Stage fright has long carried a stigma among classical musicians. But some are embracing new methods for coping with the butterflies – from meditation to medication.
The longest labor dispute in U.S. orchestral history witnessed a new salvo on Thursday as 91 composers sent an open letter to the Minnesota Orchestra’s musicians, administrators and board.
Along with their enthusiasm for travel and quest for world peace, Miss America contestants may wish to talk Kreisler and Sarasate this year.
Video screens in concert halls have long been controversial. Now they're being joined by a new generation of digital effects and video art – the kind usually seen in Las Vegas spectacles.
The Metropolitan Opera said on Tuesday that its season-opening production of Eugene Onegin will be directed by Fiona Shaw, after the director Deborah Warner pulled out.
Lloyd Moss, a WQXR host of five decades who brought an irreverence and genial wit to the once staid universe of classical radio, died on Saturday.
The mezzo-soprano Wendy White is suing the Metropolitan Opera for a 2011 accident where a set collapsed from under her during performance of Faust, causing her to fall eight feet.
Two months after narrowly averting a foreclosure on its concert hall, the Nashville Symphony now faces difficult contract talks with its musicians.
A recently-discovered recording of Luciano Pavarotti – believed to be the late tenor's first – will be commercially released in October. Hear a sample.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has time to read the classics. But what pieces of music should he download to get a feel for the Russian soul? We asked some experts for suggestions.
A violinist claims he was handcuffed for playing Bach's Third Partita on the platform of the Hunter College subway station Thursday – and spent four hours in custody as a result.
For its 65th edition, organizers of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence sought to demonstrate that the region's most established music festival has not grown staid and predictable.
How do you think orchestras should deal with hot weather? Must the show go on when temperatures near 100? Take our poll and share your thoughts.
The 2013 edition of the Bayreuth Festival opens with a new production of the Ring Cycle that's expected to be as colorful and contentious as anything this annual event has seen.
Antoine Wagner, a photographer and filmmaker living in New York, has long had a special passion for shooting landscapes and nature. Then he learned about his famous relative.
Less than 24 hours after the Boston Symphony's incoming music director Andris Nelsons canceled a weekend appearance at Tanglewood due to a freak accident, the festival has announced two further cancellations.
We've asked several Wagner scholars, conductors and critics about how they deal with issues around Wagner's troublesome character traits: his anti-Semitism, misogyny and narcissism.
A new app designed for iPads gives users a chance to better understand Liszt's Sonata in B minor. It shows the English pianist Stephen Hough giving a complete performance.
The National Youth Orchestra of the United States, a new project of Carnegie Hall, is bringing together 120 students from 42 states. It debuts this week.
A talk last week at the Aspen Institute reignited a debate that has been circulating in the arts world over the past year: does the website Kickstarter raise more money for the arts than the federal government?