Flute virtuoso Boujemaa Razgui had just flown back to New York from Marrakech, Morocco after the holiday when U.S. customs officials at John F. Kennedy Airport asked to see his bag of flutes. The officials proceeded to remove and smash each one of the 11 handmade flutes, stating that they were agricultural products.
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Radio station WQXR reported some troubling news about the Brooklyn Philharmonic on Friday, adding to the woes of this professional ensemble that has been part of Brooklyn's musical life for decades.
Stagehands on strike at Carnegie Hall voted on Friday to accept a proposed labor agreement, effectively ending the two-day strike that forced Carnegie Hall to cancel its opening night gala.
Musicians experiencing performance jitters is nothing new. Some musicians feel that a little performance anxiety actually makes for a more exciting performance. But those who experience debilitating forms of anxiety often turn to medications like beta blockers to calm their nerves, as public radio station WQXR reported recently.
WQXR 105.9 FM, America's most listened to classical music radio station, is bringing the Royal Opera House from London’s Covent Garden to New York airwaves for the first time--presenting five operas on the silver screen in partnership with Symphony Space.
WQKR, one of Classcalite's favorite terrestrial stations at 105.9 FM, suggests three recent discs that offer a new spin on the well-worn: Mahler's 'Symphony No. 1' with its Blumine movement in tact; a pair of Mozart pianoforte concerti cut-back for the chamber; and Schumann's stuff transcribed for two trumpets, horn, 'bone and long-suffering tuba player Chuck Daellenbach.