The beloved music for this video game and others have been covered on YouTube for years. Now some are performed at classical music’s grandest venues.
This storied California haven of contemporary classical music returned, organized by the composer John Adams.
This 39-foot-long instrument, built by local artisans and carrying musicians performing a live concert, sets a course for the future.
The punchline is “Only an Octave Apart,” featuring the unlikely collaborators Justin Vivian Bond and Anthony Roth Costanzo at St. Ann’s Warehouse.
Nicholas Britell’s scores — for “Succession,” “Moonlight” and “The Underground Railroad,” among others — suggest whole new ways of writing for film and television.
Feuding stagehands, falling props: It might sound like the plot of an opera, but in France it has been the subject of a court case.
Jakub Hrusa and the Bamberg Symphony have released a new recording of them all.
Citing a reassessment of his priorities during the pandemic, the conductor will leave his post after the 2023-24 season.
The company’s first performance inside its theater since March 2020 was an inspired rendition of Verdi’s Requiem.
At the largest American ensembles, one of music’s most stubbornly homogeneous spheres, a shift might be on the horizon.
The company, which faced steep losses after the pandemic forced it to shut down on March 12, 2020, is working to lure operagoers back to its 3,800-seat theater.
His father, David, was one of the 20th century’s finest violinists, but Igor more than held his own as a musician and interpreter performing throughout the West.
How will performances feel in the midst of pandemic regulations? Will institutions respond in actions, not just words, to calls for racial equity?
This composer’s music — improvisatory, open to influence, personal yet resonant — will be hard to miss in the coming season.
After a year and a half, the company’s forces came together for an outdoor performance of the sprawling, ecstatic symphony.
Lorenzo Viotti’s sporty social media posts don’t fit the image of an opera conductor. But they help classical music reach a new audience, he says.
Summer has been quiet, but the weekend brought some brilliant concerts. (Delta variant be damned.)
Listen to Louis Armstrong’s sweetness, Miles Davis’s wild squall, Handel’s Baroque majesty and other favorites.
Spurned by institutions in America, artists were sometimes given more opportunities across the Atlantic.
The chop turns string players into beatboxers. After it developed organically over decades, musicians are making new efforts to notate it.
As music director of the Oakland Symphony, he sought diversity in his audiences as well as in his programming.
The Emerson String Quartet, known for its energy and nuance, will end a 47-year run in 2023.
The labor deal means that the company, the largest performing arts organization in the nation, is on track to reopen next month after the pandemic kept it closed for more than a year.
Yes, the comfy chair. The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco put in roomier seats just in time to try to lure audiences back from the couches they got used to during the shutdown.
The Afghanistan National Institute of Music became a symbol of the country’s changing identity.
Since 1995, Helga Rabl-Stadler has ruled the Salzburg Festival, classical music’s premier annual event, as its president and public face.
For all their shared experiences, each of these five artists has a unique story of struggles and triumphs.
The mood was festive as the Boston Symphony returned to its summer home for its first in-person performances since March 2020.
A wave of nationalistic music, theater and dance is sweeping China, part of Beijing’s efforts to improve the party’s image and strengthen political loyalty.
Pinchas Zukerman was criticized for invoking ugly stereotypes about Asians during a master class at Juilliard, which called his remarks offensive.
By joining forces, the two institutions hope to bounce back from the severe losses brought by the coronavirus.
Precautions remain in places like the subway and hospitals, and businesses have the option to ask customers to wear masks.
The Bibienas, the focus of an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum, dominated Baroque theatrical design.
As Marin Alsop leaves the Baltimore Symphony after 14 years, the field is taking a step backward: 25 major American orchestras, no female music directors.
New York’s premier concert hall hopes a star-studded season will draw virus-wary fans. But there’s still uncertainty.
The miracle of the Covid vaccines means we can safely return to the things that make our lives whole. I’m returning to live music.
At top American ensembles, young assistant conductors are a far more varied group than the reigning music directors. How can the next generation come to power?
Early in his career, Andras Schiff disdained historical authenticity. Now he embraces it, including on a revelatory new Brahms recording.
Listen to the varied, explosive, resonant sounds of instruments struck, shaken, pounded, scratched.
With an ear for dance and a new five-string violin, Johnny Gandelsman set out to transform a towering classic.
The Volksbühne theater’s longtime musical director Sir Henry arrived amid a post-Cold War artistic flowering in the city. The musician bemoans what followed.
Smart choices in the pandemic mean that the Wigmore Hall is reopening in a more confident position than many other British venues.
With regulations changing by the week, the Bowl went from planning a modest reopening for sparse crowds to weighing vaccine requirements to planning to return at full capacity.
The Met Orchestra’s return, an opera from Paris and a Philip Glass circus work are among the highlights.
Moving quickly in the pandemic, a wealthy money manager underwrote performances via a new foundation, with a little help from a violin-obsessed adviser.
The pianist Stewart Goodyear plays the standards brilliantly, and also writes music that nods to rock and calypso.
Though hugely popular as a singer-songwriter in Italy, he never stopped experimenting. He composed for movies, opera and ballet, directed films and painted.
With “Inventions/Reinventions,” Dan Tepfer fills out Bach’s missing two-part inventions with daring free improvisations.
Toting a loaded gun on the podium, Artur Rodzinski turned ensembles into technical marvels in the 1930s and ’40s.
Despite ongoing labor tensions, members of the company’s orchestra and chorus will perform with soloists and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.