Orchestras

BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, Jonathan Swain presents Mikhail Voskresensky continuing his Mozart Piano Concerto series

Mikhail Voskresensky continues his Mozart Piano Concerto series with numbers 2, 8 and 22, recorded in Moscow in 2009. Presented by Jonathan Swain<p>12:31 AM<br>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)<br>Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, K.39<br>Mikhail Voskresensky (piano), Pavel Slobodkin Centre Chamber …

Classical Music

Three schools sever ties with influential conductor, musician amid abuse allegations

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee has cut ties with a high-profile professor, well-known in the city’s contemporary classical music scene, amid …

Boston

Dee Dee Bridgewater to Step in for Dianne Reeves at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Dianne Reeves has announced that, due to an unexpected health concern that needs to be managed immediately, she must cancel the remaining dates of …

Classical Music

Handel’s Messiah: Nine of the greatest places to enjoy a wonderful Christmas tradition

Handel's Messiah is more than just a wonderful piece of music: it's a Christmas tradition in Britain. Ysenda Maxtone-Graham takes a look at the story …

Classical Music

BBC - Radio 3 at Christmas

Radio 3 at Christmas<p>Spirit of Bach<p>BBC Radio 3 will welcome in the festive season this year with <b>Spirit of Bach</b>; an exploration of why music by the Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach resonates deeply with so many.<p>From the 1st until the 24th December, Breakfast will play one of the composer’s …

Classical Music

Why Drugs Can Be So Expensive

<b>Deby Provost</b> of Stockton, California has one question: If her drug for multiple sclerosis has been around for 20 years, why does it cost so much? It's a question that Congress is asking, too.<p>This summer, two congressmen on the House Committee for Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to a …

Classical Music

Fiction that Strikes a #MeToo Chord

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment</b><p>For the last few days, a short piece of fiction has been making the social media rounds. It’s called “Cat Person,” written by Kristen Roupenian<i>,</i> and published by The New Yorker.<p>And it has struck a chord.<p>It’s the story of a college-aged woman …

Classical Music

VSO flutist Christie Reside finds path from baroque to contemporary

Alexander VartyOn the surface, the main attraction of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s weekend concerts is the chance to hear Philippe Quint lead a …

Classical Music

Star-Studded 'BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY' New Year's Eve Concert to Air on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER

This New Year's Eve, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER rings in 2018 with a celebration of the legendary Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of his centennial …

Classical Music

Audra McDonald Will Host PBS’ Bernstein on Broadway, With Aaron Tveit, Christopher Jackson, Annaleigh Ashford

Laura Osnes will also be featured in the New York Philharmonic’s tribute to the award-winning composer.<p>Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will host</i> …

Classical Music

Highlights of Aldeburgh Festival 2018 announced

12:27, 13th December 2017<p>The 2018 Aldeburgh Festival, which will take place 8-24 June, will mark the event’s 70th anniversary, looking back to the …

Classical Music

New Works by Jeanine Tesori, Sarah Ruhl and More Receive OPERA America Grants

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that it has …

Classical Music

Spot the Classical Music – The answers

1. The Planets (Holst)<br>2. The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)<br>3. Fingal’s Cave (Mendelssohn)<br>4. Enigma Variations (Elgar)<br>5. Choral Symphony (Beethoven)<br>6. Air on the G String (Bach)<br>7. Coppélia (Delibes)<br>8. Handel’s Water Music<br>9. Madame Butterfly (Puccini)

Classical Music

10 Crazy Facts About Lisztomania

Women throwing underwear and screaming doesn’t come to most people’s minds when they think about classical music concerts, but that’s where it began. …

List-Worthy

Georg Solti's golden legacy lives on in full CSO recordings set

No more important document exists of the musical career of Georg Solti, one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, than Decca's newly issued boxed set (108 CDs) of the complete recordings he made as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, from the start of his tenure in 1969 to …

Classical Music

Classical CD Of The Week: Mahler Most Charming, Made In East Germany

Amazon mp3: $9 | Amazon CD: NA | ArkivMusic: ~$14 | Qobuz: £8.6 – 11.5 (Hi-res) | iTunes mp3: $10<p>There’s something deeply pleasing about this disc of Mahler with Otmar Suitner right out of the wrapper: Produced to resemble the double-LP from 1986, it comes with the original artwork in a three-fold …

Opinion

At the end of his life, David Gerry felt at peace

It was Monday, Dec. 4, and Sara Traficante had been at David Gerry's bedside in the Bob Kemp Hospice playing for about an hour on the gold Brannen …

Flute

What We Can All Learn From the #MeToo Moment at the Opera

Last week, the American sex abuse crisis reached the most elite and rarefied echelon of “entertainment”: the opera house. And while most Americans …

Classical Music

For this new opera company, ‘company’ means friendship

CAMBRIDGE — This weekend in Harvard Square, the American Modern Opera Company will lift the curtain on its first offerings. And co-artistic directors …

Classical Music

12-year-old Churchlands cellist to play in Vienna Pops orchestra on New Year's Eve

MAX Wung is set to wow Winthrop Hall.<p>The 12-year-old cellist from Churchlands will play in the Vienna Pops orchestra this New Year’s Eve.<p>It will be …

Perth, Australia

Celebrating Chanukah at Keshet Eilon

This week is the Young Artists Showcase's annual Chanukah broadcast of the gala concert of the Keshet Eilon String Mastercourse in Israel. The Keshet …

Classical Music

Bronxville HS Orchestra Brings Holiday Cheer To Hospital

As members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, the students use their musical skills in service to others.<p>BRONXVILLE, NY — Members of the Bronxville …

New York City

An Eerily Timely Rape of Lucretia at the S.F. Conservatory of Music

Pity the opera lover who wants to put his head in the sand. In the same week that the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s production of Benjamin …

CeReNeM Newsletter, December 2017

It has been a busy start to the 2017–18 academic year for the Centre for Research in New Music, with extensive activity from both staff and students. …

Classical Music

Philip Ledger

Much-honoured British conductor, organist, academic and composer Philip Ledger was born at Bexhill-on-Sea on 12 December 1937 and studied at King's …

Classical Music

New York Philharmonic quickly raises needed cash

NEW YORK (AFP) -<p>The New York Philharmonic, long saddled with uncertain finances, announced Tuesday that its new leadership had secured $50 million to keep the leading US orchestra solvent for at least several seasons.<p>Deborah Borda, who took over as president and chief executive officer of the …

Classical Music

Corey Cott, Ana Villafañe, and Solea Pfeiffer Set for West Side Story in Concert

Three performances of the Leonard Bernstein classic will be presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in February 2018.<p><i>Newsies</i> and</i> …

Classical Music

Powerhouse Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham On Returning to The Merry Widow

As the opera favorite prepares for the Metropolitan Opera production, resuming December 14, she talks about what keeps her coming back to the role …

Classical Music

BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, Mendelssohn & Beethoven violin sonatas

Jonathan Swain presents violin sonatas by Mendelssohn and Beethoven performed in Bulgaria.<p>12:31 AM<br>Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)<br>Violin Sonata in F major<br>Albena Danailova (violin), Plamena Mangova (piano)<p>12:57 AM<br>Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)<br>Rhapsody No 1 for violin and piano, Sz.86<br>Albena Danailova …

Classical Music

Beethoven’s Eroica: The First Great Romantic Symphony

<b>Beethoven</b> was the first great Romantic composer, and if you listen closely you can hear the moment he launched a new era in music. It occurs about a …

Classical Music