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yMusic Release Andrew Norman's “Music In Circles” off 'Balance Problems' (New Amsterdam Records)

Sep 2014 10:17AM EDT

yMusic have released an excerpt of “Music In Circles” off of forthcoming sophomore effort , Balance Problems, due out September 30 on New Amsterdam Records. The Andrew Norman composition "Music In Circles" is a cornucopia of striking violins, territorial harmonies and a bass line that carries in the sound of seasonal change.READ MORE

‘Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park’ Presents Ana María Martínez, Mariusz Kwiecien, Andriana Chuchman and Other Vocal Superstars

‘Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park’ Presents Ana María Martínez, Mariusz Kwiecien, Andriana Chuchman and Other Vocal Superstars

Aug 2014 11:30AM EDT

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s annual free concert in Millennium Park is a golden opportunity to hear a preview of Lyric’s upcoming season, as well as operatic gems from seasons past. This year’s concert will take place in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on September 6.READ MORE

Opera Singer, Valerian Ruminski, Fired After Anti-Gay Hate Speech Spills Onto Facebook, Echoes Australian Anti-Gay Diatribe

Opera Singer, Valerian Ruminski, Fired After Anti-Gay Hate Speech Spills Onto Facebook!

Aug 2014 11:13AM EDT

Sorry Valerie (oops, I mean Valerian), but anti-gay drek won't land you a spot in the Opera Lyra in Ottawa, Canada. Instead, Ruminski has been let go due to a backlash over some pretty horrendous comments he made to a man wearing jeweled fingernails.READ MORE

Julie Andrews...the original 'Mary Poppins.'

'Mary Poppins' Turns 50: Music Times Ranks Every Song

Aug 2014 15:41PM EDT

No other live action Disney film features a soundtrack as iconic as that of Mary Poppins—a testament to brothers Robert and Richard Sherman—and it challenges even some of the most celebrated song collections from the studio's animated films as well.READ MORE

'The Battle of New Orleans' by E. Percy Moran

The British Embassy Might Be on to Something: We Lost The War of 1812 and Music Won't Let Us Forget

Aug 2014 14:06PM EDT

The British Embassy won't let us forget that time they (The British) burned down the White House during the War of 1812. It's time to clear any misinformation about the war you may have picked up during middle school, with some help from music.READ MORE

The Metropolitan Opera Announces Live Stream Performances at BAM October 11 to April 25

LIVESTREAM: Metropolitan Opera Announces Hi-Def Broadcasts at Brooklyn Academy of Music October 11-April 25

Aug 2014 11:03AM EDT

After ending what almost spilled into a hasty lockout, the Opera is back in action and with an extensive list of performances live streamed at BAM from October 11 to April 25.READ MORE

99 Problems: ASO in Contract Disputes Following 2014 Season, Symphonies Across the Nation Hit Turbulence

99 Problems: ASO in Contract Disputes Following 2014 Season, Symphonies Across the Nation Hit Turbulence

Aug 2014 10:01AM EDT

Performing symphonies have had their fair share of debacles this year--and The Metropolitan Opera's problems, while having been solved for now, may have marched to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's doorstep.READ MORE

Pulitzer Winner Caroline Shaw Sings David Lang

U.S. Department of State, Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation Collaborate on International OneBeat 2014

Aug 2014 09:43AM EDT

The pursuit of music on a global scale may have finally been mastered with OneBeat, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, produced by Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation.READ MORE

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers to Release New Album, 'The American Masters,' Featuring Works by Barber, Corigliano and Mason Bates

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers to Release New Album, 'The American Masters,' Featuring Works by Barber, Corigliano and Mason Bates

Aug 2014 09:20AM EDT

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers will release 'The American Masters,' featuring works by Samuel Barber, John Corigliano and Mason Bates, on the eOne label on September 30.READ MORE

Neil Patrick Harris takes the prize at the Tonys.

Emmys 2014: Music Times Judges The Nominees for Original Music and Lyrics

Aug 2014 15:32PM EDT

Most of this weekend's music media attention went toward the Video Music Awards but Monday night's Emmys feature a few musical categories of their own. Music Times checks out all of the contenders for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and checking our results against what the Emmys opted for.READ MORE

'Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey'

Emmys 2014: Music Times Judges The Nominees for Original Main Title Theme

Aug 2014 14:30PM EDT

Most of this weekend's music media attention went toward the Video Music Awards but Monday night's Emmys feature a few musical categories of their own. Music Times checks out all of the contenders for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music and checking our results against what the Emmys opted for.READ MORE

Classical Musicians Turning to Drugs Like Beta Blockers to Treat Anxiety and Boost Performance

Fear Itself: Why Some Classical Musicians Turn to Drugs Like Beta Blockers to Control Stage Fright

Aug 2014 08:50AM EDT

Much has been written lately about classical musicians who use drugs like beta blockers to deal with stage fright. Some observers have criticized these musicians for resorting to drugs, but they may not fully understand how performance nerves can affect musicians and alter the outcome of a performance. Horn player Louise Burton offers her experience as a case in point.READ MORE

Raising Awareness: Classical Musicians Commissioned for Little to No Pay as Industry Lowballs Their Talents

Raising Awareness: Classical Musicians Commissioned for Little to No Pay as Industry Lowballs Their Talents

Aug 2014 09:19AM EDT

Being a musician is commonly known to be a daunting career choice. Maintaining an art form, actually, of any medium, and sustaining oneself is harder than anyone can truly imagine--and this now endangers classical musicians trying to make a buck with their original compositions.READ MORE

Baby Booming: Berlin Philharmonic Appoints Its Most Youthful Trumpeter to Date, Florian Pichler, at 18 Years Old

Baby Booming: Berlin Philharmonic Appoints Youngest Trumpeter to Date, Florian Pichler, at 18 Years Old

Aug 2014 09:13AM EDT

If appointing musicians to orchestras was like the NFL draft, then perhaps the Berlin Philharmonic just lucked out on a first-round rookie with it's new 18 year-old Austrian trumpeter, Florian Pichler.READ MORE

Torn No More: The Metropolitan Opera and Peter Gelb End Contract Negotiations and Avoid Lockout, Season to Start September 22

Torn No More: Metropolitan Opera and Peter Gelb End Contract Negotiations and Avoid Lockout, Season Starts September 22

Aug 2014 09:05AM EDT

And thus, the strife is o'er for the Metropolitan Opera. After weeks of back-breaking negotiations, all parties can look forward to the forthcoming season, as Peter Gelb & Co. have finally ended the renewal process.READ MORE

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