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  1. Mostly Mozart Returns to Lincoln Center, Quietly Culture, Today

    The center’s summertime music series has a limited outdoor run this week.

  2. As Bang on a Can Returns, a New Generation Rises Culture, Yesterday

    After months of livestreamed marathons, the new music collective was back to in-person performance with a two-day festival.

  3. Broadway Audiences Will Need Proof of Vaccination and Masks Culture, July 30

    Children under 12, who cannot be vaccinated, can show a negative test to attend. But the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall plan to bar them for now.

  4. She Was Music’s Greatest Teacher. And Much More. Arts & Leisure, July 30

    A festival broadens our understanding of Nadia Boulanger, the pathbreaking composer, conductor and thinker.

  5. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, July 29

    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

  6. 5 Classical Albums to Hear Right Now Weekend, July 29

    Dance music for piano, works inspired by California and a 17th-century Italian composer are among the highlights.

  7. The Salzburg Festival Opens in Search of Elusive Peace Culture, July 25

    Salzburg is back, opening with a week of Ouverture Spirituelle concerts that project the ideal of paradise on the pandemonium of reality.

  8. Asian Composers Reflect on Careers in Western Classical Music Arts & Leisure, July 23

    For all their shared experiences, each of these five artists has a unique story of struggles and triumphs.

  9. A King Arthur Rarity Is an Apt Way to Return to the Opera Culture, July 23

    Ernest Chausson’s “Le Roi Arthus,” with its fragile promise of renewal, is coming to the Bard SummerScape festival.

  10. At Salzburg, Don Giovanni Gets No Pleasure From Seducing Arts & Leisure, July 22

    A dark, enigmatic staging of Mozart’s opera brings together the director Romeo Castellucci and the conductor Teodor Currentzis.

  11. Your Thursday Briefing N Y T Now, July 21

    A flood disaster in China.

  12. Asians Are Represented in Classical Music. But Are They Seen? Arts & Leisure, July 21

    The success of some artists of Asian descent obscures the fact that many face routine racism and discrimination.

  13. A Violinist on How to Empower Asian Musicians Arts & Leisure, July 21

    Jennifer Koh, an acclaimed soloist, calls on classical music to make space for artists of Asian descent, who remain marginalized in the field.

  14. After 145 Years, Bayreuth Festival Has Its First Female Conductor Culture, July 21

    Oksana Lyniv will open the festival, founded by Wagner to present his own operas, leading “Der Fliegende Holländer.”

  15. A Queen of 19th-Century Opera Gets New Attention Culture, July 16

    Pauline Viardot, born 200 years ago this weekend, was a famous singer, as well as a composer whose music is being salvaged from obscurity.

  16. 5 Things to Do This Weekend Arts, July 15

    Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

  17. The Fate of the Met Opera’s Fall Season Lies in Its Orchestra Pit Culture, July 13

    The company has reached deals with the unions representing its chorus and stagehands. Now, to reopen in September, it needs to make a deal with its musicians.

  18. Outspoken Music Scholar to Lead Spoleto Festival Culture, July 13

    Mena Mark Hanna, who has studied colonialism in classical music, will be the first person of color to lead the renowned arts group in Charleston, S.C.

  19. Even the Tuning Up Gets an Ovation as Tanglewood Reopens Culture, July 12

    The mood was festive as the Boston Symphony returned to its summer home for its first in-person performances since March 2020.

  20. A Festival Has a Monumental Premiere (and Some Other Operas, Too) Culture, July 12

    At the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France, it was hard for even beloved classics to live up to the elegant intensity of Kaija Saariaho’s “Innocence.”

  21. The ‘Prince of Opera’ Bids Munich Farewell Arts & Leisure, July 7

    The charismatic and canny Nikolaus Bachler, who has kept the Bavarian State Opera a world capital of music theater, is stepping down.

  22. 5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Symphonies Culture, July 7

    Alec Baldwin chooses Tchaikovsky. Darryl Pinckney picks Mahler. And more sweeping, powerful music.

  23. Five Minutes to Make You Love Classical Music Interactive, December 22

    We heard from some of our favorite artists about the music that moves them most.

  24. Yo-Yo Ma and the Meaning of Life Interactive, November 23

    “Because of the practice of music, I delve into the inner life of whatever we are. I don’t have any answers, but I keep poking around.”

  25. Live, From New York’s Streets: The Philharmonic Interactive, October 8

    Curtis Stewart, a violinist and New Yorker, played surprise performances around the city. The show was part of a program that is bringing Lincoln Center musicians to the city’s streets.