John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

Williams says the fifth Indiana Jones film will probably be his last film. He'll spend most of his time to writing concert pieces.

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US artist Leigh recasts colonial imagery at Venice Biennale

Simone Leigh's 16-foot bronze bust of a Black woman, titled Brick House, presides over the entrance.

Anguish of war permeates Boston Symphony’s 2022-23 season

The prestigious orchestra says its 2022-23 season will perform works that address the tragedies of armed conflict, racial injustice, civil rights, and gender inequity.

Ukrainian opera singer in Japan prays for peace in melody

When Oksana Stepanyuk, an award-winning soprano with the Japan Opera Foundation, performs “Melody,” composed by Myroslav Skoryk, a Ukrainian, her voice turns into a wail of mourning.

Pianist Radu Lupu has Died, Aged 76

Lupu was renowned for his thoughtful interpretations of “19th-century German and Austrian piano works, especially those of Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms,” notes WFMT’s Candice Agree.

Groundbreaking composer Harrison Birtwistle dies at 87

Birtwistle created daringly experimental music that sometimes tried the patience of listeners.

Dropped by Met, Netrebko to sing at Monte Carlo Opera

Anna Netrebko will sing the title role in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.

COT’s 22-23 Season: ‘Turing’ World Premiere, Britten, Heggie for 50th Anniversary

In this celebratory season, audiences will hear two twentieth-century operas and three world premieres across COT's full slate of mainstage and special programming.

Ginsburg’s art, fur coat, awards in auction to benefit opera

A signed and inscribed print of the late Supreme Court Justice is among 150 items from Ginsburg’s office and home in an online auction to benefit opera in Washington.

Boston Symphony Orchestra cancels Europe dates over COVID

The BSO had been scheduled to visit Vienna, Leipzig, Hamburg and Paris in May during a Strauss-focused tour.

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