Orchestral music

March 03, 2018 - 12:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was late October 2017 and a packed house of VIPs had gathered at Washington's Kennedy Center to watch David Letterman receive the Mark Twain award for a career in comedy. A stream of comedians took the stage to sing Letterman's praises, and several couldn't resist taking good-...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2011, file photo, Director Jesus Lopez Cobos directs the orchestra and choir of Rome's Opera theatre during a concert in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican. The concert is offered by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitanoon the occasion of the sixth year of Pope Benedict XV's pontificate. Lopez-Cobos, the longest-tenured music director in the history of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, died Friday, March 2, 2018. He was 78. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
March 02, 2018 - 3:32 pm
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, the longest-tenured music director in the history of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, has died. He was 78. The Vienna State Opera says he died Friday in Berlin of cancer. Lopez Cobos was born in Toro, Spain, on Feb. 25, 1940. He was a graduate of Complutense University of...
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This combination photo shows Oscar-nominated composers, from left, John Williams, for the film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Carter Burwell, for the film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," Alexandre Desplat, for the film, "The Shape of Water," and Hans Zimmer, for the film "Dunkirk." (AP Photo)
March 01, 2018 - 7:12 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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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 19, 2018 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key mix-up at the Metropolitan Opera left the tenor and conductor scrambling at one recent performance. The mix-up occurred Friday night when tenor Michael Fabiano began Rodolfo's famous first act aria in Puccini's "La Boheme" and the orchestra played in a different key under...
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This Dec. 10, 2014 image released by the San Diego Symphony shows conductor Rafael Payare in New York. The San Diego Symphony today announced that acclaimed conductor Rafael Payare will become their next music director. Payare will begin a four-year contract immediately, serving as music director designate for the first year, and begin the role of music director on July 1, 2019. (J Henry Fair/San Diego Symphony via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Even in the throes of crisis, Venezuela keeps churning out one export prized the world over: classical music maestros. The latest addition to the country's growing cadre of top-flight musical talent is Rafael Payare, who was named musical director of the San Diego Symphony...
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North Korea's Mangyongbong-92 carrying North Korea's members of art troupe approaches to Mukho Port in Donghae, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The art troupe, led by Hyon Song Wol, also the leader of the famous Moranbong girl band hand-picked by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will perform in Gangneung and Seoul on Feb. 8 and Feb. 11, respectively, before returning home. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 06, 2018 - 3:09 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (all times local): 5 p.m. Protesters have waved South Korean flags, torn up drawings of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and blasted loud music from loudspeakers as a North Korean cruise ship pulled into a South Korean...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Roger Daltrey of The Who performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, that Daltrey and the Boston Pops will open the season June 15 with a performance of The Who’s iconic rock opera “Tommy.” It will be Daltrey’s first performance at the venue since 1970. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
January 24, 2018 - 11:05 am
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, the Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton and Andy Grammer are among the artists added to Tanglewood's Popular Artists series this summer. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that Daltrey and the Boston Pops will open...
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