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Chatting With Chris Botti and Madeleine Peyroux, Plus Twin Hidden Covers 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chris Botti: The trumpet doesn't care about the national anthem or anything, it's just going to beat you down every day. So you need to practice it hours and hours and hours a day; otherwise it will take control of you rather quickly.

Songs From the Big Chair Gets Supersized: Chats with TFF's Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith, Lloyd Cole and Lang Lang...Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Songs From The Big Chair celebrated across six discs. How did all this material come together?

How Do Traditions of Philanthropy Begin?

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 12.27.2014 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

The celebration honored some of the most prominent Chinese and Chinese American influencers in the world of philanthropy, despite the general perception that the Chinese are more thrifty then, say, their American counterparts. However, even a cursory look at some facts challenges that notion.

YNS Crosses Many Borders, Musical and Otherwise

Lew Whittington | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

He is further looking to 'erase' the long held conventions of certain works for classical orchestras of selected repertoire for subscription audiences, for instance, that leads to a staid play list.

Famous Pianist Gets A New Job At The UN

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

UNITED NATIONS -- UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China's superstar pianist Lang Lang has been selected to be a United Nations Messenger of Peace — a role h...

Piano Star Joins Detroit Orchestra

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts

DETROIT — Superstar pianist Lang Lang will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on its home stage, and he has agreed to share the musical collabo...

Sonoma State's New Green Music Center Is Worth Weill

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 12.10.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Music lovers will want to head up -- double time -- to Sonoma State University for a sonorous sensation. That verdant venue is now home to one of the most remarkable performance spaces in the country, Weill Hall at the Green Music Center.

What Does Lang Lang Want To Do With Mr. Bean?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts

Lang Lang is a classical pianist who has been making waves since his remarkable international debut at age 13, when he secured first place at the Inte...

Pianist Lang Lang Defends Song In Face Of White House Performance Controversy

latimes.com | Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Reporting from Washington -- Chinese-born pianist Lang Lang denied Monday that he sought to insult the United States with the choice of a song he play...

Beijing Music Festival 2010: China's Future in Performing Arts

Charles Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Fabius

Top leaders in the performing arts sat down with Chinese cultural officials, only to find out that China seems to be addressing the issues head-on in a fearless way. At least so it seems, watching Yu Long.

CultureZohn: The Carnegie Hall Youthquake

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-10-04-carnegie.jpgPrograms with the YouTube Orchestra, Dudamel and Lang Lang make it seem as if this classic hall is shedding its restraints.

Breaking News: Lang Lang Will Stick With Piano

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Already a legend for his Flight of the Bumblebee on an iPad with the San Francisco Symphony, Lang Lang is announcing the release of Version 2.0 of his best-selling iPad-only app, Magic Piano.

MUSIC UNITES TO SHOWCASE YOUNG VIOLINIST CHARLIE SIEM

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Edgar

The week of violinist Charlie Siem's Carnegie Hall performance, Music Unites will host a ticketed benefit concert with the British virtuoso at SPiN NY...

Pianist Lang Lang Plays iPad For Concert Encore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Piano master Lang Lang performed a surprising, offbeat encore at a concert in San Francisco: the pianist played Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of t...

Music Unites Gets Behind Mikhail Simonyan To Raise Funds for Afghanistan National Institute of Music

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Music Unites will be hosting an event for Russian-Armenian violinist virtuoso Mikhail Simonyan and musicians from the New York Philharmonic on June 14...

MUSIC UNITES CELEBRATES ITS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

It was just one year ago that New York-based charity Music Unites was founded by Michelle Edgar to support music education in underfunded inner city s...

U.N. Birthday Rocks for Its Peacemakers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Read More: India, Aterciopelados, Summer Olympics Beijing 2008, U.N. Department of Public Information, Emmanuel Jal, U.N. Day Concert 2009 a Tribute to Peacekeeping, Humanitarian, Shankhar Mahadevan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, The War Against War, Angelique Kidjo, Cnn International, Jayashri Wyatt, Sierra Leone, Global Citizens, Wyclef Jean, Lauren Saffa, U.N. Secretary General, Norway, Lang Lang, Salman & Samina Global Wellness Initiative, Earth Wind and Fire, Xian Song & Dance Troupe, Africa, Zahir Hussain, Senegal, Leonardo Dicaprio, Cotonou, U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operation, Oslo, Education Sans Mutilation, Wikipedia, Rwanda, Melissa Etheridge, Sting, South Asia, Berlin Philharmonic, Entwined Twins, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Pakistan, Isha Sesay, Culture Project, You Are Not Alone, Amnesty International, Blood Diamond, Shrinivas Uppalapu, Julianne Hoffenberg, John Mahavishnu McLaughlin, Benin, New York, Junoon, Barack Obama, Time 100, Colombia, Killing Me Softly, Ghatam, The First Time Ever, General Assembly, Salman Ahmad, Fisher Stevens, Interfaith Dialogue, Thought Leaders, Steven Lawrence, China, Bbc, Allan Buchman, National Geographic, Day-O, United Nations, Jim Luce, Harry Belafonte, Paris, Injustice, Vienna Philharmonic, Sudan, She Mama Africa, Selvaganesh Vinayakaram, Malaika, Cancion Protesta, John Lee, Sister Fa, Samir Chatterjee, Blue Helmets, Roberta Flack Singing, War Child Film, Berlin, Grammy-Award, Mridangam, Cross-Cultural Dialogue, Nile Rodgers, Indi-Jazz Fusion, Afghanistan, Kanjira, Eleanor Roosevelt, Freedom of Expression Award, Nobel Peace Prize, We Are the World, Alain Le Roy, God Grew Tired of US, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, The Price of Silence, Two Sheps That Pass., Female Genital Mutilation, Emma McCune, Orphans International Worldwide, Haiti, New York Times, U.N. Peacekeepers, Swahili, Alicia Keys, Hutu-Tutsi Conflict, Sufi Rock, Remember Shakti, Michael Owen, USA for Africa, Haiti Earthquake, New York News
Jim Luce

Flashbulbs popping non-stop, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations in New York, entered the U.N. General Assembly Hall in New ...

Wine, Music, and the Terroiriste Threat

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Henry

Bordeaux/Burgundy: A Vintage Rivalry, is an excellent short book by Jean-Robert Pitte, who says that terroir, that principle sacred to French winemakers, isn't everything.

New York Times Music Editor on a Mission

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jan Herman

The classical music editor of the New York Times takes up his longtime role once again as chief media apologist for the Vienna Philharmonic.