Oscar Isaac has been announced as the actor to play Prince Hamlet in a new production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, staged by New York’s Theater for a New Audience. Fans of Isaac will remember the actor for his recent roles in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Ex Machina.'
Benjamin Walker and fellow cast members of the new Broadway musical, 'American Psycho,' dropped by 'The Late Show' on Friday to perform a number from the production based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel.
Jonas Kaufmann delighted audiences at La Scala Milan last summer with his opera concert of Puccini arias. The resulting performance film, 'Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening with Puccini,' premiered theatrically last February and is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
Artist Tony Conrad cancelled his appearance at this weekend's Big Ears Festival due to ill health. The performances of his collaboration with Faust, 'Outside the Dream Syndicate,' and his 'Amplified Drone Strings' concert continued as planned.
English vocalist Anohni (né Antony Hegarty) of art pop group Antony and the Johnsons will release her new record, 'Hopelessness,' on May 6. The Park Avenue Armory will unveil the album as part of Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York 2016.
Liam Scarlett's new ballet, 'Frankenstein,' was recently announced as part of the San Francisco Ballet's 2017 season. The ballet receives its world premiere this May at London's Royal Opera House.
The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 175th anniversary next season with a nostalgic 2016-17 itinerary. And in observance of nearly two centuries of music, the Philharmonic is illuminating its extensive digital archive library.
German countertenor Andreas Scholl is spearheading a rejuvenation of baroque opera with his distinct, unadulterated voice. The vocalist received mainstream recognition last year when his version of “Cum Dederit" appeared in the recent James Bond film, 'Spectre.'
Wendy Carlos made electronic music history in 1968 with her album "Switched-On Bach," a collection of Bach’s works performed on an early Moog synthesizer. Today, that album still informs the music of pioneering electronic composers.
Operatic pop group Il Volo are bringing their passionate vocal display to Southern Calfornia this weekend for a pair of concerts.
Rising-star choreographer Justin Peck will premiere a work with the San Francisco Ballet this spring titled 'In the Countenance of Kings' featuring music from frequent Peck collaborator and acclaimed indie songster Sufjan Stevens.
Experimental electronic music duo Autechre, composed of Mancunians Rob Brown and Sean Booth, make intelligent dance music for the discerning listener. Active since 1987, their extensive discography comprises artful compositions mirroring the scope of contemporary classical.
German experimental composer, Josef Anton Riedl, has died at 86. Riedl, a student of Carl Orff and Edgard Varèse, was a pioneer in the electronic and musique concrète genres.
A new listener's poll conducted by Classic FM has Beethoven besting Mozart as the most popular composer. The classical music station’s annual poll results have historically had Mozart in the top position.
Can listening to classical music favorably affect your health? Numerous studies have posited its advantageous effects on cognitive and physical conditions. Here, we attempt to decipher the data.