In July 2022, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America made its greatly anticipated return to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, marking its first public performance since 2019.
Imagine the scrolling main title of Star Wars or wizards taking flight in Harry Potter without triumphant brass and sweeping strings. These cinematic moments would lose their emotional resonance without the iconic music of John Williams.
Despite shifting tides, especially since the rise of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements in 2017, women are often left out of the spotlight when it comes to leadership roles in film and music production.
On February 10, some of the biggest names in the music industry convened at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. R&B and soul singer Alicia Keys hosted the ceremony, as winners were announced in 30 fields and 84 categories. Here are the nominees and winners for the classical music categories.
Oscar Peterson has delighted music lovers as a solo pianist, playing in his trio, and even with large orchestras. He joined the Boston Pops Orchestra for a performance that was broadcast December 23, 1980 as part of Evening at the Pops, produced by PBS member station WGBH-TV between 1970 and 2005.