Following in the footsteps of Fiorello LaGuardia, Rudolph Giuliani and David Dinkins, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will conduct the Encores! Orchestra at the re-opening of New York City Center on October 25.
A Conservative Member of Parliament has admitted to taking drugs with violinist Nigel Kennedy and dancing with him at a nightclub in the latest twist in the British phone-hacking scandal.
Placido Domingo, the peripatetic tenor, conductor and opera house impresario, added another feather to his cap on Tuesday: as the new chairman of IFPI, a British trade group representing the recording industry.
The Israel Chamber Orchestra is set to perform a work by Adolf Hitler's favorite composer, Richard Wagner, in a taboo-breaking concert in Germany.
It is a rite of passage for elite chamber musicians that involves a pilgrimage to a hilltop in Vermont where cell phone reception is spotty and meandering dirt roads pass stands selling maple syrup and cheddar cheese.
Since 2004, Tora Yi has been the owner of Ido Sushi in the West Village. His restaurant features a traditional Japanese menu but it’s the sideline that elicits stares and puzzled remarks from passersby.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is the example of an orchestra for which everything seemed to be going well. Now it's reported that the orchestra is in considerable debt.
The unions representing performers at the struggling New York City Opera are taking their fight to the Attorney General's office. They believe the company has violated its endowment agreement, or committed other financial fraud.
The "people's opera" will have a reduced season next year, but George Steel, its general manager, hopes it's not for long.
The financially-strapped New York City Opera announced on Tuesday its first season outside of Lincoln Center while musicians from the company staged a competing news conference nearby.
Mikhail Arkadyev, the conductor of Vladivostok's Pacific Symphony Orchestra, found out what happens when you refuse to get on board in Vladimir Putin's Russia.
Leaked details of New York City Opera’s 2011-12 season show that the financially ailing opera company will travel to at least three different venues bringing a mix of standard and offbeat repertoire.
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.