Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Musicians from the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic failed to elect their next chief conductor Monday after more than 11 hours of suspense-filled secret voting and discussions but will try again "within a year."
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Prominent Taiwanese composer Ma Shui-long (馬水龍) has died at the age of 75 after a period of illness, Chew's Culture Foundation said Monday.
The American Music Program of Portland, Oregon, has won Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition after an emotional performance honoring its ailing director.
The Berlin Philharmonic's musicians are electing a new chief conductor and artistic director to succeed Simon Rattle, who will leave the orchestra in 2018.
Monday, May 11, 2015
It's called "Beur FM" -- after a slang term for Arab people -- and has become the voice of France's Islamic community in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
When the Minnesota Orchestra plays in Cuba in the upcoming week, the visit will not only symbolize the reopening of relations between the United States and the communist nation, but also healing for an acclaimed ensemble that was "almost destroyed" by a long and bitter labor dispute.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Rock in Rio, the giant festival from Brazil, kicked off a first Las Vegas edition Friday as it bet big on the booming U.S. appetite for live music.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
The legendary Berlin Philharmonic meets to elect its chief conductor Monday in one of the most closely watched appointments in the world of classical music.
Sam Smith, the 22-year-old singer whose incessant touring helped make him a global sensation, said Thursday he would undergo surgery on his vocal cords and canceled weeks of shows.