New York Philharmonic News
Lincoln Center's Reynold Levy Shares What He Would Have Done Differently
Being the host to venerable institutions like the New York Philharmonic , Metropolitan Opera House and New York City Ballet sounds like one of the most glamorous jobs in the world. But when Reynold Levy became the president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in March 2002, many warned him
Musician Records Himself From His Trombone's Point of View
Kids, don’t try this at home. After a practice session in his New York City apartment, trombonist David Finlayson decided to try something for fun. He attached a GoPro video camera to the slide of his brass Yamaha Xeno trombone and began to play....
Conductor Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68 in Los Angeles
Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch has died, Billboard.biz reports. He was 68. His family reports he collapsed after a brief illness and died Monday. Hamlisch is best known for his Academy Award-winning composition “The Way We Were,” from the...
Summer, Edison Records Tapped for Library of Congress
The Library of Congress today tapped 25 recordings, from spoken-word pieces to Donna Summer‘s 1977 hit “I Feel Love” and an album from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” to be inducted into its National Recording Registry in its 10th year. To be considered for selection, the...
Al Pacino Among Artists, Writers Honored at White House
President Obama today awarded one of the nation’s highest honors for artists and scholars to an eclectic group of Americans who he said have left an “indelible mark on American culture” with their achievements. Obama presented the National Medal of Arts to eight artists and...
Jay-Z Rocks Carnegie Hall, Does First Live Performance of 'Glory'
“Big Pimpin’” in Carnegie Hall: It happened Monday night when Jay-Z rocked the iconic New York City venue, bringing more than 2,000 fans to their feet for the first of two charity shows to benefit his Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation and the United Way. “All...
Ringtone Halts New York Philharmonic Mid-Song
For the first time ever, a performance of the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center was halted by a ringing cell phone. Tuesday night, during the final movements of Gustav Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, the music was brought to a dramatic halt by Maestro Alan Gilbert....
American Heart: the Music Kitchen Performs for the Homeless
The melodies from the world's great classics play all over New York City , echoing from great halls like the ones at Lincoln Center , down to the deep tunnels of the city's subways. People pay to see performers at the top of their field, or they toss spare change at street performers. But one night
New York Philharmonic Postpones Historic Cuba Trip
Orchestra Says It Can't Keep the Trip on Schedule Amid Uncertainty Over Travel Permissions