
The stock of Steinway Musical Instruments hit an all-time high on Monday after the company received a new buyout offer.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Regina Resnik, the Bronx-born mezzo-soprano, died on Thursday in New York. Listen to an archival interview with Resnik from 1972.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
The conductor Pierre Boulez has cancelled concerts on Sept. 7 and 9 at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland as the result of a broken shoulder.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Beginning today, WQXR expands its reach into central and northern parts of Westchester County on the new WQXW 90.3 FM.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
President Obama presented the National Medal of Arts to 12 recipients including Renée Fleming during a White House ceremony on Wednesday.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Some 20,000 people and more than 100 European delegates gathered in Zagreb's main square Sunday night to mark Croatia's official entry into the European Union.
Friday, June 28, 2013
As pride weekend kicks off in New York, take our poll and tell us what you think: What have been the most productive gay collaborations in classical music?
Thursday, June 27, 2013
We know what you're thinking. Orchestra flash mobs are a bit stale. They've become vehicles for not-so-subtle corporate promotions and staged reaction shots. Hold that jaded response.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Jamie Barton, a 30-year-old mezzo-soprano from Rome, Georgia won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition on Sunday night. The award is one of the most influential in opera.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Last week, Mozart’s prized violin and viola made it to the U.S. for the first time. The instrument, owned by the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation, made its radio debut at WQXR.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Over the past two weeks, 88 pianos were spread throughout the five boroughs as part of the "Sing For Hope" public art installation. The instruments came together for a grand finale at Lincoln Center on Sunday.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
When the Greek government last week closed the country’s public broadcasting network, ERT, among the casualties was the Greek National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Friday, June 07, 2013
The orchestra musicians used some time on a tarmac to give passengers an impromptu performance of Dvorak's "American" String Quartet No. 12.