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New York Times
Making Classical Music and Art Accessible to All
Readers discuss getting past the Classical Music Insecurity Complex. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:25:31 GMT
Prince’s Family Sues Hospital That Treated His First Opioid Overdose
Though Prince declined all testing at the Illinois hospital, the lawsuit contends the medical staff did not do enough to find the cause of the overdose. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:12:36 GMT
Apple’s Deal for Shazam Is Delayed in Europe Over Data Concerns
European authorities are testing the idea that data can give companies an unfair edge over rivals. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:24:36 GMT
Jason Aldean Earns the First Country No. 1 of 2018
“Rearview Town,” the Nashville star’s first album since the Las Vegas shooting, debuted at the top of the album chart, pushing Cardi B to No. 2. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:36:05 GMT
10 Treasures, Unearthed From the New York Philharmonic’s Archives
As she prepares to retire, the orchestra’s archivist shares some favorites: a 1926 music video, the program from Leonard Bernstein’s debut and more. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:25:59 GMT
Latest Classical Reviews
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonatas (violin: Leonidas Kavakos, piano: Enrico Pace)
This joyous set of Beethoven's sonatas takes its place among the very best. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Septem verba a Christo (Sophie Karthaüser, Christophe Dumaux, Julien Behr, Konstantin Wolff, Academie für Alte Musik Berlin/Rene Jacobs)
In its own way, the Seven Words of Christ is just as sublime as the Stabat Mater. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures, Sarcasms & Visions (feat. piano: Steven Osborne)
This sensitive, dynamic recording is a joy, and may even constitute a revelation. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Franz Schubert - Schubert Edition Vol. 7: Erlkönig (baritone: Matthias Goerne; piano: Andreas Haefliger)
The pair exhibits a refined style on these illuminating performances. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Benjamin Britten - The Rape of Lucretia (conductor: Oliver Knussen; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble)
A deeply affecting experience that ought to win the opera many new admirers. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
parterre box
Mario, tu qui?!
Najmiddin Mavlyanov will sing the role of Cavaradossi in the May 8 and 12 performances of Puccini’s Tosca. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:31:54 +0000
Broadcast: Roméo et Juliette
The Met's lovers are so star-crossed we don't even have photos of them yet. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:00:25 +0000
Deuxième partie: “Ah, word ill urged…”
Andrea Shin will sing the role of Roméo in tonight’s performance of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, replacing Charles Castronovo, who is ill. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:21:57 +0000
Burnished bass
I clearly remember the day I first heard the voice of Cesare Siepi. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:38:18 +0000
And the sheep sails on
On this day in 1775 Mozart's Il re pastore premiered in Salzburg. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:15:30 +0000
How Popular Culture Is Still Screwing Up Our Body Image Conflicts
Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" movie suggests that the only thing holding back regular-looking women is their belief that looking regular holds them back at all. That attitude puts the onus on individual women to improve their self-esteem instead of criticizing societal beauty standards writ large. The reality is that expectations for female appearances have […] Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:01:31 +0000
Kendrick Lamar Miscategorized: Prize Should Have Been Literature, Not Music
If the Pulitzer people had only bitten the bullet and done the equivalent of what the Nobel committee did for Bob Dylan and rock lyrics when they said, “You know what? We’re going to get dissed and ridiculed for even putting Dylan on the same level as John Steinbeck, but what the heck. Let’s just do it […] Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:31:06 +0000
Why Haters Gotta Hate On Writing Programs?
Writing, like anything – from athletics to nuclear physics – depends on a basic degree of talent, which can be cultivated through training. So let’s stop pretending that devoting a year or two to studying writing in the company of others is anything other than a valid step towards a literary career. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:01:34 +0000
Art As Leadership Tool
Without ever intending it, experienced leaders often allow what they know to limit what they can imagine going forward; their knowledge can actually get in the way of innovation. Which is why, to summon the spirit of Proust, it’s so important for leaders to see their company and industry with fresh eyes — which means […] Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:31:01 +0000
Data: Books By Women Are Chronically Priced Lower Than Books By Men
In a groundbreaking study of more than two million books published in North America between 2002 and 2012, scholars found that books by women authors are priced 45% less than those of their male counterparts. The researchers, sociologist Dana Beth Weinberg and mathematician Adam Kapelner, both from Queens College-CUNY, say there is a lot more to the story […] Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:01:23 +0000
New York Times
20 Years of Jazz Concerts, Heading to Harlem
The Jazz and Blues Art Box collection, with 230 concerts and 96 interviews from the Bern jazz festival, is a gift to the Schomburg Center, a New York library branch. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:03:16 GMT
Nathan Davis, Jazz Saxophonist and Educator, Is Dead at 81
The founding director of the University of Pittsburgh’s jazz studies program, he helped establish a place for African-American music in the academy. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:54:46 GMT
14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:00:05 GMT
Review: American Composers Orchestra Brings Jazz to Classical, Effortlessly
More than half of Friday’s program was devoted to world premieres by composers with backgrounds in jazz performance — a practice that should be more common. Sun, 08 Apr 2018 21:41:47 GMT
Cecil Taylor, Pianist Who Defied Jazz Orthodoxy, Is Dead at 89
An uncompromising artist, Mr. Taylor argued against reductive definitions of what a musician of his training and background could or should do. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:26:57 GMT
Latest Jazz & Blues Reviews
Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Functional Arrhythmias
The most exciting and substantial Coleman release of the last few years. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Kyle Eastwood - The View From Here
Eastwood’s finest album to date, with a timeless quality. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Erik Truffaz Quartet - El Tiempo de la Revolucion
Truffaz remains one of the most consistently creative trumpeters around. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
The James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute
Hunter’s latest cuts recall the golden ages of soul and blues. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Marius Neset - Birds
An engrossing, beautifully produced album from a player and composer to watch. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Playbill News
Courtney Balan, Luba Mason Star in Unexpected Joy, New Musical From Side Show’s Bill Russell
Lyricist-librettist Russell collaborated with composer Janet Hood on the musical, which begins performances April 24.
Roundabout Revival of Travesties Opens on Broadway
Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play returns to Broadway for the first time since 1975.
Scroll Through the Travesties Opening Night Playbill
Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play officially opens on Broadway April 24.
Read Reviews for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway
LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Levern star in the new musical that opened on Broadway April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Musical America Blogs
Some Good News for the Paris Opéra.
By: Frank Cadenhead There is good news from the Paris Opéra which might somewhat offset the dismal recent news on this site of sexual harassment and alleged poor management of the Opéra’s world-renowned ballet company. That bad news might go someway to explain the early departure of Benjamin Millepied as ballet director in February of […] Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:59:30 +0000
Bayreuth Theater Restored
By ANDREW POWELL Published: April 4, 2018 MUNICH — Bayreuth’s Rococo gem of a theater, the Markgräfliches Opernhaus, will reopen April 12 after a five-year, €32-million restoration. On the bill, fittingly: Hasse’s Artaserse (1730), as mounted by the Theater-Akademie August Everding. Like virtually every public project in Germany these days, the effort took longer than […] Wed, 04 Apr 2018 19:33:34 +0000
Ministry Split, Minister Fired
By ANDREW POWELL Published: March 21, 2018 MUNICH — Bavaria’s Culture Ministry, responsible for Bayerische Staatsoper and Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, among many other entities, underwent a sudden double shake-up this morning with the firing of its cheerful chief, Ludwig Spaenle, and an organizational severing into two parts. Bernd Sibler, 47, is the new Kultusminister. The […] Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:48:36 +0000
Houston Has No Problem
By ANDREW POWELL Published: March 20, 2018 MUNICH — Judging from reports around the country here, the Houston Symphony Orchestra today returns to Texas mission-accomplished. The clarity of its tone colors, the exuberance of its brass section, the articulate luster of its strings — all have been remarked upon during an eleven-day tour to busy […] Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:37:21 +0000
Dorny, Jurowski to Staatsoper
By ANDREW POWELL Published: March 6, 2018 MUNICH — The rumor emerged last fall, lingered, and today became fact during a Free State of Bavaria cabinet meeting: Serge Dorny, 56, and Vladimir Jurowski, 45, will in Sept. 2021 take over as Intendant and Generalmusikdirektor, respectively, at Bavarian State Opera. So said a statement from Bavaria’s […] Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:09:49 +0000 New York City Stories
The Secret City Presents A Gershwin Cabaret
Obie-Award winning performance group, The Secret City, announces their annual gala, a Gershwin Cabaret held in the penthouse that formerly belonged to Ira Gershwin, next door to the Penthouse lived in by his brother, George. The Gershwin's shared musical output from the early 20th century shaped the course of American popular music and much of their most celebrated work was created in these apartments. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:58:50 PST
Following hot on the success of its previous five installments, the non-profit group founded to showcase multi-ethnic talent in an industry starved for diversity will come together once more to represent and raise their unique voices. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:13:51 PST
Bloomingdale School Of Music Presents Free Jazz Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) is pleased to present A Jazz Tribute to Leonard Bernstein as part of Leonard Bernstein at 100, the global celebration of one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century on Friday, June 1st at 7:00 pm. This free concert led by BSM faculty member pianist Zach Lapidus, and guest artists bassist Peter Brendler and drummer Aaron Seeber will be held at the school located at 323 West 108th Street. Seating is limited.   Join BSM piano faculty member Zach Lapidus as he performs jazz re-imaginings of Leonard Bernstein's music.  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:25:48 PST
The Theatre Fellowship of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Presents THE GAME'S AFOOT
It's Elementary! The Theatre Fellowship of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church is presenting Ken Ludwig's farcical mystery-comedy 'The Game's Afoot,' winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play of 2012. The production, directed by Doug Paulson and produced by Lucy Cabrera, opens on Friday, April 20 (after a April 19 preview) at 7 pm in the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church's Jones Auditorium, 7 W. 55th St., third floor, New York, NY. Performances run through Sunday, April 29. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:04:54 PST
Oratorio Society Of New York Presents Two World Premieres, 5/7
???????World premieres of an oratorio about the Underground Railroad that sets narratives of slaves running for freedom and their lives, and a work that sets poems calling for peace in Farsi, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, and English: Sanctuary Road, music by Paul Moravec and text by Mark Campbell based upon the writings of William Still, a conductor for the Underground Railroad; and We Are One for chorus and orchestra by Behzad Ranjbaran, both completed within the last year, will be given their first performances by the Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY) led by Music Director Kent Tritle as the culminating concert of the OSNY's 145th season on Monday, May 7, 2018, at Carnegie Hall. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:47:31 PST
Playbill News
Courtney Balan, Luba Mason Star in Unexpected Joy, New Musical From Side Show’s Bill Russell
Lyricist-librettist Russell collaborated with composer Janet Hood on the musical, which begins performances April 24.
Roundabout Revival of Travesties Opens on Broadway
Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play returns to Broadway for the first time since 1975.
Scroll Through the Travesties Opening Night Playbill
Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play officially opens on Broadway April 24.
Read Reviews for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway
LaChanze, Ariana DeBose, and Storm Levern star in the new musical that opened on Broadway April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.


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