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BRIEFS: Disney Changes Into the Woods, Glenn Dicterow's Last Gig, Gertrude Stein Opera, Ken Lam Wins Charleston, Crowdsurfing Handel

"Expect a less horny Wolf, the cutting of a centerpiece song, and no dead Rapunzel as Stephen Sondheim reveals changes to Disney’s big-screen version of his musical." [Daily Beast]

Made of Music: Spanish Sculptor Jaume Plensa Unveils “Silent Music” Sculpture at Ravinia

Ravinia has unveiled the newest addition to its sculpture collection, a monumental painted stainless-steel figure by celebrated Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. Titled "Silent Music," the 2012 sculpture was inspired by Plensa’s musical experiences as ...

167 Japanese Theremin Players Perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Perfect Synchronization

Beethoven may not have envisioned such a modern approach to his works so far into the future. Towards the end of his career, he may not been envisioning much at all, either.

Santa Fe Opera Preview: the American Premiere of ‘Dr. Sun Yat-Sen,’ Plus a Rare Production of Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’

Santa Fe Opera's 2014 season, which begins on June 27, contains much to look forward to: the American premiere of 'Dr. Sun Yat-Sen'; an ingenious pairing of Mozart’s 'The Impresario' with Stravinsky’s 'Le Rossignol'; as well a new production of ...

CLICKS: AGT's Bikini Opera, Horace Silver RIP, 10 Make Music New Yorks, Dafoe & Baryshnikov @ BAM, Nick Zinner's 41 Strings

Opera singer (i.e. personal trainer) Maggie Lane strips down to sing in a sexy red bikini on America's Got Talent. The always sage Howard Stern said he wished she would’ve left her clothes he could have focused more on her singing skills.

The Column: When The BBC Turned Teacher, And Got It Right

So what do we think about this new initiative from the BBC, this idea to create a UK-wide scheme to introduce children to classical music through a proscribed list of "Ten Pieces"?

BRIEFS: Streep is Callas, Adams to Gelb, Hartford's Digital Wagner, MC5 Jazz?, Opera Cabal’s Sideboob Tape!

Here's hoping Meryl Streep does Maria Callas better than Tyne Daly did Maria Callas in a new film version of Terrence McNally’s play 'Master Class' for HBO.

Classicalite Q&A with Australian "String Quartet" FourPlay

With an upcoming tour through the States and England--with Neil Gaiman at Carnegie Hall, no less--Classicalite caught up with the string-benders to get some notes on their sound, what's to come for the band, etc.

No Country for Old Men: Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Takes Pay Cut In Hopes of Curbing Company's Downward Spiral

The Met Opera has hit some hard times, and those times just continue to fall closer to the floor as the company seeks concession from its workers amid labor talks and contract negotiations.

LINKS: Norgard Wins $200K, Ornette Coleman Trib, Broadway's Vegas Honeymoon, Bounden Dance, Saving Sound

The New York Philharmonic's Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music is presented every two years, Per Nørgård being the second recipient after the late French composer Henri Dutilleux.

Westeros Awakening: Listen to Jackie Evancho Sing "Rains of Castamere" from George R.R. Martin's 'Game of Thrones'

If Game of Thrones is your fancy and young talent your drink of choice, then you have to hear the latest haunting folk dirge "The Rains of Castamere," a GoT original with lyrics by the series' creator, George R.R. Martin, and music by Ramin ...

Wisconsin's American Players Theatre Presents Shakespeare in the Forest, Chekhov Under the Stars

The American Players Theatre performs the works of Shakespeare and other classic plays in the woods just outside Spring Green, Wis., every summer.

VIDEO: Sir Mix-A-Lot Twerks Ludovic Morlot's Seattle Symphony Orchestra with 'Baby Got Back' Arrangement from Gabriel Profokiev

Ludovic Morlot's band has gone viral, ruffling the feathers of many a classical musician who argue that the cover was either a jocular time-piece or a salty gimmick.

VIDEO: Piano Lady Sits in East River with a Washed Up Grand, Still No One Lays Claim to Mysterious Instrument Washed Ashore

I remember a tour guide during my college commencement ceremony once said that if you dove into the Hudson or East rivers that you'd come out with another limb. But no one said anything about a grand piano.

Like His Own 'Breaking-Bad Ozymandias,' Sung Jin Hong Premieres 'Hannibal' Opera with 50-Second Teaser

It is perhaps like an insatiable drinker that Sung Jin Hong maintains such prolificacy--and with such a deft hand and approach to his original pieces.

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