PRAGUE (AP) — Prague's City Hall has made a step to revoke its partnership agreement with the Chinese capital, a move that has angered China.
BOSTON (AP) — A boy who charmed the world by exclaiming "Wow!" at the end of a classical music performance was a special guest of the orchestra that inspired his delight.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Organizers of this weekend’s Batuta Prizes in Mexico say opera star Plácido Domingo will not attend, following multiple allegations from women who say the legendary Spanish...
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Holding a violin, saxophone or clarinet with handcuffed hands, some two-dozen prisoners were transported in an armored bus to learn music alongside the symphony orchestra in the...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Aficionados of Western classical music have carved out a niche for themselves in Iran, where cultural expression remains tightly controlled by strict rules imposed after the...
BOSTON (AP) — A performing arts group has found the child who was literally wowed by a recent classical music concert.
The Handel & Haydn Society had just finished a rendition of Mozart's...
BOSTON (AP) — America's oldest performing arts group is looking for a child who was literally wowed by a recent classical music concert.
The Handel & Haydn Society had just finished its...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Orchestra's music director has gone to the dogs. And the cats.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (yah-NEEK' nay-ZAY' say-GEN') has curated a playlist for four-legged...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for an ambitious new season that will include its first joint concert with Germany's acclaimed Gewandhaus Orchestra.
CHICAGO (AP) — A line of classical musicians marching with picket signs in front of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's historic downtown building is fast becoming one of the city's must-see...
NEW YORK (AP) — Igor Levit arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 1 ahead of his first concert at Carnegie Hall's main Stern Auditorium. It was the last day of February and...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Benjamin Zander's eyes are shining, and he'd very much appreciate it if yours were, too.
The internationally acclaimed conductor has spent half his life leading the...
Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop 'n' blues moonlighting...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The winner of the world's 1st Chopin competition on historic pianos says the search for the original sound restores the appeal of classical music and helps artists understand the composer's intentions.
Tomasz Ritter of Poland was named the best of 30 young pianists at the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments this month.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Orchestra's two-week tour of South Africa is taking its performances to audiences that may have never heard classical music before.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Orchestra has suspended its longtime concertmaster following the publication of two accounts detailing sexual misconduct allegations against him.
The Plain Dealer reports the orchestra said Friday that William Preucil, concertmaster since 1995, had been suspended until "further notice."
BERLIN (AP) — Five female musicians accuse organizers of an Austrian classical music festival of not acting on sexual abuse complaints they made for years against its artistic director, according to an open letter published Wednesday.
The artists alleged that Austrian conductor Gustav Kuhn subjected them to unwanted kisses, groping, bullying and public humiliation during their time at the Tyrolean Festival Erl between 1998 and 2017.
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump returned to the international stage Wednesday as she mingled with the spouses of America's closest allies over classical music, fashion and chocolate.
As President Donald Trump harangued Germany and other allies at a NATO summit in Brussels, his wife chatted amiably with some of their spouses at a music conservatory in a wooded park in Waterloo, near the Belgian capital.
LONDON (AP) — The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra says Vasily Petrenko will succeed Charles Dutoit, who stepped down as artistic director and principal conductor following multiple allegations of sexual assault.
Petrenko will be the orchestra's music director — a broad role that incorporates Dutoit's former position.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Imagine this: You're at your local symphony hall and the orchestra has just delivered a spectacular performance of the first movement of Brahms' Symphony No. 4.
As the notes fade away, you close your eyes, basking for a moment in that majestically solemn aftermath — but then, a small smattering of applause breaks out and quickly dies away.
WINDSOR, England (AP) — Nothing quite captured the trans-Atlantic nature of Saturday's royal wedding as much as the guest preacher whose sermon brought American flair to a very English church service.
The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States, was hand-picked by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to address their 600 wedding guests.
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — A 7-Eleven in California has found a way to keep people from panhandling and loitering outside the store: crank up classical music.
Sukhi Sandhu, who owns the franchise in Modesto, said his customers tell him they feel safer since he started blasting symphonies and occasional operas over outdoor speakers.
BOSTON (AP) — The founder and longtime conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Festival Chorus has died.
The BSO announced Thursday that John Oliver died at a Great Barrington hospital on Wednesday after a long illness. He was 78.
Oliver founded the entirely volunteer chorus in 1970 and was its only conductor until his retirement in 2015. The chorus maintains a roster of more than 300 singers.
NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. McClatchy, a revered and versatile man of letters praised as a poet, librettist, educator, editor and translator, died Tuesday night at his home in Manhattan. He was 72.
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that McClatchy, known as "Sandy" to his friends, had been battling cancer and died at his home in Manhattan.
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NEW YORK (AP) — James Levine, whose 46-year career at the Metropolitan Opera established him as a towering figure in classical music, was fired by the company on Monday after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment.
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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Even in the throes of crisis, Venezuela keeps churning out one export prized the world over: classical music maestros.
The latest addition to the country's growing cadre of top-flight musical talent is Rafael Payare, who was named musical director of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra this week.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — American Kate Hamad doesn't dare leave Ramallah, fearing trouble, even deportation, if stopped at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the autonomous Palestinian city in the West Bank.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three opera singers and a classical musician say that world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit sexually assaulted them — physically restraining them, forcing his body against theirs, sometimes thrusting his tongue into their mouths, and in one case, sticking one of their hands down his pants.