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.

Gergiev, Putin friend, out of Vienna Philharmonic US tour

Carnegie Hall says Valery Gergiev, a conductor who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will not lead the Vienna Philharmonic in a five-concert U.S. tour that starts Friday night in response “due to recent world events.”

Mozart’s Top 10 Works

Picking a favorite out of Mozart’s immense catalog of music is no small feat, so we asked all WFMT hosts, producers, and staff to weigh in on their best-loved compositions and recordings.

Met Opera to present Blanchard’s ‘Champion’ in April 2023

The staging follows the success of the composer Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones on the opening night of this season.

Nézet-Séguin to take 4 weeks off from conducting

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra, is taking a four-week sabbatical from conducting after a busy autumn and ahead of a challenging second half of the season.

Fleming, Nézet-Séguin Release Recording on Climate Change

Renée Fleming and conductor and pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin brainstormed on songs they could perform together at a piano.

Met’s 9/11 Anniversary: Music Can Help Mend Wounds of 20 Years Ago and Today

Matthew Polenzani, one of the artists performing at the Met’s Verdi Requiem commemorative concerts on the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, reflects on why music can help us heal.

Carnegie Adjusts Program for Return, Adds Beethoven Cycle

Carnegie Hall has changed the program for its return from the coronavirus shutdown and added a Beethoven cycle to the season with the Philadelphia Orchestra and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Carnegie Hall to reopen Oct 6 with Philadelphia Orchestra

Carnegie Hall has not had a performance since March 13, 2020.

Born to Conduct: Film charts Met music director’s ascent

A new documentary charts the rise of Metropolitan Opera Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin from a school stage to chief conductor at one of the world’s great opera houses.

James Levine, who ruled over Met Opera, dead at age 77

Conductor James Levine, who ruled over the Metropolitan Opera for more than four decades before being eased aside when his health declined and then fired for sexual improprieties, has died.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces 2020-2021 Season

The CSO’s 130th season begins on September 17 with a free concert for Chicago at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

Gelb’s contract as Met Opera head extended through 2026-27

A former recording executive and television producer, Gelb was hired by then-Met Chairwoman Beverly Sills in October 2004 to take over two seasons later.

Met Opera ticket sales improve slightly off 2015-16 low

Gelb said the season that ended Saturday saw 69 percent of box office revenue capacity realized, up from 67 percent in each of the previous two seasons and a low of 66 percent in 2015-16.

Where Are the Women Composers? How Classical Music is Faring in the Fight for Gender Equality

Over the span of just 9 months, Philadelphia Orchestra went from being one of the least representative orchestras of women composers to being the most.

Metropolitan Opera fetes Plácido Domingo golden anniversary

Plácido Domingo has starred on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for a whopping 50 years — and is still singing, amazingly, at age 78.

Pet Project: Musician Creates a Playlist for Shelter Animals

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director has gone to the dogs. And the cats.

Met Opera to hire all-black chorus for ‘Porgy and Bess’

The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess.”

Philadelphia Orchestra to tour China to celebrate diplomacy

The Philadelphia Orchestra is celebrating 40 years of official U.S.-China diplomatic ties with a new tour.