‘The Phantom of the Opera’ to close on Broadway next year

Broadway’s longest-running show is scheduled to close in February 2023, less than a month after its 35th anniversary.

Met Opera season had no COVID cancellations but sales down

The Metropolitan Opera sold 56% of ticket dollar capacity this season as it returned from a 1 1/2-year absence.

NY Philharmonic restores salaries to pre-pandemic levels

The orchestra canceled its 2020-21 season due to the pandemic and split this season largely between Alice Tully Hall and Rose Theater.

Playlist: Classical Music for Travel

WFMT brings you a “musical getaway,” whether you’re enjoying the comfort of your cushiest armchair or exploring somewhere new!

Echoes of 2006: Jazz Fest returns to New Orleans for 2022

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is returning for the first time in three years.

Carnegie Hall plans return to full schedule in 2022-23

Carnegie announced a 2022-23 schedule that includes about 70 events in 2,800-seat Stern Auditorium.

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.

Muti Tests Positive for COVID, April 5 CSO Concert Canceled

The CSO shares that the 80-year-old conductor is experiencing mild symptoms and is in high spirits.

Grammys 2022: See All the Classical+ Nominees (And Winners)

The 64th Grammy Awards will occur on Sunday, April 3 in Las Vegas. Here are the categories, nominees, and eventually, winners, for the classical, jazz, and world music fields.

Composer Penderecki’s state funeral held after 2-year delay

The renowned composer died in Krakow in March 2020 at the age of 86, but COVID-19 restrictions postponed a formal funeral service.

Opera film ‘Soldier Songs’ about war trauma heads to Grammys

An hour-long piece for baritone and orchestral septet, the work depicts with unrelenting intensity the horrors of war and the PTSD faced by many returning veterans.

15-Year-Old Pianist Noah Kim’s Saint-Saëns Wins Him the 2022 CSO Young Artists Competition

The first movement of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 — with its “unique suspenseful opening” — secured the young artist the prize.

London Symphony, Simon Rattle work with California students

After being locked down for so long, Rattle says it’s “kind of a miracle” that the company’s California concert tours are happening.

‘Music is an ephemeral art’: Conductor Eun Sun Kim on Puccini and her Lyric Debut

It’s been a very Puccini year for conductor Eun Sun Kim. In the span of 9 months, she’ll have conducted two Toscas, two Bohèmes, and a Turandot. Here’s how she continues to find the new in these beloved scores.

Alsop In at Ravinia Through 2025; Will Curate New Breaking Barriers Festival This Year

In her role as chief conductor, Alsop curates and conducts a three-week stretch of programs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Embedded within that residency will be the Breaking Barriers Festival.

International Orchestras Tour US for First Time in 2 Years

The Royal Philharmonic became the first international orchestra to tour the U.S. since February 2020.

Lyric’s ’22-23 Season: Verdi, ‘Fiddler,’ Fleming, & ‘Carmen’

Plus a world premiere, Chicago-set take on ‘The Barber of Seville’ and the return of ‘West Side Story’

Haymarket’s 2022 Return to Live Performance: Bologne, Monteverdi, Cabell

Haymarket Opera Company has announced its 2022 lineup; the March-September season will feature three works.

Grammy Awards Move Ceremony to Las Vegas Site in Early April

The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3.

Citing COVID Surge, Joffrey Postpones ‘Don Quixote’

The production was scheduled to be performed at Lyric Opera House between February 16-27 and is now set to be performed in June.

Grammys Postpone Ceremony, Citing Omicron Variant Risks

The upcoming Grammy Awards have been postponed due to what organizers called “too many risks” due to the omicron variant. The ceremony had been scheduled for Jan. 31st in Los Angeles with a live audience and performances.

Lyric’s Next Show, Mazzoli’s ‘Proving Up,’ Postponed

The opera had been scheduled for performances in late January, and according to Lyric, rehearsals were set to begin this week.

Kennedy Center Honors back once more, Biden attends

Honorees include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, opera singer Justino Diaz, and folk music legend Joni Mitchell.

Opera’s Newest Voice: Meet Debra Lew Harder, the New Host of the Met Broadcasts

After nearly two years, Metropolitan Opera live broadcasts are back. With their revival comes the arrival of a new host: Debra Lew Harder.

Emilie Kouatchou Makes ‘Phantom’ History On Broadway

The actor and soprano made her Broadway debut as Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera,” becoming the first Black woman in the role in the show’s 33-year history in New York.

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