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Robert Sirota on 'Spindrift' with Sandbox Percussion, Concerts in Park Slope and Why He's Not Going on Nadia's 'Meet The Composer' Podcast

With both European bona fides (that Watson fellowship with Nadia Boulanger in Paris) and studies with composers that can sound European (those PhD lessons with Leon Kirchner at Harvard), American composer Robert Sirota remains precisely that: a ...

Leonidas Kavakos Sues California Violin Shop Gevorkian Nazareth Over $80,000 Broken Bow

Breaking the bow of violinist Leonidas Kavakos has landed a violin shop in Burbank, California, in hot water. The shop's owner, apparently, snapped the violinist's bow, which has been appraised at a massive $80,000.

LIVESTREAM: New York Philharmonic Biennial 'Beyond Recall' on WQXR's Q2 Music

The New York Philharmonic Biennial program is currently underway and as the title may indicate, Beyond Recall, the performance may not be entirely beyond one's grasp.

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Will Hang Out with Nico Muhly, Talk Bach During Google Plus Hangout (Via WQXR)

Classical radio station WQXR will host a Google Hangout on air with pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who will play music of J.S. Bach and talk about the composer's music with a group of special guests, including composer Nico Muhly and writer Paul Elie, ...

UPDATE: Polish Pianist Rafal Blechacz Receives the 2014 Gilmore Artist Award...and $300,000

UPDATE: Well, it's official now in Kalamazoo. 28-year-old polish pianist Rafal Blechaz (pronounced BLEH-hatch) has received the 2014 Gilmore Artist Award.

The Trend Continues: Customs at JFK Airport Smashes 11 Instruments Owned by Flutist Boujemaa Razgui

Flute virtuoso Boujemaa Razgui had just flown back to New York from Marrakech, Morocco after the holiday when U.S. customs officials at John F. Kennedy Airport asked to see his bag of flutes. The officials proceeded to remove and smash each one of ...

Is This the End of the Brooklyn Philharmonic?

Radio station WQXR reported some troubling news about the Brooklyn Philharmonic on Friday, adding to the woes of this professional ensemble that has been part of Brooklyn's musical

Carnegie Hall Strike Ends as Stagehands Accept Labor Deal

Stagehands on strike at Carnegie Hall voted on Friday to accept a proposed labor agreement, effectively ending the two-day strike that forced Carnegie Hall to cancel its opening night gala.

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

Musicians experiencing performance jitters is nothing new. Some musicians feel that a little performance anxiety actually makes for a more exciting performance. But those who experience debilitating forms of anxiety often turn to...

WQXR's 'OPERAVORE' and Symphony Space Presenting Hi-Def Broadcasts from Royal Opera House

WQXR 105.9 FM, America's most listened to classical music radio station, is bringing the Royal Opera House from London’s Covent Garden to New York airwaves for the first time--presenting five operas on the silver screen in partnership...

WQXR's Albums of the Week: Mahler with Blumine, Mozart at Home and Canadian Brass' Schumann

WQKR, one of Classcalite's favorite terrestrial stations at 105.9 FM, suggests three recent discs that offer a new spin on the well-worn: Mahler's 'Symphony No. 1' with its Blumine movement in tact; a pair of Mozart pianoforte concerti...

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