The U.S. premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s ambitious, multi-hour song cycle, 'Klang: Die 24 Stunden des Tages' took place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art last week, using three of The Met’s locations for the performance.
'Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,' the “jazz opera” concerning the life and death of influential 20th century saxophonist Charlie Parker, will make its Midwest debut next season at Madison Opera.
In 1968, director Stanley Kubrick amazed moviegoers with his epic sci-fi masterpiece, '2001: A Space Odyssey.' The accompanying soundtrack was an equivalent enchantment, featuring classic compositions from Richard Strauss, György Ligeti and Johann Strauss II.
The debut album from electric guitar ensemble Instruments of Happiness highlights experimental works by composers Tim Brady, Rainer Wiens and Antoine Berthiaume. The eponymous quartet advance the scope of contemporary classical music with their unique six-string symphonies.
Alt-country group The Lone Bellow will join members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a special performance of Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” this April. The event is the last of the season for BSO's 'Pulse' series.
New World Symphony will debut new works by three contemporary artists next month in their aptly titled special event, 'New Work.' Included are world premieres from Michael Tilson Thomas, Timo Andres, Lauren Yee and Amy Beth Kirsten.
Andrew Bird’s highly anticipated new album, 'Are You Serious,' is currently streaming in full at NPR's 'First Listen.' The record features the recent duet with Fiona Apple, “Left Handed Kisses.”
Roomful of Teeth won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance thanks to their unparalleled choral repertoire incorporating Appalachian yodeling and Tuvan throat singing. The octet will perform at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in March and April.
SEVEN)SUNS are a Brooklyn-based string quartet who play heavy metal and hardcore punk interpretations on classical instruments. The band performs at the 2016 Tribeca New Music Festival this April.
Musician Daniel Druckman will direct the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble in a special presentation of ‘Founders: Percussion Music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe’ this April.
Bryce Dessner is a renaissance man of contemporary classical composition. Known to most popular music fans as an indie rock guitarist, Dessner’s compositional talent can’t be confined to any singular category.
British band Radiohead appear to be gearing up for a new album. Various sources report the band's members as registering new companies, a trademark move they've previously employed ahead of albums or tours.
Terrence Malick’s 2011 film 'The Tree of Life' will be screened in Dublin this summer accompanied live by the RTÉ National Symphony, which will perform the film's score using a 100-piece orchestra and choir.
In our continuing coverage of women in classical music for Women’s History Month, listen to Northwest Public Radio’s three hour special on the genre’s female visionaries.
Contemporary theatre director Peter Sellars will accompany 'The New Yorker' music critic Alex Ross for an "Arts & Ideas" conversation at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills this May.