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The opening of the New York Philharmonic’s season, and its new music director, were among the highlights.
We went behind the scenes with Jaap van Zweden in the weeklong run-up to his first performance as the orchestra’s music director.
The pianist has spent over two decades committed to his own vision, but he’s never been fully accepted as a marquee bandleader. That’s changing.
Dr. DiChiera built an opera company that presented world-class talent at a time when Detroit’s population was dwindling and its future looked bleak.
Marine Le Pen called rapper Médine’s decision to cancel the shows “a victory for all victims of Islamist terrorism.”
Listening to the nine songs on “Piano & a Microphone 1983,” the first album of material from Prince’s storied vault, feels like eavesdropping on the artist at work.
The countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo has planned an all-star art-clothes-dance-video spectacle to accompany the release of his new album, “ARC.”
At the season-opening gala concert, Mr. van Zweden made a strong statement about new music. But his approach to repertory staples remains problematic.
After enduring an emotional crash, a breakup and the death of a mentor, the Swedish star has her first album in eight years and the most transcendent song of her career.
The 45-ton set for Wagner’s sprawling masterpiece was noisy and glitch-prone in its last outing. So the Met has been working for months to fix it.
The one-time rap mogul on Thursday pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a 2015 case tied to the film “Straight Outta Compton.”
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Elina Garanca, Anna Netrebko and newcomers rehearse “Samson et Dalila,” “Aida” and “La Bohème” for the Metropolitan Opera’s opening week.
Writing in-depth features about stars can be an art form. But it’s been changing in recent years.
The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, presented a site-specific, politically charged program, “Of Arms and the Man,” in the ornate Park Avenue Armory.
The singer and songwriter Chan Marshall has a new child, a new label and a new lease on life with her 10th album, “Wanderer.”
A documentary reveals its octogenarian subject as still busy and productive, and not a little haunted by memories of friends now gone.
The almost-three-year renovation includes the 406-seat Linbury Theater, and more public spaces in the foyer.
The famous are saying less (if anything at all), granting interviews to their friends and sharing on social media. What’s being lost? Almost everything.
“I made a commitment to feel-good music,” the artist said before a show at MoMA PS1. “I had to show my belly a lot of attention, a lot of love.”
The composers Ashley Fure and Conrad Tao make their New York Philharmonic debuts with new works during the first two weeks of the season.
Originally a drummer, he channeled his passion for jazz into a publication that began as a four-page newspaper to promote his record store in Washington.
Over the next 16 months, dancers and singers will have ample occasion to celebrate the anniversary of the Paris Opera’s founding by Louis XIV in 1669.
The Paris Opera’s director and music director shared some of their favorite local haunts in the orbit of the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille.
Initially, philanthropy was a stopgap solution. Now it has become a much bigger source of income for the institution.
The riverside house near Paris where Georges Bizet, the composer of “Carmen,” once lived is being converted into a museum and coupled with a music center.
A new production of the Meyerbeer opera, directed by Andreas Kriegenburg, displaces the story from its historic context into a possible future.
Mr. Gimeno, a former percussionist whose international conducting career has taken off in the last few years, will take the post in Toronto in 2020.
At the dawn of rock ’n’ roll, he put the saxophone front and center, sometimes while lying on his back, kicking his legs, or jumping off the stage.
“Hatuey: Memory of Fire,” through Sunday at Montclair State University, tells the story of a 16th-century uprising in a 1930s Havana nightclub.
“Blue Moon” is credited to Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. A documentary filmmaker tried to get to the bottom of a family story that it was really written by her father.
The firing of the players — the oboist Liang Wang and the trumpeter Matthew Muckey — has been delayed pending a union review.