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HBO Gives Green Light for Classical Music Period Drama

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HBO has given the go-ahead to the pilot for “Virtuoso," a classical music-themed period drama by Elton John, his husband David Furnish and "True Blood" creator Alan Ball. 
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Video: The Knights' Orchestral Jam Session Yields Collaborative Piece

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Knights chamber orchestra took a cue from the world of rock and collaboratively wrote a piece. Here's how it came together.
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'Mindfulness Opera' to Feature Yoga, Audience Participation

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Lost in Thought," by composer Rolf Hind, is said to be the world's first "mindfulness opera" and will allow audiences to do yoga, meditate and eat during the performance.
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Video Webcast: Opening Concert of the Philharmonie de Paris

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A concert venue opened Wednesday, the Philharmonie de Paris, with a dedication to those killed in last week's terrorist attacks. Watch the archived webcast.
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Video: Natalie Dessay and Michel Legrand Sing a Chanson for Charlie Hebdo

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The operatic soprano – and more recently, cabaret singer – joined the veteran film composer Michel Legrand as part of an evening-length tribute event.
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10 Times Classical Music Owned Facebook in 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Classical music may no longer appear on the covers of news magazines or on primetime TV as in days of yore, but it does occupy a thriving corner of the social media sphere.
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Simon Rattle: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love The Nutcracker

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

For many years, conductor Simon Rattle resisted Tchaikovsky. But lately he's come around to the composer's charms. Here's why.
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Soprano Renée Fleming Set to Make Broadway Debut

Monday, December 22, 2014

Soprano Renée Fleming — who has triumphed in the worlds of opera, recording and even the sports arena — is moving on to the Great White Way.
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Critics Choose Their Top Classical Albums of 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

It's that time again: when music critics unveil their top 10 lists. Here is a look at current lists by several notable critics.
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Stolen Viola Found Smashed in Vacant Lot

Friday, December 19, 2014

A $9,000 viola recently stolen from a musician near Philadelphia has been found smashed to pieces in a vacant lot.
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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Classical Holiday Music

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Think you know your Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs? Take our quiz to see how much you really know.
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Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center Gets $38 Million

Friday, December 05, 2014

Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center on Friday announced a $38 million gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.  
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The Worst Bach Album Covers...Ever

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Some of the greatest composers and performers can suffer from the most questionable packaging. In honor of J.S. Bach, check out the Bachstock edition of truly bad cover art.

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Video: Orchestra Plays After Eating World's Hottest Chili Peppers

Monday, November 03, 2014

A video has gone viral showing the Danish National Chamber Orchestra attempting to perform after eating some of the world's hottest chili peppers.
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Video: Cellist Plays Duet with Beatboxing Flight Attendant on Airplane

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Southwest Airlines flight to Denver was the scene of an inventive duet recently when Francisco Vila, a cellist, and Maximillian, a beatboxing flight attendant, performed Bach.
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Video: Subway Musicians Connect in a Wi-Fi-Enabled Symphony

Friday, October 24, 2014

As Wi-Fi service gradually expands through New York City's subways, it was only a matter of time before busking musicians would find a way to turn it to their advantage.
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Yo-Yo Ma's Daughter Did Not Want Her Father to Play Cello at Wedding

Monday, October 06, 2014

Emily Hornor Ma, the daughter of Yo-Yo Ma, was married on Sept. 27 at a church in Lenox, Mass., but asked her father not to play at the wedding.
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Rome Opera Fires its Orchestra and Chorus

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The disarray at Rome's largest opera house continued Thursday when the company's board voted to fire its choir and orchestra, and replace them with outsourced artists
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What's in a Name? Just Ask the Isis Ensemble

Monday, September 29, 2014

A respected London chamber ensemble is preparing to launch its tenth anniversary season but it has a little problem: its name is Isis.
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As 'Star-Spangled Banner' Turns 200, Five Unusual Classical Versions

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of the poem that became the nation’s national anthem. Here are five notable classical takes.
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