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State Of The Art: New York Philharmonic’s Biennial

New York Philharmonic Biennial
Music collective Bang on a Can All-Stars is one of the musical partners sharing a bill with the New York Philharmonic during the Biennial.
4, 2014

Under music director Alan Gilbert, the orchestra is taking a page from the visual arts world by launching an 11-day festival featuring both established and emerging composers.

R.I.P. New York City Opera (1943-2013)

New York City Opera Poster from 1944
One of the first New York City Opera posters from 1944.
October 3, 2013

After 70 years, the legendary New York City Opera is no more.

Ukrainian-born pianist hopes internet success translates to sales

12, 2013

A series of events had pianist Valentina Lisitsa questioning her desire to have a performance career. When her manager died, she began to look at herself as, in her words, “just another blonde Russian pianist.” Sheer determination, and YouTube, has changed all that.

Sounds of The Big Apple Saturday on The American Sound

black-and-white photo of the Brooklyn Bridge leading to Manhattan
The Brooklyn Bridge - one of New York City's icons - leads gracefully across the East River to Manhattan.
24, 2013

There’s nothing like seeing Lincoln Center all dolled up at night or walking through Central Park on a slightly chilly autumn Saturday morning. And there’s nothing like the city’s rich traditions in classical music and jazz. Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for a program of music inspired by NYC this Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.

Catherine Malfitano Talks About The New York City Opera

Catherine Malfitano leads a protest in New york against the New York City Opera's "downsizing" and a move from its home in Lincoln Center.
August 11, 2011

Soprano Catherine Malfitano joins her colleagues in protesting the New York City Opera’s move from Lincoln Center.

Paul Taylor Dance Company Is New Tenant at Lincoln Center

photo of two women's high-heeled shoes (black)
Shoes made for dancing or for walking across New York City to Lincoln Center.
15, 2011

Only weeks after New York City Opera left Lincoln Center for cheaper digs, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has announced it’s moving in.

Opera Stars Crowing about NYC Opera’s Move from Lincoln Center

outside of the New York City Opera's theater at Lincoln Center
The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center could soon be the former home of the New York City Opera
8, 2011

Placido Domingo and other opera stars are speaking out against the New York City Opera’s proposed move from Lincoln Center. Should the NYC Opera get cheaper digs and book pick-up orchestras to cut costs, or should the company’s management be called upon to find other solutions?

Classical Headlines: New York Philharmonic on the Move (Maybe)

Jason Weinberger conducts
Jason Weinberger, resident conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. The orchestra is a focus this week of positive stories as it plans to emerge from bankruptcy.
2, 2011

Todays classical headlines include more on the musical journey out of bankruptcy for the Louisville Orchestra, a (possible) temporary home for the New York Philharmonic and last-minute cancellations on the Met’s upcoming tour of Japan.

New York City Opera Announces Plans To Leave Lincoln Center

new york state theater home of the new york city opera
The New York City Opera has announced plans to leave the New York Theater, the company's home since 1966.
24, 2011

The New York City Opera has always been vital but is now teetering close to bankruptcy.

Rudolf Bing Knew How to Produce Epic Opera

Franco Corelli, Rudolf Bing, and Leontyne Price
Franco Corelli, Rudolf Bing, and Leontyne Price, 1/27/1961
11, 2010

The retirement of the autocratic Rudolf Bing as General Manager of Metropolitan Opera in 1972 was the occasion of a huge gala concert at the Metropolitan Opera House