This Week’s Headlines

Posted on: September 1, 2022

After Sunday’s Boston Symphony Orchestra concert at Tanglewood, Michael Tilson Thomas, who is being treated for an aggressive form of brain cancer, received a six-minute standing ovation. Photo: Hilary Scott

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Beethoven’s Ninth at Tanglewood

Akron Symphony to debut at Blossom Festival with semi-staged “Sound of Music” also featuring music-theater students

Compare and contrast: American and European classical music tastes

Podium promotions: Nashville Symphony’s Nathan Aspinall and Canton Symphony’s Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz

Study links learning a musical instrument in youth with improved thinking skills in old age

Dallas Symphony musician escapes apartment during flooding—with her violin

New Zealand Symphony’s Gemma New on reaching out to country’s Maori and Pacific communities

Now playing on YouTube: William Bolcom’s second piano concerto, with pianist Igor Levit and Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Classical-music biopic about musician/composer Lydia Tár, starring Cate Blanchett, set for October release