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Shane Jordan

2014 Eurovision Semi-Finalist Conchita Wurst

Eurovision Song Contest to Change Rules in 2016 >>

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Judith Clurman

Judith Clurman Presents 'Austrian Émigrés: Schoenberg, Von Trapp and the Power of Music' >>

Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA (EVUSA), one of New York's preeminent choral ensembles, will present as part of Essential Voices USA's "The Composer Speaks" programs, Austrian Émigrés: Schoenberg, Von Trapp and the Power of Music, on March 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York City.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 Season, New Composers-In-Residence

This Season will be Principal Conductor Cliff Colnot Last at Chicago's Civic Orchestra >>

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association's prestigious training ensemble for emerging professional musicians, The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, has announced the program for its 2015/16 season performances.

Joseph Volpe

Academy Sues Company Dishing Out Oscars Gift Bags >>

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW Series Continues >>

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's (CSO) innovative MusicNOW 2015-16 series continues with a concert led by MusicNOW Principal Conductor Cliff Colnot on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. The new program titled (sub)text, which focuses on nontraditional uses of text and voice, is curated by CSO Mead Composers-in-Residence Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek.

Jason Moran

Park Avenue Armory Announces 2016 Season Program >>

The Park Avenue Armory invites you Friday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m., to celebrate Black History Month at with their first conversation of the 2016 season, Two Souls, Two Thoughts: The Art of African American History. In conjunction with the Aspen Institute Arts Program, the Park Avenue Armory has gathered artists, writers and cultural commentators to share their unique, ongoing, and evolving engagements with African American history.

French conductor Ludovic Morlot

Augustin Hadelich & SSO Win Best Classical Instrumental Solo Grammy >>

The Seattle Symphony's recording of Dutilleux's Violin Concerto, L'arbre des songes with violinist Augustin Hadelich has just won a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. This recording is part of a three-disc, multi-year recording project on Seattle Symphony Media, the orchestra's in-house record label.

Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan and Kevin Doyle

Composer John Lunn Relases Downton Abbey Ultimate Collection >>

Fans may soon have to deal with their much-beloved television series, Downton Abbey, coming to an end, but at least the can comfort themselves in the knowledge that the show's composer John Lunn has released a double album of the Downton's most unforgettable music.

Maya Beiser

2016 Big Ears Festival Presents 2 Concerts by Cellist Maya Beiser >>

Israeli-born American classical cellist, Maya Beiser will perform twice at this year's Big Ears Festival. On Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7pm, she is the featured soloist in Philip Glass' Cello Concerto No. 2 "Naqoyqatsi" with the Knoxville Symphony at the Tennessee Theatre.

'Abrazo: The Havana Sessions' Album Cover

Bob Lord Announces Ansonica Records Debut Release >>

CEO of Parma Recordings LLC, Bob Lord, is happy to announce the forthcoming release of Abrazo: The Havana Sessions on June 10, 2016 via the newly-minted Ansonica Records label.

Aaron Friedman

Make Music New York Announces New Executive Director >>

Make Music New York is pleased to announce that Jenny Undercofler in the organization's new Executive Director, effective immediately. Jenny served as Founder and Director of Face the Music, the acclaimed new-music youth ensemble, since 2005; she was also Music Director of New York's Special Music School (PS 859) -- a public school for musically gifted children -- from 2004 until the present.

Abby Lee Miller and Maddie Ziegler

'Dance Moms' Brynn Rumfallo Future Still in Question >>

When Maddie Ziegler took a break from Abby Lee Miller's ALDC to work on her first movie, The Book of Henry, earlier in Season 6 of Dance Moms, it looked as though it might finally be Brynn Rumfallo's time to shine. But just as soon as Sia's music video muse returned to the show, Rumfallo found herself back on "probation." Despite her mother, Ashlee, hopping otherwise, it looks like Brynn may be destined to live in Maddie's shadow, until the Hollywood up-and-comer leaves the Lifetime series for good at the end of the 2016 season.

Pat Conroy

'Prince of Tides' Author Pat Conroy Announces Cancer Diagnosis at Age 70 >>

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Andrzej Zulawski

Political Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Pulled from Russia’s Top Art Prize >>

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Xian Zhang

Xian Zhang Presents Program for NJSO 2016-17 Season >>

New Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) Xian Zhang is happy to announce the orchestra's programs for the 2016-17 concert season, her first since taking the job. Highlights from NJSO's upcoming season will include Zhang's first concerts as Music Director, featuring a trio of Tchaikovsky scores: Symphony No. 5, Piano Concerto No. 1 and Polonaise from Eugene Onegin.

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