When times are tough, a lot of arts groups go for the sure thing. But it turns out that familiar programming doesn't always mean a more loyal or engaged audience.
Madrid's Teatro Real on Thursday announced new details for Charles Wuorinen's long-awaited opera version of Brokeback Mountain.
As automakers show off their latest designs at the Frankfurt Motor Show, we wanted to know: what's with all of the musical car names? Here's a look at some of them.
New York City Opera will be forced to cancel most of its current season and all of next season if it does not raise $20 million by the end of December, company officials said on Sunday.
New York City Opera will be forced to cancel most of its current season and all of next season if it does not raise $20 million by the end of the year, company officials said on Sunday.
During the Last Night of the Proms, Marin Alsop spoke on behalf of women conductors and Joyce DiDonato sang "Somewhere over the Rainbow" for gay rights.
It’s the age-old problem of putting symphony orchestras on television: they're not as much fun to look at as to listen to. A new television series aims to overcome this.
Great Britain is minting a new 50 pence coin to commemorate the centenary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten.
Fall is always the most exciting time to be a classical music fan in New York City. Here's a guide to everything you need to know about the big fall concerts this year.
Thousands of R&B fans hoping to find Robin Thicke’s chart-topping hit "Blurred Lines" have been unexpectedly treated to a violin and harpsichord duet by an 86-year-old composer.
In this Conducting Business podcast, a look at how political-style web advocacy has moved into the realm of classical music and the arts, from the Minnesota Orchestra to the Metropolitan Opera.
The unseasonable appearance of Christmas music in Pret à Manger shops this week was not the creep of the holiday retail season into August.
They are Aida Garifullina, a soprano from Kazan, Russia, and Ao Li, bass-baritone from Dezhou, China.
As Leonard Bernstein would have turned 95 on Sunday, a look at a forthcoming collection of his letters.
If it wasn’t Tchaikovsky, it may never have come up. But suddenly, opera diva Anna Netrebko and renowned conductor Valery Gergiev now find themselves in an awkward circumstance.
Participants in a new study — including highly trained musicians — were better able to identify the winners of competitions by watching silent video clips than by listening to audio recordings.
"It’s exciting in a way but ultimately it just doesn’t grab me," said host David Garland on Movies on the Radio.
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.