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AP PHOTOS: Playing on at Italy's oldest music conservatory

MILAN (AP) — Before the pandemic, students at Italy's oldest and largest music conservatory were always told to move “closer, closer, closer” when they played together. “Because you...

Boston Pops July Fourth live show returning, with changes

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops traditional Fourth of July live show is returning this year but with some significant changes, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Friday. Instead o...

Muti: Pandemic year silenced culture, leaving world stunned

RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Conducor Riccardo Muti has once again reopened the Italian musical season in his adopted hometown of Ravenna after another — and if all goes well perhaps final — round of pandemi...

'Toy Story' concert to premiere worldwide in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese fans of "Toy Story" will soon have the opportunity to relive their childhood memories by attending a concert featuring clips and scores from the ever-p...

2021 Starry Taitung Night 2.0 towards Sustainable Economy

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 19 April 2021 - The Starry Taitung Night Concert has made huge strides this year. This event is now more than just beautiful, it's sustainably amazing. The Taitung C...

Taiwan's Cloud Gate ropes in circus for weekend party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan dance troupe Cloud Gate launched a party featuring circus performances and dancing classes over the weekend (March 20-21). Inside the 1.5 hectare Cloud Gate Thea...

Strike up the band: Tanglewood summer music fest to resume

If you're a fan of classical music, this is music to your ears: One of the nation's premier summer festivals is coming back after the coronavirus pandemic silenced it for the first time since World Wa...

Mobile orchestra tries to bring cheer to Venezuelan streets

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — Orchestra music envelops the streets of a Venezuelan city every time a truck carrying musicians has made its way through traffic for the past year, capturing the attenti...

Taiwan's Weiwuying to stage three operas this year, starting with 'La Traviata'

The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in March will present "La Traviata," one of the three opera productions it plans to stage this year, said its General and Artistic Director Chien W...

Taipei Symphony Orchestra to open new season with Beethoven symphonies

The Taipei Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to open its new season on March 5 with a concert of two Beethoven symphonies, after COVID-19 forced the orchestra to changes its plans. The original inten...

Boston Symphony Orchestra taps Gail Samuel as 1st female CEO

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra on Thursday announced that Gail Samuel as its next president and chief executive. Samuel, currently the president of the Hollywood Bowl an...

Taiwan International Festival of Arts program hit hard by COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Eight international programs for the upcoming Taiwan International Festival of Arts have been canceled due to the pandemic but will be replaced with online performances. ...

British conductor Simon Rattle applies for German citizenship

British conductor Simon Rattle, a staunch critic of Brexit, on Friday made public that he has applied for German citizenship. The 65-year-old lives in Berlin with his wife, the Czech singer Magdalena...

Luisi's term with Dallas Symphony extended through 2028-29

DALLAS (AP) — Fabio Luisi’s contract as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra was extended for five years through the 2028-29 season on Wednesday. Luisi, who turns 61 on Ja...

Conductor Simon Rattle to leave London post for Munich

LONDON (AP) — Simon Rattle is set to leave his job as musical director at the London Symphony Orchestra to lead the Munich-based Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the two organizations said Monday. ...