Category Archives: music

Protesters Disrupt Philadelphia Orchestra Concert In Brussels

“Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupted the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Thursday night performance in Brussels, urging the orchestra to cancel the upcoming Israel leg of its tour. The protesters broke into a performance of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor with chants of ‘free, free, Palestine,’ and after about 30 seconds, music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin stopped […]

Study: Music Helps Fight Prejudice

It reports schoolchildren around age 11 who learned about the music and culture of a faraway land expressed warmer feelings toward immigrants from that country than those who did not. What’s more, those positive emotions were still evident three months…

Inside The Battle To Build A New Concert Venue In Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Live Nation and PromoWest each want to develop a concert venue at The Banks, each arguing they’ll bring the acts young people want to see. Most of the decision makers have dismissed Live Nation’s bid since the proposal would require $36 million in public money.  So that pits the CSO and PromoWest against each other.

One Of World’s Highest-Profile Choral Conducting Posts, At King’s College Cambridge, Has Its Next Maestro

“[Stephen] Cleobury’s announcement that he was retiring from the position – which he had held since 1982 – sparked speculation about who would step into the prominent and demanding role. Aside from singing daily services in the extraordinary chapel, the choir have been prolific recording artists over many year, most recently releasing albums on its […]

How Did Performance Art Get Into Pop Music?

In the past several decades, performance art—or at least the evocation of “performance art”—has somewhat unexpectedly wormed its way into popular music. The union began, perhaps, in the nineteen-sixties and seventies, with Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s bed-ins for peace, and reached a sort of apex with Lady Gaga arriving at the 2011 Grammy Awards inside […]