A new Cleveland Orchestra production of Leos Janácek’s opera takes on a longstanding challenge: how to turn human singers into animals without making them look ridiculous. The answer? Animate them.
John Luther Adams’ prize-winning piece Become Ocean headlines a concert devoted to sea and sand that includes Debussy’s La mer and an Edgard Varèse piece inspired by the New Mexico desert.
There’s something to please everyone — from Schubert in the Hudson Valley, great orchestras in in the Rockies and world premieres in a Chicago park.
He has all kinds of other things going for him, but star student Kwasi Enin wrote in his college essay that music is the core of his happiness. Maybe that’s why all eight Ivy League schools want him.
Who knew that classical musicians could talk trash? Check out how the orchestras from the two cities in this year’s World Series have had some fun getting into each other’s faces.
There are youth orchestras and summer music camps all over the U.S., but Carnegie Hall may have created the best music camp ever. For the past two weeks, some of the country’s best teenage musicians have gathered to create the first National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.
If we can argue over the great American novel, what about the great American symphony? Join the conversation in our summer-long exploration of the American symphony. Who writes symphonies in the U.S. these days? And who hears them?
Not long after his shocking ballet, the composer branched out into a broad range of styles, ushering in new musical trends far from the violent tone of his iconic Rite of Spring.