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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Simon Rattle will leave his post as chief conductor and artistic director of the Berlin Philharmonic when his contract ends in 2018, he said Thursday.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Russian opera diva Galina Vishnevskaya, who conquered audiences all over the world with her rich soprano, has died. Vishenvskaya, widow of famed cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, was 86.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Rivera originated some of theater's most memorable roles, including Anita in 1957's "West Side Story," and is currently starring in the ensemble musical "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood."
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts is stepping down after three years on the job.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Kelli O'Hara will be taking a break from singing Gershwin songs on Broadway early next year - to sing Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes with the The New York Philharmonic.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The lights went up again on Broadway Wednesday for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit New York, as entertainers headed back to work in a city still wracked by power-outages and a suspended subway system.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
German composer Hans Werner Henze, whose prolific and wide-ranging work included a wealth of operas and 10 symphonies, died Saturday.
Friday, October 19, 2012
A top Turkish pianist and composer appeared in court on Thursday to defend himself against charges of offending Muslims and insulting Islam in comments he made on Twitter.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
An opera-loving philanthropist convicted in New York of a multimillion-dollar fraud has been freed on bail to await the outcome of his appeal.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Israel's president has recognized Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta for his contributions to Israeli society.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
James Levine plans to return to the podium at the Metropolitan Opera in May following a two-year absence, conducting from a wheelchair following a fall last year that left him partially paralyzed.
Monday, October 08, 2012
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is canceling a fifth week of concerts as contract negotiations with the musicians union remain deadlocked.
Monday, October 08, 2012
President Hugo Chavez won re-election Sunday, defeating challenger Henrique Capriles and gaining six more years to cement his legacy and press ahead with his crusade for socialism in Venezuela.
Friday, October 05, 2012
New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has proposed a plan to finance education initiatives by raising income taxes on the wealthy.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Across the country, symphony and chamber orchestra executives have cited flat ticket sales and slumping private support as they seek major pay concessions from musicians.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, started by Kodak founder George Eastman 90 years ago, is facing an operating deficit that could exceed $700,000.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A stage performance by bikini-clad women wearing headpieces styled after traditional Peking Opera has sparked debate in China after photos were made public this week.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Federal officials say a six-acre plot in northern New Jersey that was once contaminated with radioactive thorium has been officially removed from the nation's Superfund list.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Universal Music Group can buy the famed British music company EMI but must sell off the company's classical music divisions, say regulators.