The New York City Ballet has announced that its principal dancer is retiring after 16 years.
New York's eccentric Shriner's hall turned performing arts venue has undergone a major renovation. On Tuesday audiences can see the results.
The Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has cancelled her debut recital at Carnegie Hall. At WQXR, she hinted that time was short.
The Metropolitan Opera has announced a big casting change for its new production of Richard Wagner's Siegfried.
About 125 protesters led by an anti-war group called the Granny Peace Brigade, some supporting themselves with canes or walkers, held a vigil on the plaza at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night.
Two unrelated headlines formed a curious intersection this week.
On Thursday, Tarisio auction house announced that a 1783 Guadagnini violin that Lorin Maazel owned and used for his career will be put up for auction on November 10. Proceeds will go to his Castleton Festival in a fund to help young artists.
The Philadelphia Orchestra and its musicians reached a tentative agreement late last week, but their venue is having labor issues of its own: members of stagehands union have gone on strike.
When conductor Valery Gergiev became chairman of the International Tchaikovsky Competition last year he promised to clean house, ridding it of its historic corruption and favoritism.
Though he died at the relatively young age of 56, Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has left a legacy that changed the shape of the music industry.
Bring on the rain, wind and dark clouds. The gloomy weather we've experienced recently may not be good for the soul but a new study suggests that it's great for composers.
Oct. 1 Update: Bargemusic reopened on Friday night with a performance by the Weilerstein Trio. In a post on Facebook, director Mark Peskanov wrote, "The music sounded especially good tonight at Bargemusic after being shut down for the last two and half days." Further details to come.
Bargemusic, the floating concert hall moored on the Brooklyn side of the East River, abruptly shut down on Wednesday after an official with the Fire Department found problems with the hall’s emergency exit.
A number of classical performers have embraced the music of Nirvana, particularly during this, the 20th anniversary month of their groundbreaking album "Nevermind."
The cellist Alisa Weilerstein, the choral music conductor Francisco Núñez and the WNYC host Jad Abumrad are among the 22 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants," to be announced today.
A new scientific model on humans' response to consonance and dissonance provides insights into why atonal music continues to be challenging for so many listeners.
The BBC Proms, London's eight-week music festival which ended its 117th season Saturday night, has reported record audiences for the second year in a row. Watch a video of the pianist Lang Lang performing on the Last Night.
Composer John Adams, looking back at On the Transmigration of Souls, his 2002 piece remembering Sept. 11, expresses satisfaction with the work's success, but also concerns about the public's "orgy of self pity."
James Levine, the music director of the Metropolitan Opera, has cancelled his fall appearances at the Met, after falling and damaging his vertebrae on Thursday. Fabio Luisi will take over for Levine in his new role as principal conductor.
Salvatore Licitra, a tenor who rose to fame as a last-second substitute for Luciano Pavarotti at the Met, died on Monday after being severely injured in a motorbike accident.
In Verona, Italy, massive opera productions take place every summer in a Roman coliseum. In San Francisco and Washington, DC, operas will be simulcast on ballpark jumbotrons. Can stadiums and ballparks bring opera back to its populist roots?
Protesters disrupted a performance Thursday by the Israel Philharmonic and violinist Gil Shaham as part of the BBC Proms, one of Britain’s most venerable concert series.