Presidential elections will inevitably steal the national spotlight this autumn. But there's plenty of on-stage drama to be found in New York's concert halls this season too.
More than a deadly menace to trees, two species of fungi may also help unlock the secrets of the great 18th-century Italian violins.
Convention organizers usually scour the pop and country charts when seeking performers who will burnish their image. But every so often, classical musicians have gotten the gig.
A coalition of Charles Ives supporters is making plans to purchase the composer's longtime home in West Redding, CT and preserve it as a retreat for composers, musicians and scholars.
Broadway musicians are protesting new parking rules they say make it more difficult to find spaces on Ninth Avenue, near the theater district.
Before he was "Lenny," Leonard Bernstein was originally Louis Bernstein. The violinist Midori was formerly Midori Gotō. And Nigel Kennedy attempted to go by his given name alone for a period.
The Atlanta Symphony remains scheduled to make what has become an annual fall visit to Carnegie Hall but financial and labor troubles now plague the 67-year-old orchestra.
Once war-ravaged, this walled city on the Adriatic has undergone a heralded Renaissance in recent years. But less known is the fact that it hosts a 63-year-old summer festival.
Colony Records, the famed sheet music and memorabilia store on Broadway at 49th Street in Manhattan, will close its doors after 64 years. It is falling victim to a transfigured, digital world.
The 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth on Wednesday is proving a bit more contentious than your average composer anniversary.
Donal Henahan, the music critic known for his spirited and thoughtful commentaries in nearly 25 years of writing for the New York Times, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 91.
Musicians and historians are searching for a benefactor to buy Charles Ives's former property in West Redding, CT, to rescue the home from the wrecking ball.
The first seven months of this year have been the hottest on record in the northeastern United States. Take comfort in the fact that things may have been worse for some of history’s great composers.
Martin E. Segal, one of New York’s top cultural power brokers who held several positions with Lincoln Center, died Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 96.
Camouflaging tattoos on a Mimi, Violetta or Siegfried becomes a critical task in the age of HD broadcasts, when every ornament or imperfection is magnified by cameras.
Once an aura of mystery surrounded pianist Nelson Freire in the U.S. But that's been changing. He talks with WQXR about his unlikely career.
The Philadelphia Orchestra emerged from 15 months of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday after a federal judge approved its reorganization plan.
A music fan named Bob Egan has launched a website to reveal the New York City locations of some famous album covers. See how he found the site of this classic cover.
Fans of British humor and classical music received a double surprise during Friday's Olympic Opening Ceremony to the 2012 London Olympics.
When the U.S. synchronized swimming team sends a duet to the Olympic games this summer, music will consist of selections by John Williams and Aretha Franklin.