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The Return of James Levine

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James Levine
11:48AM
September 26, 2013

James Levine, born 70 years ago in Cincinnati has been music director of the Metropolitan Opera for decades. He is recognized as one of the world’s great conducts.

James Levine Returns

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James Levine, it's great to be back on Broadway!
11:40AM
October 12, 2012

Conductor James Levine emerges from medical leave to conduct again.

Are the Met’s Finances as Rosy as They Seem?

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A set design for Parsifal by Michael Levine
6:00AM
June
22, 2012

James Levine, whose physical problems are legion, was forced to withdraw from conducting the Metropolitan Opera in September of last year.  At this point, no one expects him to be able to conduct until late 2013. The question is…what now? According to the Met’s 2010- 2011 tax return, the Metropolitan Opera’s Music Director, earned $2.1 [...]

Meet the 2011 Classical Music Hall of Fame Inductees

11:20AM
February
27, 2012

Above: 2011 American Classical Music Hall of Fame inductee cellist Gregor Piatigorsky plays “The Swan” from Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, an orchestra with more than 60 Grammy Awards to its credit and a founder of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center are among the 2011 American Classical Music Hall [...]

Post-Levine Era Slowly Unfolding at Met Orchestra

6:00AM
January
18, 2012

Is Italian Conductor the Heir to Levine’s Podium? Fabio Luisi has conducted most of the performances for ailing conductor James Levine.  While replacing Levine seems a daunting task, a recent performance featuring Renee Fleming indicates that the transition may be nearly seamless. What do you think?  Does the Met need a “name-brand” conductor? Read Luisi [...]

More Bad News About James Levine

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James Levine Cancels All Performances Through the Fall of 2011.
11:35AM
September 6, 2011

James Levine cancels all performances for the fall of 2011.

UK Leaders Say Arts Are No Longer In The Core Curriculum

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Young students from Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute receive instruction in Atherton, CA
9:12AM
August
17, 2011

Government leaders in UK say Arts are no longer core curriculum; Many musicians take music education into their own hands; and James Levine prepares to return to the Met podium

Celebrating The Marlboro Music Festival on Classical 101

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This year the Marlboro Festival celebrates 60 summers of music in the picturesque setting of Marlboro, Vermont
2:03PM
July
19, 2011

Classical 101 will present highlights of past Marlboro Music Festival performances as the 60th Anniversary of the annual event is taking place in Marlboro, Vermont.

New Book Praises Met Opera Maestro James Levine’s Deep Humanity

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James Levine and opera director John Dexter.
2:01PM
July 1, 2011

“James Levine: 40 Years at The Metropolitan Opera” is a coffee table book as lavishly appointed as the Met’s productions.

Must See (Classical and Opera) TV Tonight on PBS

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Selections from The Metropolitan Opera's production of John Adams' "Nixon in China" airs tonight on PBS.
5:22PM
May
31, 2011

Two must-see classical programs on PBS tonight, bass Giorgio Tozzi has died, Minnesota Public Radio features musicians under 30, and the Van Cliburn amateur piano competition has a winner.