Details have emerged about the musical lineup in the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. Russian music historian Simon Morrison gives us some context.
It’s not just the Seattle Seahawks or the skiers at the Sochi Olympics who like to win. Many classical composers were athletes, too. Here are our top five athletic composers.
Fifty-four years after its founding, the Memphis Symphony has declared that it will “wind down” its operation at the end of the season, after years of sluggish box-office sales and a drop in giving.
Clad in a black Vera Wang dress with a flowing white sash – ensuring no wardrobe malfunctions – Fleming was accompanied an Armed Forces Chorus and a recording of the New Jersey Symphony.
Today at 2 pm, tune in for a video webcast of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx's new opera, Brokeback Mountain, live from Madrid's Teatro Real.
Sunday’s Super Bowl will feature 55 commercials and chances are, some of them will feature a symphony or an opera aria embedded in the soundtrack. Here's a look at how the process works.
Less than two months after Nelson Mandela died, Carnegie Hall said on Wednesday that it will stage a 27-day "Music and Arts of South Africa" festival this autumn.
A week after the death of Claudio Abbado, tributes continue from various corners of the classical music world.
The Minnesota Orchestra won the Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance on Sunday for its album of Sibelius’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4.
An article with a particularly tough assessment of the state of classical music has stirred up a hornet's nest on the Internet.
So, what comes next for the Minnesota Orchestra in the wake of the contract agreement that ended the bitter 15-month lockout and returns the musicians to Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on Feb. 7?
The New York Philharmonic has said that it will present Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake, starring the Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard at Avery Fisher Hall.
The Super Bowl will have a touch of the operatic this year: Soprano Renée Fleming will sing the national anthem.
Claudio Abbado, who led many of the world's top orchestras while serving as a mentor to countless young musicians, died on Monday. Tonight at 9 pm: hear Abbado's Final Lucerne Program, recorded last August.
While CD sales declined in 2013, vinyl sales moved in the opposite direction: up 32 percent from 2012. In this podcast, a debate over the significance of the format's ongoing comeback.
Three months after New York City Opera filed for bankruptcy and shut its doors, the company's musicians on Wednesday announced a concert they will produce and play at City Center.
The longest labor dispute in the history of American orchestras ended on Tuesday when the Minnesota Orchestra signed a collective bargaining agreement with its unionized musicians.
Much has been made of the period-appropriate folk music that runs through "Inside Llewyn Davis." But moviegoers may also spot some pointed references to classical music in the script and the soundtrack.
The Sphinx Organization, a nonprofit that works to boost African-American participation in classical music, has received $4 million from an anonymous donor.