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Philharmonic nabs principal trumpet from Chicago Symphony – May 05, 2016

Christopher Martin, the highly esteemed principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony …

Jaap van Zweden to take the reins at New York Philharmonic – Jan 27, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has chosen Jaap van Zweden as the …

Met’s “Bohème” provides warmth and comfort in a harsh world – Nov 25, 2015

In the current harsh, unsettling landscape of religio-political barbarism, it’s understandable …

Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic deliver an edgy, electrifying Beethoven Fifth – Nov 19, 2015

For the second installment of their weeklong Beethoven cycle at Carnegie …

Curtain rings down on Gotham Chamber Opera – Oct 01, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera is shutting its doors, effectively immediately.

The announcement …

Thorvaldsdottir named Philharmonic’s second Emerging Composer – Jun 07, 2015

The New York Philharmonic announced Friday that Anna Thorvaldsdottir has been …

Marvin David Levy 1932-2015 – Feb 09, 2015

Marvin David Levy, the American composer who shot to fame at …

After 20 years, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are still coloring outside the lines – Nov 16, 2014

Nearly 41 years ago, a lanky 29-year-old stepped onto the stage …

Met reaches agreement with musicians union and chorus – Aug 18, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera reached an agreement early Monday morning with the …

Philharmonic names new principal clarinet and bass – May 14, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has appointed Anthony McGill as principal clarinetist. …