This Week’s Headlines

Posted on: September 22, 2022

Photo of Matthew Spivey by Cody Pickens

San Francisco Symphony names Matthew Spivey as CEO

Julia Wolfe’s “Her Story,” about equality for women, gets world premiere by Nashville Symphony; will be performed by orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco

New assistant conductor, acting concertmaster, and section leaders at Florida’s Naples Philharmonic

San Antonio Philharmonic, founded by musicians of former San Antonio Symphony, performs first concert

Chicago Sinfonietta honors late violinist and co-founder Terrance Malone Gray, on program featuring Roberto Sierra’s saxophone concerto

Toronto Symphony CEO Mark Williams to begin tenure with all-access open house, free concerts

2022 Van Cliburn Competition draws 25 million webcast views, increases social media and YouTube engagement

Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair plans to step down at end of end of 2023-24 season

Rising double-bassist Matthew Morgan, alum of Dallas Young Strings program, which makes classical music accessible to students from underrepresented backgrounds

Review: Houston Symphony’s new music director, Juraj Valcuha, begins tenure with Verdi Requiem

Four new musicians join Los Angeles Philharmonic (subscription required)

Northern Ireland’s Ulster Orchestra names Auveen Sands chief executive, first woman in the job

Oklahoma City Philharmonic Music Director Mickelthwate on making music in a new hometown

Can a music critic ever be objective?