Pharoah Sanders, influential jazz saxophonist, dies at 81

Sanders, who launched his career playing alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday.

Noseda extends tenure with National Symphony through 2026-27

The 58-year-old Italian conductor succeeded Christoph Eschenbach for the 2017-18 season; he also holds roles at the Zurich Opera and London Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Conductor Simon Rattle Receives Germany’s Highest Honor

Germany’s president has bestowed the country’s highest honor on British conductor Simon Rattle, the former head of the Berlin Philharmonic who is set to take a new job in Munich next year.

Conductor Simon Rattle to leave London post for Munich

The two organizations said Monday that the acclaimed conductor will become the German orchestra’s chief conductor in 2023.

In Their Own Words: Quotes From Artists and Friends of WFMT Who Died in 2020

2020 was a year of great loss for all; the music world was no exception. As we reflect on the year gone by, WFMT salutes the contributions of artists and friends who died this past year.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason: ‘Being interested is what makes you interesting as a musician’

In 2018, 1.9 billion people around the world watched the young cellist — he was just 19 years old at the time — perform during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Now, he’s released his second album, a collaboration with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Arthur Rubinstein Plays Grieg’s Piano Concerto… at 88

Age really is just a number!

André Previn, Oscar-winning composer, has died at 89

Previn was a child prodigy whose family fled Nazi Germany. As a teenager, he found work as a composer and arranger in Hollywood, mostly at MGM, winning four Oscars for his orchestrations of such stylish musicals as 1964’s “My Fair Lady.”