Deceptive Cadence un-stuffs the world of classical music, which is both fusty and ferociously alive.
In a Family Filled With Musicians, A Young Pianist Finds Her Voice
by Paul Georgoulis on August 7, 2019 at 10:00 am
Isata Kanneh-Mason, one of seven siblings in a British family bursting with promising music careers, showcases the long-overlooked music of Clara Schumann on her debut.
Opposites Attract: Two Violin Concertos In The Hands Of A Master
by Tom Huizenga on June 24, 2019 at 6:03 pm
Augustin Hadelich dazzles in an album of odd bedfellows, which pairs Johannes Brahms' romantic war horse with György Ligeti's modernist stunner.
'Stonewall' Opera Marks Uprising's 50th Anniversary
by Jeff Lunden on June 22, 2019 at 12:05 pm
New York City Opera has commissioned Stonewall, a new opera premiering one week before the 50th anniversary of the riots that sparked the modern gay-rights movement.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Locks Out Musicians As Contract Dispute Continues
by Tom Huizenga on June 17, 2019 at 2:27 pm
Contract and salary negotiations between musicians and management have stalled, leaving BSO players picketing outside their concert hall.
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'This Way Up' Deserves A Spot On Your Crowded Viewing List
by Linda Holmes on August 21, 2019 at 4:00 am
It can be hard not to miss lower-profile streaming shows. But This Way Up, a comedy created by Irish actress Aisling Bea and streaming on Hulu, has a sweet and funny story to tell.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Abruptly Resigns
by Richard Gonzales on August 21, 2019 at 12:53 am
An aide to Philadelphia's mayor said Ross failed to act on allegations of sexual, racial and gender harassment and discrimination in his department.
Former Arkansas VA Doctor Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter In 3 Deaths
by Richard Gonzales on August 20, 2019 at 10:41 pm
A former pathologist was under scrutiny after being found drunk on the job. A review of his work found more than 3,000 misdiagnoses of patients.
How The Flying Shame Movement Got Off The Ground
on August 20, 2019 at 9:54 pm
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Umair Irfan, who covers climate change and the environment for Vox, about the flying shame movement and what can be done about carbon emissions from air travel.