The St. Lawrence Quartet announced last week that Mark Fewer will replace Scott St. John as the ensemble’s second violinist.
This Saturday, WQXR will present a variety of wild and inventive reworkings of Mozart's music. Here are a few examples to get you primed.
The vestiges of 70 years of operatic history will go on the block on December 12 as New York City Opera plans to auction off its remaining sets, props, costumes, instruments and office equipment.
President Barack Obama will appoint Caroline Taylor, a trustee and former staffer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, to the Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
More than 150 FM music stations have ditched regular programing this month in favor of an all-Christmas-music format, according to StationIntel.com, a trade publication.
Leonardo Da Vinci excelled at almost everything he turned his hand to, although his mind was often so busy with new projects, he had trouble finishing what he'd started.
President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy brought a particular zeal to hosting musicians at the White House. After JFK's death, many musicians wrote tribute pieces in his memory.
The company was founded in 1807 and supplied instruments to Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Grieg, Ravel and Stravinsky. It has struggled with high costs and increased competition.
John Tavener, an English composer known for his intensely spiritual works, died on Tuesday at his home in Dorset, England.
A two-page manuscript from an early Mozart serenade is to be sold at an auction in New York. But will "Star Wars" fans snag the real treasure of the day?
"The Devil's Violinist," a new biopic starring the violinist David Garrett as Niccolò Paganini, has drawn some devilish reviews since its opening a week ago. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think.
After last week's kick-off quiz, we're offering another chance for you to test your knowledge of all things Mozart. Try this week's and see if you're moving up to "genius" level yet.
After remaining largely silent to protests, the Russian conductor Valery Gergiev issued a statement on Wednesday seeking to clarify his views on his country's controversial anti-gay laws.
Twenty years after the now-debunked "Mozart Effect" study, neuroscientists are giving us a broader understanding of how musical training can impact brain development and cognition.
Philip Smith, who has led the New York Philharmonic's trumpet section for 35 years, announced on Tuesday that he will retire in June 2014.
Audra McDonald has been named musician of the year by Musical America, the industry publication. Pablo Heras-Casado and the International Contemporary Ensemble are among the other recipients.
As tributes to the late Lou Reed continue, two videos highlighting two of his operatic projects have resurfaced.
Since June, Cynthia Turner, a conductor and music professor at Cornell, has been sporting the $1500 glasses as both a teaching tool and increasingly, as an enhancement to the concert experience.
Are you Mensa on Mozart or more "meh?" Test your knowledge of all things Mozart with our online quiz. We'll have a new one each week.
Some classical musicians have a special knack for getting in the spirit of creepy characters and spooky alter-egos. On this Halloween, here are ten standouts.