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In L.A., a moveable opera about America, co-composed by Du Yun and Raven Chacon

“Toss out everything you thought you knew about the land you are currently occupying. MacArthur grant winner Yuval Sharon’s avant-garde L.A. opera company, the Industry, is taking on the...

February 28, 2020

National Symphony Orchestra cancels Japan tour, due to risks related to coronavirus

“The National Symphony Orchestra canceled the five performances in Japan of its Asian tour because of [the COVID-19] virus epidemic,” reads an unsigned Thursday (2/27) Associated Press article. “The...

February 28, 2020

Louisville Orchestra’s 2020-21 season: from Kentucky to Carnegie Hall

“In its upcoming season, the Louisville Orchestra is heading to the Big Apple,” writes Savannah Eadens in Saturday’s (2/22) Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky). “Conductor Teddy Abrams and the 60 plus...

February 28, 2020

Microtonal music moves center stage in Pittsburgh, Feb. 28-March 1

“On a typical piano, there are 88 keys but only 12 different notes. Moving 12 notes up or down from, say, the note C will put you back on...

February 28, 2020

Review: Nine Beethoven symphonies on period instruments, with John Eliot Gardiner

“In a concert season brimming with Beethoven favorites and rarities to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth, one presentation encompasses both categories: a Beethoven symphony cycle on period...

February 28, 2020

In tune with teens: Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Juan Felipe Molano

  “You might not expect an orchestra conductor to be up on teen pop culture, let alone for that knowledge to come into play in a job interview,” writes...

February 27, 2020

Toledo Symphony performs Okoye’s “Harriet Tubman,” plus Ellington, Previn, Still

“In Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom, Nkeiru Okoye brings a fresh perspective to a long-familiar figure,” writes Nicki Gorny in Saturday’s (2/22) Toledo Blade (Toledo,...

February 27, 2020

San Francisco Symphony prepares for MTT’s final European tour with the orchestra

“Any time more than a hundred musicians and their instruments are to be transported by planes and buses on another continent for appearances in different countries each night, it’s...

February 27, 2020

Charlotte Symphony musicians’ DIY free chamber series

“The upside? Free chamber music … played for sheer joy by members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, their friends and peers,” writes Lawrence Toppman in Tuesday’s (2/25) Charlotte Observer...

February 27, 2020

Juilliard School hires Andrew Norman to join composition faculty

“Andrew Norman … is at the moment based in Los Angeles, but not for long,” writes Susan Elliott in Wednesday’s (2/26) Musical America (subscription required). “He will be relocating...

February 27, 2020