“The Lady in Number 6," a film portrait of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest classical pianist and Holocaust survivor, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short.
Leonard Slatkin tells WQXR how he's been surprising patrons during the Detroit Symphony's six-date South Florida tour this week by inviting them to take photos of the performances on their phones.
While the Vienna Philharmonic has confronted its Nazi-era activities, questions remain about its lack of present-day diversity.
The Little Orchestra Society is looking to rename itself and is asking audiences for their input. "We’re looking at everything afresh," said the group's new music director.
Paco de Lucia, widely considered to be the world's greatest flamenco guitarist, died on Wednesday at age 66, after suffering a heart attack while on vacation in Mexico.
The crossover cello duo known as 2Cellos has scored a viral video hit with a theatrical cover of the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck.”
The pianist Denis Matsuev, violist Yuri Bashmet, soprano Sumi Jo and conductor Valery Gergiev were among the performers in the Olympics closing ceremony.
Gustavo Dudamel has responded to sharp criticism that he conducted a high-profile concert in his native Venezuela on the same day that anti-government protests in Caracas had spawned violent clashes.
While many former homes of history’s composers have been destroyed by war, natural disaster or workaday real estate development, campaigners have increasingly sought to preserve what remains.
The fallout continues from the scandal involving Mamoru Samuragochi, who admitted that he’d faked his own deafness and paid someone else to write his music for nearly two decades.
One of the most controversial operas of recent decades will be staged at the Metropolitan Opera this fall.
It's not quite the curse of the Ring, but frequent Wagner conductor Daniele Gatti has been struck down by a repetitive strain injury in his shoulders, forcing him to cancel two months of concerts.
The cast for a concert celebrating the 70th anniversary of New York City Opera's first performance just got a bit more star-studded.
The Beatles helped to erase the once rigid boundaries between rock ‘n’ roll and classical music. Check out a timeline that outlines some of the major intersections between their work and classical music.
Ready or not, Russia kicked off the Winter Olympics on Friday with a sumptous historical pageant scored to a number of the country’s great composers.
The union representing the singers, dancers and production staff at the Metropolitan Opera is telling its members to expect an “epic battle” in upcoming contract talks.
Details have emerged about the musical lineup in the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. Russian music historian Simon Morrison gives us some context.
It’s not just the Seattle Seahawks or the skiers at the Sochi Olympics who like to win. Many classical composers were athletes, too. Here are our top five athletic composers.
Fifty-four years after its founding, the Memphis Symphony has declared that it will “wind down” its operation at the end of the season, after years of sluggish box-office sales and a drop in giving.
Clad in a black Vera Wang dress with a flowing white sash – ensuring no wardrobe malfunctions – Fleming was accompanied an Armed Forces Chorus and a recording of the New Jersey Symphony.