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

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.

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

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.

Legendary Jazz Club Slug's Saloon Owner Jay Schultz Talks to Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban About Old Performers

Per Radio New Zealand National, a recent venture from Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban, who runs Wellington sound exploration space The Pyramid Club met a slick fellow who ran a little join called Slug's Saloon, his name was Jay Schultz.

Steve Lowenthal Talks New Book 'Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey'

"This is not rock 'n' roll. It's not pop music. It's not folk music; it's this sort of transcendental guitar music," Steve Lowenthal emphatically tells me over the phone. And, indeed, his new book, Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, details the ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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.

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

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.

STREAM: Organist Cameron Carpenter's New Sony Classical Album, 'If You Could Read My Mind'

We've premiered him before, of course. Namely, the video for Cameron Carpenter's "Alfie" from his Sony Classical debut If You Could Read My Mind. Not that we didn't know, but here on the full stream of CC's International Touring Organ disc is a ...

Classic Brit Award-Winning Saxophonist Amy Dickson Releases 'A Summer Place' on Sony Classical

Classic Brit Award-winning saxophonist Amy Dickson released A Summer Place on August 12 via Sony Classical. Australian-born, London-based Dickson has re-gifted us summers in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, taking the listener to a far off, well, modern-day ...

Symphony Space Announces New Artistic Director, Fulbright Scholar and Carnegie Hall Exec Andrew Byrne

The latest from Symphony Space comes to us via DotDotDotMusic, who is pleased to announce that Andrew Byrne will be hopping on as the new Artistic Director on September 15. Australian-born, Byrne is a Fulbright scholar who matriculated through ...

Down to the Wire: Metropolitan Opera Reaches First Round Agreements with Two Unions, 10 Others Await Future

Well, wouldn't you know; the Metropolitan Opera has finally found some common ground. GM Peter Gelb and two of the Met's largest union factions have reached tentative labor deals, while negotiations for 10 other unions are still in progress.

Liturgical Jazz: Will Todd's 'Mass in Blue' Leads Pack Combining Improv and Choral for a Religious Experience

Will Todd's 'Mass in Blue' has become an shining example of the genre, as Laura Jones at Oxford University Press blog says, "presenting an innate fusion of jazz elements within choral writing."

Oh, Penelope: Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov Tie Knot, Show Off 62,000 Euro Engagement Ring

Perhaps you can call her Penelope, but Anna Netrebko has many a-suitor, and her latest beau, Yusif Eyvazov, has already popped the big question--and with an even bigger rock.

Classicalite's Five Best: Beethoven Trivia

If you thought you knew Beethoven, we found 5 truths to Ludwig van Beethoven's character that you either may not have known or overlooked into your processions with Vienna's most brilliant composer.

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