Orchestral music

August 25, 2018 - 9:37 am
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Leonard Bernstein (BURN'-stine) is getting a musical tribute that's off the charts on the 100th anniversary of the maestro's birth. The Boston Symphony Orchestra will be joined by musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic...
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August 18, 2018 - 9:58 am
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere. "Highwood's Ghost, an Encounter for Harp, Cello, and Orchestra" will be performed Sunday at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony...
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August 12, 2018 - 11:13 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Symphony has announced a new contract with its 47 musicians taking effect next month. The three-year collective-bargaining agreement provides a 3 percent raise for musicians. It also adds additional weeks of paid work to the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, resulting...
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July 02, 2018 - 9:23 am
Gianandrea Noseda will become general music director of the Zurich Opera in the 2021-22 season, adding to his position as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. The 54-year-old conductor's new post was announced Monday, 2½ months after he quit as music director of the...
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June 15, 2018 - 8:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic is considering allowing female musicians to wear pants while playing Mozart and Tchaikovsky. The New York Times reports that the 176-year-old orchestra has been quietly talking about relaxing its requirement that women wear floor-length black skirts or...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Beach Boys musicians Mike Love, left, and Bruce Johnston, right, during an interview with Associated Press at Spiritland in London. The Beach Boys have a new CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra that gives a classical twist to their sunny 1960s hits. Classics like ‘Good Vibrations’ and ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ mix the band’s vocals with orchestral backing in an approach that’s worked earlier for tunes by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Aretha Franklin. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 14, 2018 - 8:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Summer is coming and the season in Britain is being marked by a return to the airwaves of the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" with a new version featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The raucous teenage classic has been reborn with a classical twist, one of 16 Beach Boys tunes given...
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View of the stage at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2018 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11 p.m. The shimmering, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" has nabbed the best new musical Tony Award. The show is based on a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, songs by David Yazbek and a sardonic story by Itamar Moses. It centers...
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View of the stage at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2018 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Katrina Lenk has won the Tony Award for best actress in a musical for her work in "The Band's Visit." In the musical, Lenk plays a cafe owner in a small Israeli town who helps a lost Egyptian orchestra. Before rehearsals...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, Rachel Platten performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. The singer-songwriter will headline the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July Fourth. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 01, 2018 - 7:58 am
BOSTON (AP) — Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten will headline the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July Fourth. The 37-year-old is best known for her 2015 hits "Fight Song" and "Stand By You." The show features an all-female lineup including Indigo Girls, Rhiannon Giddens and Broadway legend...
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In this picture taken on Monday, May 14, 2018, James Vivian, Director of Music at St George's Chapel, directs the St. George's Chapel Choir during a rehearsal before evensong and ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle this weekend, in Windsor, England. (Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 2:27 am
WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in an Anglican service with an American flavor that mixes prayers, classical music, a gospel choir and sweet soul sounds. Kensington Palace has released the order of service for Saturday's ceremony in the 15th-century St. George's...
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