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Making Musical Connections At Sing Sing Prison

Since 2009, the maximum security prison has been home to music workshops put on by Carnegie Hall and led by some of New York City's top musicians.

50 Years After The My Lai Massacre, An Opera Confronts The Past

The My Lai Massacre occurred 50 years ago this week in Vietnam. An opera featuring the Kronos Quartet and Van-Anh Vanessa Vo tells the story of an American soldier who tried to stop his own troops.

South X Lullaby: Max Richter

The audience slept, dreamed and sometimes snored — it's okay, that's what it's for — through this trance-inducing experience.

James Levine Sues Met Opera, Accuses It Of 'Cynically Hijacking' #MeToo

The conductor has sued New York's storied opera house after being fired earlier this week following the Met's internal investigation into allegations of sexual abusive conduct towards young artists.

Elgar's 'Enigma' Still Keeps Music Detectives Busy

When Edward Elgar debuted what came to be called his "Enigma Variations" in 1899, he left tantalizing clues in the score about a mystery contained in the music.

Metropolitan Opera Fires James Levine For Sexual Misconduct

"The house that Jimmy built" has terminated its association with the conductor after an investigation found evidence of "sexually abusive and harassing conduct."

Songs We Love: Peter Zummo, 'Song II: Left; On The Beat—Variations'

Discovered from 1984 rehearsal tapes, the downtown New York mainstay offers a gorgeous and loose piece of music with his quartet, featuring Arthur Russell on amplified cello.

Sexual Assault Claim Against Conductor Dutoit Is Credible, Boston Symphony Says

The orchestra launched an independent investigation into an accusation made by one of its former interns. She is one of ten women to publicly accuse Dutoit of sexual misconduct.

New Details Emerge In Abuse Allegations Against Conductor James Levine

On Friday the Boston Globe published allegations accusing of the conductor of sexual, emotional and physical abuse in the 1960s and '70s, in behavior that former students describe as "cult-like."

The Austin 100: Sego

For fans of Beck, The Strokes and Lord Huron.