Orchestral music

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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Philip Nitschke, founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, 104-year-old Australian scientist David Goodall and lawyer Moritz Gall, from left, attenda press conference a day before Goodall's assisted suicide in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 5:21 pm
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian man who plans to end his life in Switzerland on Thursday cheerily sang a few bars of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as he told reporters that medically assisted suicide should be more widely available and not only viewed as a last resort for the...
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April 18, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hoping to increase diversity in American orchestras, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is making a $1.8 million grant over four years to three organizations joining together for a new initiative. The League of American Orchestras, the New World Symphony and The Sphinx Organization, a...
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Richie Sambora, left, and Jon Bon Jovi perform during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
April 14, 2018 - 11:52 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): 11:40 p.m. After a long wait, the Moody Blues have moved into rock's rarest room. The influential progressive rock group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, ushered in by Heart's...
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FILE - This March 15, 1999 file photo shows the sibling group The Staples Singers, from left, Pervis, Cleotha, Pops, Mavis, and Yvonne at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Yvonne Staples, whose voice and business acumen powered the success of her family's Staples Singers gospel group, has died at age 80. The Chicago funeral home Leak and Sons says that she died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at home in Chicago. (AP Photo/Albert Ferreira, file)
April 10, 2018 - 4:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Yvonne Staples, whose voice and business acumen powered the success of her family's Staples Singers gospel group, has died at age 80. Staples died Tuesday at home in Chicago, the Chicago funeral home Leak and Sons said. Yvonne performed with her sisters Mavis and Cleotha and their...
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March 27, 2018 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons and soprano Kristine Opolais say they have divorced. The conductor and the singer were both born in Latvia. They were married in 2011 and have a 6-year-old daughter, Adriana Anna. They announced their divorce Tuesday in a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012 file photo, Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela's network of youth orchestras known as 'El Sistema' or The System, attends an event at the Teresa Carreno Theater in Caracas, Venezuela. Abreu died Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was 79. No cause has been given but the government economist turned musical educator had been known to be battling several illnesses ever since he retired from El Sistema a few years ago. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
March 24, 2018 - 7:44 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jose Antonio Abreu, the Venezuelan government economist turned musical educator who created a network of youth orchestras that has been replicated in dozens of countries around the world, died Saturday. He was 79. His death was announced by the newspaper El Universal,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2008 file photo, Jose Antonio Abreu, director of the National Network of Youth and Child Orchestras of Venezuela, poses for a photo in Oviedo, northern Spain. Abreu died Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was 79. No cause has been given but the government economist turned musical educator had been known to be battling several illnesses ever since he retired a few years ago. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
March 24, 2018 - 7:36 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jose Antonio Abreu, the government economist turned musical educator who created Venezuela's network of youth orchestras that has been replicated in dozens of countries around the world, died Saturday. He was 79. His death was announced by the newspaper El Universal, where...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. The Met Opera has fired music director emeritus James Levine, finding "credible evidence" of "sexually abusive" conduct. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 12, 2018 - 6:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Levine, whose 46-year career at the Metropolitan Opera established him as a towering figure in classical music, was fired by the company on Monday after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. Levine made his Met debut in 1971 and became one of the...
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