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American Composers Orchestra Honors Andy Akiho with Underwood Emerging Composer Commission

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.

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

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.

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

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 ...

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

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.

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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.

Archie Shepp Talks John Coltrane, Impulse! Records and Free Jazz with Red Bull Music Academy

Jazz legend Archie Shepp recently sat down with Red Bull Music Academy to chat it up about working with John Coltrane, revolutionizing his sound and his implications on free jazz versus blues.

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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, ...

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

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.

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

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.

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