Improv Everywhere describes itself as "a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places."
Alongside the similarly lauded jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer, classical pianist and writer Jeremy Denk wins this year's increased grant for his popularizing of the genre.
Anyone who thinks that putting together these enormous box sets of great artists of yesteryear is simply a matter of grabbing some old recordings, putting them in a shiny new box and bunging them out at an expensive (well, sometimes) price point clearly hasn't been listening to the right box sets.
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Politicians weigh their words very carefully. So, given the current volatile climate, so must American orchestra chiefs. None more so, though, than Michael Henson, boss of the Minnesota Orchestra, which has become a flashpoint for the strained negotiations between players and management hitting so many bands across the U.S.
The American Symphony Orchestra will open their 2013-14 season with a concert of music inspired by the modernist art of the 1913 Armory Show in New York City.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced that music director Marin Alsop will remain with the orchestra by signing a six-year contract extension, from September 2015 to August 2021--her second employment renewal with the band.
This month has seen the debut performances of the newly-formed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (which we're now calling NYO-US, for short). A first bow at the Performing Arts Center of Purchase College, and then Carnegie Hall in New York, was followed by an important date at the BBC Proms in London.
A new, 120-member orchestra was born this week--the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. No, not the snappiest of names, though it does echoes the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, after which the ensemble has been modelled.
The reviews are in. And by all accounts, James Levine's handi-capable return to the Met Orchestra's podium was, in fact, triumphant.
Two years ago to this very date--April 10, 2011--James Levine conducted his last concert with the MET Orchestra. Pianist Evgeny Kissin was there, too, to play Chopin.
Los Angeles Youth Orchestra which is comprised of young classical musicians from the entire Los Angeles is heading to New York City's Carnegie Hall.
A charity gala, The 58th Viennese Opera Ball that has benefited nonprofit institutions since 1955, will be held this Friday, February 1, 2013, at The Waldorf Astoria, New York, and will benefit Carnegie Hall.