Orchestral music

This Oct. 6, 2017 photo provided by the Kennedy Center, shows Q-Tip performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Long considered a bastion of upper-class white elitism, the Kennedy Center is making an overt play to embrace hip hop music and culture. America’s pre-eminent performing arts institution has gradually introduced rap music into its programming. (Jati Lindsay/Kennedy Center via AP)
March 03, 2018 - 12:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was late October 2017 and a packed house of VIPs had gathered at Washington's Kennedy Center to watch David Letterman receive the Mark Twain award for a career in comedy. A stream of comedians took the stage to sing Letterman's praises, and several couldn't resist taking good-...
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This combination photo shows Oscar-nominated composers, from left, John Williams, for the film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Carter Burwell, for the film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," Alexandre Desplat, for the film, "The Shape of Water," and Hans Zimmer, for the film "Dunkirk." (AP Photo)
March 01, 2018 - 7:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's not often that a composer is asked to provide musical accompaniment to a woman having sex with a fish monster. It's almost as rare that a composer is asked to conduct a big-city symphony in a performance of his movie score the same week he's expected to win an Oscar for it...
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This Dec. 10, 2014 image released by the San Diego Symphony shows conductor Rafael Payare in New York. The San Diego Symphony today announced that acclaimed conductor Rafael Payare will become their next music director. Payare will begin a four-year contract immediately, serving as music director designate for the first year, and begin the role of music director on July 1, 2019. (J Henry Fair/San Diego Symphony via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Even in the throes of crisis, Venezuela keeps churning out one export prized the world over: classical music maestros. The latest addition to the country's growing cadre of top-flight musical talent is Rafael Payare, who was named musical director of the San Diego Symphony...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Roger Daltrey of The Who performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, that Daltrey and the Boston Pops will open the season June 15 with a performance of The Who’s iconic rock opera “Tommy.” It will be Daltrey’s first performance at the venue since 1970. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
January 24, 2018 - 11:05 am
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, the Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton and Andy Grammer are among the artists added to Tanglewood's Popular Artists series this summer. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that Daltrey and the Boston Pops will open...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, chief conductor Charles Dutoit rehearses with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia. Six more women have stepped forward to accuse the prominent conductor of sexually assaulting them in the United States, France and Canada, including a musician who says the maestro raped her in 1988. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 12, 2018 - 7:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Conductor Charles Dutoit's name has become so toxic following accusations of sexual assault that Canada's national broadcaster has stopped saying his name on air when radio stations play his music. Canadian Broadcasting Corp. spokeswoman Emma Bedard said Friday that CBC...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2003, file photo, conductor Charles Dutoit performs with NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan. A Canadian orchestra is launching an investigation in the wake of sexual assault allegations against Dutoit. A spokesman for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, where Dutoit served as music director for nearly 25 years, confirmed Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, he is the subject of a complaint. (Kyodo News via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joshua Weilerstein will replace Charles Dutoit and lead performances with the New York Philharmonic following sexual assault allegations against the renowned conductor. The New York Philharmonic made the announcement Friday and said its French program spotlighting Ravel "remains...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2003, file photo, conductor Charles Dutoit performs with NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan. A Canadian orchestra is launching an investigation in the wake of sexual assault allegations against Dutoit. A spokesman for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, where Dutoit served as music director for nearly 25 years, confirmed Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, he is the subject of a complaint. (Kyodo News via AP)
December 24, 2017 - 1:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Canadian orchestra launched a sexual harassment investigation after receiving a complaint that names renowned conductor Charles Dutoit, a spokesman said Sunday. The probe by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, where Dutoit served as music director for nearly 25 years, comes...
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FILE- In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit, right, performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra during a rehearsal in Philadelphia. Four women have accused Dutoit of sexual misconduct that allegedly occurred on the sidelines of rehearsals or performances with some of America's great orchestras. The 81-year-old is the artistic director and principal conductor at London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 23, 2017 - 1:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — Renowned conductor Charles Dutoit on Saturday denied serious accusations of sexual misconduct that have caused major symphonies in Europe, Australia and the United States to suspend relationships with him. Dutoit's office issued a statement saying the allegations "have absolutely no...
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FILE- In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit, right, performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra during a rehearsal in Philadelphia. Four women have accused Dutoit of sexual misconduct that allegedly occurred on the sidelines of rehearsals or performances with some of America's great orchestras. The 81-year-old is the artistic director and principal conductor at London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 22, 2017 - 5:46 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Symphonies in Boston, San Francisco and Sydney have severed ties with world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit. Classical orchestras in New York, Chicago and Cleveland have announced that he's withdrawn his services for upcoming concerts. The reaction has been swift in the...
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FILE- In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit, right, performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra during a rehearsal in Philadelphia. Four women have accused Dutoit of sexual misconduct that allegedly occurred on the sidelines of rehearsals or performances with some of America's great orchestras. The 81-year-old is the artistic director and principal conductor at London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 22, 2017 - 12:16 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against conductor Charles Dutoit (all times local): 9 p.m. The Cleveland Orchestra is the latest organization to announce conductor Charles Dutoit's withdrawal from performances in response to sexual misconduct allegations reported by...
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