Pittsburgh Symphony moves to strengthen finances, community connections

“If you attend a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert, you might bump into a musician in the lobby of Heinz Hall before the show,” writes Jeremy Reynolds in Wednesday’s (11/22) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “They’re out there to talk to you, to answer your questions and chat about the music. This is a recent development….

November 22, 2017
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One youth orchestra’s unexpected wedding gig

“Most brides would find it difficult to choose the moment that was most special at their wedding. But for Jennifer Mancia, it was the students she selected to play music at her ceremony who stole the show,” writes Steve Annear in Sunday’s (11/19) Boston Globe. “On Nov. 4, members of the Roxbury Youth…

Review: Berkshire Symphony’s 20th-century-American program of Gershwin, Piston, Barber

In the Berkshire Symphony’s concert last Friday, “three American works … spanned the gamut from the cheerful neoclassicism of Walter Piston’s ‘Serenata for Orchestra’ to the hustle, bustle and honking horns of Gershwin’s ‘An American in Paris,’ with the gentle sadness of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto,” writes…

Cecilia Bartoli: first woman to sing in Sistine Chapel with centuries-old all-male choir

“For the past 500 years, beautiful sacred music has echoed up towards Michelangelo’s sublime ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, performed exclusively by male choirs. Until now,” writes Angela Giuffrida in Sunday’s (11/19) Observer (London, U.K.). “Cecilia Bartoli, one of Italy’s most celebrated classical…

Obituary: Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 55

“Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the charismatic Siberian baritone who won critical acclaim and devoted fans around the world for his burnished voice, uncanny breath control and rueful expressivity, died on Wednesday,” writes Anthony Tommasini in Wednesday’s (11/22) New York Times. “He was 55. … the cause of death…

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Who's In?

Artistic: Jacksonville Symphony

Florida’s Jacksonville Symphony has appointed ROGER WIGHT vice president and general manager. Wight will work with President and CEO Robert Massey and Music Director Courtney Lewis in overseeing the production of concerts and programming, and with the marketing and development teams... 

Administrative: Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has appointed KIM NOLTEMY to the position of president and chief executive officer, effective January 22, 2018. Noltemy has been the chief operating and communications officer for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood since 2015. She started her tenure at the BSO in 1996...

Artistic: Columbus Symphony

ROSSEN MILANOV has extended his contract as music director of Ohio’s Columbus Symphony through the 2024-25 season. He was initially appointed music director in 2015....

Administrative: Charlotte Symphony

The Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina has appointed JOHN CLAPP as general manager, effective December 1. The appointment marks a return to the Charlotte Symphony for Clapp: he had previously been the orchestra’s contrabassoonist.... 

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Industry Buzz

Thanksgiving Break

The Hub will take a brief hiatus and return on Monday, November 27, following the Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy the holiday!

Juliet Palmer receives Detroit Symphony’s 2017 Lebenbom award for female composers

Juliet Palmer, a Toronto-based composer, sound artist, and performer, has won the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s ninth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers. The Lebenbom Award includes ...

Winnipeg Symphony receives $1 million for endowment fund for music-education program

Canada’s Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has received two donations totaling $1 million to launch a new endowment fund in support of Sistema Winnipeg, a free daily, intensive music education program of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra...

Paul R. Judy Center announces grants for innovative music projects

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research, a division of the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music in New York, has announced eight grant recipients for fall 2017. The projects were selected out of ninety proposals from throughout North America.... 

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Help Yourself

Mid-Winter Managers Meeting registration now open!

Executive directors and youth orchestra administrators: register now for the League of American Orchestras’ Mid-Winter Managers Meeting and Pre-Meeting Seminar, January 27-29, 2018, Sunday afternoon through Monday, in New York City at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. …

Make your voice heard with the League’s new Guide to Public Policy Advocacy

If you are involved in an orchestra in any capacity, and you care about the future of your orchestra and the community it serves, being an effective public policy advocate is essential....

Now showing: Wichita Falls Symphony’s 70th-anniversary commemorative video

The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra in Texas has produced a video commemorating its 70th anniversary and posted the video online. The Legacy of the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra video, featuring archival footage, still images, and personal…

Shop for a cause!

Amid the shopping, festivities, and time with family, the holiday season is also an important time for charitable organizations: close to a quarter of annual donations are made in the last two months of the year. When you shop with AmazonSmile...

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