New concert hall in Paris to open in January at $505 million cost

“Following a long and difficult gestation that is not entirely over, La Philharmonie de Paris is set to open in January 2015,” writes George Loomis in Friday’s (8/29) New York Times. “If all goes according to plan, Paris will have one of the finest—and, with a price tag of €381 million, or $505 million, one of the most costly—concert halls anywhere in the world...

September 01, 2014
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Crossover: from rock to classical and back again

In Thursday’s (8/28) Globe and Mail (Canada), Brad Wheeler interviews “fledgling neo-classical composer and quasi rock-star, Richard Reed Parry … producer and multi-instrumentalist with Arcade Fire, the star indie rockers from Montreal...

Chautauqua Symphony mourns violinist Mary Whitaker

“The woman shot and killed inside her home in Westfield, Chautauqua County, this week was an accomplished and well-respected violinist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra,” writes Kevin Jolly in Saturday’s (8/23) Buffalo Time Warner Cable News...

Worcester Youth Orchestras’ partners with chorus and music school

“As members of a new ‘Partners in Music’ alliance, Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, the Worcester Youth Orchestras, and Worcester Children’s Chorus will present an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Pakachoag Music School...

Classical cellist aims to launch Arkansas music festival in 2015

In Sunday’s (8/24) Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock; subscription required), Eric Harrison writes about “Eureka Springs Into Music!,” a new festival that cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio plans to launch in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in 2015...

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Who's In?

Administrative: San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony has announced the appointment of NICK WINTER as director of artistic planning, effective September 24....

Artistic: Amarillo Symphony

The Amarillo (Tex.) Symphony has announced several new conductors for its youth orchestra program. DANICA AHEDO will direct Amarillo Youth Preparatory Strings....

Artistic: Orquesta Filarmónica de Boca del Rio

JORGE MESTER has been named music director of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Boca del Rio, a newly formed organization in the city of Boca del Rio, Mexico....

Artistic: Los Angeles Philharmonic

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced the appointment of JUAN FELIPE MOLANO as conductor of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), the association’s seven-year-old education program serving students in South L.A., East L.A., and the city’s Rampart District....

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Industry Buzz

Detroit Symphony staffers—all of them—contribute to orchestra’s annual fund

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced that it received an anonymous $250,000 matching gift for all gifts received by September 2, and that 100 percent of the DSO staff voluntarily have made annual fund gifts, contributing more than...

Fifteenth year for California Symphony’s free annual outdoor concert

The California Symphony will perform its annual free outdoor community concert on August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Todos Santos Plaza in downtown Concord, California. Donato Cabrera will lead... 

Charleston’s “Colour of Music” festival set for October

Details have been announced for “The Colour of Music,” a four-day festival spotlighting black composers and musicians in Charleston, South Carolina from October 22 to 26, under the direction of conductor Marlon Daniel....

Houston Symphony gears up for “¡Bienvenido, Andrés!”

The Houston Symphony will welcome Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada in his inaugural season with the orchestra with two free events and a gala concert from September 12 to 14. The orchestra’s free opening-night performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre on September 12...

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Help Yourself

Volunteers’ Gold Book Project of the Month: The Run for Music

In its fourth year, The Run for Music has grown into a very successful fundraiser for the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth music-education programs. In partnership with the local running club, Gulf Coast Runners...

Free eBook! “Engaging Your Board in Fundraising”

A BoardSource eBook

Studies show that board member participation in fundraising is considered to be inadequate by executive directors and board members alike, so it’s important to look at what is keeping staff members from being more successful at engaging board members in fundraising.

New! SoundWaves in “Symphony”

Beginning with its fall issue, Symphony magazine will introduce SoundWaves, a new advertising section in which readers can find out about new and historic recordings. SoundWaves will feature four ads per page at an introductory price of $350 for a ¼ page color ad....

Live Webinar: Applying for the League’s Getty Education and Community Investment Grants

July 16, 2014 from 12-1 pm EST

The League is offering a free webinar to introduce the third round of its Getty Education and Community Investment Grants. These one-year grants…

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