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N.F.L. Says Lady Gaga Not Banned From Talking Trump
The football league has denied that it asked the singer not to discuss politics ahead of her performance at the Super Bowl. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:53:39 -0500
Should My Band Play at Trump’s Inauguration?
Nobody’s heard of us, but how many options does he have? Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:21:20 -0500
Getting a Compliment From One Who Knows
A famous band leader happens to be in the crowd at a retirement party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:00:02 -0500
Springsteen Tribute Band Pulls Out of New Jersey Inauguration Gala
The B-Street Band, booked before Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy, reacted to indignation from fans. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:41:56 -0500
Andrew Norman’s ‘Play,’ a Symphony That Levels Up
The work has taken on an otherworldly reputation, and has been acclaimed by critics as among the finest compositions of the century. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:21:28 -0500

Classical : NPR
Meet The Producer Who Runs Her Opera Empire From A 2-Bedroom Apartment
Beth Morrison is not your typical moneyed arts patron — but over the past decade, she's managed to gather the funding and venue support to produce works by some of today's most innovative composers. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:17:00 -0500
Georges Prêtre, A Conductor With A 70-Year Career, Dies At 92
The veteran musician specialized in French repertoire and collaborated with some of the world's most famous opera singers, including Maria Callas. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:37:00 -0500
Ben Johnston Hears The Notes Between The Notes
The composer's string quartets are known for their use of microtones — and their extreme technical difficulty. Just in time for his 90th birthday, The Kepler Quartet has finally recorded them all. Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:38:08 -0500
Songs We Love: Naqsh Duo, 'Parlando'
Borrowing from Persian music and American jazz, two Iranian women come together to create a singular sound. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 09:00:02 -0500
Tinsel Tunes: A Classical Holiday Playlist
Hear a slightly off-kilter collection of beloved carols, Hanukkah favorites and works by Prokofiev, Mahler and Thomas Adès. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:19:53 -0500
parterre box
And see if I can be rebirthed next Thursday afternoon
Anna Netrebko has become Edina Monsoon. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:00:49 +0000
Even I want to be Cary Grant
Born on this day in 1904 actor Cary Grant. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:43:23 +0000
A point upon a map of fog
San Francisco Opera in 2017-2018 presents the Ring cycle, a new John Adams/Peter Sellars collaboration called Girls of the Golden West, plus new productions of Elektra (Christine Goerke, Stephanie Blythe, Adrianne Pieczonka) and Manon (Nadine Sierra,  Michael Fabiano.)  The full press release follows: SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 17, 2017) — San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017–18 repertory season. The Company’s 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. On the occasion of this special evening, San […] Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:56:47 +0000
Met’s loss is our Margaine
"Clémentine Margaine will make her Met debut in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen this Thursday, January 19." Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:02:17 +0000
Blut force
The very first Vienna post-war performance of Elektra. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:06:47 +0000
Jazz
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:46:40 -0500
Review: ‘Vince Giordano,’ a Nostalgist With Fresh Takes on Jazz
This documentary profiles a passionate preservationist and bandleader whose devotion to stylistic authenticity infuses his band’s peppy and carefree performances. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:39:41 -0500
WBGO Is Giving Jazz a Higher Profile Online
This Newark public radio station is expanding its online operations and its partnership with NPR. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:15:23 -0500
Nat Hentoff, Journalist and Social Commentator, Dies at 91
Mr. Hentoff was an author, journalist, jazz critic and civil libertarian who called himself a troublemaker and proved it with a shelf of books and a mountain of essays. Sat, 07 Jan 2017 23:12:28 -0500
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:07:44 -0500

Jazz : NPR
'It's Better To Be An Outsider': Wolfgang Muthspiel's Global Guitar Odyssey
One of the most respected jazz guitarists working today, the Austrian musician has spent his career straddling borders, be they sonic or geographic. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500
130 Bands In Five Days: Highlights From Winter Jazzfest NYC 2017
The annual jazz festival features so many bands on so many stages that we asked a few writers (and a photographer) to highlight some of this year's best moments. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500
Songs We Love: Keyon Harrold, 'Stay This Way (Feat. Bilal & Big K.R.I.T.)'
The jazz trumpeter asks if euphoric moments are meant to last, or if they're naturally fleeting. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500
Toots Thielemans On Piano Jazz
The prolific jazz harmonica player, who passed away in 2016, joined Marian McPartland in 2005. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0500
Loston Harris On Piano Jazz
The singer and pianist performs "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me" with host Marian McPartland. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:44:00 -0500
NewMusicBox
Speak Now: Turning Around, Turning Away, and Turning Over
Staying in a place of worry is reliable because it feels real, it comes naturally, it’s not something we have to work at. But when the worry creeps in, composer Kristin Kuster has found that its antidote is patience. And social media teaches us, and fosters in us, the precise opposite of patience. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:05:40 +0000
Speak Now: It Is Time to Create
What change for good can I possibly effect with my distinctly non-political pieces? What can my small drop in the ocean of music do to help anyone at all? Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:05:22 +0000
Speak Now: Amplifying Our Voices
The 2016 presidential election was a seismic event for the United States and the world. Today we're introducing "Speak Now," a series of posts by artists sharing what they’re thinking in their roles as creators and community members. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:04:51 +0000
American Composers Orchestra Appoints Edward Yim as President
The American Composers Orchestra has announced the appointment of Edward Yim as president, effective February 21, 2017, succeeding Michael Geller who held the position from 1996 to 2016. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:12:00 +0000
Stuff I Learned Writing Music for Advertising—Problem Solver, Not Widget Maker
The road to the perfect score for a commercial involves a whole bunch of thinking that hasn’t been done yet. This is why the composer must become a partner in the creation of the whole piece of media. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:00:11 +0000

 

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