It's not often that a musician with a unique instrument crosses into daily popular music news. However, for accordionist Ksenija Sidorova, Deutsche Grammophon's latest signing, her musical taste may propel her to unorthodox stardom.
Having spent a large portion of his career penning scores for superhero blockbusters, composer Hans Zimmer has announced that he is retiring from the business. The business, that is, of scoring for the cape.
Earlier this month it was announced that Karina Canellakis would step down as assistant conductor to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Now, Ms. Canellakis is the recipient of the coveted Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.
One of America's oldest art forms, jazz and its associates are inquiring President Barack Obama to hold a jazz summit at the White House. The notion is predicated on earlier summits, those held by Jimmy Carter in 1978 and Bill Clinton in 1993.
It's not often that musicians are faced with dramatic problems minutes before they go on stage, or into the pit. A recent diary entry made by the Metropolitan Opera, however, claims a hairbrush and a tuba can make for a disastrous evening.
An op-ed piece posted on Monday by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda urged the United States to intervene on the island's economic crisis. In his letter he recounted childhood memories and, not surprisingly enough, the words of Hamilton himself.
For Cubans, music is deeply rooted in their culture. But the varieties of Cuban music differ from a stereotypical guitar, bass and guiro to a larger performance group. In one instance, an all-female orchestra appears to be making an impact.
The University of Oregon sponsored radio station KWAX-FM has come under scrutiny as of late for not featuring live curated music playlists on its broadcasts. The reason for this, though, is strangely a well-kept secret.
Premiering tonight, March 30, pianist Joyce Yang and the New York Philharmonic under maestro Bramwell Tovey will take to David Geffen Hall to perform iconic pieces from Falla and Massenet.
Welsh singer, Classic FM presenter and all-around beloved artist Aled Jones has announced a new release due April 1. His new album, One Voice, will feature duets between a young Jones and the current.
This week, the late David Bowie will receive two tributes in the form of concerts. In preparation for the sold out events, REM's Michael Stipe stopped by The Tonight Show to perform Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" on live TV.
Recently, Republican Congresswoman from Arizona, Martha McSally, slammed the Air Force's in-house ensemble saying that players should "put down the tuba and pick up a wrench."
The lineup for the David Bowie tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall and Radio City has expanded. The evening will now feature none other than the heinously talented bass player, Esperanza Spalding, Patti Smith and more.
Among those who perished in the horrific attacks in Brussels last week is Mélanie Defize, 29, a young Belgian musician and musicologist.
He has pulled out in the past so it was worth believing, but world famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann has announced that he has no plans of cancelling his 2017 performance schedule. A story published in La Nacional claimed Kaufmann was bowing out of his engagements though, as his Facebook reads, that is completely untrue.