Adams’s “Gospel” according to St. Louis Symphony’s David Robertson

St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson “has been an unstinting advocate for new work,” writes David Allen in Sunday’s (3/26) New York Times. “Above all, he has championed music by John Adams, whose Passion oratorio ‘The Gospel According to the Other Mary’ Mr. Robertson brings to Carnegie Hall on Friday.…

March 27, 2017
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Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s first season under Eckart Preu is announced

“Conductor Eckart Preu says it’s okay to have fun with classical music,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Friday’s (3/24) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)....

Dallas Symphony’s carpool karaoke moment

“In a parody of James Corden’s popular Late Late Show bit, five members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra packed themselves into an SUV and drove through Dallas on their way to the Meyerson Symphony Center, all while playing a variety of classical tunes,” reads an unsigned Friday (3/24) report at CBS affiliate AMP 103.7 (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX).... 

Three-year contract extension for Orozco-Estrada at Houston Symphony

“The Houston Symphony announced today that it will be extending its contract with current music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada for another three seasons,” writes Wei-Huan Chen in Thursday’s (3/23) Houston Chronicle....

Music-loving astronaut performs “Space Sessions” with Victoria Symphony

“When it comes to playing music, the Victoria Symphony’s special guest describes himself as ‘reasonably competent,’ albeit ‘not great,’” writes Adrian Chamberlain in Thursday’s (3/23) Times Colonist (Victoria, B.C., Canada)....

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Who's In?

Administrative: San Luis Obispo Symphony

California’s San Luis Obispo Symphony has named CATHERINE LANSDOWNE executive director, beginning April 3, 2017. She replaces Interim General Manager Francie Levy. For the past three years, Lansdowne has been...

Artistic: Erie Junior Philharmonic

On April 30, ROBERT DOLWICK will step down after 25 years as music director and conductor of the Erie Junior Philharmonic at a final concert at Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Dolwick will be honored...

Administrative: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

PAUL PIETROWSKI has been appointed the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s director of orchestra personnel, beginning May 1. Pietrowski is currently personnel and operations manager at the Richmond Symphony Orchestra...

Thomas Wilkins to remain Omaha Symphony’s music director through 2021

The Omaha Symphony has extended Music Director Thomas Wilkins’ contract three years, through the orchestra’s 2020-21 centennial season, when he will take the title of Music Director Emeritus....

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Industry Buzz

Grant Park Music Festival expands Projection Inclusion with vocal fellowships

Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival is expanding Projection Inclusion, its professional development program for young musicians from diverse backgrounds in partnership with the Chicago Sinfonietta....

Reich birthday celebration and ACO world premieres at Carnegie Hall

The American Composers Orchestra will mark Steve Reich’s 80th birthday year with a March 24 performance of Reich’s Tehillim at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall in New York City. ACO Music Director George Manahan will conduct...

Firelands Symphony adds chorus in residence

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra, based in Sandusky, Ohio, has announced that it is forming a new chorus, the Firelands Symphony Chorale, for the 2017-18 season. The chorus, to be led by conductor/director Michael Shirtz, is an auditioned ensemble that will perform with the orchestra…

SHIFT rolls out details of inaugural events for March 27-April 1 festival

Detailed programming has been announced for the inaugural SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestra from March 27 to April 1 featuring concerts at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and activities throughout Washington, D.C. ...

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Help Yourself

SHIFT Symposium examines orchestras and their new roles

As part of the SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras in Washington, D.C., there will be a symposium at the Library of Congress on March 28 examining orchestras’ changing roles. League President and CEO Jesse Rosen will lead the 11:30 a.m. “Risk and Innovation” panel....

Early birds flock to Conference discount of 20%

The early birds registering for the League’s 72nd National Conference, June 6-8, 2017, hosted by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, are getting 20% off the standard Conference registration rate...

Essentials of Orchestra Management applications due Friday

Applications are due on Friday, March 24, 2017, for the League’s Essentials of Orchestra Management leadership development seminar, in Los Angeles, July 18-27, 2017. Essentials is hosted by the University of Southern California Arts Leadership Program at the Thornton School of Music....

Digital Media Digest for March 2017 now available

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League posts a monthly digest of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends, and developments that may affect the digital media activities that orchestras use to achieve their institutional missions.... 

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