Classical music

FILE - This Oct. 9, 2015 file photo shows Marin Alsop conducting a concert in Cathedral Square in Havana, Cuba. Alsop has been hired as the first chief conductor of the Ravinia Festival, the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The 63-year-old was given a two-year appointment. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
February 05, 2020 - 2:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Marin Alsop has been hired as the first chief conductor of the Ravinia Festival, the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The 63-year-old was given a two-year appointment, the festival said Wednesday. She will conduct two weeks annually starting this year and will include...
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Police officers stand guard as protesters stage a rally calling for a ban on Chinese people entering South Korea in front of the Chinese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. The death toll in mainland China from the new type of virus has risen to 425, with the total number of cases now standing at 20,438, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 04, 2020 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Symphony Orchestra has canceled two concerts in Beijing and one in Shanghai next month following China's virus outbreak. Music director Gianandrea Noseda had been scheduled to lead performances in Beijing on March 13 and March 14 followed by a concert in Shanghai on...
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FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, Hong Kong singer Andy Lau performs during his concert in Hong Kong. Concerts and shows are being canceled, not just in China but across much of Asia, as a virus outbreak that has killed more than 300 people and reached more then 20 countries spooks the entertainment industry. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
February 04, 2020 - 3:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Concerts and shows are being canceled, not just in China but across much of Asia, as a virus outbreak that has killed more than 300 people and reached more than 20 countries spooks the entertainment industry. Performances have been called off or postponed in South Korea,...
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FILE - This April 3, 2012 file photo shows Bryn Terfel performing during the Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Fund at Carnegie Hall in New York. Terfel broke an ankle in three places and will have surgery this week, putting into doubt his scheduled return to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time since 2012. The 54-year-old Welsh bass-baritone is scheduled to star in a new production of Wagner's "Die Fliegende Hollaender (The Flying Dutchman)" that opens March 2. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
January 29, 2020 - 6:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Bryn Terfel broke an ankle in three places and will have surgery this week, putting into doubt his scheduled return to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time since 2012. The 54-year-old Welsh bass-baritone is scheduled to star in a new production of Wagner's "Die Fliegende...
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January 28, 2020 - 2:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall's 2020-21 season will feature a festival titled, "Voices of Hope: Artists in Times of Oppression," which includes Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons conducting a concert performance of Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" on April 14 starring...
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Italian conductor Jader Bignamini takes the stage during a rehearsal after being named The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's new music director, succeeding Leonard Slatkin, during a ceremony held at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The century-old orchestra on Wednesday announced a six-year contract with Bignamini, starting with the 2020-21 season. He will lead a three-concert home stand this weekend at Orchestra Hall. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)
January 22, 2020 - 1:22 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday announced the selection of Italian conductor Jader Bignamini as its next music director. The century-old orchestra said it signed a six-year contract with Bignamini, starting with the 2020-21 season. He will lead a three-concert home stand...
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Mayor of Prague Zdenek Hrib, right, and Taipei city mayor Ko Wen-je display a partnership agreement between the two cities at at the Old Town City Hall in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. The signing comes three months after Prague revoked a similar sister-city agreement with Beijing, an action that angered China. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 13, 2020 - 9:52 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech capital, Prague, on Monday signed a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei - three months after canceling a similar deal with Beijing and angering the Chinese government. The disagreement over Beijing began after the Chinese insisted on having a clause in...
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January 09, 2020 - 4:03 pm
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Two of Michael Jackson’s brothers returned to their hometown of Gary, Indiana, to watch students perform at a school the siblings last visited nearly a half-century ago. Jackie and Tito Jackson dropped by Gary's West Side Leadership Academy on Wednesday for a tour of its...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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File---Picture taken March 13, 2019 shows irector Harry Kupfer smokes during the break of the photo rehearsal of Handel's opera "Poros" in a courtyard of the Komische Oper, Berlin, Germany. Kupfer died on Monday. (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)
December 31, 2019 - 9:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Harry Kupfer, the longtime opera director of Berlin's Komische Oper, has died at 84. His management agency Arsis said in a statement Tuesday that Kupfer died Monday “after lengthy illness” in Berlin. Kupfer's career began in Stralsund, then part of communist East Germany, in 1958...
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