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Post-Lockout, 'Klinghoffer' Protests Aside, Metropolitan Opera Looks Grand on Opening Night with Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro'

As opening night took to the Metropolitan Opera, crowds gathered for the latest production of Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." And given its great reception, the strife that has followed the Met recently has seemingly been swept under the rug.

Lang Lang Plays Mozart, Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts Strauss for Philadelphia's Season Opener at Kimmel Center

The Philadelphia Orchestra, under the baton on music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will kick off its 2014-15 season with superstar pianist Lang Lang in the Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center. The three-day run will begin on Friday, September 26 at 8 ...

Watch the Video for Saxophonist/Singer Grace Kelly's "Working for the Dreamers"

If you aren't familiar with 22-year-old, Korean-American saxophonist and vocalist Grace Kelly, then you will certainly want to be soon. Heralded by peers as distinct as Dave Brubeck, Questlove and even Huey Lewis, Classicalite is excited, indeed, to ...

Soprano Renee Fleming Announces 'Christmas in New York' Disc Pre-Order, Release Oct. 14

World-renowned darling soprano Renee Fleming has announced that her latest upcoming release, Christmas in New York, is now available for pre-order.

New York City Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Citywide ID Card Program Benefiting the Arts

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a New York City-wide ID card program that garners cultural benefits last Thursday at the Bronx Zoo.

Gramophone Magazine's Classical Music Awards Winners Include Riccardo Chailly and Gewandhusorchester's Brahms, Violinist Leonidas Kavakos and Conductor Neville Marriner

This year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards gave the orchestral recording of the year to Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhusorchester Leipzig for their Brahms Symphony cycle, released on Decca.

The Kids Aren't Alright: Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and ASO Forced From First Seven Weeks of Season

The fight between the heads at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its musicians has been viciously ongoing. For the parent organization, their next move targets the kids as they suspend the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and its auditions this ...

Jackie Evancho Premieres Ennio Morricone Darling 'Your Love' in Support of Forthcoming LP 'Awakening'

We've written about him before, Ennio Morricone and his legendary film scores. This time, America's Got Talent favorite, Jackie Evancho, premieres her take on his beloved track "Your Love."

From the Very Top: Rich Socialites Wanted for New Media App, 'Netropolitan,' from Minnesota Maestro James Touchi-Peters

Apparently, the 1% has grown tired of talking about money on lowly social media apps like Facebook; instead, they need to feel their money is discussed to the right people...and that's just what James Touchi-Peters is trying to do with Netropolitan.

Underwater Speakers Play Debussy, Ravel, Mendelssohn and More at Park Hyatt New York Hotel [LISTEN]

The newly opened luxury hotel Park Hyatt New York’s indoor pool could be your next favorite listening station. Opened last month, the indoor swimming pool’s underwater speakers play a classical music soundtrack curated by the staff at neighboring ...

American with Talent: Jackie Evancho's Third Studio Album 'Awakening' on Sony Imprint Portrait

Perhaps one of the most talked about youths in the country, Jackie Evancho has been on a steep rise after her debut with America's Got Talent when she was just a 10-year-old. Now, she plans to release her third studio album, Awakening, on September ...

Musical Honoring Disco Legend Sylvester, 'Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical' Takes Dance Hits to the Stage

The heyday of disco wasn't all that long ago when divas like Donna Summer and Vicki Sue would take the stage with their soulful voices. But one name, Sylvester, stands among the rest and is now honored in a new musical Mighty Real: A Fabulous ...

Bruce Hornsby, Sonny Emory Come to Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater on September 26

A musical tradition in and of himself, Bruce Hornsby--who just released a live 2-disc set entitled Solo Concerts--will come to Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater on Friday, September 26 for a duo performance with percussionist Sonny Emory.

Liakhovetski Brothers, Emil and Dariel, Perform Paul McCartney's "Live And Let Die" on America’s Got Talent

As part of our Classicalite Weekender series, we introduced you to teen sibling cello sensations Emil, 16 and Dariel, 14, Liakhovetski as they ripped through Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” on America’s Got Talent.

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

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 ...

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