In 1999, conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim founded the East-Western Divan Orchestra with the late Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said, as “a project against ignorance.”
A few days after Troy and Carthage burn to a crisp for the last time in Berlioz’s “Les Troyens” at Covent Garden, they’re frying once more in the Albert Hall.
Elliott Carter, the American composer whose long life and career produced a remarkable coda of creativity in his 90s, has died. He was 103.
An estimated billion people will tune in on July 27 to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony by Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle.
It is hard to stage an opera when the director dies six weeks before the premiere -- especially when it’s the world premiere of a work without a plot.
Meet the bravest orchestra in the world. The superlative seems justified for the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.
In Rufus Wainwright’s concert of Judy Garland songs at London’s Royal Opera House, it was a surprise to hear him warble “fatty rain, oh cinnamon shelf.”
Alt-J is a box-office hit on the follow-up tour to its debut CD, “An Awesome Wave,” which won the Mercury Prize.
"So there must be something we are doing right."
- Daniel Barenboim on Feb 24, 2013