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  1. fall preview 2018
    37 Classical and Dance Performances to See This FallEmma Portner, Nico Muhly, Julia Wolfe, Trisha Brown, and more.
  2. music review
    Music Review: Leonard Bernstein Is Paid Half-Hearted Tribute at TanglewoodAndris Nelsons conducted as if he would rather be at home watching TV. Some music can endure an uncommitted performance; Bernstein’s can’t.
  3. fall preview 2016
    The Best Fall TV, Films, Books, Albums, and More306 great things to see and hear, for fans of all stripes.
  4. classical music
    The Metropolitan Opera’s James Levine to RetireHe’ll step down at the end of the current season.
  5. awesome tumblrs
    Epic Classical Conductors Will Brighten Your DayThe madness of the maestros, perfectly captured. 
  6. year in culture 2014
    The 10 Best Classical Performances of 2014Good job, Emma Thompson.
  7. ballerinas
    Which Ballerina Has the Coarsest Twitter?“When did MAC start making the shade ‘Blow-Job Red’?”
  8. music
    Watch: 185 Singers, Twelve Countries, One Beautiful Virtual ChoirA single YouTube concert from dozens of YouTube singers.
  9. psa
    Tune in Tonight to Judge Luc Bondy’s Tosca for YourselfSo far only those who saw ‘Tosca’ live got to be outraged — or to be outraged at the outrage.
  10. dissonance
    New York Philharmonic Postpones Havana Concert After Patrons Are Shut OutOops: The company has been granted travel licenses, but the folks financing the excursion aren’t allowed in.
  11. in the magazine
    Davidson on Bondy’s Tosca“I hope the Met’s Peter Gelb is already trying to figure out how soon he can scrap this staging.”
  12. The Met’s Tosca Booed on Opening Night“The production made no sense!”
  13. radio free new york city
    Why New York City’s Indie Radio Just Can’t Hack ItClassical stalwart WQXR is sold, but we’ve got much greater problems.
  14. classy
    New York Philharmonic Launches iFart CompetitorJust in case any classical-music fans ever get sick of Flight Control or Stick Wars.
  15. chat room
    The Composer Is Dead Author Lemony Snicket on His Parents’ Fear of Accordions and Why Gallows Humor Is for Kids“They really expressed a fear that when I started to play the accordion my life would be in danger.”
  16. sounds like ...
    Refurbished Alice Tully Hall Easy on the EarsThe redesign may prove to be far more than an acoustical achievement.
  17. chat room
    Anoushka Shankar on Her Father, and Guru, Ravi ShankarShe speaks to us about being an apprentice to her father and hanging with George Harrison.
  18. youtube
    YouTube Symphony Orchestra Launches Global Search for Actual Talented People on YouTubeThe video-sharing Website is holding auditions for a non-virtual orchestra.
  19. news reel
    Is New York City Opera Headed for Bankruptcy?A former high-ranking staff member says declaring bankruptcy is ‘a real possibility and perhaps a good option.’
  20. The Met Goes ViralThe Metropolitan Opera is launching its own video-on-demand service.
  21. opera
    Renée Fleming Hiccups at Met OpenerHow could she play a long scene opposite Thomas Hampson almost as if he weren’t there?
  22. tube junkie
    ASIMO Conducts Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Robot Apocalypse ImminentWelcome to the beginning of the end.
  23. the take
    The Philharmonic Will Be Fine Without Riccardo MutiThe conductor has jilted a besotted New York Philharmonic not just once or twice, but three times.
  24. the industry
    ‘Lost’ Announces Endgame