Orchestral music

In this Wednesday, July 3, 2019 photo, Iranian musicians play while performing 19th century Russian composers in Tehran Symphony Orchestra at Unity Hall, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
July 05, 2019 - 5:36 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Aficionados of Western classical music have carved out a niche for themselves in Iran, where cultural expression remains tightly controlled by strict rules imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. And perhaps surprisingly, musicians in their 20s and 30s perform for...
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Fireworks seen from the Lincoln Memorial explode over the Potomac River for Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 04, 2019 - 10:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The national holiday to mark America's birth as a country has been filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and, of course, fireworks. Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, New York and other places around the country are holding massive celebrations with big name artists like...
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South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon and his North Korean soprano partner Kim Song Mi perform at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Won, a South Korean, performed together with Kim, a North Korean, in a rare joint performance they hope would help bring the divided Koreas closer together via music. Their performance comes three days after North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles in the second such weapons test in five days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
May 12, 2019 - 9:11 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon took the stage, nodded once to his North Korean soprano partner, and placed his instrument on his shoulder. With a flick of the conductor's wrist, she began to sing, and he began to bow — the beginning of a rare joint performance Sunday that...
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Worshippers stay in silence while bells toll during a mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The bells of France have tolled, ringing out from the nation's cathedrals and basilicas in commemoration of the Notre Dame fire. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 17, 2019 - 1:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The Paris prosecutor's office says the investigation into the Notre Dame Cathedral fire has not produced any indication so far of a criminal act. The probe is still in its early...
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Primatologist Jane Goodall speaks at during a ceremony at City Hall, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. Goodall recounted her experiences in Los Angeles over the years, most recently at the 2017 screening of the documentary "Jane" at the Hollywood Bowl that featured a live orchestral performance. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 03, 2019 - 3:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city leaders honored the lifetime achievements of famed primatologist Jane Goodall by singing "Happy Birthday" to her on her 85th birthday. Goodall vocalized a chimpanzee greeting Wednesday at the City Hall ceremony and pulled Mayor Eric Garcetti over to demonstrate...
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Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra go on strike and walk the picket line outside the doors of Orchestra Hall on Michigan Avenue, Monday morning, March 11, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 11:47 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Striking musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are grabbing picket signs instead of piccolos after a lack of progress in contract talks. The musicians picketed Monday in front of Orchestra Hall, a day after announcing they were going on strike. They say management is trying to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011, file photo, chief conductor Charles Dutoit rehearses with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia. Dutoit, a renowned Swiss conductor, returned to the stage Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, for the first time since 10 women accused him of sexual assault, harassment, and in one case rape - and he earned repeated ovations from the awed Paris audience. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 03, 2019 - 6:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — A renowned Swiss conductor returned to a major world stage Sunday for the first time since 10 women accused him of sexual assault, harassment, and in one case rape — and he earned repeated ovations from the awed Paris audience. Charles Dutoit, 82, denies wrongdoing, and has faced no...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, chief conductor Charles Dutoit rehearses with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia. Dutoit, who has faced multiple accusations of sexual assault, will conduct a concert by the National Orchestra of France on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2019. It will be his highest profile performance since the allegations were first revealed. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 30, 2019 - 1:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit, who has faced multiple accusations of sexual assault, will conduct a concert for the National Orchestra of France on Sunday, his highest profile performance since the allegations were first revealed by The Associated Press. The orchestra said in a...
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In this Dec. 4, 2018 photo released by the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin acknowledges the crowd at a curtain call following the new production premiere of Verdi's "La Traviata," at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 1:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yannick Nezet-Seguin took the rare step of bringing the entire orchestra on stage for curtain calls following his first performance as just the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera's 135-year-history. The 43-year-old Canadian led Tuesday night's premiere of a new...
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November 16, 2018 - 4:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Blanche Burton-Lyles, a concert pianist who was mentored by pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson, has died. She was 85. Burton-Lyles died of heart failure Monday at a rehabilitation center, according to Slater Funeral Home in Philadelphia. Burton-Lyles was born and raised in...
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