Funnyman Dana Carvey takes an old Saturday Night Live skit and adds an orchestra on Jimmy Fallon's show.
Jackie Evancho sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from 'The Wizard Of Oz' at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and shared that her new album--out in September 2014--features no AutoTune whatsoever.
Don Cheadle talks to EW.com's Inside Movies about 'Miles Ahead,' his crowdfunded, directorial debut biopic about Miles Davis' “silent period."
In a truly disturbing YouTube video, you, too, can watch Amira Willighagen's face morph back 'n' forth into the face of Maria Callas. Don't say we didn't warn you...
It was always likely that the BBC's still-quite-new Director General -- former Royal Opera House chief Tony Hall -- would prioritise music. And today the corporation announced a slew of initiatives designed to put music back at (or close to) the center of the Beeb's world. Most eye-catching of these is a nationwide educational initiative called "Ten Pieces"
Administrative figures get top gongs alongside leading artists.
It has been a good year for the Wigglesworths! First, Mark Wigglesworth is named Edward Gardner's successor at English National Opera, now Ryan Wigglesworth has been picked to succeed Markus Stenz as the Halle Orchestra's new principal guest conductor.
The leading German pianist will follow Thomas Zehetmair at the head of the Gateshead-based orchestra.
A lovely poster has been released by the opera festival to mark the festival's 80th birthday.
Some good news for the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Grant Gershon has agreed a contract extension that sees him consolidate his leadership by stepping up from Music Director to Artistic Director. The new contract will keep him at the choir until the 2019-2020 season
Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir is back, and this time it's the musical! Whitacre, the American composer who found fame with his uplifting online choral projects--in which strangers from across the world are invited to film themselves taking part in one of his works, and upload the film to be integrated into a digital soundscape on an animated stage--has announced his new project.
Five times a charm, or at least it is for Harrison Birtwhistle, who has just won more prizes than anyone else (as he did in December for the British Composer Awards) in the Royal Philharmonic Society's long history. In the just-announced awards, he picked up the gong for Chamber Scale Composition, for The Moth Requiem.
Sony Music Masterworks announces a worldwide recording agreement with platinum selling classical-crossover artist Jackie Evancho. Her new album, Awakening will be released on the Portrait Records imprint on September 30, 2014 coinciding with an international tour.
Jules Styne's musical 'Subways Are For Sleeping' closed in 1962 after just 205 performances, despite having a star composer and star cast.
PERAL MUSIC, a new digital-only label from UMG, will document Daniel Barenboim's work as a conductor, pianist and chamber musician. "I want to try and look at the future. I want to really get myself into the mentality of the digital world," Barenboim said.