Review: LA Phil’s “El Amor Brujo” at Hollywood Bowl, with Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater

“If there is a single takeaway from the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s centennial season, technically completed last month but now bleeding into summer, it is that a symphony orchestra can be and do pretty much any meaningful thing it damn well pleases,” writes Mark Swed in Friday’s (7/12) Los Angeles Times....

July 16, 2019
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In Tel Aviv, crowds bid farewell as longtime music director Zubin Mehta steps down

“Music lovers came out Saturday night to bid an emotional farewell to Maestro Zubin Mehta on the completion of his impressive 50-year tenure as musical director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,” writes Hannah Harnest in Monday’s (7/15) Times of Israel (Jerusalem)....

2018 audit notes “substantial uncertainty about Baltimore Symphony’s ability to continue as going concern”

“The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced Monday that the results of an audit for the last fiscal year raises doubts that the BSO will remain financially viable for the next twelve months,” writes Mary Carole McCauley in Monday’s (7/15) Baltimore Sun....

Winston-Salem Symphony’s new music director: Timothy Redmond

“After an exhaustive search through more than 120 candidates, the Winston-Salem Symphony is announcing new leadership,” states David Ford in Thursday’s (7/11) WFDD radio station (North Carolina)....

Opinion: How should we think about the classical canon?

“In the past decade alone, I count at least six significant literary retellings of Homer’s ‘Iliad’ in novels and poems,” writes Anne Midgette in Sunday’s (7/14) Washington Post....

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Who's In?

Artistic: San Juan Symphony

The San Juan Symphony, based in Durango, Colorado, has appointed SAYRA SIVERSON music director of the San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra. Siverson will retain her current post as artistic director of the Albuquerque Youth…

Administrative: Richmond Symphony

Virginia’s Richmond Symphony has announced two appointments: JENNIFER ARNOLD as director of artistic planning and orchestral operations and WALTER BITNER as director of education and community engagement. …

Administrative: The Juilliard School

ROSALIE CONTRERAS has been appointed vice president of public affairs at the Juilliard School in New York City, effective July 8, 2019. Contreras goes to Juilliard from the Seattle Symphony ...

Artistic: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has named ELENA DUBINETS to the newly created position of chief artistic officer, effective in August 2019....

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Industry Buzz

Orchestras mark 50 years since Apollo 11 moon landing

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, and many orchestras are celebrating the 50th anniversary of that day with space-themed concerts and events....

New Music USA announces new project grants

New Music USA has announced its ninth round of project grant awards supporting new American music projects in 27 states, a total of $529,420 for 114 awarded projects....

Alexandria Symphony to perform at city’s 270th-birthday celebration

The city of Alexandria, Virginia will celebrate its 270th birthday on July 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. with a free outdoor concert including performances by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra at Oronoco Bay Park in the city’s…

Des Moines Symphony to perform free concerts at new Water Works Park amphitheater

On July 14, the Des Moines Symphony will perform its first free outdoor pops concert at the newly constructed Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park, a program of Broadway, pop, and soul music featuring vocalist Renée Elise Goldsberry (in photo), followed by fireworks...

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Help Yourself

Apply now for the League’s Emerging Leaders Program

The League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program offers a powerful curriculum to cultivate and strengthen the capabilities of high-potential orchestra professionals....

2019 Essentials of Orchestra Management cohort announced

Essentials of Orchestra Management, the League of American Orchestras’ seminar for preparing early-career orchestra professionals to be effective and innovative administrators and leaders, runs from July 8-18 in Los Angeles at the University of…

Nineteen U.S. Orchestras receive grants from the League’s American Orchestras’ Futures Fund

Nineteen U.S. orchestras have received grants from the League of American Orchestras’ American Orchestras’ Futures Fund to support innovation and organizational learning. The two-year American Orchestras’ Future Fund grants, in the amount of $80,000–$150,000 each...

Music Academy of the West to host third annual Classical Evolution/Revolution Conference, July 22-24

From July 22 to 24, the Music Academy of the West, in Santa Barbara, California, will present the Classical Evolution/Revolution Conference, at which artists, composers, arts executives, and media leaders will cover ...

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