Category: Media View

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Does National Anthem have a place in the concert hall?

Tuesday (10/6) on her Washington Post blog Classical Beat, Anne Midgette writes, “Baseball is moving into the postseason, and the classical music world is moving through its annual...

October 6, 2009

NJPAC tops $180 million fundraising goal

In Friday’s (10/2) Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey), Peggy McGlone writes, “On the eve of its 13th season, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center yesterday announced the completion of...

October 5, 2009

Valliere wants to harness technology to expand Columbus Symphony’s reach

In Sunday’s (10/4) Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), Jeffrey Sheban writes, “The new leader of the Columbus Symphony has seen the future of classical music—and it’s streaming live on the...

October 5, 2009

Glens Falls Symphony opens season with Schwantner work

In Monday’s (10/5) Post Star (Glens Falls, New York), Lydia Wheeler writes, “The bows of in the violinists’ hands did a dance of their own on Sunday at...

October 5, 2009

Members of The Doors to collaborate with Phoenix Symphony

In Sunday’s (10/4) Arizona Republic (Phoenix), Larry Rodgers writes, “For a classically trained pianist and stimulating conversationalist, Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek has a disarmingly simple explanation ... ...

October 5, 2009

Sheffer steps down as Symphony Space artistic director

In Monday’s (10/5) New York Times, Robin Pogrebin writes, “To appreciate the impact of Isaiah Sheffer’s decision to step down as the artistic director of Symphony Space ......

October 5, 2009

Concert Review: Dudamel’s Hollywood Bowl appearance

“And so, Saturday, it came to pass,” writes Mark Swed late Saturday (10/3) on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster. “After all the extraordinary buildup—the billboards and...

October 5, 2009

New York Philharmonic cancels trip to Cuba

In Friday’s (10/2) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin writes, “The New York Philharmonic scratched its trip to Cuba at the end of October because the United States...

October 5, 2009

Grand Rapids Symphony musicians sign new contract

In Wednesday’s (9/30) Grand Rapids Press (Michigan), Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk reports, “The Grand Rapids Symphony has reached a collective bargaining agreement with its musicians ...

October 5, 2009

Memphis Symphony to present works that influenced filmmaker

“No, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will not be playing ‘It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp,’ ” writes Jon W. Sparks in Thursday’s (10/1) Commercial Appeal (Memphis). “However,...

October 5, 2009