The band's latest song and video, "Caravan," dreams of a more inclusive, kinder world.
The storied vocal ensemble brings close harmony singing to a diverse set list that includes a Beatles tune and a bawdy madrigal from the 1500s.
The Icelandic composer is joined by two "ghost" pianists, making mysterious and memorable music at the Tiny Desk.
Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has fired Daniele Gatti after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced in a Washington Post article. The orchestra says more women have come forward since then.
America's top orchestras are programming little or no music by women. Philadelphia has now included two works by female composers. A month ago it had zero.
William Preucil, the concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, was suspended on Friday due to sexual misconduct allegations. He has now resigned from one of the nation's top music schools.
The Santa Fe Opera is inviting "downwinders," locals affected by radiation from the testing of the first atomic bombs, on stage during performances of "Dr. Atomic."
The suspension was announced Friday, the day after the Washington Post published a story about claims of sexual misconduct within classical music. Preucil is the Cleveland Orchestra's concertmaster.
The humble German fiddler is in demand around the world. His formidable technique and self-effacing style allow the music to speak volumes.
The piano composer and his code-savvy friend created software and a piano rig that plays spontaneous notes from one key stroke.
Written in the thick of WWII, Aaron Copland's piece seems to have hope woven between its notes. Mandalit del Barco asks why so many who hear it, from presidents to prog rockers, are still so moved.
Songs about the life and career of the Supreme Court justice, written in secret by her daughter-in-law, now make their debut on a very personal album called Notorious RBG in Song.
Insects have been an inspiration in music for centuries, starring in pieces from "Flight of the Bumblebee" to Mastodon's "March of the Fire Ants."
Knussen, who wrote symphonies, chamber music and operas, is likely best known for his collaborations with children's author Maurice Sendak on adaptions like 1979's Where The Wild Things Are.
The orchestra's top flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, says that she is paid substantially less than her closest counterpart — a man. Her suit may be the first filed under a new Massachusetts pay equity law.
A handful of teenagers, and a 12-year-old violinist, from the radio show From the Top, give sparkling performances, proving there's a bright future for classical music.
To mark the reissue of The Blue Notebooks, Richter has released a short film featuring The Handmaid's Tale star and a potent piece of music from the 2004 album.
In this video premiere, Jonah Sirota's viola parts orbit one another restlessly, fueled by improvisation, melancholy and a vibrating set of austere images.
America's top orchestras are presenting little if any music written by women next season. Why is that?
With work spanning much of the Soviet era, the conductor served as an important and prominent conduit between Russia and the West. He died Saturday at age 87.
The neoclassical minimalist composer follows up a lauded new record with a quiet batch of castaways.
Watch the Chicago-based ensemble conjure otherworldly sounds from steel pipes, tuned cowbells and a bowl that sings.
Three women — a soprano, a mezzo-soprano, and a vice president of opera programming — join NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro for a conversation about harassment and inequity in the opera world.
The Scottish-born musician, still busy writing music, celebrates her 90th birthday on May 27.
Watch the moving performance from 19-year-old award-winner during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Their allegations against the former Metropolitan Opera conductor were made public in a counter lawsuit filed by the Met on Friday in New York.
Saoirse Ronan stars in the new film On Chesil Beach, based on the story by Ian McEwan. Ronan and McEwan talk with NPR's Scott Simon, and joke about who plays the lead character best: Ronan or McEwan.