New York City Opera filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Thursday, beginning the formal process of dissolving the company and paying off millions of dollars to a range of creditors.
Over the past 10 years, the company’s insignia has been adapted to honor a number of our favorite composers and musical innovators. We selected our five favorite illustrations.
Well before Oscar Madison mussed up Felix Ungar’s spotless existence, odd couplings have provided the inspiration for surprising theater, dance, film and music. Here are the top five strangest pairings.
The start of the 2013-14 season is filled with question marks. Some point to the uncertainty of the future of classical music; others anticipate what we hope will be triumphant returns.
Last week, a Russian conductor landed in hot water after making disparaging remarks about women conductors. Here are five who rise above the controversy.
As the city’s opera houses and concert halls get ready to for the 2013-14 season, here are five venues to make sure to add to your list in the coming months.
Now that WQXR is expanding its reach into Westchester with WQXW 90.3FM, we're familiarizing ourselves with the 'hood. Here are five people and things that have enriched the area.
Cookbooks have long appealed to classical music and opera buffs who know their way around the kitchen, or are just curious what renowned musicians cook when not touring. Here are five standouts.
This summer's heat has been disruptive but even when concerts are indoors, Mother Nature can wreak havoc. Here are our top five most disruptive natural disasters in recent memory.
This season, the Mostly Mozart Festival's music director, Louis Langrée, has Beethoven on his mind. He talks about which of the composer’s works are the most mysterious to him.
It’s always an unexpected treat when opera or classical music makes its way onto late night television shows. Amanda Angel shares her favorite top five appearances.
The recent uprising in Egypt prompt us to think of the most significant musical compositions that have helped fuel revolutionary thought and fervor throughout history
In honor of our nation’s birthday, we present five pieces of classical music that are both American in sound and in subject matter.
It is one thing to just roll a piano outdoors. It’s another thing entirely to mount an entire opera in its actual setting. Here are five.
Sometimes the surprise of an unexpected performance, whether in a grounded plane, in protest-filled streets, or an unassuming corner in Brooklyn, can be both poignant and inspiring.
In recent years, crowdsourcing has been a means of creating ensembles, symphonies and collections of scores.
The recent return of James Levine to the podium, and news of a young opera singer’s success after undergoing a pair of double lung transplants, we're reminded of other notable comeback stories.
Upon its premiere on May 29, 1913, The Rite of Spring famously provoked a riot that spilled out of the theater into the streets of Paris and the newspapers of the day, and forever resonated in both the music and dance world.
With stages in Roman amphitheaters, 17th century palaces, and churches where Mozart played, these five festivals should delight both history buffs and classical music fans.
Googly eyed fuzzy figures aren’t just for sports fans and Comic Con attendees. Symphonies, opera companies and record stores have cute mascots to help win over admirers, especially the young ones.