One of Europe’s most prestigious opera festivals, the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence recently announced opera highlights of its upcoming season, to be held July 2-21, 2015 at picturesque and historical venues in and around the ancient Provençal city of Aix.
World-renowned violinist Kyung Wha Chung sent audience members into an awkward frenzy after publicly berating the parents of a coughing child during her performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Chung, from South Korea, is hailed as a violin prodigy but has been retired for some time, partly due to a finger injury. This show was her first London performance in 12 years. But during this show, the 66-year-old violinist lashed out at a child who was coughing during her performance of Mozart’s "Sonata in G." “Maybe bring her back when she’s older,” she rebuked to the child’s parents. Then, audience members say, she continued looking back in the general direction of the coughing child for the next 20 minutes. Anna Picard, music critic for "The Times," said the atmosphere in the hall had already been tense, such was the anticipation surrounding the violinist's comeback.
In the days following the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's collective bargaining agreement, the company kicked off the season with a performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, led by ASO music director Robert Spano.
United Nations Messenger of Peace Lang Lang celebrated the release of his 'The Mozart Album' at the HARMAN store in Midtown, Manhattan, where he was honored by HARMAN for his efforts in share his music and inspiring others.
Any "Fail Meme" ever conjured could be in relation to the worst opera singer of all time, Florence Foster Jenkins, whose piercing lack of tonality and inability to keep rhythm will be fit for the new Stephen Frears movie starring, yes, Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.
The manuscript of Mozart's A major piano sonata K331 has recently been discovered in Budapest. Having spent the majority of it’s life in the Budapest’s National Széchényi Library for decades, the coveted manuscript was rediscovered by Haydn scholar Balazs Mikusi.
Lang Lang, Nikolaus Harnoncount and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra have just released their first recording together--a Mozart tribute, of sorts. Entitled The Mozart Album, the two-disc project came courtesy of Sony Classical on September 30.
The Philadelphia Orchestra, under the baton on music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will kick off its 2014-15 season with superstar pianist Lang Lang in the Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center. The three-day run will begin on Friday, September 26 at 8 p.m.
'Impempe Yomlingo' is an adaptation of Mozart's comic opera set in contemporary South Africa, with an orchestra of marimbas, drums and township percussion.
It looks as though Avery Gagliano won't be heading to the classroom this year--that is if you mean in a communal sense. Instead, she will be doing geography from the kitchen table as the talented piano-playing prodigy is sidelined after a truancy charge from her school.
Viral rap video sensation Mac Lethal prepares the youth for the future while rapping fast to Mozart’s “Turkish March” in his latest video.
The American Classical Orchestra will showcase music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven at their opening night 30th anniversary concert on September 23 at the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s annual free concert in Millennium Park is a golden opportunity to hear a preview of Lyric’s upcoming season, as well as operatic gems from seasons past. This year’s concert will take place in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on September 6.
If you thought you knew Beethoven, we found 5 truths to Ludwig van Beethoven's character that you either may not have known or overlooked into your processions with Vienna's most brilliant composer.
One of the most unusual offerings of Mostly Mozart this summer is a new production by the Mark Morris Dance Group of Handel’s opera 'Acis and Galatea' at Lincoln Center on August 7-9.