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Listen: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Central Park

Monday, September 02, 2013

Hear the Chamber Music Society performing works by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak.

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The Knights Perform Bach, Britten and Stravinsky in Central Park

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of The Knights performing at the Naumburg Bandshell, a program featuring tenor Nicholas Phan in music by Britten, plus works by Bach and Stravinsky.


Poll: Is it Ethical for Musicians to Play During a Heat Wave?

Friday, July 26, 2013

How do you think orchestras should deal with hot weather? Must the show go on when temperatures near 100? Take our poll and share your thoughts.

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Orpheus Performs Rossini, Beethoven, Haydn and Tchaikovsky

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Listen to last week's Orpheus Chamber Orchestra concert in Central Park, which featured works by Beethoven, Haydn and Rossini -- until rain forced it to conclude early.

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On-Demand Audio: The Knights in Central Park

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

On Tuesday night, WQXR brought you a live broadcast of the Knights from the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Listen to the archived broadcast, which features music by Mozart and Philip Glass.

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Voices of Summer

Friday, May 31, 2013

"There has been a stunning revival of opera in unusual places this year, much of it in spring and summer, a period when opera offerings were once meager," writes Fred Plotkin. Here are a few highlights.

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Map: 15 New York-Area Summer Festivals for 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Whether you're headed to Cape Cod, the Hamptons or points upstate, summer is the season for music festivals. Here are 15 highlights. Consult our map to find the quickest getaway route

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