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Have you ever experienced a concert from our Balcony? We consider it one of New York's best-kept secrets because of the amazing sound one can experience there for a surprisingly low price.
LISTEN: Stream Crash Ensemble's live recording of Bill Whelan's "Jazzical Cyclebike" on this Bike to Work Day.
WATCH: Tonight sees the finale of Renée Fleming's Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall with Vienna: Window to Modernity. Here, Ms. Fleming, composer and conductor André Previn, and conductor and music historian Leon Botstein discuss how several of the major Viennese composers of the period spent a lot of time in Los Angeles and how their experiences there differed widely.
READ | WATCH: On May 3 in Zankel Hall, Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov's Babylon, Our Own, receives its New York premiere by the Kronos Quartet and virtuoso clarinetist David Krakauer. Here, the composer introduces the piece, followed by Krakauer's point of view in a two-part video.
READ: Young songwriters can win a chance to travel to South Africa in a unique opportunity from Carnegie Hall, the Rock School Scholarship Fund, and the Casterbridge Music Development Academy. We sat down with the founders of the Rock School Scholarship Fund, Wendy Winks, to find out more.
LISTEN: Perennial Carnegie Hall favorite Mitsuko Uchida returns on April 18 to perform a recital of works by Bach, Schumann, and Schoenberg. Here, the pianist discusses the centuries-spanning program.
READ | WATCH: Carnegie Hall is delighted to salute our longtime colleagues and Midtown neighbors, Steinway & Sons, as the venerable piano-maker celebrates its 160th anniversary.
WATCH: In advance of his March 22 concert here, pianist Jeremy Denk reveals his approach to selecting which works to perform in recital and explains how he prepares those works for performance.
Gino Francesconi, director of Carnegie Hall's archives and Rose Museum, reveals some of the ways in which the holidays have been celebrated at the Hall over the decades, including Handel's "Messiah," stellar jazz line-ups, string orchestras—even a baby elephant.
The Holidays at Carnegie Hall
History of the Hall
This Christmas, let us not just think about the composers who are sipping their turkey, giving gifts to their port and eating their children. No, let us think at this time of the little – but still famous enough for me to know them – guys who we don't take enough time to appreciate (and apologies that they are all guys).
Britain has long had a habit of rejecting some of its most gifted and ...
On Friday October 26th the Chamber Orchestraof San Antonio opens its concert season. No, this is not a branch of the
venerable San Antonio Chamber Society nor an extension of the San Antonio
Symphony. Then, what is it? It is an extraordinary complement to both,
It would be well beyond facts to make the claim that every comedian is also inherently musical. However, I expect the exceptions would be a meager number when compared to those comedians who are, or in the case of comedians of yesterday, were endowed with significant musical abilities. Consider Steve Martin, today as much musician/banjo player as comedian. Even the recently departed Phyllis
With The Philadelphia Orchestra's first performance here this season tonight, we browsed the social web for a sneak peak of what's in store.
Carlos Izcaray, courtesy of the artist
The Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio begins Friday night at Pearl Stables with a concert called The Perennial Contest. Classical Spotlight host John Clare posed these questions from conductor Carlos Izcaray.
1. What sort of questions come to mind as you think of this program, “The Perennial Contest”?
This is a very interesting question, and quite a first
READ | LISTEN: Tonight, we celebrate the 85th birthday of the great Barbara Cook. This week's Live from Carnegie Hall features the second of three live concert recordings by Barbara Cook at the Hall.
EXPLORE: In advance of American Composers Orchestra's October 26 concert at Carnegie Hall—which includes Charles Ives's Symphony No.3—navigate through the maze of connections that link Ives with the wider artistic world.
In the years of furious and final creativity (between, about 1837-1843) Gaetano Donizetti would know great success and terrible tragedy. On the one hand he would experience the death of his parents; all three of his children would not survive to adulthood and his wife would fall to cholera. In parallel his fecund talent would ceaselessly enable him to work
If you missed last night's live broadcast of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's performance of Carmina Burana, you can now stream the concert in its entirety.
WATCH: Later this evening, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra kick off Carnegie Hall’s 2012–2013 season with Carmina Burana’s exciting rhythms and powerful melodies. In a recent interview about the history of the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, our Archives and Rose Museum Director Gino Francesconi displayed one of Maestro Muti's batons, describing it as "a real treasure."
Guest conductor Roman Teber leads the San Antonio Symphony. Photo by Joey Palacios
By Joey Palacios
The San Antonio Symphony was one of many orchestras across the country to be in
contract negotiations, but now it's one of the few to come to finally
an agreement. Symphony Board Chair Dennert Ware said the collective
bargaining agreement will extend the length of the performance season