Last week’s news that San Diego Opera, the 10th largest opera company in the United States, plans to close its doors has generated a range of responses.
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel has withdrawn from this week's scheduled concerts with the New York Philharmonic, citing a severe flu.
The composer Michel van der Aa has created a one-minute opera for a Dutch television show about the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Being booed and heckled is part of the game for singers at La Scala. But Alexander Pereira, who becomes La Scala’s new director on October 1, wants to silence the “hissing hooligans."
The Minnesota Orchestra said Thursday that its president and CEO Michael Henson will resign this fall, ending a seven-year tenure that saw both record fundraising and severe labor turmoil.
Some institutions of higher musical learning are trying to bring academic training closer to job market realities. Here's how.
Jeremy Denk, the pianist, writer and recent MacArthur Fellow, has been given the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, a $75,000 award to recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in music.
New York's Piano Row just got a bit smaller. Klavierhaus, a favored haunt for international pianists since the 1990s, on Monday moved out of its storefront headquarters on West 58th St.
John Adams's The Gospel According to the Other Mary is a stepping-off point to confront oppression through the ages, with the Biblical story fluidly cross-cutting with scenes of modern life.
As the LA Phil arrives in New York, its music director, Gustavo Dudamel, faces an increasingly difficult political situation back in his native Venezuela.
One of two East Harlem buildings that collapsed Wednesday morning after an apparent explosion was owned by the proprietor of Absolute Piano, a neighborhood shop.
Mozart in the Jungle, oboist Blair Tindall's tell-all memoir of life as a freelance musician in New York City, will be made into a 10-episode series for Amazon Studios, Variety reported on Tuesday.
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.
According to an audit by the New York State Comptroller, many city schoolkids do not receive the required amount of hours of instruction or are taught by non-certified teachers.
The Andris Nelsons era at the Boston Symphony Orchestra began to take shape on Wednesday, as the BSO's 15th music director announced plans for his first season.
Conductor David Robertson has renewed his contract with the St. Louis Symphony through 2018, reflecting a national trend of major orchestras holding onto their long-serving music directors.
A concert Monday night in San Francisco by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic was interrupted by a gay rights activist.
“The Lady in Number 6," a film portrait of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest classical pianist and Holocaust survivor, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short.
Leonard Slatkin tells WQXR how he's been surprising patrons during the Detroit Symphony's six-date South Florida tour this week by inviting them to take photos of the performances on their phones.
While the Vienna Philharmonic has confronted its Nazi-era activities, questions remain about its lack of present-day diversity.