Orchestras

Not Just ‘West Side Story’: Celebrating Bernstein’s Symphonies

Leonard Bernstein is having the last laugh, the conductor Leon Botstein said recently from the stage of Carnegie Hall.<p>Mr. Botstein was at Carnegie to lead his American Symphony Orchestra in Bernstein’s “Kaddish” Symphony, one of the ambitious concert works that earned him much snobbish criticism in …

The Arts

A DSO music director candidate? Pablo Heras-Casado dazzles in Debussy and Ravel

If I were a betting man, I might put some money on Pablo Heras-Casada as a serious candidate for music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. …

The Arts

From Jackson Public School to classical conducting in Vienna

When Mississippi native William Walker saw the suffering and devastation amassed by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, he felt a deep desire to help those …

Entertainment

BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, A celebration of Jeannette Thurber

Catriona Young presents performances of Dvorák's New World Symphony and American voices and music from the archives of the Library of Congress in Washington.<p>12:31 AM<br>Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770 -1827)<br>Symphony No 8 in F major, Op.93<br>Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roger Norrington (conductor)<p>12:54 …

Classical Music

Your Week in Culture: Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Bernstein and Crime Scene Dioramas

<i>New TV shows, museum openings, film releases and concerts — it’s a lot to keep track of. Let us help you. For the week of Oct.</i> <i>22</i><i>, seven events in New York and elsewhere not to be missed:</i><p><b>Pop: Voodoo Music & Arts Experience</b><p><i>Oct. 27-29; voodoofestival.com.</i><p>Held each fall since 1999 in New Orleans’s …

The Theatre

Brown University orchestra director relieved of duties

Brandon Keith Brown, hired in May as music director of the Brown University Orchestra and visiting professor of music, was relieved of his conducting …

Classical Music

Toni Braxton at 50: 'I changed history'

R&B legend Toni Braxton opens up about the challenges that almost ruined her career and why she supports President Trump.

Celebrity News

The Only Living Person Watching ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Wants You to Watch ‘Mozart in the Jungle’

<i>I’m still not convinced that anyone anywhere in the world watches Mozart in the Jungle.</i><p>I watch <i>Mozart in the Jungle</i>. I’m the only one. It’s my lonely …

TV

A symphony that — more than most — is open to interpretation

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the NEC Philharmonia, conducted by Jeffrey Kahane, performs Witold Lutosławski’s Symphony no. 3. The work gestated for a …

Classical Music

5th-grade pianist uses recess to soothe hungry 6-year-olds

He has been playing piano for only five years, but 10-year-old Nathan Zhang is already making sure classical music strikes a chord with the future of …

Education

Bernstein’s Philharmonic

• New Year’s Eve: Bernstein on Broadway, will toast our beloved Laureate Conductor’s 100th birthday with favorites from his Broadway musicals — from …

Classical Music

Extraordinary performance by Chicago Symphony launches La Jolla Music Society 2017-18 season

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra played Schubert, Mozart and Schumann in Copley Symphony Hall on Wednesday evening, presented by La Jolla Music …

Classical Music

NEA

<i>Washington, DC</i>­­­­­­­­­­­- On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the 192nd public meeting of the National Council on the Arts will take place on Capitol …

Wiener Symphoniker: Beethoven Symphonies 1, 3 CD review – persuasive and buoyant

Wiener Symphoniker/Jordan (Wiener Symphoniker)<p>Philippe Jordan is to be the next music director at the Vienna State Opera, but the city’s audiences already know him well as the chief conductor of Vienna’s second-most-famous orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker. This disc marks the start of the …

Music

Two foursomes, VERY different concerts from Third Coast Percussion and the Danish String Quartet

Two concerts this week certainly displayed what different musical effects can be produced by four musicians — in this case a string quartet and a …

The Arts

Maria Anna Mozart Was a Musical Prodigy Like Her Brother Wolfgang, So Why Did She Get Erased from History?

When people ask why we have specifically black histories, or queer histories, or women’s histories, it can be hard for many who do historical …

Culture

Hear the Martha Argerich Recordings That Inspired 8 Young Pianists

Martha Argerich, one of the greatest pianists in the world, rarely plays in New York. But on Oct. 20, she will return to Carnegie Hall after more than a decade away to perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. For her younger fans, this may be the first opportunity to hear her in person.<p>Being a …

Was Richard Strauss the greatest film composer that never was?

At the brilliantly programmed Oxford Lieder Festival, a silent film version of Rosenkavalier made you wonder what might have been<p>An opera without singers, a Strauss orchestra of just 16, and an early music ensemble playing Mahler: welcome to the Oxford Lieder Festival, where familiar repertoire is …

Classical Music

BBC - CBBC - Ten Pieces - 10 pieces that will change your mind about classical music

10 pieces that will change your mind about classical music<p>1. The piece that doesn't use any instruments<p><b>The classical music myth:</b> It's only played by orchestras.<p>You must enable JavaScript to play content<p><b>The myth-buster:</b> No Place Like is a brand new song written specially for Ten Pieces by British …

Classical Music

A Magnetic and Complicated Personality - Los Angeles Review of Books

ARTURO TOSCANINI’S REPUTATION, including the impact of his career on the classical music world, has undergone radical questioning since Harvey Sachs …

Books

Three Poway USD students chosen for All-National Honor Ensembles

Courtesy photo<p>Valerie Chen of Del Norte High School has been chosen to perform in the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor …

Classical Music

National Arts Centre Orchestra brings Mi'kmaq poet's words to life in Winnipeg

Piece based on poem I Lost My Talk featured in Canada 150 performance at Centennial Concert Hall Thursday<p>The National Arts Centre Orchestra will …

Classical Music

Classical Music in NYC This Week

<i>Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.</i><p><b>‘DANCING VOICES’</b> at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater (Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 21, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.). Meredith Monk teams up with the Young People’s Chorus of New York for this White Light Festival performance in a typical Monkian vein, breaking …

Classical Music

Gautham Vasudev Menon reveals the music director of Ennai Noki Paayum Thotta

Written by Ashameera Aiyappan | Chennai |<p>Confirming the widespread speculation, Ennai Noki Paayum Thotta director Gautham Vasudev Menon has revealed …

Classical Music

'Rocktopia' Broadway Musical to Combine Rock and Classical

A musical that fuses classic rock and classical music is coming to Broadway for a limited run this Spring.<p><i>Rocktopia</i> features pieces by the likes of</b> …

Rock Music

Classical music concerts, Oct. 19-25

<b>CLASSICAL</b><p><b>Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings:</b> “The Difficulty of Crossing a Field” 3 p.m. Sun. College for Creative Studies, A. Alfred Taubman Center for …

Classical Music

This Little Girl Tipped A Street Musician and Was Surprised With 'Ode To Joy'

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Classical Music

SLSO announces fiscal year 2017 results

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Classical Music

Meet the Women Who Play Men at the Opera: Secrets of the ‘Trouser Role’

‘We all have masculine and feminine in us,’ says Elizabeth DeShong, one of a group of women playing five lead male characters at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera.<p>Having played animals onstage, the concept of merely switching genders isn’t quite as complicated to American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth …

The Arts

A ‘Requiem’ for Cambodian Genocide Victims Wants to Help Bring ‘Peace to the World’

Composer Him Sophy had just premiered his 2008 opera “Where Elephants Weep,” about a Cambodian-American music producer who returns to Cambodia and falls in love, when he started to think about what his next composition would be.<p>He ultimately settled on a piece devoted to those who lost their lives …

Asia