October 3, 2013 The famed hall's five full-time stagehands went on strike, and that forced the cancellation of one gala. Tax records show their average total compensation is more than $400,000 each a year. The dispute was over whether they'll also be working in the hall's new Education Wing.
October 3, 2013 Matt Haimovitz is 42 and a world-renowned cellist. His mother took him to many concerts as a kid, but nothing in his family history explains where he got his extraordinary talent. And that's typical, says Ellen Winner, a psychology professor at Boston College who has spent much of her career studying prodigies.
August 14, 2013 WNYCSteinway Musical Instruments is on the auction block and a mystery bidder, rumored to be hedge fund manager John Paulson, appears to have the winning bid at $458 million. Ilya Marritz explains why the fairly healthy company is seeking a buyout in the first place.
August 13, 2011 Free summer concerts are a New York City institution. But this year, one of the city's most prestigious presenters, the New York Philharmonic, canceled its annual concert series for the first time since 1965. Other nonprofit presenters are struggling, too.
March 16, 2011 MRThe Detroit Symphony Orchestra is one of America's best, but since last fall it's been silenced by a musicians strike. After formal negotiations broke down, the fight continued on Facebook. One social media expert says the DSO's image could be hurt by the tussle on Facebook.
March 11, 2010 Dozens of band instrument makers used to be part of the local economy in Elkhart, Ind. But since the city was battered by the economy, only three major companies remain. One says it will manufacture instruments only in the U.S. — and it will hire new workers to grow the business and regain market share.