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When Music Restores Faith in Humanity

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 05.29.2016 | Arts
Nicholas Alexander Brown

Let's face it -- the news is depressing. This is nothing new, and it isn't likely to change any time soon. Therefore, it's always refreshing to come across a story that manages to uplift, in spite of connections to difficult issues in both our past and present.

Where Are All The Black Classical Musicians?

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts

Black men and women have built practically every musical tradition in the West: jazz, blues, rock and roll, funk. But when it comes to classical music...

Ode to Beethoven: Why We Love Him More Than Ever

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I am a Beethoven groupie. If he were alive today, I would follow him on Twitter, subscribe to him on Facebook, download his music and never miss a promo appearance on Letterman.

Operatic Incubator Celebrates Decade of Excellence at Essex House

Jim Luce | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Jim Luce

Poverty, sickness, and violence represent humanity at its worst. We must each, individually and collectively, address such societal problems.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Knights Invite New Yorkers To Dance To Shostakovich

nytimes.com | VIVIEN SCHWEITZER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Knights, a dynamic young chamber orchestra, had to cut short their performance in June at the Naumburg Bandshell when it began to pour. But they w...

New York Times-Owned Radio Station Rejects Pro-Israel Ad

New York Post | Page Six | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WQXR, the sleepy classical radio station owned by the New York Times, likes to avoid upsetting listeners with anything remotely controversial - and th...