The Arts Archive: December, 2011

Lang Lang: The Big Audition

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Ever since he was a boy in China, Lang Lang has wanted to perform with the Grouch Symphony Orchestra. Now he has a chance. But first, he has... Read more

Philadelphia Orchestra and its CEO in talks to extend contract

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Association is in the process of "finalizing an amended contract" with CEO Allison B. Vulgamore that will, "among... Read more

Met Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel in local theaters

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This week, the Metropolitan Opera beams two operas to movie theaters across the U.S. Both are particularly well-suited for children (and parents)... Read more

Wynton Marsalis, newsman

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CBS has hired a new cultural correspondent. Wynton Marsalis, who started life as a trumpeter, will "provide insight into a broad range of cultural... Read more

Yuja Wang, The Interview

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Here's pianist Yuja Wang in one of her most candid interviews to date. Read more

Wanted: A great local production of Hansel and Gretel

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“Wait a minute. Where are the children?” - Father, Act I, Scene 3, Hansel and Gretel This time of year, at high Nutcracker season... Read more

Trio commissioned by Inquirer

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Trio, by Curtis student Katerina Kramarchuk, is now available as a download. The 15-minute work was commissioned by The Inquirer as part of... Read more

Charles Ives Living Prize Awarded

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Maybe you've never thought about it before, but, as many composers can tell you, it's hard to make a living at turning out scores for orchestras... Read more