Simone Dinnerstein: Tiny Desk Concert

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3:20PM
June
10, 2014

Watch the celebrated pianist play Bach’s Two-part Inventions, which can zing with the speed of a sewing machine, or unfold slowly like a gentle aria.

What Weeks Of Debate Have Shown Us About Women In Classical Music

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A prop maker readies a portrait of Octavian (Tara Erraught) in advance of the first performance of Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Festival last month.
A prop maker readies a portrait of Octavian (Tara Erraught) in advance of the first performance of Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Festival last month.
12:05PM
June
9, 2014

Two weeks after the initial furor regarding mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught’s first performance at the Glyndebourne Festival in the U.K., we’re still examining how women are valued onstage.

Does Accepting A Rose Mean Losing A Career?

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The newest round of Bachelorette contestants include an aspiring popera dude.
12:58PM
May
21, 2014

Soprano Sharleen Joynt made a huge splash on The Bachelor. The new edition of The Bachelorette, which starts Monday night, stars an aspiring tenor. But is reality TV too popular for opera?

‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ Pokes Her Head Into An Animated Forest

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In a scene from the Cleveland Orchestra's The Cunning Little Vixen, two actors (Julie Boulianne as Dog and Martina Jankova as Vixen) appear from behind a computer-animated backdrop.
In a scene from the Cleveland Orchestra's The Cunning Little Vixen, two actors (Julie Boulianne as Dog and Martina Jankova as Vixen) appear from behind a computer-animated backdrop.
11:21AM
May
19, 2014

A new Cleveland Orchestra production of Leos Janácek’s opera takes on a longstanding challenge: how to turn human singers into animals without making them look ridiculous. The answer? Animate them.

Live Tuesday: Seattle Symphony, New Pulitzer Winner At Carnegie Hall

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Ludovic Morlot will lead the Seattle Symphony in Become Ocean, the Pulitzer Prize-winning piece by John Luther Adams.
8:33AM
May
6, 2014

John Luther Adams’ prize-winning piece Become Ocean headlines a concert devoted to sea and sand that includes Debussy’s La mer and an Edgard Varèse piece inspired by the New Mexico desert.

10 Can’t-Miss Classical Music Festivals

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The Fisher Center, home of the Bard Music Festival in the Hudson Valley.
Some performances during the Bard Music Festival in the Hudson Valley take place at the Fisher Center, designed by Frank Gehry.
10:44AM
May
2, 2014

There’s something to please everyone — from Schubert in the Hudson Valley, great orchestras in in the Rockies and world premieres in a Chicago park.

How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.)

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Was playing a much-maligned instrument — or writing about it beautifully — part of Kwasi Enin's secret? (Not that he is playing the 'Archinto' Stradivarius pictured here.)
2:12PM
April
7, 2014

He has all kinds of other things going for him, but star student Kwasi Enin wrote in his college essay that music is the core of his happiness. Maybe that’s why all eight Ivy League schools want him.

Video: World Series Smackdown, Symphony Style

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4:13PM
October
23, 2013

Who knew that classical musicians could talk trash? Check out how the orchestras from the two cities in this year’s World Series have had some fun getting into each other’s faces.

From Carnegie Hall, A Youth Orchestra That’s A National First

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Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the National Youth Orchestra through its first rehearsal with the maestro, at Purchase College outside New York City.
Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the National Youth Orchestra through its first rehearsal with the maestro, at Purchase College outside New York City.
8:14AM
July
22, 2013

There are youth orchestras and summer music camps all over the U.S., but Carnegie Hall may have created the best music camp ever. For the past two weeks, some of the country’s best teenage musicians have gathered to create the first National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.