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Classical Music News

From our friends at NPR, PRX, and PBS Member Stations from around the country

Philharmonic Flip-Flop: Conductor Alan Gilbert Trades New York For Hamburg

Friday, June 23, 2017

The conductor, who cut his tenure short as the New York Philharmonic's music director, finds a welcoming new home — with a glitzy new concert hall — in Hamburg, Germany.

Mozart And 'The Peanut Vendor' In Havana

Thursday, June 22, 2017

What happens when cultural doors open between the U.S. and Cuba? Beautiful moments like this mix of Mozart and a Cuban classic — with Brooklyn pianist Simone Dinnerstein and an orchestra from Havana.

Watch Conductor Simon Rattle Turn Into A High-Tech Tangle Of Spaghetti

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

With the aid of motion capture technology, and an imaginative digital artist, the gestures of the London Symphony Orchestra's conductor are transformed into trippy new animations.

Meet The Nanotechnologist Behind The Timpani At The Met

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Jason Haaheim was a senior scientist at a nanotech company before deciding he wanted to play in a professional orchestra. He's now principal timpanist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

The Dallas Street Choir Makes Historic Carnegie Hall Debut

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The choir, composed entirely of singers who are homeless, performs Wednesday at the hallowed New York venue alongside composer and pianist Jake Heggie and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.

Fame Is A Boomerang

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The legendary diva, who died 40 years ago this year, muses on stardom and fate — both on stage and off — in a luxurious new book of pictures and words.

A Champion Of Czech Music, Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek, Dies At 71

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Prague native was a proud promoter of his country's musical heritage — from Antonín Dvořák to Bohuslav Martinů — with the world's top orchestras.

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