Classical music

March 10, 2019 - 11:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians say they are on strike after contract talks broke down. They say in a news release that picket lines will form starting at 8 a.m. Monday. They say management is still trying to reduce their pension benefits after nearly a year of negotiations. The...
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March 08, 2019 - 9:59 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — "Zorba the Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis has undergone surgery in Athens to have a pacemaker installed. A hospital statement says Theodorakis, who is 94, had the operation Friday and is recuperating in his room. Theodorakis won international acclaim and inspired millions...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2004 file photo, conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn, conducts the 15th symphony concert during the Lucerne Festival in the concert hall in Lucerne, Switzerland. Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, died in his Manhattan home, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. He was 89. (Urs FlueelerKEYSTONE via AP, File)
February 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, has died. He was 89. His manager Linda Petrikova says Previn passed away Thursday in his Manhattan home. Previn was a child prodigy whose family fled Nazi Germany. As a...
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This undated image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows Eric Owens as Porgy, left, and Angel Blue as Bess in the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess." The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," which opens the season on Sept. 23. (Paola Kudacki/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," which opens the season on Sept. 23. Performances of "Porgy and Bess," which premiered in 1935, are licensed by the Gershwin...
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FILE - In this July 5, 1960, file photo, Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, right, plays the saxophone during a jam session with legendary jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman, left, drummer Gene Krupa, second left, and trombonist Urbie Green in New York. The trombone world lost several greats in 2018 and a half-day event in Cleveland is planned to mark their legacies. Living trombone stars John Marcellus and Jiggs Whigham are headlining the Memorial Trombone Festival Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Case Western Reserve University. Trombonists being memorialized are: Allen Kofsky, Edwin Anderson, Bill Watrous and Urban Clifford "Urbie" Green. (Bureau of the Royal Household via AP, File)
February 13, 2019 - 11:25 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The trombone world lost several greats in 2018, and a half-day event in Cleveland is planned to mark their legacies. Living trombone stars Jiggs Whigham and John Marcellus will be featured Saturday at the Memorial Trombone Festival at Case Western Reserve University...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011, file photo, chief conductor Charles Dutoit rehearses with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia. Dutoit, a renowned Swiss conductor, returned to the stage Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, for the first time since 10 women accused him of sexual assault, harassment, and in one case rape - and he earned repeated ovations from the awed Paris audience. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 03, 2019 - 7:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — A renowned Swiss conductor returned to a major world stage Sunday for the first time since 10 women accused him of sexual assault, harassment, and in one case rape — and he earned repeated ovations from the awed Paris audience. Charles Dutoit, 82, denies wrongdoing, and has faced no...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, chief conductor Charles Dutoit rehearses with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia. Dutoit, who has faced multiple accusations of sexual assault, will conduct a concert by the National Orchestra of France on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. It will be his highest profile performance since the allegations were first revealed. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 30, 2019 - 4:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit, who has faced multiple accusations of sexual assault, will conduct a concert for the National Orchestra of France on Sunday, his highest profile performance since the allegations were first revealed by The Associated Press. The orchestra said in a...
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January 30, 2019 - 12:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with 35 events next season and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Isaac Stern, who helped save the auditorium from demolition in the 1960s. Carnegie will present two complete cycles of Beethoven...
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Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, center, her daughter Maya Jacobs Lasker-Wallfisch, left, and her grandson Simon Wallfisch, right, the son of Maya Jacobs Lasker-Wallfisch, pose for a photo after an interview with the Associated Press in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Maya Jacobs Lasker-Wallfisch and Simon Wallfisch, are two of thousands of Jews in Britain have applied for restoration of German citizenship stripped from their ancestors by the Nazis during the Third Reich. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 29, 2019 - 7:34 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Simon Wallfisch grew up in London as the grandson of an Auschwitz survivor who had sworn to never return to the country that murdered her parents and 6 million other Jews. But more than 70 years after the Holocaust, Brexit has prompted Wallfisch and thousands of other Jews in Britain...
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January 21, 2019 - 8:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — The emperor has no clothes in this production of Puccini's "Turandot" by the Lithuanian National Opera, but then again neither does any other character. Guetersloh police said Monday the costumes coming from Spain for the upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini's three-act opera were...
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