For Rob Matsuda, playing the violin in Los Angeles has gotten tougher and tougher since he started as an orchestra instrumentalist in 1998 on "The Horse Whisperer."
Now in its 25th year, ASCAP's annual monthlong workshop climaxes with each student given 16 minutes to conduct a full 60-piece orchestra.
"Orchestra of Exiles" ambitiously recounts the remarkable saga of one man's drive to create a supreme symphony orchestra in 1937 Palestine, composed of Jewish refugees from Hitler-threatened Europe.
Looking at the classical CD business in 2011, some may wonder whether there still is a classical CD business.
Technically raw docu "Orchestra" aims to situate the band Blue Orchestra within a complicated social, political and cultural context, but in the process packs in so much disparate material that the…
The executive orchestra: Music executives, Part I
The executive orchestra: Music executives, Part II
Broadway saw bustling traffic over Thanksgiving, with close to 253,000 patrons crammed into 34 playhouses. But the most crowded seating was in the orchestra pits of the St. James, the Palace, the…
Willie Nelson stepped in for Natalie Cole, who canceled at the 11th-hour due to illness, to perform with Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. By sheer…
One of Italy's rare sleepers, contagiously upbeat "The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio" is a rousing call to arms for world-music aficionados, with strong appeal to those who believe in the…