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From Planes to Show Boat, Fernwood 2 Night to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fred Willard looks back on his storied career

Jim Hill | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

This fall has been full of firsts for Fred Willard. Take -- for example -- last month, when Willard made his daytime drama debut on The Bold and the Beautiful. Fred appeared in four episodes of this long-running CBS soap opera back in October and loved every minute of it.

Theater: Show Boat Sings (Thankfully)

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

It's big, it's lavish, it has a cast of thousands and hearing the New York Philharmonic in full glory bursting through this score is a delight.

La Dolce Musica: The New Season of the New York Philharmonic Opens With a Unique Selection of Music From Italian Films

Horacio Fabiano | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Horacio Fabiano

The Philharmonic's 2014-15 season is opening on September 16 with "La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema."

Orchestras Come Out to Play

Jesse Rosen | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Two recent projects I was fortunate enough to see and hear recently extend the idea of engaging the many, to creating events that dramatically link orchestras to their unique time and place.

Mendelssohn Club Musically Digs in Anthracite Fields

Lew Whittington | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Earlier this month, composer Julia Wolfe was a bit jet lagged returning to New York from South Korea, where she was on tour with Bang on the Can, but is already back to work on her ambitious choral piece Anthracite Fields, having its premiere this month by the mighty Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.

The Sphinx Organization: Democratizing Classical Music

Trevor Neilson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

I don't often write about the arts, but an announcement this week is cause for real excitement -- not only because of the entertainment it will provide to the audiences lucky enough to see it, but because of the way it will transform those who perform.

Conductor Lionel Bringuier on His Debut With San Francisco Symphony

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.07.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

From a very early age, even before he was admitted to the Conservatoire de Paris as a cellist, Lionel Bringuier has been recognized as someone who just gets it.

Gazelle Emami

New York Philharmonic Concert Is Latest Sign Of Western Embrace Of Chinese Classical Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Gazelle Emami | Posted 01.31.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- Those who attend the New York Philharmonic's Chinese New Year concert this weekend will witness China's top soloists playing Tchaikovsky, ...

Launching the Dicterow-DeMaine-Biegel Piano Trio: Old School Genius in the 21st Century

Sean Martinfield | Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

In the world of Classical music, one of the most exciting developments of 2013 is pianist Jeffrey Biegel's very recent announcement of the formation of a new piano trio consisting of himself, violinist Glenn Dicterow and cellist Robert DeMaine.

Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey Wows in Concert

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

I imagine it's been a long time since the New York Philharmonic played with so much chatter going on in the audience. But the screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey was more like a pops concert than their usual fare.

Astoria Characters: The Perpetual Principal

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.14.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Don't let the rocking chair fool you. Sure, Norm Sherman is sitting in it shoeless, but he has no real need of rest or relaxation.

Nonprofit Leadership: 5 Tips I Learned from 5 Nonprofits

Shar McBee | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Small ways of reorganizing our thinking can make an enormous difference. The more organized our thoughts are, the more confident we will feel and the more competent we will be perceived to be.

A Hearty Evening of Brahms and Tchaikovsky

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

I've been hearing this music since the cradle, yet, when played right, it never fails to surprise me with its gems of tenderness. This evening, there were no such surprises. Pretty and attractive music, to be sure, but it's not the same thing as opening up the treasures of your heart.

Jan Vogler's New York: Music, Museums & Murray's

NYC-ARTS | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Cellist Jan Vogler has played with some of the best orchestras in the world, including our own New York Philharmonic. In his own words, Jan shares with NYC-ARTS his favorite things to do in New York City.

A Fine Evening of Beethoven at Lincoln Center

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 04.07.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

The New York Philharmonic is a strange creature. Often it is good but a bit bland. Sometimes it's downright boring. And sometimes it makes you sit up in your seat and think what a historical and good orchestra this is.

André Watts and the New York Philharmonic's 100th Anniversary

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

American pianist André Watts returned to Lincoln Center last week to play four concerts with the New York Philharmonic, performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 with Slovakian conductor Juraj Valcuha.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Elliott Carter Dies

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Classical composer Elliott Carter, whose challenging, rhythmically complex works earned him widespread admiration and two Pulitzer P...

Music and the DNA of War

John Mauceri | Posted 10.31.2012 | Arts
John Mauceri

Over the centuries, Western music has built up a symbolic language that we all associate with experiences. But what Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler (and Mao) knew, is that music is incredibly powerful.

Baldwin Donates $1 Million To New York Philharmonic Days After Wedding To Yoga Instructor

Posted 07.03.2012 | New York

The New York Philharmonic announced they had received a $1 million donation from Alec Baldwin, just two days after his star-studded wedding to yoga in...

Scholar Discovers Missing Bassoon Line in Ravel Manuscript

Elana Estrin | Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts
Elana Estrin

Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Maurice Ravel's "Mother Goose" ballet suite. Just in time for its centennial, a Ravel scholar has discovered that orchestras have been playing the piece incorrectly for the past 100 years.

Bent Neck Syndrome and Compulsive Connectivity Disorder: Latest Smartphone Afflictions?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 03.13.2012 | Technology
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We'll put down our phones, get up from our ergonomic chairs, straighten our necks and step away from whatever screens we have wrapped all around us. And we'll heal.

WATCH: Ringtone Halts NY Philharmonic

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — It's the dreaded sound at any live performance – a ringing cellphone. That's what happened Tuesday night at Lincoln Center's A...

A Cell Phone-Owner Causes A Scene At The NY Philharmonic

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

The end of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony contains some of the most spiritual and peaceful music ever written. So when a cellphone began ringing – and ri...

42-Year-Old Brought In To Revive Nation's Oldest Orchestra

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- The New York Philharmonic has named a new executive director to tackle huge financial shortfalls at the nation's oldest orchestra. Orches...

Ravel et al. at the Philharmonic

Howard Kissel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Certain pieces, no matter how sophisticated your audio equipment is, can only be fully understood in the concert hall.