1. Best Classical Music Performances of 2023 Arts, Yesterday

    Feats, farewells and musical treasures in a year of post-pandemic financial pressures.

  2. After Shakeup, Trinity Church Appoints Its Next Music Leader Arts, December 4

    Melissa Attebury will be the first woman to run the church’s program, after Julian Wachner was fired last year following accusations of misconduct that he has denied.

  3. At ‘Dancing With Glass,’ the Spotlight Rests on the Composer Culture, December 1

    The five dance selections that are part of the Dance Reflections festival take varied approaches to piano exercises written by Philip Glass.

  4. A New York Philharmonic Staple Outshines a Flashy Premiere Culture, December 1

    Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances was the highlight of a program that also included the New York debut of Bryce Dessner’s evocative Concerto for Two Pianos.

  5. Daniel Barenboim Misses His American Swan Song Culture, December 1

    The ailing conductor was to have led the Staatskapelle Berlin in Brahms’s symphonies at Carnegie Hall. Yannick Nézet-Séguin jumped in.

  6. Valery Gergiev, a Putin Ally, Chosen to Lead Bolshoi Theater Culture, December 1

    The Russian maestro, who heads the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, will also control the Bolshoi in Moscow, replacing Vladimir Urin, who spoke out against the Ukraine war.

  7. 5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now Arts, November 30

    George Lewis’s first opera, a magnificent “Daphnis et Chloé” and a solo piano approach to Brian Eno’s music are among the highlights.

  8. ‘American Symphony’ Review: Intimate Harmony Weekend, November 30

    This portrait of the musician Jon Batiste and the author Suleika Jaouad follows an artistic couple through ambition and adversity.

  9. New York City Ballet and Its Orchestra Reach Contract Deal Culture, November 28

    The agreement, which includes an increase in compensation of about 22 percent over three years, ends months of tense negotiations.

  10. A Piano With a Curved Keyboard Will Star at Carnegie Hall Metro, November 28

    The unusual piano, made in Belgium, will make its debut in Manhattan tonight. It’s more than a foot longer than a Steinway grand.

  11. An Oratorio About Shanghai’s Jews Opens in China at a Difficult Time Culture, November 26

    “Émigré,” about Jews who fled Nazi Germany, debuts amid U.S.-China tensions and cultural rifts over the Israel-Hamas war. It comes to New York in February.

  12. For New Music, There’s No Quartet Like JACK Arts & Leisure, November 26

    Its stylistic range, precision and passion have made the group one of contemporary music’s indispensable ensembles.

  13. The Philharmonic Feasts on ‘The Planets’ Weekend, November 23

    Under Dima Slobodeniouk, the orchestra played works by Holst and Ligeti and, for the first time, Julia Perry’s somber “Stabat Mater.”

  14. ‘Maestro’ Review: Leonard Bernstein’s Life of Ecstasy and Agony Culture, November 22

    As director and star, Bradley Cooper delivers an intimate portrait of the composer and his many private and public selves.

  15. Lise Davidsen Is an Opera Star Worth Traveling For Culture, November 20

    Her high notes emerging like shafts of sunlight, Davidsen is playing the title role in Janacek’s “Jenufa” at the struggling Lyric Opera of Chicago.

  16. Her Music Fell Into Obscurity. Now It’s Back at the Philharmonic. Culture, November 20

    Julia Perry’s “Stabat Mater” was well received in the 1950s. But it took until this week for the New York Philharmonic to program it.

  17. David Del Tredici, Who Set ‘Alice’ to Music, Dies at 86 Obits, November 18

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, he was an experimentalist who redefined himself, becoming identified with a lush style called the New Romanticism.

  18. At the Philharmonic, Violin Concertos as Alike as They Are Different Culture, November 17

    In back-to-back programs, the orchestra presented concertos by Beethoven and Benjamin Britten.

  19. American Musicians Are Doing Something Profound in Beijing Right Now Op Ed, November 17

    While Chinese and American leaders meet in a contentious moment, the musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra and their Chinese counterparts find harmony.

  20. Philip Glass’s Piano Etudes: A Diary of an Influential Life Arts & Leisure, November 16

    Begun to improve his own technique, piano exercises that Glass wrote over decades are the subject this month of a new book, a concert and dances.

  21. Park Avenue Armory Will Host ‘Illinoise’ and ‘Indra’s Net’ in 2024 Culture, November 16

    The Armory’s upcoming season also includes the North American premiere of ‘Inside Light.’

  22. As Leaders Meet, Musicians from Philadelphia Orchestra Tour China Culture, November 15

    The visit, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the orchestra’s pathbreaking 1973 visit to Beijing, drew praise from President Biden and President Xi Jinping of China.

  23. Martians, Dolls and a Cellist’s Dog: The Many Worlds of Jennifer Walshe Culture, November 15

    The Irish composer blends everyday items with Dada-like theatricals. But there’s a serious purpose to her explorations.

  24. She Broke Barriers in Music. But She’s Uneasy About the Attention. Culture, November 15

    A new documentary tells the story of Orin O’Brien, a double bassist who became the only woman in the New York Philharmonic when she joined in 1966 and helped open doors for others.

  25. Debussy and Final Fantasy Are Peers on This Radio Stream Culture, November 15

    Arcade, a new project by Classical California, aims to dispel preconceptions about classical music and video game soundtracks.

  26. MasterVoices Puts on a Starry Show With a Shoestring Budget Culture, November 13

    This essential organization gives fresh, entertaining life to music theater curiosities. What if it had more money?

  27. For Joan Armatrading, Classical Music Is Just Another Genre Arts & Leisure, November 12

    The pioneering singer-songwriter is unveiling her first classical composition, Symphony No. 1, this month.

  28. With Premieres, an Orchestra Keeps Facing Forward Culture, November 10

    The American Composers Orchestra, which occupies an essential place in the New York scene, presented an evening of several new works at Zankel Hall.

  29. Grammy Awards 2024: The Full List of Nominees Culture, November 10

    Artists, albums and songs competing for trophies at the 66th annual ceremony are being announced on Friday. The show will take place on Feb. 4 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

  30. Yuri Temirkanov, Conductor Who Celebrated Russia’s Music, Dies at 84 Obits, November 9

    Immersed in his native land’s repertoire — Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev — he drew bold, rich sounds from the world’s major orchestras. In Russia, he was adored.

  31. Zdenek Macal, Conductor With an International Reach, Dies at 87 Obits, November 6

    Shuttling between Europe and the United States, he conducted the world’s great orchestras. He was music director of the New Jersey Symphony for 11 years.

  32. At 50, the Kronos Quartet Is Still Playing for the Future Culture, November 6

    The group, which celebrated its birthday on Friday at Carnegie Hall, changed music with its open-eared and open-minded approach.

  33. Raising Our Glasses to a Pianist Who Loves Vodka Metro, October 13

    Gary Graffman, who is turning 95, is a man of many enthusiasms, including citrus infusions.

  34. Audiences Are Coming Back to Orchestras After ‘Scary’ Sales Last Fall Culture, May 23

    “It seemed like a switch flipped right before Thanksgiving,” the leader of the Chicago Symphony said.

  35. The Met’s Efforts to Increase Ticket Sales for Operas Letters, December 30

    Readers praise plans for more contemporary works. Also: Zelensky and American values; protecting the minority; remote work; the Groucho exception.

  36. Onstage, It’s Finally Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Again Culture, December 21

    After one holiday season lost to the pandemic and another curtailed by Omicron, seasonal staples including “The Nutcracker,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Messiah” are back in force.

  37. After Covid, Playing Trumpet Taught Me How to Breathe Again Magazine, November 29

    The benefits of group (music) therapy.

  38. In New York, Masks Will Not Be Required at the Opera or Ballet Culture, October 17

    Many arts groups, worried about alienating older patrons, have maintained strict rules. Now “the time has come to move on,” one leader said.

  39. Live Performance Is Back. But Audiences Have Been Slow to Return. Culture, August 21

    Attendance lagged in the comeback season, as the challenges posed by the coronavirus persisted. Presenters hope it was just a blip.

  40. Theater at Geffen Hall to Be Named for Two Key Donors Culture, August 3

    The Wu Tsai Theater will honor a $50 million gift from Joseph Tsai, a founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, and Clara Wu Tsai, a philanthropist.

  41. San Antonio Symphony to Dissolve Amid Labor Dispute Culture, June 17

    The decision will make San Antonio the largest American city without a major orchestra.

  42. San Antonio Symphony to Dissolve Amid Labor Dispute Culture, June 17

    The decision will make San Antonio the largest American city without a major orchestra.

  43. Never Missing a Curtain This Season, the Met Opera Takes a Final Bow Culture, June 13

    As it ended a challenging pandemic return, the Met had one last marathon: a matinee, an evening performance, and then moving out as American Ballet Theater moved in.

  44. New York Philharmonic Agrees to Restore Pay for Musicians Culture, June 13

    After a stronger-than-expected season, the orchestra said it would reverse pay cuts imposed at the height of the pandemic.

  45. At the Met This Season, Opera Was Icing on the Cake Arts & Leisure, June 12

    Amid a labor battle, the continuing pandemic and war in Ukraine, it often felt as though the real drama was in simply putting on a show.