In an orchestra world pummeled by strikes, deficits and closures, some recent news from the Toronto Symphony has been far brighter. This month, the orchestra reported that 35% of its audience is younger than 35 years old.
Not merely an afterthought tacked on by the producers of the television simulcast, music is a formative ingredient in some of the country’s biggest fireworks shows. In New York, it’s a process that starts almost a year in advance.
On June 29, the day that Bernard Herrmann would have turned 100, a panel of experts including the composer’s daughter gathered for a special event in The Greene Space exploring his life and musical legacy.
After weeks of relative public silence, the orchestra and chorus musicians of New York City Opera have launched a campaign to protest the company's plans to move out of Lincoln Center.
After filing for bankruptcy in April, the 111-year-old Philadelphia Orchestra announced an aid package potentially worth $45 million on Wednesday.
What do the Jackson Heights Post Office in Queens, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights and the South Beach Boardwalk on Staten Island all have in common?
LaGuardia High School, best known as the school upon which the movie and TV show "Fame" was based, is about to get its first Renaissance music club. Kids will learn instruments like the crumhorn and recorder.
The New York Philharmonic's announcement on Tuesday that it is cancelling its annual round of free concerts in city parks this summer has been met with mixed reviews from fans, writers and affiliated business owners. What do you think? Take our poll.
New York City Opera confirmed today that 11 employees are being laid off as the company faces a $5 million dollar debt. Meanwhile, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, an orchestra founded in 2004 by Alondra de la Parra, says it will suspend its operations.
Antonio Vivaldi is slated to be the subject of two separate film biographies due in 2011 and 2012. But it remains to be seen if either can match the multi-Oscar success of "Amadeus."
Soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Joseph Calleja, two of the Metropolitan Opera's leading stars, have pulled out of a tour in Japan at the last minute for fear of radiation from the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant.
New York City Opera has announced it is leaving the 2,550-seat David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for other venues starting next season. It has yet to say where it will go, or what operas it will present. The organization did suggest some parameters: three of the operas will be suitable for a larger house, and two for smaller spaces. Where do you think City Opera should go? Read about some possible candidates and share your opinions in the comments box below.
The American Guild of Musical Artists said it would consider filing unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board against New York City Opera after that company's board voted on Friday to cut staff and move from Lincoln Center.
In what amounts to an earthquake in the city's musical landscape, New York City Opera has announced plans to abandon Lincoln Center and perform in one or several smaller venues around New York starting next season.
June at Carnegie Hall is a prime season for rentals by outside parties -- do-it-yourself recitalists, traveling regional choirs and graduation events. But this year they've had to find a new venue as the hall shutters for four months.
The Cambridge Union Society was recently host to a debate on the issue, “classical music is irrelevant to today's youth.” One side argued that the art form isn't interactive or diverse; the other said it could spark a deep emotional response.
The Tiger Mothers may have been right all along: Music lessons as a kid may make you sharper decades later. A new study finds that adults with musical training appear to have sharper thinking and hearing skills than their less musically inclined peers.
Tonight at 8 pm, our live broadcasts from Carnegie Hall continue. Soprano Dawn Upshaw joins the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for the New York premiere of Maria Schneider's Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories. Schneider is among today's leading jazz composers.
Tonight the Oregon Symphony makes its Carnegie Hall debut with a war-themed program of Adams, Britten, Ives and Vaughan Williams. While it may seem ripped from the headlines, the theme resonates beyond current events, says its music director, Carlos Kalmar. Live broadcast at 8 pm.
Everything old is new again. David Allan Miller, the music director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, thinks so. Almost 10 years ago, the conductor was surprised to find that orchestral versions of American spirituals with solo voice were almost nonexistent.