Orchestral music

Jeremy Mueller, left, and other striking Lyric Opera musicians perform as their colleagues picket outside The Civic Opera House in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 9:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The 64th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago was disrupted Tuesday when musicians walked off the job to protest cuts proposed by management. The musicians set up a picket line outside the Civic Opera House on Tuesday and played excerpts from various operas as they expressed...
Read More
This Sept. 18, 2018 photo Provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation shows Robert Vijay Gupta, the Mark Houston Dalzell and James Dao-Dalzell First Chair Violin with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Founder and Artistic Director of Street Symphony posing with his violin in his house in Los Angeles. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018 named Gupta and 24 other academics, activists, artists, scholars and scientists, MacArthur fellows. The recipients will receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. (Photo by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 4:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless, a professor whose research is being used to increase access to civil justice by poor communities and an activist pastor are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants. The John D. and Catherine T...
Read More
August 25, 2018 - 2:11 pm
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A renowned organist has been accused of sexual misconduct and resigned his posts at colleges in Massachusetts and Ohio. The Boston Globe reports that a group of former students at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester (WUS'-tur) allege that James David Christie sexually...
Read More
FILE - In this July 26, 1971 file photo conductor Leonard Bernstein tells reporters in Washington that the work he is preparing for the 1971 opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a "labor of love." Leonard Bernstein is getting a musical tribute that’s off the charts on the 100th anniversary of the maestro’s birth. The Boston Symphony Orchestra will be joined by musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and other groups when it takes the stage Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at its summer home at Tanglewood in Massachusetts. Performers include Yo-Yo Ma. Bernstein wrote the score to “West Side Story” and won a slew of Grammys. (AP Photo/Charles Harrity, File)
August 25, 2018 - 10:44 am
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Leonard Bernstein (BURN'-stine) is getting a musical tribute that's off the charts on the 100th anniversary of the maestro's birth. The Boston Symphony Orchestra will be joined by musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic...
Read More
August 18, 2018 - 9:58 am
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere. "Highwood's Ghost, an Encounter for Harp, Cello, and Orchestra" will be performed Sunday at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony...
Read More
August 12, 2018 - 11:13 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Symphony has announced a new contract with its 47 musicians taking effect next month. The three-year collective-bargaining agreement provides a 3 percent raise for musicians. It also adds additional weeks of paid work to the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, resulting...
Read More
July 02, 2018 - 9:23 am
Gianandrea Noseda will become general music director of the Zurich Opera in the 2021-22 season, adding to his position as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. The 54-year-old conductor's new post was announced Monday, 2½ months after he quit as music director of the...
Read More
June 15, 2018 - 8:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic is considering allowing female musicians to wear pants while playing Mozart and Tchaikovsky. The New York Times reports that the 176-year-old orchestra has been quietly talking about relaxing its requirement that women wear floor-length black skirts or...
Read More
In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Beach Boys musicians Mike Love, left, and Bruce Johnston, right, during an interview with Associated Press at Spiritland in London. The Beach Boys have a new CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra that gives a classical twist to their sunny 1960s hits. Classics like ‘Good Vibrations’ and ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ mix the band’s vocals with orchestral backing in an approach that’s worked earlier for tunes by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Aretha Franklin. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 14, 2018 - 8:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Summer is coming and the season in Britain is being marked by a return to the airwaves of the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" with a new version featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The raucous teenage classic has been reborn with a classical twist, one of 16 Beach Boys tunes given...
Read More
View of the stage at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2018 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Katrina Lenk has won the Tony Award for best actress in a musical for her work in "The Band's Visit." In the musical, Lenk plays a cafe owner in a small Israeli town who helps a lost Egyptian orchestra. Before rehearsals...
Read More