Last month, two newly-reconstructed Beethoven works were given world premieres within weeks of one another. But can these fragmentary thoughts bring genuine insights?
The actress and soprano Audra McDonald is moving to the role of host for the PBS series “Live From Lincoln Center.” She will fill a position that has been vacant since another soprano, Beverly Sills, died in 2007.
New Yorkers have no shortage of opportunities to celebrate the holidays with festive music. Here is a guide to some of the noteworthy Christmas-related concerts.
Having brought together Arab and Israeli musicians for his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the conductor Daniel Barenboim now plans to create a school in Berlin for musicians from the Middle East.
Learning an instrument isn't easy, but getting to fake one for a Hollywood film is no picnic either. Christopher Walken talks about his role as a cellist in "A Late Quartet."
The music could be over soon at Steinway Hall, the elegant, 87-year-old piano showroom near Carnegie Hall.
A cellist who had been collecting frequent flier miles on his instrument for the past 11 years won’t be getting any more free flights.
When Opera Boston folded early this year and its ambitious plans were scrapped - almost. The planned centerpiece of the company’s 2012 season was reconceived as a concert opera Saturday night.
Dietmar Machold, once the world’s most successful dealer of rare violins, violas and cellos, was found guilty of embezzlement and fraud Friday.
Elliott Carter, the American composer whose formidably complex music helped to define 20th-century modernism, died in Manhattan Monday at age 103.
Gabriela Montero, a classical pianist known for her signature improvisations on themes suggested by audience members, dramatizes a debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Superstorm Sandy has badly hobbled New Amsterdam – a nonprofit label home to a younger generation of composers and performers – destroying much of its CD inventory and equipment.
Bargemusic, the floating concert hall moored near the Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo, appears to have sustained only minimal damage during the storm’s relentless pounding.
Hurricane Sandy is not the only thing barreling through the East Coast this week. The Mariinsky Orchestra has been on a breathless tour that's audacious even by the company's own go-for-broke standards.
Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the tri-state region to close their doors Monday.
The American Ballet Theater said on Thursday that it has signed a three-year contract to perform at the David H. Koch Theater, ending the company's 15-year perch at New York City Center.
Conductor Alan Gilbert has extended his contract with the New York Philharmonic, through the 2016-2017 season. He discusses his plans with Jeff Spurgeon.
Zubin Mehta has experienced a lot with the Israel Philharmonic, where he holds the title of music director for life. He describes the collectively-run ensemble as like a boisterous, opinionated family.
Stalled contract negotiations in Minnesota, a startling economic report and some lighthearted Halloween programming are among the developments in the orchestra world this week.
Four months after the Delaware Symphony Orchestra announced that it was suspending its operations, the orchestra says it will resume concerts in January 2013.