Latest from Michael Andor Brodeur

Midori’s career started with a fleeting moment. It’s evolved into a lasting legacy.

The internationally celebrated violinist, activist and educator is one of five Kennedy Center honorees this spring.
  • May 13, 2021

If classical music keeps one thing from the pandemic, let it be the opera short

A stopgap solution evolves into an accessible, portable and compelling new form.
  • May 7, 2021

A Black Jesus is at the center of a ‘Passion’ that transfigures the listener

D.C. chamber choir the Thirteen is streaming its version of Bach’s 1742 oratorio through Sunday.
  • Apr 5, 2021

Beyond Vivaldi, a classical playlist to bring on the spring

Fresh takes on Astor Piazzolla, Ottorino Respighi, Florence Price and more
  • Apr 2, 2021

James Levine was a powerful maestro, but an even more powerful myth

The death of the Met’s longtime artistic director and conductor resurrects complex emotions.
  • Mar 17, 2021

Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra reunite, and it’s a joyful noise

The maestro’s return for a string of virtual performances feels like a sign of a grander thaw.
  • Mar 11, 2021

Noseda’s return to the NSO, J’Nai Bridges’s ‘Rising’ and other classical music signs of spring

Also streaming online this month: a birthday celebration for lifelong opera lover Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • Mar 3, 2021

How a mannequin head could revolutionize how orchestras and audiences come together

Meet Ted, he’s a great listener, connecting composer and musicians — and, potentially, listeners — remotely.
  • Mar 2, 2021

Scrap the romantic ballads. Use this eclectic playlist for your first Valentine’s Day stuck at home.

This sugar-free soundtrack features Mica Levi, Terry Riley, Harry Burleigh and more.
  • Feb 13, 2021

Black History, Bach’s mysteries and other essential classical streams for February

Iconic performances from the Met, a new album from Will Liverman, meditations on the Variations and more.
  • Feb 3, 2021