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Symphomania: 24 Hours with the 21st-Century Orchestra

Monday, March 02, 2015

Join us all day today, March 28, for an encore presentation of Symphomania, a 24-hour marathon stream that offers a vision of orchestral music composed in or after the year 2000. 

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Carnegie Hall to Mark 125th Anniversary in 2015-16 Season

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Carnegie Hall said Wednesday that it will celebrate its 125th anniversary in its 2015-16 season with the start of a new project to commission 125 new works over the next five years.
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New Sounds

The Non-Western Orchestra

Monday, January 12, 2015

Listen to music that features the orchestra as a non-western ensemble, including Bombay Dub Orchestra, Master Musicians of Jajouka, & Jherek Bischoff arranging the Congotronics project. 

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Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall Renaming Comes at a Price

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The performance space needs renovations and a donor to fund it — but who will become its new namesake? 

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Jeff Goldblum: The Podcast Version!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Download our conversation with the actor and jazz pianist, who stopped by our studio with his jazz band last week. 

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Caramoor's Rising Stars

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tonight, the Young Artists Showcase travels upstate to Katonah, N.Y., and the Rising Stars Reunion concert from last summer's Caramoor Festival.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

The MSM Precollege Philharmonic in Concert

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm: Hear members of the Precollege Philharmonic, who perform recitals and concerts throughout the year on a startlingly professional level.

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Study: Audiences Identify Top Orchestras by Appearance More Than Sound

Monday, March 10, 2014

When it comes to judging a performance, audiences are just as likely to focus on an orchestra’s stage presence as its musical prowess, according to a newly-published study.

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On Being

Bobby McFerrin — Catching Song [remix]

Thursday, February 27, 2014

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin?

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On Being

[Unedited] Bobby McFerrin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 27, 2014

He is a genius of improvisation; a genre-bending vocal magician and conductor. And he sings the territory between music, mystery, and spirit. Who better to contemplate the human voice — its delights, its revelations, and its mystery — than Bobby McFerrin?

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Producer Salaam Remi's Orchestral R&B

Friday, January 24, 2014

Salaam Remi -- the producer best known for his work with Grammy-winning R&B singer Amy Winehouse -- talks about why he decided to step out of the studio and into the spotlight on his debut solo album, 'One: In The Chamber.'

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Benjamin Zander, Maestro Who Works to Motivate

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Benjamin Zander is known for being many things: a late-blooming conductor, a motivational speaker, an educator and Mahler specialist. What he’s not known for is shyness before a microphone.

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Gig Alert: Maria Schneider

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The jazz composer Maria Schneider performs at Jazz Standard Wednesday. Stream "Aires de Lando."

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Steve Reich Rewrites Radiohead

Monday, November 11, 2013

The composer that reinvented orchestral music on his new composition inspired by Radiohead.

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Minnesota Orchestra Musicians Reject Latest Proposal as Deadline Nears

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra on Saturday unanimously rejected the latest management contract offer, leaving unchanged a lockout that has effectively shuttered the ensemble for nearly a year.

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New Sounds

The Non-Western Orchestra

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Listen to music that features the orchestra as a non-western ensemble. Hear music from a new tribute record, “The Road to Jajouka,” a recording honoring (and with proceeds supporting) the legendary Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar.  Then, the orchestra provides a drone in a live recording made at the Fes Festival of the traditional call to prayer. Also, hear the orchestra as an Indian instrument with the Bombay Dub Orchestra and as an instrument of the gypsy or Roma tradition in music from the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio.  Plus, hear Jherek Bischoff’s orchestral arrangement of the music from Congotronics by Konono No. 1, and more.  

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WQXR Features

BBC Proms: Brahms's A German Requiem

Saturday, August 31, 2013

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Listen as American conductor Marin Alsop, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and an 80-strong chorus explores Brahms’s 1868 masterpiece.

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Video: Czech Orchestra Brings Romance to Shopping Mall

Thursday, June 27, 2013

We know what you're thinking. Orchestra flash mobs are a bit stale. They've become vehicles for not-so-subtle corporate promotions and staged reaction shots. Hold that jaded response.

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New Jersey Symphony Promotes Oboist to CEO

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

After an ill-fated gamble on an outsider, the New Jersey Symphony has turned to a familiar face for its next leader. The orchestra on Wednesday named its oboist, James Roe, as its president and CEO.

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Video: Greek Orchestra, in Tears, Plays its Last Concert

Sunday, June 16, 2013

When the Greek government last week closed the country’s public broadcasting network, ERT, among the casualties was the Greek National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
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