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MacArthur-winning bow maker Benoit Rolland posed for a portrait in his home studio in Watertown.
Apr-23-2016

“It’s just amazing,” says Lowe, the BSO concertmaster. “Some people look at a note or phrase of music on the printed page and ask, ‘Oh, how does it do that to my heart?’ For me, it’s the same thing, but I look at a tree and think, ‘How does Benoit turn this into a bow?’ ”

Apr-20-2016

It wasn't quite Little Coachella in Little Tokyo. But as if out of nowhere, more than 1,000 hip-hop fans, some wearing Kanye West T-shirts, descended on the Aratani Theatre. A few had arrived as early as noon on Saturday and waited in the hot sun for a 7:30 p.m. concert.

The violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, keeping a tight grasp on her instrument. Meyers played two concerts in DC with a broken foot this past weekend.
Apr-19-2016

“Break a leg” and “the show must go on” are among the most overused injunctions in the performing arts. On Friday, Anne Akiko Meyers joined the lists of performers who have obeyed both.

Apr-11-2016

The Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, led by conductor Yuga Cohler and composer Stephen Feigenbaum, is bringing hip-hop and classical music together.

Mar-18-2016

The international renowned Grand Teton Music Festival springs up each year in one of the earth's most beautiful and awe-inspiring landscapes, as Oliver Condy discovers.

Mar-12-2016

While conducting schools and academies still turn out the greatest number of new conductors, there is an accelerating trend among young virtuoso string players to leapfrog the traditional process on their way to the podium.

Mar-12-2016

Twenty-four hours in which every note of music played on the network will have been written by a female composer could not have happened even ten years ago, explains the conductor Jessica Cottis.

Mar-11-2016

The Preview is a prestigious showcase of talented conductors poised for music directorships and staff conducting positions of American orchestras.

Feb-17-2016

How Billie Holiday showed Lara Downes the beauty in hardship.

Maxim Vengerov performed the “Butterfly Lovers Concerto” with Long Yu conducting the New York Philharmonic Tuesday night.
Feb-10-2016

The Philharmonic played brilliantly, sounding secure and powerful under Long Yu’s baton, and the performance of the solo part by the Philharmonic’s principal harpist, Nancy Allen, was exquisite.

Opera singer Renee Fleming will return to the Aspen Music Festival this summer.
Feb-5-2016

The Aspen Music Festival’s 2016 summer season will include 7 1/2 weeks of programming with more than 400 events and concerts running June 30 to Aug. 21.

Feb-2-2016

Conductor Jessica Cottis has recorded a symphony commemorating the centenary of a campaign that brought together three nations.

Julian Rachlin played like a wild man, in a good way, in the Shostakovich first violin concerto with the Orchestre National de France on Sunday afternoon.
Feb-1-2016

"And when Rachlin got going into the final cadenza, he became a wild thing, a kind of inspired mad scientist in a monologue both profound and terrifying..."

The Royal Concert Hall
Jan-25-2016

"There was certainly nothing second-best about [Mark Bebbington's] performance of a programme that had plenty of drama and virtuosity."

Cottis: getting with the now
Dec-18-2015

Edited text of the leading young conductor's keynote speech at the 2015 British Composer Awards.

Dec-13-2015

In September, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra announced the launch of the large-scale competition, which will offer $100,000 to the first-prize winner, making it the single largest monetary award for a violin competition.

Nov-25-2015

After conducting the world premiere in Istanbul, the fast-rising young conductor last night conducted the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to play a musical remembrance between former enemies, in Brisbane.

Nov-17-2015

The Sphinx Organization announces Lara Downes as a recipient of the 2016 Medal of Excellence and $50,000 Artist Grant.

Nov-5-2015

Lang Lang was named one of GQ's "Men of the Year" for his active and innovative social media presence.

Oct-16-2015

Following a series of successful recordings, Sarah Fox takes a lead role in Mozart's masterpiece.

Oct-6-2015

Nimrod Borenstein's score for Gandini's juggling ballet recorded by the Solaire label.

Yu has multiple roles in China's musical world, including principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sep-23-2015

Maestro Yu who recently set up Shanghai Orchestra Academy to receive prestigious prize from Atlantic Council next week alongside Henry Kissinger, Mario Draghi and Colombia's president.

Aug-24-2015

- Conducted by the SSO's Music Director Long Yu and including violinist Maxim Vengerov, the orchestra will play the United States, Brazil and Argentina

- For the UN concert on August 28, artists from all the major Allied powers of WW2 will be represented, performing music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, John Williams and a new work by Zou Ye

Conductor Donald Runnicles at the Grand Teton Music Festival
Aug-21-2015

Editor of BBC Music Magazine, Oliver Condy, travels to the majestic mountains of Wyoming for the Grand Teton Music Festival

Long Yu with members of the China Philharmonic Orchestra
Aug-21-2015

How one of China's top conductors is extending the appeal of his country's music

Music director Long Yu led the China Philharmonic in a performance of Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” in Tehran.
Aug-16-2015

"On Friday night, the music of Dvorak’s “New World” symphony was heard in Tehran, performed from the original music the New York Philharmonic has guarded since the work’s 1893 premiere. This orchestra, though, wasn’t American. It was the China Philharmonic."

Joel Fan was described as "impressive pianist" by The New York Times.
Aug-10-2015

The Kennedy Center in Washington has heard many classics, but this summer pianist Joel Fan brought here something new.

Long Yu, the music director of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, has a growing international reputation.
Aug-7-2015

As the world focuses on the accord to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities that was reached last month, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, a major ensemble from one of the six nations that negotiated the deal, is planning to play two concerts in Tehran next week.

Jul-6-2015

At this time of year it is a common fantasy for wage slaves who slog to the office in the city: If only work could be relocated to the mountains, or the shore, or maybe a lake. But it is a reality for many orchestra musicians, whose talents are sought by music festivals at desirable spots around the country when their concert halls and opera houses go dark for the summer.

Jun-2-2015

A regular performer on the world's grandest stages, international opera superstar Renée Fleming's radiant voice and compelling artistry will soon be heard for the first time in the heart of the American West—Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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