Violinist Pekka Kuusisto’s mission to update the classical concert experience

“It was an unusual request for visitors to a classical music venue,” writes Ivan Hewett in Tuesday’s (8/14) Telegraph (U.K.) “ ‘Audience members seated in section A,’ the note said, ‘must take off their shoes.’ … Instead of seats, visitors would be lying in the pockets of an enormous red dress worn by violinist Pekka Kuusisto....

August 16, 2018
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Pianist Alfred Brendel, in words and music

“Alfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, is also a great writer,” writes Nicholas Cannariato in Tuesday’s (8/14) Atlantic....

Inaugural season for U of Chicago’s Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition

“Formed last year at the University of Chicago, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition (CCCC) on Tuesday unveiled an inaugural lineup of remarkable breadth, depth and ambition,” writes Howard Reich in Wednesday’s (8/15) Chicago Tribune....

At the Bard Festival, a reappraisal of Rimsky-Korsakov

“If your reaction to hearing the name Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is a shrug, even a smirk, you’re not alone,” writes Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim in Wednesday’s (8/15) New York Times....

Arts Across America and Yo-Yo Ma: conversations with communities, performances with local orchestras

The headline of Wednesday’s (8/15) Hub article about Yo-Yo Ma and Arts Across America was incorrect. The correct headline is above. Arts Across America is an initiative of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Ma is an advisor at large to the program....

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Who's In?

Artistic: Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Canadian composer EMILIE LEBEL has been named affiliate composer at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. During her two-year residency, LeBel will create two works for the TSO ...

Administrative: Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed STACY BAUERLEIN HANDLER as director of development and marketing....

Administrative: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra has appointed DAVID HYSLOP as interim executive director. He succeeds Executive Director Jennifer Boomgaarden, who has been named president and CEO of Nebraska’s…

Artistic and Administrative: California Symphony

The California Symphony in Walnut Creek has announced contract extensions for Music Director DONATO CABRERA and Executive Director AUBREY BERGAUER. …

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Industry Buzz

San Francisco Symphony to perform multimedia concerts during Global Climate Action Summit

The San Francisco Symphony will perform four concerts and present a pre-concert panel discussion as an affiliate event of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this September....

Michigan Philharmonic’s “Happy 20th NANiversary” season

The Michigan Philharmonic will open its 2018-19 season in October with a concert celebrating Music Director Nan Washburn’s twentieth season leading the Plymouth-based orchestra. The “Happy 20th NANiversary” concert ... 

Reading list, August 2018

David Schiff’s Carter, a critical overview of composer Elliott Carter’s life and work, has been published by Oxford University Press. Also out from Oxford University Press is Making Time for Music: How to Bring Music Into Your Busy Life by Amy Nathan ...

San Diego Symphony and Mariinsky Orchestra to perform joint concert in October

The San Diego Symphony will combine for a joint concert of music by Glinka, Borodin, and Shostakovich with Russia’s Mariinsky Orchestra at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego on October 24. The concert, announced as the first time the Mariinsky Orchestra has combined with a U.S. orchestra for a performance ...

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Help Yourself

How Cleveland put the arts center stage

A new report, Elevating the Influence of Arts and Culture: A Cleveland Playbook, documents how the arts and culture sector of Cuyahoga County went from fiscal emergency to securing one of the highest levels of public funding for arts and culture in the country....

Houston Symphony’s Community-Embedded Musicians program seeks qualified candidates

The Houston Symphony is seeking two musicians for its full-time, salaried Community-Embedded Musicians program to work in Houston schools, neighborhoods, and healthcare settings as teaching artists and performers, while performing select concerts with the Houston Symphony....

Philadelphia Orchestra invites string players to second annual “PlayIN” in Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra is inviting intermediate and advanced string players to participate in its second annual “PlayIN” at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, on August 10 at 12:45 p.m. Cellists, violinists, violists and bass players...

League’s Emerging Leaders Program: Apply now to bolster your leadership skills

Seeking to develop leadership skills and abilities as an orchestra professional? Check out the League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program for yourself or someone you know....

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