Classical music

March 01, 2018 - 3:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's not often that a composer is asked to provide musical accompaniment to a woman having sex with a fish monster. It's almost as rare that a composer is asked to conduct a big-city symphony in a performance of his movie score the same week he's expected to win an Oscar for it...
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FILE - In this photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron, winks after meeting Liberia's President George Weah at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. Macron will play the narrator's role in the musical fairy tale "Peter and the Wolf" at the Elysee Palace Thursday March 1, 2018 evening. The president's office said Macron will perform with the orchestra of the Republican Guard, playing the famous symphonic piece written by Russian Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. (AP Photo/Francois MorO, File)
February 28, 2018 - 10:19 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will play the narrator's role in the musical fairy tale "Peter and the Wolf" at an Elysee Palace performance. The president's office said Wednesday that Macron will perform Thursday evening with the orchestra of the Republican Guard, playing in the much...
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February 26, 2018 - 5:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is making its Carnegie Hall debut as part of a season-long residency for 81-year-old composer Philip Glass . The New Orleans-based orchestra was one of two orchestras invited to participate in the concert series. The Pacific Symphony , from...
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February 25, 2018 - 2:38 pm
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The late music icon Marian Anderson will be celebrated in her Connecticut hometown on the 121st anniversary of her birth. Western Connecticut State University in Danbury has scheduled the community gathering for Tuesday. The opera singer is credited with breaking down barriers...
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March 03, 2017 - 12:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Kaufmann has canceled at the Metropolitan Opera yet again, this time nearly a year in advance. The Met says Kaufmann's agent informed the company this week that the 47-year-old German tenor will be unable to attend rehearsals and some of the early performances of the new...
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