Classical music

May 24, 2017 - 8:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr., who starred in the Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton," will be among the guest artists at Boston's iconic July Fourth concert and fireworks celebration. The Boston Pops announced Wednesday that Odom, singer-songwriter Andy Grammer and...
Read More
Santa Fe Opera General Director Charles MacKay announces that a techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will eventually travel to San Francisco, Seattle and Indiana, at a news conference Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Santa Fe, N.M. The Santa Fe Opera is preparing for its July world premiere of "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" at its open-air summer stage in the foothills of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
May 09, 2017 - 4:42 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A techno-infused opera about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has earned the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, ensuring the musical meditation on the iconic entrepreneur will travel to America's high-tech enclave. The partnerships were...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2007, file photo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs during the final dress rehearsal for the opera "Eugene Onegin" in New York. Hvorostovsky made a surprise appearance Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Metropolitan Opera gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company's move to Lincoln Center in 1966. Hvorostovsky has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada, File)
May 08, 2017 - 6:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dmitri Hvorostovsky walked stiffly toward the center of the stage after the surprise announcement by Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb. The 54-year-old Russian withdrew in December from all staged opera performances because treatment for a brain tumor diagnosed in June...
Read More
May 04, 2017 - 2:57 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Classical music maestro Gustavo Dudamel is speaking out against the Venezuelan government he has long performed for over its bloody crackdown on protesters. Dudamel's statement follows the death of 17-year-old Armando Canizales during a demonstration Wednesday. Canizales was...
Read More
A man walks past the former Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The glorious old opera house that takes up a full city block in Philadelphia will reopen as a live music venue. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that developer Eric Blumenfeld has entered an agreement with Live Nation to revive the Metropolitan Opera House for $45 million. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 04, 2017 - 1:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A glorious old opera house that takes up a full city block in Philadelphia will reopen as a live music venue. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( http://bit.ly/2pJFiHa ) that developer Eric Blumenfeld has entered an agreement with Live Nation to revive the Metropolitan Opera...
Read More
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Sting performs a medley at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Sting has been added to Tanglewood’s Popular Artists series this summer. He will make his debut at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Aug. 29 in support of his latest album, “57th & 9th”, released last November. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2017 - 12:02 pm
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Sting will be making his debut at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The 16-time Grammy winning musician, actor and human rights activist has been added to Tanglewood's Popular Artists series on Aug. 29 in support of "57th & 9th," his latest album, released...
Read More
In this March 13, 2017 photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Soprano Nadine Sierra performs as Ilia during the final dress rehearsal of Mozart's Idomeneo at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The 28-year-old Florida native has won the 2017 Richard Tucker Award. (Marty Sohl/The Metropolitan Opera via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Nadine Sierra has won the 2017 Richard Tucker Award, dubbed the Heisman Trophy of opera. The 28-year-old Florida native is "an American singer at the threshold of a major international career," according to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. That's the condition for the...
Read More
April 18, 2017 - 7:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Nadine Sierra has won the 2017 Richard Tucker Award, dubbed the Heisman Trophy of opera. The 28-year-old Florida native is "an American singer at the threshold of a major international career," according to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. That's the condition for the...
Read More
April 18, 2017 - 7:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Nadine Sierra has won the 2017 Richard Tucker Award, dubbed the Heisman Trophy of opera. The 28-year-old Florida native is "an American singer at the threshold of a major international career," according to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. That's the criteria for the...
Read More
FILE - In this June 11, 2016 file photo, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey and Yes will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, April 7, 2017. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
April 07, 2017 - 7:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on inductions to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Chuck Berry was the first artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he is the first to be honored at the Hall's 32nd annual ceremony. Electric Light Orchestra honored Berry, who...
Read More

Pages