This summer marks the 20th season for Colorado's eclectic Crested Butte Musical Festival, a genre-spanning contemporary arts celebration featuring a diverse crop of talented performers in the creative fields of classical music, opera and modern dance.
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has revealed two new additions to their symphony. SPCO principal violinist and artistic director, Kyu-Young Kim, announced on Tuesday that violist Sifei Cheng and violinist Maureen Nelson will be joining the ensemble this year.
A group of German researchers have released findings that listening to classical music can help lower blood pressure. They determined that listening to Mozart or Strauss lowers systolic blood pressure, while listening to ABBA has a negligible effect.
San Franciscan Chad Goodman, a professional trumpet player and entrepreneur, founded Elevate Ensemble with the goal of introducing classical music to a fresh audience. Elevate Ensemble functions as a pop-up chamber group willing to explore new territory.
Dutch experimental composer JacobTV, né Jacob ter Veldhuis, employed a unique collaging method to arrange his new multimedia piece, 'The News.' The avant-pop orchestration uses clips of news footage to create a sensory-straining “reality opera.”
Broadway actress Phillipa Soo of the Great White Way's hip-hop hit, 'Hamilton,' will assume the lead role in 'Amélie' next spring. The musical is based on the 2001 French romantic comedy film of the same name from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Whole Foods is on the defensive this week after receiving a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration concerning their infractions of food safety rules. An inspection identified "serious violations" at the company's food prep facility in Boston.
Seaside Holiday, the Midwestern synthpop brother-sister duo of Cara McQuate and Morgan McQuate, recently announced the arrival of their second album, 'Grand Tours.' The 11-song effort is their first full-length record since their 2012 self-titled debut.
Legendary gospel singer Shirley Caesar, hailed by many as the "First Lady of Gospel" music, will honor the nine victims of last year's Charleston, South Carolina church shooting with a performance this weekend at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.
Concertmaster and organist J. Reilly Lewis died on Thursday, June 9, at his home in Arlington, Virginia. Lewis was a Bach expert and founded the Washington Bach Constort. He served as music leader at Clarendon United Methodist Church for over 40 years.
At the 70th Annual Tony Awards last night, the unstoppable popularity of 'Hamilton' helped the hip-hop-historical musical bring home 11 of its nominated 16 awards. The 11 wins falls just one short of the 2001 Tony wins record set by 'The Producers.'
An MLB hitter's choice of walk-up music can make for an invigorating primer at bat. As most players default to popular tunes, a certain niche of the sport's music lovers are making the argument for more classical fare in the audible allocation of “America's pastime."
Damien Escobar, a classically trained violinist with the pedigree of a pop star, is changing the way classical music fans think about the beloved instrument. The musician defies standard genre constrictions with a unique crossover musical style all his own.
News broke yesterday that certain members of the 'Hamilton' cast may be leaving the show after this summer. 'The Hollywood Reporter' exclusively declared that Phillipa Soo, who famously portrays Eliza Hamilton in the production, is set to depart after July 9.
Last month, a Brooklyn festival honored the 70th anniversary of Germany's Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music, a starting point of many revered avant-garde composers including Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez and John Cage.