Boston Symphony ushers in 100th-anniversary celebrations of Bernstein, Massachusetts native

“He was a wunderkind: the youngest music director ever to lead the New York Philharmonic and the genius behind the score to ‘West Side Story,’ ” writes William J. Kole in a Thursday (9/21) Associated Press story. “Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 next year...

September 25, 2017
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Philly Pops names David Charles Abell principal guest conductor

“And now it’s official: David Charles Abell, who’s around here a lot and grew up in Mount Airy, has been tapped as principal guest conductor for the Philly Pops,” write Stephan Salisbury in Thursday’s (9/21) Philadelphia Inquirer. “ ‘Given his Philly roots...

Melissa Etheridge, Kansas native, to headline three Kansas City Symphony concerts

“She will be in town this weekend for three shows, but during a recent phone interview, Melissa Etheridge had her favorite sports team on her mind,” the Kansas City Chiefs, writes Timothy Finn in Wednesday’s (9/20) Kansas City Star (Missouri)....

Montreal Symphony’s Kent Nagano receives YMCA Peace Medal

“Kent Nagano comes in peace, and now he has the medal to prove it,” writes T’Cha Dunlevy in Thursday’s (9/21) Gazette (Montreal, Canada). “The soft-spoken conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) was an honorary recipient...

Ohio’s Mansfield Symphony set for first concerts with new music director, Octavio Más-Arocas

“Octavio Más-Arocas is a very busy man. And this fall, his schedule intensifies,” writes Cheryl Dring on Thursday (9/21) at WOSU Public Media (Columbus, OH). “Más-Arocas begins not one, but two new positions: director of orchestras at Ithaca College...

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Who's In?

Administrative: Early Music America

Early Music America, a nonprofit service organization for the field of historical performance in North America, has announced the appointment of KARIN BROOKES as executive director....

Administrative: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

DAVID CHAMBERS has been appointed vice president for development at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, effective October 23, 2017....

Artistic: Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced two appointments to its musician roster: DAVID BUCK as principal flute and UNA GONG as section cello...

Administrative: Phoenix Symphony

At the Phoenix Symphony, RON FREDMAN has been appointed chief development officer and TAMMY ROCKER vice president of development...

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Industry Buzz

Recordings news, Sept. 2017: International, chamber music, industry updates

Flutist Hubert Laws and pianist Jeffrey Biegel are featured on a new recording of Claude Bolling’s 1975 Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, in a new symphonic arrangement by Steve Barta. Peter Rotter conducts a chamber orchestra of freelance musicians...

National Symphony marks JFK centennial and first anniversary of Museum of African American History with “Selma” screening

On September 22 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, D.C., guest conductor Ryan McAdams will lead the National Symphony Orchestra and composer/jazz musician Jason Moran in a performance of the score from the 2014 film Selma...

Cleveland Orchestra to start its 100th season with student “Prometheus Project” event

On September 22 at Severance Hall, Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will lead the Cleveland Orchestra in a concert exclusively for middle- and high-school students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as the culminating project of the orchestra’s Prometheus Project for Students....

Phoenix Symphony’s Alexander Laing one of three 2018 Sphinx Medals of Excellence recipients

Phoenix Symphony Principal Clarinet Alexander Laing is one of three 2018 recipients of the Sphinx Organization’s Medals of Excellence....

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Free stream of New York Philharmonic’s season-opening Mahler 5 concert on Facebook Live

The New York Philharmonic’s September 19 season-opening gala concert of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 led by Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden will be streamed free on Facebook Live....

Report: positive results on health for older adults who participate in the arts

Older adults who create art and attend arts events have better health outcomes than adults who do neither, states a report published by the National Endowment for the Arts. Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Engage in the Arts presents the first detailed look at ... 

Conductors: Apply now for League’s Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

Applications are now open for the 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, hosted by Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony, April 3-4, 2018....

Your orchestra’s League membership expires September 30

It’s time to renew your orchestra’s membership in the League of American Orchestras, the only national association dedicated to orchestras....

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