Cleveland Orchestra’s new “Pelleas” staging/installation by Yuval Sharon

“Don’t call it ‘semi-staged.’ Nothing about the Cleveland Orchestra’s new production of ‘Pelleas and Melisande’ is being done halfway,” writes Zachary Lewis in Thursday’s (4/27) Plain Dealer (Ohio). Music Director Franz Welser-Möst described “called it an ‘opera installation,’ a spectacle on par with his 2014 ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ ...

April 29, 2017
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NJ’s Discovery Orchestra to mark 30 years of “helping people listen”

“During a visit to an elementary school last year, Discovery Orchestra Artistic Director George Marriner Maull started and ended his lesson by playing five minutes of Handel’s ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks,’ ” writes Natalie Pompilio in Thursday’s (4/27) Star-Ledger (N.J.)....

Cal Performances 2017-18: five orchestras, including Chicago, Seattle, St. Paul

“Extended visits by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg under Music Director Valery Gergiev, appearances by flutist Claire Chase, pianist Olli Mustonen and soprano Julia Bullock, and a broad survey of four generations of African American choreographers....

What’s behind brouhaha over Harvard’s music curriculum changes?

“University curricular reform doesn’t typically ignite fiery internet controversy,” writes William Robin in Tuesday’s (4/25) Log Journal....

Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming at World Science Festival in NYC

“The opera star Renée Fleming and the violinist Joshua Bell—two musicians whose fame transcends classical music—will share the stage in ‘Time, Creativity and the Cosmos,’ a multimedia spectacle to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the World Science Festival in New York,” writes Joshua Barone in Wednesday’s (4/26) New York Times....

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Who's In?

Administrative: Jacksonville Symphony

Florida’s Jacksonville Symphony has named JOLYNNE JENSEN vice president and chief development officer and KAYE GLOVER major and planned gifts officer....

Administrative: Santa Barbara Symphony

AMY MARSHALL, an arts administrator with experience across a range of performance disciplines, has been named director of development for California’s Santa Barbara Symphony, effective April 14....

Administrative: Richmond Symphony

The Richmond Symphony in Virginia has announced a contract extension for DAVID J. L. FISK as executive director....

Administrative: Cleveland Institute of Music

The Cleveland Institute of Music has announced the appointment of JUDY IWATA BUNDRA to the new position of Chief Academic Officer and Dean of the Conservatory. Bundra begins her tenure on July 17, 2017. Bundra has spent nearly 30 years as an administrator at Chicago’s…

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Industry Buzz

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas to perform the second premiere of this season

On April 29, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas will perform the world premiere of composer/guitarist David Leisner’s Pranayama, led by Music Director Paul Haas at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville....

Charlotte Symphony to hold “Listen Up, Charlotte!” free community events

On April 28 and 30, the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina will present “Listen Up, Charlotte!,” free community events held in partnership with the Levine Museum of the New South and A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas....

Hartford Symphony returns to downtown gallery for second concert in new-music series

On April 27, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut will perform at the gallery Real Art Ways, as the second concert in its new contemporary-music series this season.... 

Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition names winners for 2017

Ten musicians have been named winners of the national 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, open to classical, jazz, and contemporary musicians between 18 and 22 years old....

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Help Yourself

Early-bird Conference registration ends Friday

Save 20% on your registration for the League’s 72nd National Conference, June 6-8, 2017, hosted by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Early-bird savings end on Friday, April 28....

Symphony magazine: on your laptop, your desktop, your phone

Check out the latest issue of Symphony online. Visit www.americanorchestras.org/spring to read the complete issue—with all the great articles, news, interviews, and photos you’ve come to expect. In the timely cover story, League President and CEO Jesse Rosen examines the new will to confront homogeneity in American orchestras....

NEA releases data tracking arts and cultural financial impact, state by state

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that the latest findings from the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA) provide authoritative federal data on arts and cultural employment and compensation for each state. A press release from the Endowment…

Why pay retail?

Get 20% off the cost of your registration for the League’s 72nd National Conference, June 6-8, 2017, hosted by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra...

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