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Osmo Vänskä conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in Havana, Cuba in May 2015.
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January 4, 2016 As a new year begins, take a quick glance back at some of the notable birthdays, anniversaries, awards, trends and farewells that made 2015 unique in classical music.
Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic, with pianist Evgeny Kissin, at Carnegie Hall's gala opening concert, Oct. 7.
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October 1, 2015 A world premiere by Magnus Lindberg and a time-honored concerto played by Evgeny Kissin bring history and celebration to Carnegie's season-opening concert.
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The music that makes one of us emotional doesn't always make sense to others.
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May 19, 2015 This week: results from our survey about the songs that bring tears to your eyes. Hear listener submissions, as well as personal picks from the All Songs crew.
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Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, has announced he will step down in 2017.
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February 6, 2015 After eight seasons, the Philharmonic's very first homegrown conductor will leave the orchestra at the end of the 2017 season. Hear an interview with Gilbert about his decision to depart.
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New York Philharmonic principal trumpeter Philip Smith plays at New York's Park Avenue Armory in a performance in June 2012.
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July 3, 2014 Philip Smith — principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, former teacher of Wynton Marsalis and hero to brass nerds everywhere — is retiring. Hear what makes him so idolized.
Glenn Dicterow joined the New York Philharmonic as its concertmaster in 1980. He has performed as its soloist every year since.
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June 24, 2014 Glenn Dicterow became the youngest concertmaster in New York Philharmonic history in 1980, when he was just 31. After spending more than half his life leading the violin section, he says goodbye.
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Music collective Bang on a Can All-Stars is one of the musical partners sharing a bill with the New York Philharmonic during the Biennial.
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May 28, 2014 Under music director Alan Gilbert, the orchestra is taking a page from the visual arts world by launching an 11-day festival featuring both established and emerging composers.
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The New York Philharmonic performing at the current incarnation of Avery Fisher Hall in January 2011.
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November 30, 2012 A major move for the NY Phil, back-and-forthing in Minnesota and the ROI on Dudamel: our weekly guide to what you absolutely need to know. There's also been something of crime wave, with embezzlement in Atlanta, suspected collusion in Switzerland and students in Ohio trying to crack the drug biz.
Pianist Lang Lang.
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January 24, 2012 Hear the famed pianist and the New York Philharmonic celebrate the Lunar New Year with traditional Chinese music and Liszt's First Piano Concerto.
In better days, a New York City Opera attendee takes in a display about the beleagured company's rich history.
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January 13, 2012 Newly discovered Brahms, a baritone's farewell and the iPhone that mauled Mahler: all the news that's fit to link.
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