Lang Lang, China’s burgeoning classical music scene, and contemporary music

In Wednesday’s (4/23) Irish Times, Michael Dervan comments on the playing of Lang Lang, the profusion of piano students in China, and the effects of contemporary music on interpretation of the classics. “The most frequently quoted number for piano students in China is 50 million....

April 23, 2014
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Auctioned artwork to benefit Memphis Symphony

In Tuesday’s (4/21) Commercial Appeal (Memphis), Jon Sparks writes about an exhibition set to open this week at a Memphis gallery, at which a painting is being auctioned with the proceeds to benefit the Memphis Symphony Orchestra....

Twerking Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony

In Wednesday’s (4/22) Huffington Post, Ryan Grenoble writes about a classical music video that has gotten more than a million hits since being posted on April 15...

Virginia Arts Festival premieres new score to 1925 silent film “Ben-Hur”

In Monday’s Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.), Mal Vincent writes about the world premiere last Saturday of a concert adaptation of the 1925 silent film Ben-Hur by Stewart Copland—drummer for the rock group The Police—by the Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra....

Obituary: Charles Sherba, Rhode Island Philharmonic concertmaster, 62

“Charles Sherba, concertmaster of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, died Saturday, the orchestra has announced,” reads an unsigned article on Monday (4/21) in the Providence Journal. “The announcement does not indicate a cause of death, but the Journal reported in February that Sherba, 62, was fighting cancer.”...

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Who's In?

Artistic: Cincinnati Symphony

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced that MATTHEW ERNST has been named to the Rawson Principal Trumpet Chair, beginning with the 2014-15 season. He will also serve as principal trumpet for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra....

Administrative: Manhattan School of Music

ANDREA T. SANSEVERINO GALAN has been appointed vice president for development at Manhattan School of Music....

Artistic: Fairfax Symphony

The Fairfax (Va.) Symphony has announced the appointment of LUKE FRAZIER as principal pops conductor. Next season he will lead a November 8 pops concert called “I’ll be Seeing You,” featuring songs by such composers as Gershwin, Kern, Carmichael...

Artistic: El Camino Youth Symphony

JINDONG CAI has been named music director of the El Camino Youth Symphony (Palo Alto, Calif.) and conductor of its Senior Symphony Orchestra, effective in the 2014-15 season. He is music director of California’s Stanford Symphony Orchestra...

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Industry Buzz

Cliburn adds casual-concert series

The Cliburn organization in Fort Worth, Texas is presenting the second performance of a new casual concert series, Cliburn Sessions, on April 29, featuring the string trio Time for Three....

Classical composers take over Kimmel Center’s plaza

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, has announced its second public art installation at the Kimmel Center Plaza, a series of sculptures by Taiwanese artist Long-Bin Chen named “The Composers.” ...

Van Dyk named volunteer of the year by Montana orchestra group

The Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras has named Jane Van Dyk Volunteer of the Year. Van Dyk is a longtime member of the board of directors of the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale and of the board of directors of the League of American Orchestras’ Volunteer Council, where she was president in 2009-10....

New Haven Symphony’s 2014-15 season

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra has announced nine programs for its 2014-15 season, which will open on October 2 at New Haven’s Woolsey Hall with Music Director William Boughton leading Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony...

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Help Yourself

Introducing the Creative Community Fellows Program

National Arts Strategies is introducing a new program for young cultural entrepreneurs: the Creative Community Fellows program. National Arts Strategies is looking for 50 exceptional individuals whose work sits squarely at the intersection of culture and community....

Conference Rates Go Up on Friday!

Don’t delay—register for Conference now, before the rates go up by $50 on Friday, April 25. We know you can use that $50 for a million other things—tickets to the Seattle Symphony, dinner with your colleagues, or Seattle Mariners caps for the kids, just to name a few....

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This three-part webinar will demystify the various fundraising and financing strategies available to pay for a facility project. Study the impact acquisition…

SymphonyOnline, Spring Issue Now Available

Read the latest issue of Symphony now! Find out how electric guitars are helping orchestras rock, what lessons have been learned from the Spring for Music experiment, and get the inside scoop on the ongoing love affair between orchestras and libraries...

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