Classical music

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2009 file photo, Placido Domingo performs during a sound check prior to a free concert in Mexico City. Domingo's name has been removed from the Washington National Opera's young artist program “in light of recent developments,” the opera house announced Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
March 06, 2020 - 12:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — Spanish tenor ‪Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer's production of Don Carlo at London's Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House said in a statement Friday it had been mutually agreed with Domingo that he will not be...
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In this image made from video, a group of workers in hazmat suits disinfect stage inside the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Friday, March 6, 2020. Taiwan’s National Concert Hall cancels performance for disinfectant on Friday after an Australian composer who had visited was confirmed with coronavirus. (FTV via AP)
March 06, 2020 - 9:48 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Musician and composer Brett Dean has been hospitalized in Australia with the new coronavirus. British agent Intermusica confirmed on Thursday that the violist and conductor was in isolation in an Adelaide hospital with the COVID-19 illness. He was to perform with the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2009 file photo, Placido Domingo performs during a sound check prior to a free concert in Mexico City. Domingo's name has been removed from the Washington National Opera's young artist program “in light of recent developments,” the opera house announced Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
March 03, 2020 - 5:06 pm
Plácido Domingo's name has been removed from the Washington National Opera's young artist program “in light of recent developments,” the opera house announced Tuesday, after an independent investigation found the legendary tenor had sexually harassed women while holding senior positions at the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. A senior member of the main U.S. union that represents opera performers resigned Monday, March 2, 2020, accusing the leadership of a cover-up in its investigation into accusations of sexual harassment against superstar Plácido Domingo. Samuel Schultz, a baritone and elected officer of the American Guild of Musical Artists, had provided the full findings of the union's investigation to The Associated Press, which he said AGMA's leadership had planned to keep secret as part of an agreement with Domingo.(AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)
March 02, 2020 - 5:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A senior member of the main U.S. union that represents opera performers resigned Monday, accusing the leadership of a cover-up in its investigation into accusations of sexual harassment against superstar Plácido Domingo. Samuel Schultz, a baritone and vice president of the...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2011, file photo, The White House host a State Dinner performance by members of the National Symphony Orchestra in the Rose Garden in honor of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The National Symphony Orchestra canceled the five remaining performances in Japan of its Asian tour because of a new virus epidemic, according to an announcement on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
February 28, 2020 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Symphony Orchestra canceled the five remaining performances in Japan of its Asian tour because of a new virus epidemic. The orchestra originally was to play eight concerts in its first international tour with music director Gianandrea Noseda. On Feb. 4, the NSO called...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, members of South Korean K-Pop group BTS pose for photos during the Golden Disk Awards in Seoul, South Korea. BTS canceled a series of planned concerts in Seoul in April due to concerns about a soaring viral outbreak in South Korea, the band’s management agency said Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
February 28, 2020 - 3:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop superstars BTS canceled an upcoming concert series in South Korea's capital as the country that exports entertainment worldwide tries to contain a soaring virus outbreak. It follows a near-shutdown of entertainment in hard-hit parts of China, the world's second-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019 file photo, opera star Placido Domingo salutes spectators at the end of a concert in Szeged, Hungary. The Spanish government on Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020 has decided to cancel the participation of tenor Placido Domingo in Madrid's La Zarzuela opera theater in May 2020 in light of the latest developments in the sexual misconduct allegations against the legendary singer. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)
February 27, 2020 - 7:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo amended his apology to the multiple women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, adding several caveats Thursday to a statement two days earlier in which he said he took “full responsibility” for his actions. In a statement on his Facebook page,...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2018 file photo shows composer Jennifer Higdon at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Higdon has been commissioned by Opera Philadelphia to compose "Woman with Eyes Closed," which will open the company's O20 Festival on Sept. 17 and in a novel twist will feature three different endings. Higdon, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a three-time Grammy Award winner, has teamed with librettist Jerre Dye for the 80-minute chamber work, which will be performed without intermission at the 627-seat Perelman Theater. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 27, 2020 - 2:39 pm
Jennifer Higdon has been commissioned by Opera Philadelphia to compose "Woman with Eyes Closed," which will open the company's O20 Festival on Sept. 17 and in a novel twist will feature three different endings. Higdon, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a three-time Grammy Award winner...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2007, file photo, Placido Domingo, general director of the Washington National Opera, speaks during a news conference in Washington about a simulcast of a performance of La Boheme. An investigation into Domingo by the U.S. union representing opera performers found more than two dozen people who said they were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behavior by the superstar when he held senior management positions at Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, according to people familiar with the findings. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 26, 2020 - 3:58 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government canceled upcoming performances by Plácido Domingo in Madrid on Wednesday following the singer's acceptance of "full responsibility" for actions that prompted sexual misconduct allegations, as cracks formed in the steadfast support European opera houses have...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2017, file photo, conductor Keith Lockhart waves during a rehearsal for the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade in Boston. Lockhart marks 25 years with the Boston Pops in 2020, making him the orchestra's second longest-tenured conductor after Arthur Fiedler. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
February 26, 2020 - 3:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Strike up the band: Keith Lockhart is marking 25 years as the conductor of “America's Orchestra.” The Boston Pops said Wednesday its 2020 season will pay special tribute to Lockhart, its second longest-tenured conductor after the legendary Arthur Fiedler. Only Fiedler, who conducted...
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