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David T. Little's 'JFK' Opera to Premiere at Fort Worth April 2016, Royce Varek Composing Libretto

The Kennedys will receive an exciting new tribute in David T. Little's forthcoming opera JFK, a new performance that details the ultimate twelve hours of JFK's life. The world premiere will take place at the Fort Worth Opera on April 23, 2016, but a ...

Germany's Jonas Kaufmann, 'Hottest Tenor in the World,' Takes Over Opera Australia

Labeled the "hottest tenor" in the singing opera world, Kaufmann has been reckoned to fare with the likes Pavarotti, having a vocal range that is very much undisputed among his peers (except, perhaps, Placido). Next on his schedule, Jonas will head ...

Essential Tremor: Minnesota Orchestra Concertmaster John Frisch Plays Violin During Brain Surgery [VIDEO]

After suffering from a condition called "essential tremor," the concert violinist's hopes of maintaining a perfect performance slowly dwindled. His bow-arm would shake so much that his playing was seriously hindered.

Jackie Evancho 'Awakening' 2014 Tour Dates Anger American Federation of Musicians

The American Federation of Musicians has issued a warning for Jackie Evancho's upcoming tour dates.

22nd Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Kicks Off August 23 in Marcus Garvey Park

The City Parks Foundation and Summerstage is excited to announce the next installment in the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, founded in memoriam of jazz giant Charlie "Yardbird" Parker. The festival will kick off in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem on ...

Opera Watch: Is Peter Gelb Completely to Blame for the Metropolitan Lockout?

With the Metropolitan Opera sliding down the slopes of bankruptcy, and with the possibility of closing its doors due to an inevitable lockout, Peter Gelb has come under serious heat.

The Kids Could Be Alright: Classical Music Should Appreciate Its Forefathers

Where the status of classical music is subject to a much-heated debate among listeners, it should be noted that someone, somewhere, is still appreciating and contributing to the classical zeitgeist.

'Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance' Recieves Two Emmy Nominations, Netflix Stream Verdi's "Requiem"

The documentary film Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance is nominated for two news and documentary Emmy awards for outstanding historical documentary long form and outstanding writing.

Kenny Garrett Appointed Director of Jazz Studies Program at William Paterson University, Succeeds Mulgrew Miller

Kenny Garrett, the internationally recognized jazz saxophonist, may be hitting the ceiling as he jumps for joy after being named William Paterson University's director of the Jazz Studies Program.

WATCH: Boston Symphony Orchestra Web Documentary, "New Tanglewood Tales: Backstage with Rising Artists," Episode Two

The second episode of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's behind-the-scenes web series “New Tanglewood Tales: Backstage with Rising Artists” continues their showcasing of fellows in residence at the BSO’s summer academy. Featured this go 'round: ...

Lawrence A. Johnson on the American Music Project and Its First Commission, 'Piano Quintet' by Amy Wurtz

I recently spoke with music critic Lawrence A. Johnson about the American Music Project, a nonprofit foundation that supports performances of existing works of American music, while also commissioning new works from American composers.

yMusic Release 'Balance Problems' on New Amsterdam Records with Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Timo Andres and More

yMusic have announced plans to release their sophomore effort, 'Balance Problems,' via New Amsterdam Records--featuring compositions by Classicalite faves Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and Timo Andres, as well as well as works by NOW Ensemble guitarist ...

Trombone Shorty Foundation Gives Mugged New Orleans Teen a New Instrument

Trombone Shorty is not just the stage name of one of New Orleans' most famous t-bone players; it's since become a sort of shorthand for a new kind of superhero down in the Crescent City. When news hit of a robbery that plagued an aspiring ...

Watch Cameron Carpenter Play "Alfie" on His International Touring Organ

The Nigel Kennedy of the King's Instrument, Cameron Carpenter (born Taylor Cameron Carpenter) has taken that violinist's charge to another level, indeed, with his International Touring Organ--ITO, for short. "I want the American Classic cathedral ...

Django Gold's New Yorker Daily Shout on Sonny Rollins Goads Howard Mandel (and Rollins) Into Response [VIDEO]

At times, the only thing I find more physically demanding and emotionally exhausting than pursuing a career as a musician has been that of a writer about music. What isn't met with indiscernible apathy and neglect is usually, and very outwardly, ...

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