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A Passion for Acoustics [primephonic, Jordy van Wijk]

ICYMI: primephonic's Jordy van Wijk on J.S. Bach's Passion for Acoustics at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig >>

A well-crafted a church appeals as much to the eyes as to the ears. As Western music was so heavily intertwined with the church throughout history, you can imagine that a lot of major compositions first came to life in some of the world's most magnificent churches. As the dominant musical figure at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach had this privilege many times over.

School of American Ballet 2016 Winter Ball

New York City Ballet’s SAB 2016 Winter Ball Announced >>

New York City Ballet's official training academy, The School of American Ballet (SAB), announces their annual 2016 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater for Monday, March 14, 2016, sponsored by legendary French jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels. This glamorous annual dinner dance, presented each winter for the past 12 years, is attended by 500 patrons -- including the School's board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities.

NYCB Stars Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck Discuss First Year Married Apart

NYCB Stars Robert Fairchild & Tiler Peck Talk Being Married, Yet Living Apart >>

The newly wedded bliss that follows in the first year of marriage (for those who are a part of the institution) may seem like a privilege all new couples are awarded. But for New York City Ballet stars Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck, their nuptials took a hit due to their devotion to work.

Andris Nelsons Readies to Conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hopes to Find Refinement as New Head

BRIEFS: Nelsons & Boston Record for DG, Bowie's 'Man Who Fell to Earth' Off-Broadway, ASCAP & BMI Killing Philly Jazz?, New York City Ballet Pointes >>

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Deutsche Grammophon have announced a new partnership that will feature a series of live recordings under the direction ofBSO Music Director Andris Nelsons. This new recording initiative will launch with a project entitled Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow, focusing on works composed during the period of Shostakovich’s difficult relationship with Stalin and the Soviet regime—starting with his fall from favor in the mid-1930s and the composition and highly acclaimed premiere of his Fifth Symphony, and through the premiere of the composer’s Tenth Symphony, one of the composer’s finest, most characteristic orchestral works, purportedly written as a response to Stalin’s death.

New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet Fall Gala at Lincoln Center Features Music of Liszt, Choreography by Justin Peck, Fashion from Sarah Burton >>

Tonight’s fall gala kicks off the New York City Ballet’s new season. The evening combines the likes of fashion and dance by celebrating the costume design for several performances running during this season.

Say It Ain't So: Carla Körbes, 33, of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Early Retirement

Say It Ain't So: Carla Körbes, 33, of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Early Retirement >>

It's an age-old tale for ballerinas of any stripe — being a dancer means putting yourself through physical trial and it forces great talents into early retirement. The latest retiree: Carla Körbes, 33, of the Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Leonard Bernstein

New Book 'Bernstein Meets Broadway' Explores How Leonard Bernstein and His Collaborators Pushed Political Agenda During WWII >>

With 'On the Town' Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden and Adolph Green took a big step for civil rights on stage.

An American in Paris

Broadway-Bound 'An American in Paris' to Premiere in Paris >>

A new stage musical based on the Academy Award-winning 1951 film with music by George and Ira Gershwin debuts this December prior to a spring 2015 Broadway opening.

Sufjan Stevens and Justin Peck Reunite for Second Ballet Collab: 'Everywhere We Go'

Sufjan Stevens and Justin Peck Reunite for Second Collab, 'Everywhere We Go,' at New York City Ballet >>

Justin Peck and Sufjan Stevens are no stranger to dance scoring. Last year, the duo collaborated on Year of the Rabbit, which premiered at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater in New York with the New York City Ballet.

Swan Lake

New York City Ballet Kicked Off Winter 2013 Season >>

Well known ballet company New York City Ballet located in ‘the city that never sleeps’ kicked off its Winter 2013 season. Following company’s successful annual run of Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’ play, New York City Ballet will highlight works of Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky.

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