Krakow cancels Roger Waters gigs, urges him to visit Ukraine

Waters has expressed a sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine.

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.

Elton John to perform at White House on Friday

The audience will include teachers, nurses, students, gay rights advocates and others.

Music for Her Majesty: Important Musical Moments in the Life of Queen Elizabeth II of England

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. In memoriam, we take a look at the royal monarch’s life through a musical lens…

‘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.

Queen Elizabeth II dead after 70 years on the throne

A link to the almost-vanished generation that fought World War II, she was the only monarch most Britons have ever known, and her name defines an age: the modern Elizabethan Era.

Queen Elizabeth II under medical care amid health fears

“Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision,” a palace spokesperson said.

Lars Vogt, Pianist & Conductor, Dead at 51

German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt has died. The musician was diagnosed with cancer in February 2021 after tumors were found on his throat and liver, and succumbed to his illness on September 5, 2022.

UK to host 2023 Eurovision after Ukraine ruled too risky

The fate of the 2023 contest had featured in talks between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Pete Seeger gets own stamp; ceremony planned at Newport Folk

Seeger, a Harvard dropout who died in 2014 at age 94, wrote or co-wrote “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.”

U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant among Kennedy Center honorees

Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Gladys Knight and acclaimed Cuban-born American composer Tania León are also among the honorees.

US soprano, offended by blackface, pulls out of Italy opera

Soprano Angel Blue will be bowing out of La Traviata because the theater recently mounted another Verdi opera using blackface.

Bramwell Tovey, conductor and composer, dies at 69

After a long bout with cancer, Tovey died on July 12. Tovey appeared as both a conductor and pianist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other top orchestras.

Muti’s legacy: respect composers, reject revisionists

“In 20 to 30 years, when everything will collapse, you will say maybe Muti was right,” the 80-year-old Italian conductor said.

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

The Recording Industry Association of America says record album sales grew a whopping 61% last year — and reached $1 billion for the first time since the 1980s.

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.

Klaus Mäkelä To Head Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Orchestra

Klaus Mäkelä, a 26-year-old Finnish conductor, will become chief conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam for the 2027-28 season as part of a 10-year commitment.

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.

Tony Moments: A Night For Broadway to Reclaim Its Groove

Broadway has its groove back, said Tonys host Ariana DeBose at an exuberant ceremony seeking to illustrate just that sentiment.

‘Shine the light’: Ariana DeBose talks hosting Tony Awards

The Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated actress says this year’s telecast will spread its arms wider to celebrate Broadway’s stars and unsung heroes.

Grammys add new categories, including songwriter of the year

The Recording Academy has created a social change song award and five new categories, including songwriter of the year.

Russian opera ‘Boris Godunov’ to open next La Scala season

Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala has announced the celebration of next season’s gala premiere; the company’s 2022-23 calendar was set long before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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.

Vangelis, the Greek ‘Chariots of Fire’ composer, dies at 79

Vangelis is also remembered for creating the score for Blade Runner.

Feinstein, Midori, Perlman headline Carnegie Ukraine benefit

Soprano Angel Blue, mezzo-sopranos Denyce Graves and Isabel Leonard, and jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant will also appear on the concert.

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