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Can Divan Orchestra Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Reflections on a "project against ignorance" for young Arab and Israeli musicians.

Classical Music #MeToo Firings Send Signal: Time’s Up

Where do we go from here? The shakedowns are not in themselves the victory.

Stage Legend Mary Beth Peil: A Leading Lady On Film at...

Broadway's grande dame shines in a film about aging, longing and the generation gap.

Calling ‘Doctor Atomic’: In Santa Fe, Peter Sellars Revisits the Bomb

An interview with the world’s undisputed leader of disruptive opera directing.

Pussy Riot Returns (On the Album of an All-Woman Vocal Quartet)

Lyrics and trial transcriptions join forces in a powerful oratorio.

Meet the Women Composers Database (3000+ of Them!)

What will get more works by women programmed? More works by women being programmed.

In the Age of #MeToo, I’m Thinking About Yuja Wang

For women classical artists, the glass ceiling is their attire.

Like Music, Broadway’s “Farinelli” Has Charms — and Mark Rylance

Was Spain's melancholy king, Philippe V, crazy? Or crazy like a fox? Only a castrato knew for sure.

Must Be The Bourbon: Inclusive Classical Music In Kentucky

In Louisville, the vision of "golden age of orchestral music" may be close at hand.

Mozart Librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, Dead Since 1838, Speaks

All I could manage was "Lorenzo Da Ponte, is that you?" To which he replied "Ha ha!"

Classical Music Gets a Modern Makeover by Women

Elevating female composers and new music is a surefire strategy to engage more audiences.

The de Wolfe Questionnaire: Caitlin Strokosch

The CEO of NPN/VAN talks about activists and artists, places by water and cellos.

Gender Parity Is a Hot Topic Elsewhere, Too

An end-of-year round up of interesting gender parity stories around the web.

Robert Gutman: The Gentle Man Banned from Beyreuth

Robert Gutman was proof that you could make some people very angry and yet not be jerk.

Carnegie Hall Celebrates 125 Years of Great Performances

Explore the history of Carnegie Hall as it celebrates its 125th anniversary

A 650th Birthday Abounding with History

From founder Rudolf IV to Pope Pius II and beyond, history abounds as the University of Vienna celebrates 650 years.

Would Greek EU Exit Create a Global Domino Effect?

Fasten your seat belts.

Composer and Pianist Vijay Iyer, Vamping in Technicolor

Combining improvised jazz with notated post-minimal chamber music and electronics.

Hello Theatre, I’m 45, and I’m Just Arriving

Why perpetuate a success narrative delegitimizes vital work?

5 Bonkers Opera Finales in Honor of the New Met Season

Opera is neither staid nor dry; the plots can get insane.
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