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Boston Modern Opera Project and Odyssey Opera to present five-year series of operas by Black composers

  “The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Odyssey Opera have unveiled plans for ‘As Told By: History, Race, and Justice on the Opera Stage,’ a five-year series of...

October 22, 2021

Obituary: conductor Bernard Haitink, 92

“Bernard Haitink, one of the preeminent conductors of our time, has died aged 92,” states an unsigned article in Friday’s (10/22) Gramophone (U.K.). Haitink died at his home in...

October 22, 2021

Waco Symphony returns in person: pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton, plus basketball coach as narrator

“The Waco Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by [pianists] Christina and Michelle Naughton and a special guest, Baylor men’s basketball head coach Scott Drew, will be performing … on Thursday in...

October 22, 2021

Cincinnati Symphony’s Louis Langrée named next music director of Opéra-Comique in Paris

“Louis Langrée, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, is the new director of the Opéra-Comique in Paris,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Thursday’s (10/21) Cincinnati Business Courier. “The announcement...

October 22, 2021

Williamsport Symphony to open in-person season with Rouse, Dvořák, Beethoven

“After a year of live music venues closing doors and being shuttered, one of Williamsport’s premier ensembles is returning to the stage,” writes Robert Hinkal in Thursday’s (10/21) Williamsport...

October 22, 2021

Three Dallas Symphony programs to air on Bloomberg TV

“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Bloomberg Television, a pay-television network, are partnering for three broadcasts this fall. All of the programs will be recorded and produced by the DSO,...

October 22, 2021

On the music and message of Marian Anderson’s 1941 rendition of “Crucifixion”

“Over the summer, the Sony Classical label released ‘Marian Anderson: Beyond the Music,’ a sumptuous boxed set containing the contralto’s complete published recordings for the RCA Victor label, from...

October 22, 2021

Eun Sun Kim breaks ground as first female music director at San Francisco Opera

“The curtain had just fallen on San Francisco Opera’s production of Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio,’ and the mood was celebratory,” writes Javier Hernández in Tuesday’s (10/19) New York Times. “But as...

October 21, 2021

San Antonio Symphony is facing a financial crisis—how did other orchestras manage to come back?

The San Antonio “Symphony Society on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the San Antonio Symphony’s first two concerts of the season, Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 5-6,” writes Nicholas Frank...

October 21, 2021

Following 2020-21 pivot, Harrisburg Symphony returns in-person this season

“Matthew Herren began his tenure as executive director of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra in July of 2020, four months into the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,” writes Sean...

October 21, 2021