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Really? We're Sitting With the Orchestra?! Beethoven's Fifth: From the Inside Out

Jack Meyer | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Jack Meyer

On the subway after work one night, Mathilde noticed a fellow passenger carrying a violin case. "Do you play?" she asked. "Yes, I'm on my way to an ...

Watch The Most Haunting Version of Adele's 'Hello' So Far

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.30.2016 | Arts

Adele's "Hello" has been reworked countless times since its release last October. But this eerie cello mash-up with Mozart's Requiem "Lacrimosa" is un...

If Arts Patrons Acted Like Football Fans

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.28.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

I can imagine the philharmonic orchestra warming up before the classical performance of Rossini's William Tell Overture. The concertmaster enters, expecting polite applause, but the audience whistles, cheers, and throws popcorn.

'Mozart In The Jungle' Asks An Age-Old Question: Is Classical Dead?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.18.2015 | Arts

"Is classical music dead?" That's the first question classical music podcaster Bradford Sharpe (Jason Schwartzman) lobs at Thomas Pembridge (Malcolm ...

What Football Can Teach Classical Music

John Mauceri | Posted 12.03.2015 | Arts
John Mauceri

The United State of America has the greatest conservatories in the world. Our student orchestras are simply astounding by any standards. Maybe it's time to consider amateur sports as another way for us to approach our young performing musical artists.

Who Needs Conductors, Anyway? Not These Guys

Michael Levin | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Levin

So who says you even need a conductor? That's the position taken by a relative newcomer to the Boston music scene, Gran Harmonie, a group of musicians who play, conductor-less, as a "wind band".

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Musicians and Helpers

Stanley Ely | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Stanley Ely

The BSO packs everyone, musicians, instruments and helpers, hundreds of folks and tons of equipment, and moves them to the Berkshire Mountains for two months in the summer. A tradition going back decades, the orchestra performs a packed schedule of outdoor concerts.

The Long And Lonesome Journey Of A Stolen Stradivarius

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.07.2015 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a c...

Modernity, Change And Why We Still Need Art

Michele Mariotti | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Michele Mariotti

I think that theater, with an eye to the development of new performative languages and adaptation to the times, will manage to redeem its role in upcoming years, a role that is as indispensable for every community as that of a hospital or school.

Amid Unrest, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Plays Free Concert

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.29.2015 | Arts

"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before," said Leonard Bernstein, the mus...

'An American in Paris': Not the Same Old Song and Dance

Danny Groner | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

There's nothing revolutionary about the plot to the show, but it stands apart from others like it thanks to a heightened sense of importance. That's due to the fact that the show is set in Paris after World War II, where there's a spring in people's step for the first time in a long time.

SXSW Music Takeaway: Reinvent or Become Irrelevant

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 05.24.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Alexander Brown

The topic driving the need for reinvention in classical music is audience demographics, specifically the drive to recruit millennial audiences into a concert-going culture very different from what they want in a music experience.

A Night of Rushing Ladies

Martha Lufkin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Martha Lufkin

It was the end of November, and my daughter and I were hoping to go to the Boston Symphony for a rare appearance by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. It all depended on my getting to the box office in time to get tickets, which I had vowed to purchase if I could finish a certain project in time to leave my office by 5:00 p.m.

Music in the Southwest Part 2: The Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Asia | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Something amazing happened in Tucson over the last weekend, when the Tucson Symphony Orchestra played an all-American program of music by Bernstein, Gershwin, and Copland to open its new season.

Atlanta Symphony Lockout Is Enforced Silence

Alan Fletcher | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Alan Fletcher

What is needed, in Atlanta and everywhere, is the recognition that all sides play a part. It's how philanthropy works -- a partnership, an investment, a shared good. It's how artistry works. Dare I say, it's how excellent management works.

Concert Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Lisa Mirza Grotts

As a former music major, classical music is emotionally overwhelming for me. So naturally my experience is spoiled when a performance is interrupted by a cell phone ringing or someone unwrapping candy.

Don't Miss The Opera In The Pit

Daron Hagen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

The next time you attend the opera, as the lights dim and the orchestra strikes up, why not determine to devote that evening an extra measure of attention to the opera going on in the pit?

Music Is but a Conversation Between Likened Hearts

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Rutendo Nyamuda

From years of classical training in flute and playing in school bands and orchestras, my mind understands the technical aspects of the piece. Crescendo; diminuendo. Solo; tutti. Adagio; allegro. It deciphers which instruments are playing at any given time and anticipates what's to come.

Lithuanian Orchestra Performs With A Piano-Playing Cat, Calls It A 'Catcerto'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts

Symphony leaders and philharmonic enthusiasts have long pondered how classical music havens can attract a young, contemporary audience. It seems as th...

How Concert Halls Enhance Crescendos

Trevor Cox | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science
Trevor Cox

The intensity and emotional impact of the crescendo might appear to be in the hands on the composer and musicians, but now new research shows that in certain concert halls, the right acoustic makes the crescendo sound much louder at the end and hence much more dramatic.

My Next Board Meeting

Jesse Rosen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Jesse Rosen

I'm looking forward to it -- unlike Michael Kaiser, who just told us how relieved he is to never see his board again in "My Last Board Meeting." Like...

Uncovering the Mystery Behind Bryce Dessner's St. Carolyn by the Sea

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

In a recent interview, Dessner spoke at length about writing orchestral music, the lesson that rock music teaches, and what ultimately attracts him to contemporary classical music over pop.

A Cellist in the Clouds

Adele Scheele | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts
Adele Scheele

When I asked him what he did, his answer ignited another kind of magic -- his journey as a talented musician to the world renowned orchestra. How could I resist interviewing him?

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Beaser

Daniel Asia | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I will make the following categorical statement about Beaser's music: there is not a note that doesn't need to be there and there is an inevitability present that is overpowering.

21 Signs You Were An Orchestra Nerd

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.07.2014 | Arts

When we wax nostalgic about the days of high school, some tell stories of their athletic glory, others of their theatrical prowess, others of their au...