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CityMusic Cleveland to premiere Hatzis work

“Happy is the composer who hears his or her music performed on a regular basis,” writes Donald Rosenberg in Sunday’s (10/11) Plain Dealer (Cleveland), “which means Christos Hatzis...

October 13, 2009

North Carolina Symphony to raise $8 million to get state funds

An editorial in Tuesday’s (10/13) News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) praising the North Carolina Symphony states, “Hard times have hit the North Carolina Symphony, founded in 1932...

October 14, 2009

Kennedy Center pilots new arts education program

Friday (10/9) on the theater news site Backstage.com, Brett Zongker reports, “The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is starting a new program that could reinvent...

October 13, 2009

Albany Symphony gets new sponsor for Holiday pops

In Wednesday’s (10/14) Albany Herald (New York), Cathy Higgins reports, “The Albany Symphony Orchestra is getting a financial boost for its 18th annual Peppermint Pops holiday concert. ......

October 14, 2009

Concert Review: Dudamel’s Disney Hall debut

Coverage of Gustavo Dudamel’s inaugural concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic was featured on the front pages of the Los Angeles Times and the New...

October 9, 2009

Obituary: Former Columbus Symphony conductor Harry Kruger, 80

In Saturday’s (10/10) Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Georgia), Sonya Sorich reports, “Harry Kruger, former conductor for orchestras in Columbus and LaGrange, Ga., died Thursday. He was 80. Friends remember Kruger...

October 14, 2009

Budget news at Milwaukee Symphony

In Thursday’s (10/8) Milwaukee Business Journal, David Schuyler writes, “The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra said it expects to report an operating budget deficit of $344,000 for the 2008-2009 season...

October 9, 2009

SymphonyOnline Exclusive: In Hanoi with the New York Philharmonic

Symphony Managing Editor Jennifer Melick, reporting from Vietnam, scouts out the scene in Hanoi in advance of the New York Philharmonic’s October 14 arrival as part of the...

October 13, 2009

New conductor for Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes

A report in Thursday’s (10/8) Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York) states, “New music director and conductor Toshiyuki Shimada will lead the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes when it...

October 9, 2009

Debating the salaries of today’s conductors

In Tuesday’s (10/6) Guardian (London), two writers debate the value of orchestra conductors. Philippa Ibbotson writes, “Few people remain unaware of the exorbitant rewards enjoyed by many bankers...

October 9, 2009