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Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

Highlights: Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2015 Opera Season >>

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.

Kyung Wha Chung

Violinist Kyung Wha Chung Yells at Coughing Child During Performance >>

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.

Robert Spano Leads Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night, Substitutes Show Consequence of Lockout

Robert Spano Leads Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night, Substitutes Show Consequence of Lockout >>

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.

Lang Lang

EXCLUSIVE: C-LITE A.V. Club - Lang Lang Performs Mozart at HARMAN Flagship Store in Manhattan >>

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.

Tone Deaf: Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant Set to Star in Latest Stepher Frears Film about the Awful Florence Foster Jenkins

Tone Deaf: Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant Set to Star in Latest Stephen Frears Film about the Awful Florence Foster Jenkins >>

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.

Balazs Mikusi

Manuscript of Mozart's Piano Sonata K331 Discovered in Budapest's National Széchényi Library >>

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

Lang Lang, Nikolaus Harnoncount and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Release 'The Mozart Album' on Sony Classical >>

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.

Lang Lang

Lang Lang Plays Mozart, Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts Strauss for Philadelphia's Season Opener at Kimmel Center >>

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.

Paulilne Malefane

Olivier-Winning 'Magic Flute' Adaptation from South Africa Flutters into NYC's New Victory Theater in November >>

'Impempe Yomlingo' is an adaptation of Mozart's comic opera set in contemporary South Africa, with an orchestra of marimbas, drums and township percussion.

Police State: 13-Year-Old Pianist Avery Gagliano Labeled a Truant after D.C. School Systems Fails to Recognize Excused Absences

Police State: 13-Year-Old Pianist Avery Gagliano Labeled Truant after D.C. School System Fails to Recognize Excused Absences >>

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.

Mac Lethal

WATCH: Mac Lethal Rapping Fast to Mozart’s “Turkish March” >>

Viral rap video sensation Mac Lethal prepares the youth for the future while rapping fast to Mozart’s “Turkish March” in his latest video.

American Classical Orchestra

Live from Lincoln Center: American Classical Orchestra 30th Anniversary Concert with Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn on September 23 at Alice Tully Hall >>

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.

‘Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park’ Presents Ana María Martínez, Mariusz Kwiecien, Andriana Chuchman and Other Vocal Superstars

‘Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park’ Presents Ana María Martínez, Mariusz Kwiecien, Andriana Chuchman and Other Vocal Superstars >>

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.

Little Ludwig: 5 Facts About Beethoven You Probably Didn't Learn in Elementary School

Classicalite's Five Best: Beethoven Trivia >>

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.

Mostly Mozart Presents Handel’s Opera ‘Acis and Galatea’ as Interpreted by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Isaac Mizrahi

Mostly Mozart Presents Handel’s Opera ‘Acis and Galatea’ as Interpreted by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Isaac Mizrahi >>

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.

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