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Leif Ove Andsnes and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Volume 3, Beethoven Journey

Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra Release Vol. 3 of "Beethoven Journey" on Sony Classical

Sep 2014 10:08AM EDT

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra have just released the third volume of their ongoing "Beethoven Journey" for Sony Classical, featuring the Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" and Choral Fantasy.READ MORE

Jazz World to Fans: Quit Hating on Satirists, from Django Gold's 'Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words' to Pop Culture

Jazz World to Fans: Quit Hating on Satirists, from Django Gold's 'Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words' to Pop Culture

Sep 2014 09:52AM EDT

Jazz music to jazz fans oft seems irreproachable, especially in the context of the most recent Sonny Rollins article by Django Gold in The New Yorker. The article, "Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words" wasn't side-splittingly funny, just a mild stab at the jazz heavyweight. And yet, fans of the Rollins man were inept at lightening up.READ MORE

American Composers Orchestra Honors Andy Akiho with $15,000 Grand Prize from the Underwood Emerging Composer Commission

American Composers Orchestra Honors Andy Akiho with Underwood Emerging Composer Commission

Sep 2014 09:42AM EDT

The American Composers Orchestra (ACO) has named their 2014 Underwood Commission award to Andy Akiho. In addition to the accolade, the American-born composer will also be awarded a $15,000 prize for a future work to be premiered by the ACO.READ MORE

In Other Words: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Blocks 'Comments' Section on Website and Tightens Security Measures

In Other Words: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Blocks 'Comments' Section on Website, Tightens Security Measures

Sep 2014 10:51AM EDT

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has started a significant downturn amid negotiations between musicians and management. In response to the negative comments regarding the lockout, the ASO shut down the "comments" section on the website.READ MORE

Quite Candid: Cameron Carpenter's 'If You Could Read My Mind' Top-Selling Album in U.S.

Quite Candid: Cameron Carpenter's 'If You Could Read My Mind' Top-Selling Album in U.S.

Sep 2014 10:45AM EDT

ews came that NPR was streaming organist Cameron Carpenter's upcoming album If You Could Read My Mind, anticipation heightened. Last week, thus, Cameron Carpenter had the top-selling classical album in the U.S., beating Benjamin Grosvenor on Decca records.READ MORE

Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Immortalize Alternative Classical Music Scene in 'We Break Strings' Photo Book

Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Immortalize Alternative Classical Music Scene in 'We Break Strings' Photo Book

Sep 2014 10:23AM EDT

An alternative classical music scene is as interesting as it sounds. Underground composers putting on classical gigs in a non-traditional setting is as punk rock as it gets--and coincidentally enough, it's coming from the U.K.READ MORE

Police State: 13-Year-Old Pianist Avery Gagliano Labeled a Truant after D.C. School Systems Fails to Recognize Excused Absences

Police State: 13-Year-Old Pianist Avery Gagliano Labeled Truant after D.C. School System Fails to Recognize Excused Absences

Sep 2014 09:48AM EDT

It looks as though Avery Gagliano won't be heading to the classroom this year--that is if you mean in a communal sense. Instead, she will be doing geography from the kitchen table as the talented piano-playing prodigy is sidelined after a truancy charge from her school.READ MORE

Looming Lockouts: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Fails to Reach Contract Agreements and Faces Impending Season Cancellation

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Fails to Reach Contract Agreements, Spano's Band Facing Lockout

Sep 2014 09:45AM EDT

The status of orchestras across the nation seem to remain steeped in perpetual turmoil. The Metropolitan Opera avoided a lockout, but now the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Saturday night deadline passed without a new contract agreement. This could mean a lockout to could ensue.READ MORE

Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall Taking Role of Hedwig for Broadway's 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch'

Sep 2014 10:25AM EDT

Michael C. Hall has been trying to escape his role as television's most famous serial killer for years by taking on other acting jobs, as exemplified by The Hollywood Reporter's lede on the actor heading to Broadway to take the title role in Hedwig and The Angry Inch: "A serial killer is headed to Broadway, as Dexter star Michael C. Hall is next in line to don a wig and heels."READ MORE

Wayward Sisters and Baroque Era Bad Boys: Music Before 1800 Presents 40th Anniversary Season in New York

Wayward Sisters and Baroque Era Bad Boys: Music Before 1800 Presents 40th Anniversary Season in New York

Sep 2014 10:35AM EDT

Music Before 1800's diverse 40th Anniversary Season will include everything from Anonymous 4 singing music of the Civil War to the Wayward Sisters playing music of 17th century braggarts, hotheads, curmudgeons and snobs.READ MORE

Farewell, Fabio: Zurich Opera Music Director, Fabio Luisi, Leaves Metropolitan Opera for Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2017

Farewell, Fabio: Luisi Leaving Metropolitan Opera for Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2017

Sep 2014 10:10AM EDT

Perhaps Fabio Luisi's schedule just found some free time--as the famed Zurich Opera music director will not renew his contract as principal conductor of The Metropolitan Opera in 2017. Instead, he will pursue his new withstanding contract with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra.READ MORE

Placido Domingo to Close Out the iTunes Festival in London on September 30

LIVESTREAM: Placido Domingo, Nicola Benedetti to Close Out iTunes Festival 2014 in London on September 30

Sep 2014 10:25AM EDT

Make sure you have your Apple TVs and tablets (and beyond) set up properly--Placido Domingo, famously, will be closing out this year's iTunes Festival in London.READ MORE

Fabio Luisi Named Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in 2017, Following Zurich opera and Met Opera

Fabio Luisi Named Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in 2017, Following Zurich and Met Operas Jobs

Sep 2014 10:20AM EDT

Fabio Luisi will be quite busy in the coming years. Music director of the Zurich Opera and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, now Luisi will be named principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.READ MORE

René Pape Returns to Metropolitan Opera for Solo Recital

René Pape Returns to Metropolitan Opera for Solo Recital of Beethoven, Dvořák, Quilter and Mussorgsky on September 28

Sep 2014 10:58AM EDT

Renowned operatic bass René Pape will return to the Metropolitan Opera--for a solo recital this time--performing the works of Beethoven (Gellert Songs), Dvorák (Biblical Songs), Roger Quilter (Shakespeare Songs) and Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 28.READ MORE

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter's Carnegie Hall 2014-15 Perspectives Series Features Berlin Phil, Sebastian Currier, Sir Andre Previn

Sep 2014 11:23AM EDT

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter as Carnegie Hall's 2014-2015 Perspectives artist has curated a six-night concert series. Beginning on October 1, the Opening Night Gala will feature Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. The series will also include the U.S. Premiere of Sebastian...READ MORE

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