The New York Philharmonic has named Matthew VanBesien as its next executive director, succeeding Zarin Mehta, who will retire in September.
A writer considers the uncanny similarities between classical music’s most notorious dynasty and that of the movie based on the bestseller by Stieg Larsson.
If anything, classical music fans are not a frivolous crowd. This is the evidence turned up in WQXR's 2011 Classical Countdown, a listener survey that showed that Beethoven remains the most popular composer of our time.
The Concert for Peace is known for its mixture of inspired music-making, muddy acoustics and a sometimes earnest solemnity. This New Year’s Eve promises to be different.
Claudio Del Monaco, the opera director and son of the late Italian opera tenor Mario Del Monaco, is in critical but stable condition after an incident of operatic proportions.
What do you think was the year's biggest story? What will continue to make waves in 2012? Take our poll and share your thoughts.
In 2011, a growing number of arts organizations embraced digital technology a means of riding out the stresses facing the field.
Andrew Shapiro has played the piano at a Manhattan McDonald's for over seven years. Hints of Chopin-esque harmonies mingle with shouts of “May I help the next customer please?”
The Park Avenue Armory has named Alex Poots, currently the director of England's Manchester International Festival, as its first artistic director.
Kim Jong Il, who died Saturday at the age of 69, took an active role in North Korean culture, and had a truly curious relationship to classical music.
"In The Bleak Midwinter" is the world’s greatest Christmas carol, according to WQXR.org's poll of leading choirmasters and choral experts from the US and the UK.
The New Russian Quartet, the resident string quartet at the Moscow Conservatory, lent its support to the protests against the allegedly fraudulent parliamentary elections.
Not only will he withdraw from the remainder of his performances this season, the conductor says that he won’t conduct at all in 2012-13.
A Carnegie Hall recital heavy on French music this Saturday will offer a chance to catch the dramatic Finnish diva in a more intimate, stylized setting.
Joshua Gersen follows such past conductors as Leonard Slatkin, David Alan Miller and Miguel Harth-Bedoya.
The news that a Russian tycoon has given the Kennedy Center $5 million likely came as little surprise in the philanthropy community.
New York City Opera has declared an impasse in negotiations with the unions representing its orchestra and chorus, with the two sides unable to reach an agreement on wages and benefits.
Among the cancellations were two weeks in January with the Boston Symphony, where he is speculated to be a potential candidate to succeed James Levine.
The Cincinnati Symphony has established a section of its concert hall where audience members can bring out their iPhones, Androids and tablets and Tweet along with the music.