The musicians of the New York Philharmonic will wear blue wristbands during performances this weekend to show their support for their striking colleagues in Detroit, according to The American Federation of Musicians.
James Levine, suffering from debilitating back problems, will step down from his post as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on September 1. He will continue serving as music director of the Metropolitan Opera.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra said on Tuesday that James Levine, its music director, will miss the remainder of the orchestra's season as a result of the back problems that have plagued him for months.
Striking musicians with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra say they'll return to work without a contract. Cellist and spokesman Haden McKay says the issues will be worked out through binding arbitration, after a contentious, nearly five-month strike.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross's synth-heavy, non-orchestral soundtrack for "The Social Network" was awarded Best Original Score at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. The duo also won the Golden Globe this year for their work on the film.
The 23-year-old Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti performs live in the WQXR Cafe, and explains why mental toughness is the key to mastering the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.
“The King’s Speech,” which won four Oscars on Sunday, punctuates a pivotal scene with a famous classical work – Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Yet its very prominence has fueled a growing online debate about the intent of the film's creators.
The Detroit Symphony has suspended the remainder of its performance season after striking musicians rejected the latest contract offer on Saturday. No further meetings with management have been scheduled.
Young Concert Artists has been such a fixture on the classical music landscape for so long, it’s easy to lose track of its milestones: creating the debut recitals and tours for pianists like Emanuel Ax, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Tokyo String Quartet and Dawn Upshaw.
Days after undergoing emergency surgery, Riccardo Muti has won Grammy Awards in the Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance categories for his recording of the Verdi Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The New York Philharmonic have announced a 2011-12 season that includes a Beethoven symphony cycle, a new residency by violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and a nomadic touring schedule.
With the opening of John Adams's Nixon in China at the Metropolitan Opera this week, New York audiences will finally have a chance to hear the work that spawned a flurry of operas based on real-life events -- the so-called “CNN operas."
Milton Babbitt, a composer known for his staggeringly complex yet lucid, jazzy and occasionally humorous work, died on Saturday in Princeton, NJ. He was 94.
As WQXR celebrates Powerhouse Pianists throughout January, we spotlight a pianist known to give the keyboard a workout. Hélène Grimaud is frequently admired for her enormous technical command and her keen musical curiosity.
Leading the music categories is A.R. Rahman’s music for the Danny Boyle film "127 Hours," which was nominated in both the Best Score and Best Original Song categories. "The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" were among the other nominees.
For this special podcast, Terrance McKnight sits down with three experts from across the musical spectrum and asks them to rank the 10 greatest classical composers of all time.
Carnegie Hall announced its 2011-12 season on Wednesday, plans which include celebrations of the hall's 120th anniversary, a $200 million renovation project, and the launch of a new broadcast arrangement with WQXR and American Public Media.
The music director of the Orléans Symphony died Jan. 10. He reportedly collapsed while rehearsing the Funeral March of Beethoven’s "Eroica" Symphony.
The Metropolitan Opera House settled a federal lawsuit Thursday that charged the theater with discriminating against people with disabilities.
The Schermerhorn Symphony Center has been a mecca and sanctuary to classical music fans in Nashville since its opening in 2006. After floodwaters ravaged the hall last May, it is now reopening in a concert to be broadcast on WQXR.