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‘Dido and Aeneas’ at the Met Museum
Henry Purcell's Baroque masterpiece "Dido and Aeneas" is one of the most famous English operas. The last aria, ...
March 18, 2019
NTD International Piano Competition Takes a Different Approach to Repertoire
Fairly new as far as major classical music competitions go, the New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television International Piano ...
March 8, 2019
Magnificat: Women’s Voices in Celebration of Saint Mary
A Magnificat is a canticle, a Latin word that means "magnify," and in this context "My soul magnifies ...
March 8, 2019
Film Review: ‘Reunion,’ a Story of a Quiet Love That Gets Torn Apart
It's all very cloak-and-dagger. When police detective Chen is finally reunited with his childhood sweetheart, there is an ...
March 1, 2019
Brühl’s Augustusburg Palace: A Brilliant Example of German Rococo
Just a short train ride south from Cologne, the Brühl train stop sits right across the street from ...
February 27, 2019
Painting the Spanish Renaissance Through Song
The technique of tone painting goes as far back as the history of music. Even in the time of ...
February 17, 2019
Digital Devices and the Developing Child: Should You Go Screen-Free?
It affects how far children go in school, in relationships, and in their careers—in short, it could affect ...
Wise Parenting for Modern Times
February 15, 2019
An Intimate Brahms Requiem Hopes to Give Comfort
The year 1865 began with a great loss for composer Johannes Brahms. That February, his mother died. By ...
February 6, 2019
Symphony Marketing Director Finds Joy and Meaning in Shen Yun
McALLEN, Texas—As the curtain came up on the creation of a 5,000-year divinely inspired civilization, it was "like ...
December 22, 2018
Former Athlete Sees Chinese Culture in New Light After Shen Yun
BERKELEY, Calif.—Bill Wagner was a competitive alpine skier until he was 18, after which he attended college playing ...
December 19, 2018
New York String Orchestra Seminar Celebrates 50 Years
With the holiday season in full swing, performing arts traditions abound in the city. This Christmas, the New ...
December 6, 2018
Why Teaching Art Is Teaching Character
The arts are a living history. More than that, they form the tangible embodiment of a culture, and ...
The Case for an Education Based on Virtues
December 3, 2018
Tenor Lawrence Brownlee, Steward of a Beautiful Voice
PARIS—"Do I believe in fate? I do. I think you can take advantage of fate with hard work; ...
November 29, 2018
A Christmas Opera Told Through Singers Who Lived It
NEW YORK—Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" is a Christmas nativity story. It is a one-act ...
November 25, 2018
Upstate College Bridges Cultures Through Dance
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.—At the beginning of each dance class, the students bow to their teachers. At the end of ...
November 16, 2018
Rachmaninoff’s Lost Russia, Captured in his ‘Vespers’
For most, the brilliant composer Sergei Rachmaninoff brings to mind powerful piano works and an iconic, unequivocally Russian sound. ...
November 8, 2018
Chopin and Delacroix: How Romanticism Grapples With Past and Present
Nestled between the 18th-century Age of Reason and 19th-century realism, Romanticism was a movement that gripped the most ...
Arts & Culture
November 5, 2018
Harpsichord Virtuoso Zuzana Ruzickova’s Legacy Captured on Film
NEW YORK—Looking straight at the viewer, Zuzana Ruzickova, then 87, detailed the horrors of three Nazi concentration camps, ...
October 15, 2018
Baroque Violinist Augusta McKay Lodge on the Ephemerality of Musical Experiences
NEW YORK—"I don't think you should make it too grand of a thing," violinist Augusta McKay Lodge says ...
October 15, 2018
Exploring Haydn, Beyond the Clichés
We remember him as "Papa Haydn," father of the symphony and mentor to Mozart and Beethoven, and the ...
October 10, 2018
Doctor Says Shen Yun Helps You Experience the ‘Grand Moments’ of Life
"Wonderful, wonderful, I really enjoyed it. Very beautiful pieces." "The harmony, the symphonies they play are just unbelievable, ...
October 7, 2018
Pianist Inna Faliks Presents a Musical Memoir at Symphony Space
Music is meant to be a living thing, according to pianist Inna Faliks. It is the musician's role ...
October 7, 2018
Saint Thomas’s New Organ Takes Center Stage in Recital
NEW YORK—The Saint Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue is a destination for visitors from around the world, as ...
NYC City Life
October 6, 2018
Classical Music Stars Bring High Art Without the Jargon
NEW YORK—When the artists gets on stage, the first thing they're asked is: "You could perform anywhere in ...
September 28, 2018
What Role Do Competitions Play in Classical Music?
Just recently, 27-year-old violinist Richard Lin took home one of the largest classical music prizes when he won ...
September 27, 2018
What to Expect From a Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Concert
What do Wagner’s "Imperial March," Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy,” and the erhu folk tunes of Northeast China have in ...
September 24, 2018
Yes, You Can Make Classical Music for Everyone
In her 25 years of producing concerts, Marna Seltzer has heard every perceived barrier to classical music, and ...
September 20, 2018
Beware of the Tax Man if You Ever Win the Lottery, Says Money Guru
Seeking to End Suffering by Ending Energy Poverty
Trump and Bolsonaro Pledge ‘Historic Remaking’ of US–Brazil Relations
Supreme Court to Consider State Prosecution of Illegal Immigrant Identity Theft
Top US Trade Officials Head to China Next Week for New Trade Talks
Cyclone Idai: Widespread Flooding and Devastation Impacting Millions in Southern Africa
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Supreme Court to Review Sentence of Beltway Sniper Co-defendant
Former CIA Contractor Nellie Ohr Provided Husband at DOJ With Russia Research
Trump ‘Looking Into’ Facebook Censoring of Top Social-Media Aide
Rep. Nunez Sues Twitter and Several Users for $250 Million for Defamation