New Effort Aims to Bring More Contemporary Music to Orchestras

Many orchestras, eager to demonstrate a commitment to contemporary music, have taken pride in programming works by living composers in recent years. But when the glamour of the premiere fades, many of those works all but disappear from the standard repertoire, rarely to be performed again. Now a group of nonprofit leaders is working to … Read more

Former Head of Louvre Is Charged in Artifact Trafficking Case

PARIS — The former president of the Louvre has been charged with complicity in fraud and money laundering in connection with an investigation into Egyptian artifacts that were trafficked over the past decade, French prosecutors said on Thursday. Jean-Luc Martinez, who was the president and director of the Louvre from 2013 to 2021, was released … Read more

French Open: Osaka Struggles on Clay, Anisimova Powers Forward

PARIS — For now, though not necessarily for good, Naomi Osaka remains a one-surface wonder. She was back at it on Monday, trying to change the equation on her return to the red clay at the French Open after last year’s unfortunate dispute with the tournament’s organizers. That communication breakdown and confrontation over Osaka’s refusal … Read more

P.S.G.’s Idrissa Gueye Refuses to Wear Rainbow Jersey, Missing Match

Idrissa Gueye traveled south to Montpellier with his Paris St.-Germain teammates for the team’s league game on Saturday but wound up watching it from the stands. Gueye was not injured, his coach said after P.S.G.’s victory: He “had to leave the team for personal reasons.” Those personal reasons, a team source confirmed Monday, were that … Read more

To Win Series, the Rangers Must Do What No Team Has Done

The Carolina Hurricanes have not lost a home game in this year’s N.H.L. playoffs, so naturally their success in their own arena was a main topic of conversation when the Rangers met with reporters before their flight to North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon. But contained in all the discussion about travel, loud fans and tactical … Read more