May 10, 2013 — We're inviting you to create your own video using the last minute of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Dance it, animate it, improvise it, whatever you like — and then upload your creation to YouTube before May 28th. We'll be featuring some of the best videos on NPR Music in the weeks ahead.
May 17, 2013 — Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.
May 16, 2013 — The announcement that the 34-year-old Latvian conductor is taking the reins of the ensemble puts an end to years of uncertainty at the storied orchestra, following James Levine's 2011 resignation.
May 9, 2013 — Join us for an intimate concert inspired by Muhly's exciting, intrigue-filled opera Two Boys, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. Muhly is joined by close friends including singers Paul Appleby and Jennifer Zetlan, violist Nadia Sirota and duo violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun.
May 11, 2013 — Hear an evening of exciting and intriguing 20th-century Russian music — including Shostkovich, Schnittke and Shchedrin — that pays tribute to the orchestra's late and longtime leader, conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
May 13, 2013 — Pink Martini singer Storm Large joins Leonard Slatkin and the orchestra for Kurt Weill's satirical Seven Deadly Sins, in a program bookended by composers who straddled the turn of the last century. Slatkin says Maurice Ravel and Sergei Rachmaninov struggled with the idea of being 20th-century composers while having hearts and souls grounded in prior traditions. The orchestra performs Ravel's La valse and two lesser-known Rachmaninov works.
May 6, 2013 — Watch the young violinist spin out music by John Williams and Bach in sweet and soulful tendrils of sound. Wielding a 1717 Gariel Strad worth $10 million, Benedetti performs with warmth and approachable grace that's simply enchanting.
May 10, 2013 — Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.
May 9, 2013 — Just try rummaging through the standard repertoire to find a tender scene between a mother and child and you'll come up stymied. Why are so many operatic moms depicted as murderous women on the verge of a nervous breakdown?
May 7, 2013 — A revival of the Hammerstein-Kern classic showcases once again the rich tapestry and timeless themes of an American saga that changed the course of musical theater — and confronted audiences with painful truths about our history.