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The Changing Sounds of Orchestras

10, 2014

Recently, one of the premier American orchestras, the New York Philharmonic, underwent another personnel change that may affect, even if subtly, the sound of that esteemed ensemble.

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.

Mandolins, Lute and Guitar on Next Fretworks

13, 2014

On Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, the next Fretworks will include a mandolin orchestra, the International Mandolin Academy Orchestra. They are an ensemble made up of musicians from Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Japan, and Canada. They’ll play a Samba by contemporary composer Stefano Squarzino.

Preserving America’s Orchestral History

12, 2014

The New York Philharmonic, this country’s oldest orchestra, is in the process of digitizing it’s archives and making them available on-line.

A Rustic Wedding and Whale Songs For Earth Day

22, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day 2013 on Symphony @7 this evening, we’ll have two works that have an outdoor setting, one with human beings in harmony with their natural surroundings, and one taking us beneath the ocean and portraying the great whales, whose realm is very much threatened by human activity.

Listening Locally

Franklin Park Conservatory (2)
Franklin Park Conservatory was the site of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's PNC Arts Alive Summer Music Series
22, 2013

Your support, not only of us, but of the hundreds of talented artists and performers who live in your community makes Columbus a very special place to live.

New York Philharmonic Debuted on This Date in 1842

Ureli Corelli Hill, founder
Ureli Corelli Hill, founder
December 7, 2012

We celebrate the 170th birthday of the New York Philharmonic on tonight’s Symphony @ 7.

Early Classical Music LP Producer Howard Scott Dies at 92

9, 2012

Howard H. Scott, the classical music recording producer who produced Glenn Gould’s 1955 recording of Bach’s”Goldberg” Variations and recorded virtually every major U.S. orchestra, has died at 92.

Cell Phone Owner Wracked By Insomnia Days After Concert Calamity

photograph of a cell phone
Cell phones and concerts often don't mix
13, 2012

You may have seen coverage of a recent New York Philharmonic concert at which conductor Alan Gilbert halted the performance and the audience nearly turned into a mob when a cell phone started ringing during the final otherworldly moments of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. The owner of the errant cell phone has now told the New [...]

Harpsichord Meets iPad In NY Philharmonic Concerts

photograph of an iPad displaying a page of music from the sore of Faure's Requiem
The new look of conductor's scores
January 10, 2012

The saying goes, a picture paints a thousand words. But a photo that ran recently in the New York Times paints something more like a multi-tomed history of art music. The photo, which accompanied a story about pianist-conductor Jeffrey Kahane’s recent performances with the New York Philharmonic, shows Kahane conducting from the harpsichord with the [...]