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.