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Joyce DiDonato Reveals 'Joyce & Tony - Live at the Wigmore Hall' Album Art on Twitter

Joyce DiDonato, a household name for opera fans, has announced that her latest album release, 'Joyce & Tony - Live at the Wigmore Hall,' will be available for sale worldwide on August 28. Recently, the singer shared with her fans the cover art for ...

From the Top Band Teams Up With Rapper Lotus Taylor for Wiz Khalifa Tribute

Rap and orchestra, a bond that usually fits in the studio and has become almost a staple of the hip-hop "ballad," has brought students from Berklee and the New England Conservatory (known as the From the Top band) together to back local rapper Lotus ...

Berlin Philharmonic Elects Kirill Petrenko of Bavarian State Opera to Chief Conductor

With the Berlin Philharmonic's chief conductor position still outstanding, it appears a decision has finally been reached. As of Monday, Russian-born conductor and music director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Kirill Petrenko, will take the ...

The Next Generation of 3D-Printed Musical Instruments Are Worthy of a Star Trek Movie

It was only a matter of time until some brilliant designers started using the new 3D printing technology to make musical instruments. The science has recently moved beyond creating mere reproductions of existing musical instruments into promising new ...

CONSOLATION PRIZE: Anna Netrebko Canceling Tchaik's 'Iolanta' Due to Throat Infection?...WIN IT ON CD!

We're going to miss her, indeed. And if you are, too, Classicalites, just answer the following quiz correctly--by our standards, at least--and win Deutsche Grammophon's two-CD Iolanta set of Netrebko, Sergey Skorokhodov, Alexey Markov, Vitalij ...

Birra Nursia: Monks of Norcia's New Album, 'BENEDICTA: Marian Chant,' Debuts at Number One...and Stays There!

Classicalite's favorite Benedictine sect of monks from Norcia's new album, 'BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia,' not only debuted atop Billboard's classical chart, it's No. 1 for the second straight week. The record also garnered the top spot ...

Google Play's 'Classical Live' Gives Orchestras New Outlet for Live Records

Perhaps the largest effort to bring classical into the digital age, Google's upcoming music platform, dubbed 'Classical Live' aims to bring together audiences of all stripes. The idea is to provide listeners with exactly what the namesake denotes: ...

Classicalite Q&A with Colleen

Much like myself, french multi-instrumentalist Colleen aka Cécile Schott takes sonic influence from Terry Riley, Arthur Russell, traditional African and Jamaican music and, naturally, the Wu Tang Clan. All of which she delved into on her edition of ...

Indie Rock Stars Help Write, Produce Album For The Silver Lake Chorus

The Silver Lake Chorus must feel like they are the coolest kids on the block nowadays. With the band set to release their new self-titled album June 16, the general public is going to find out what many top indie rock stars had already figured out. ...

Elephant Conducts Violinist in Adorable Belgian Zoo Video

An adorable video from Belgium is catching the eyes of animal lovers and the ears of classical music fans, as a man serenades an elephant with his violin.

Monica Lewis, Original Miss Chiquita Banana Voice, Dead at 93

Monica Lewis, a vocalist for the Benny Goodman Orchestra and most famous for providing the original voice for Miss Chiquita Banana, has died at the age of 93.

James Last, 'King of Easy Listening,' Tarantino Favorite, Dead at 86

James Last, the iconic bandleader known as the "King of Easy Listening" (and, more catchily, the "Emperor of Elevator Music") has died at the age of 86, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The musician had reported during 2014 that he was ill ...

Tonys 2015 Performances Bring Big Sales for 'Something Rotten,' 'Fun Home'

The 2015 Tony Awards have already registered on the Billboard 200 as several of the plays and musicals that won awards have seen a boost in sales thanks to the primetime broadcast last Sunday night. The cast albums for 'Something Rotten,' 'An ...

Ornette Coleman's Best Albums by Decade: 'Shape of Jazz To Come,' 'Free Jazz' and More

Ornette Coleman, one of the most innovative and influential figures in the history of jazz, died today of cardiac arrest and Music Times wants to revisit his catalogue across six decades and throw out the best of the bunch for those who haven't ...

WATCH: 'House of Cards' Symphony by Composer Jeff Beal with Eastman Empire Film Music Ensemble

Jeff Beal is the composer behinds the cues for Netflix's original politco drama 'House of Cards.' Now, Mr. Beal is hoping to bring the music from the Emmy-nominated series to symphony venues across the globe.

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