“Triptych” world premiere to celebrate Florida Orchestra’s 50th anniversary with local focus

The Florida Orchestra will premiere Michael Ippolito’s Triptych this weekend, commissioned for the orchestra’s 50th anniversary season, writes Andrew Meacham in Friday’s (2/23) Tampa Bay Times. Music Director Michael Francis “persuaded Ippolito, 33, to accept the commission he and his wife, Cindy, helped pay for. The mission was to celebrate Florida....

February 24, 2018
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Boston Pops’ 2018 season, spanning Bernstein to Broadway

“A centennial celebration of legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein … a star-studded bricolage of Broadway hits, and the third Pops appearance of ‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr.—all of these and more are in store for the spring 2018 Boston Pops season,” writes Isaac Feldberg in Thursday’s (2/22) Boston Globe....

Washington’s Auburn Symphony selects Wesley Schulz as next music director

“It took the Auburn Symphony Orchestra 2½ years to find and land their new music director, but it was time well spent, they say,” reads an unsigned Thursday (2/22) article in the Auburn Reporter (Kent, WA)....

Ulster Orchestra’s accomplishments under Rafael Payare, soon to lead San Diego Symphony

“The Ulster Orchestra’s music director Rafael Payare has been appointed to the same position with the San Diego Symphony,” writes Alf McCreary in Thursday’s (2/22) Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland)....

Donizetti’s rediscovered “L’Ange de Nisida” opera to premiere this summer in London

“Gaetano Donizetti’s most famous work, Lucia di Lammermoor, written in 1835, is seen as one of the great European operas,” writes Dalya Alberge in Saturday’s (2/17) Guardian (U.K.)....

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Artistic: InterSchool Orchestras of New York

The InterSchool Orchestras of New York has announced that TONG CHEN will serve as music director beginning on July 1, 2018. She will succeed Brian Worsdale....

Administrative: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has named JAMES M. JOHNSON as its next chief executive officer, effective April 30, 2018. For the past seven years, Johnson has served as president and CEO of the Omaha Symphony....

Artistic: Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Four new musicians have joined the Virginia Symphony Orchestra: violist ALEXANDRA TAKASUGI, double bassist ALEC HILLER, principal contrabassoonist ELIZABETH ROBERTS, and trombonist TANNER ANTONETTI....

Artistic: La Jolla Music Society

The La Jolla Music Society in California has announced that pianist INON BARNATAN will be the music director of SummerFest, its annual chamber music festival. Barnatan will assume the role in 2019, following current Music Director Cho-Liang Lin, who announced last year that…

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World premiere by area composer for Colorado’s Longmont Symphony

On February 24, the Longmont Symphony, led by Music Director Elliot Moore, will present the world premiere of Mountain Myth by composer and musician Michael Udow, a longtime Longmont resident....

Update: Australia’s “Limelight” classical music magazine reports a new buyer

Following news earlier this month that the Australian classical music magazine Limelight was experiencing financial difficulties and suspending publication, the magazine’s publisher, Arts Illuminated Pty Ltd., announced Sunday at its website that “an interested party has come forward to work with the magazine’s staff to ensure the ongoing publication of the magazine...

Tippet Rise’s third season: Kernis premiere, chamber music, outdoor sculpture

The third season of the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana, will feature the world premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’s String Quartet No. 4, commissioned by the festival and performed by the Borromeo String Quartet....

LACO’s next Sound Investment premiere: spatialized work by Ellen Reid

On February 24, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will premiere Ellen Reid’s Petrichor, the most recent of the orchestra’s LACO Sound Investment commissions, through which concertgoers invest $300 or more in a membership to observe closely the development of a new work...

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Curtis’s live-stream of “Pierrot lunaire” plus discussion, part of school’s interdepartmental project

The Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, the Curtis Institute of Music’s contemporary-music group, will perform Arnold Schoenberg’s 1912 melodrama Pierrot lunaire at 8 p.m. on February 24 as part of Curtis’s school-wide “Edge Effect” project....

Apply now! Applications for League’s Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service are due March 5

The application deadline for the third annual Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service is Monday, March 5, 2018—so be sure to apply now....

Now posted: Digital Media Digest for January/February 2018

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....

Free livestream of Philip Glass Ensemble and others from Carnegie Hall on Feb. 16

The Philip Glass Ensemble’s sold-out Carnegie Hall performance at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 16 will be webcast live, free of charge, on medici.tv and carnegiehall.org/medici. The ensemble will perform one Glass’s early works, Music with Changing Parts....

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