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Los Angeles Master Chorale Promotes Grant Gershon to Artistic Director, Extending Him to 2020

Some good news for the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Grant Gershon has agreed a contract extension that sees him consolidate his leadership by stepping up from Music Director to Artistic Director. The new contract will keep him at the choir until the ...

Apple-ocracy: New iPad Air 2 Commercial Features Esa-Pekka Salonen Shaving, Leila Josefowicz Shilling for 'Violin Concerto'

It seems that the New Yorker has some strong opinions about the current status of orchestral works in popular culture (i.e. the latest Apple iPad commercial). "Not surprising, given Apple's distinguished history of television propaganda," writes Alex ...

What If: Eric Whitacre Launches Fifth Virtual Choir for 'Paradise Lost' Musical

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir is back, and this time it's the musical! Whitacre, the American composer who found fame with his uplifting online choral projects--in which strangers from across the world are invited to film themselves taking part in ...

Critics' Body Blows at Glyndebourne Performer Has Opera Singers in Uproar

One story is dominating the Twittersphere for opera fans just now, and that is the outraged reaction by singers to critics' observations of the body shape of a cast-member of Glyndebourne's season-opening production of Strauss' 'Der Rosenkavalier.'

KPop Disaster: Lang Lang and 2PM Frontman, Jun K, Collaborate...But Does Anyone Care?

There may not be much meaning to all this Asian pop rubbish. But nonetheless, Lang Lang teams up with 2PM boy band member, Jun K for some kind of collaboration.

Buzz Kill: Colorado Symphony Orchestra to Cancel 'High Note Series' After Latest Controversy with Denver City Officials

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra may have hit a snag in its latest "High Note Series" production. Denver city officials claim that the mass consumption of pot in a public setting coincides with the city's ordinance barring such events.

Tour Journals with Jimkata Frontman Evan Friedell

Welcome to Tour Journals, a Music Times segment where we ask some of our favorite up-and-coming bands to send us a dispatch from the road. This time around, we've asked Jimkata frontman Evan Friedell to keep a journal on tour with him. Last week, he ...

Rise Like a Social Phoenix: Russia's Anna Netrebko Supports Eurovision 2014 Winner, Austrian Drag Queen Conchita Wurst?

This past weekend, Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst (née Tom Neuwirth) won Eurovision's 2014 iteration. And now Vlad Putin's favored soprano, Anna Netrebko, has apparently lent her virality to Wurst's LGBQTA cause.

Classicalite's Five Best: Made-Up Musicals

'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy's purchase of the rights to 'Funny Girl,' now in a fictional revival on TV's 'Glee,' made us think about some of the great fictional musicals of the past.

Sorry, Amira and Putri: Sony Signs Jackie Evancho to Portrait Records, 'Awakening' Album and Tour in September

Sony Music Masterworks announces a worldwide recording agreement with platinum selling classical-crossover artist Jackie Evancho. Her new album, Awakening will be released on the Portrait Records imprint on September 30, 2014 coinciding with an ...

Classicalite Q&A with New Orleans Young Lioness Carsie Blanton

"They say that it takes 10 years to get your New Orleans passport," laughs jazz singer and guitarist Carsie Blanton. "Until then, you're just a visitor."

WATCH: Keith Jarrett Continues Reign of Debauchery in Japan, Satirical Cartoon Arises from Another Embarrassing Concert

Keith Jarrett, by public consensus, is equal parts jazz legend and conceited jackass. That is, his stage antics have come to precede him, and he doesn't do much in the way of damage control either.

Tour Journals: Jimkata frontman Evan Friedell

Welcome to Tour Journals, a Music Times segment where we ask some of our favorite up-and-coming bands to send us a dispatch from the road. This time around, we've asked Jimkata frontman Evan Friedell to keep a journal on tour with him. Last week, he ...

Sir George Christie, Beloved Glyndebourne Opera Chief, Dead at 80

One of the best-loved figures in the British musical establishment has passed away.

Classicalite Q&A with Trombone Virtuoso Kenneth Carr

In one word, it's authenticity that pours forth from Kenneth Carr's recordings, marking him as a player worth your attention in the mixed up, muddled up world of modern jazz.

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