William Bennett, the San Francisco Symphony's principal oboist who collapsed while performing the Strauss Oboe Concerto on Saturday, died Thursday morning in a San Francisco hospital.
On May 19, 1958, some five weeks after winning the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Van Cliburn gave a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall.
San Francisco Symphony principal oboist William Bennett, who collapsed in mid-performance of Strauss's Oboe Concerto, remains in a hospital in "guarded" condition Tuesday.
Among the many historical tidbits that Steven Spielberg includes in his Oscar-nominated film "Lincoln," the president’s love of opera may be the most surprising.
He's held the top clarinet jobs at the Chicago Symphony and Metropolitan Opera. Now it's the New York Philharmonic's turn.
Alban Gerhardt, a noted cello soloist from Berlin, say his precious cello bow, valued at $20,000, was damaged by inspectors from the TSA at Dulles Airport
The San Francisco Symphony beats the Minnesota Orchestra, which had been considered a sentimental favorite because of its bitter and protracted labor dispute.
James DePreist, one of the first African-American conductors to have a major career, despite two significant physical ailments, died Friday in Scottsdale, AZ.
Just two women conductors are scheduled to appear in New York's major concert halls next season. Why aren't there more?
Continuing an annual tradition, we spotlight the Super Bowl commercials that feature classical music soundtracks and themes.
In 1978, mayor Edward I. Koch invited Aaron Copland to Gracie Mansion after hearing that the composer had never been there. "But you were born in Brooklyn and are one of our great composers," Koch exclaimed. "I am shocked!"
A long history of black involvement with the concert hall precedes contemporary developments. View our timeline, which includes more than 200 years worth of events.
Carnegie Hall announced Thursday its 2013-14 season which will feature a three-week winter festival, “Vienna: City of Dreams,” featuring a seven-concert residency by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
At a press conference Tuesday to announce its 2013-14 season, the New Jersey Symphony wasn't discussing the recent resignation of its president and CEO.
Film directors and biographers have tried, with mixed results, to portray the reclusive and brilliant pianist Martha Argerich. Now, her filmmaker daughter is giving it a shot.
The New York Philharmonic on Wednesday announced a 2013-14 season that seems to aim for maximum variety.
The Colorado Quartet, which is based in New York City, said on Tuesday that it will disband in May, quietly ending a 30-year history of tours, recordings and teaching residences.
A three-year, multimillion-dollar deal between the Sydney Opera House and Etihad Airways has raised concerns that the World Heritage-listed arts complex will be renamed.
Along with New York politicos and influence peddlers, a string quartet from Rochester is heading to the nation's capital for President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday.