Category: Media View

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Lyric Opera musicians agree to play opening-night “Tosca”

In Sunday’s (9/27) Chicago Sun-Times, Laura Emerick writes, “The curtain went up Saturday night on the 55th anniversary season of Lyric Opera of Chicago, even though the company’s...

September 28, 2009

Calling for a central organization and message in the arts

In a Thursday (9/24) blog post on the Partners In Performance website, John McCann writes, “Why do we have so many free-standing, poorly funded national 501c3 service organizations...

September 28, 2009

Sony Masterworks marks Ma’s 30 years with the label with $789 box set

In Sunday’s (9/27) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin writes about a new Yo-Yo Ma boxed set. “Classical music box sets have been bounding into the market in...

September 28, 2009

Sony Masterworks marks Ma’s 30 years with the label with $789 box set

In Sunday’s (9/27) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin writes about a new Yo-Yo Ma boxed set. “Classical music box sets have been bounding into the market in...

September 28, 2009

Obituary: Orchestral recording pioneer Wilma Cozart Fine, 82

In Friday’s (9/25) Wall Street Journal, Stephen Miller writes, “Just 23 years old when she recruited the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a recording contract in 1950, Wilma Cozart...

September 28, 2009

Obituary: Pianist Alicia de Larrocha, 86

In Saturday’s (9/26) New York Times, Allan Kozinn writes, “Alicia de Larrocha, the diminutive Spanish pianist esteemed for her elegant Mozart performances and regarded as an incomparable interpreter...

September 28, 2009

Minnesota Orchestra extends Vänskä’s contract through 2015

In Friday’s (9/25) Star-Tribune (Minneapolis), Graydon Royce reports, “Osmo Vänskä has signed a contract extension to remain music director at the Minnesota Orchestra through the 2014-15 season. ......

September 25, 2009

Graf extends contract and plans departure from Houston Symphony

In Thursday’s (9/24) Houston Chronicle, Tara Dooley writes, “Conductor Hans Graf is crafting an exit strategy that means he will leave his position as music director of the...

September 25, 2009

Saint Louis Symphony discusses its budget

In Thursday’s (9/24) St. Louis Business Journal, Kelsey Volkmann reports, “The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra said Thursday that it narrowed its operating deficit slightly to $2.96 million for...

September 25, 2009

Percussion extravaganza kicks off Symphony in C’s free music in the park

In Friday’s (9/25) Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, New Jersey), Deborah Hirsch writes, “Drum rolls and xylophone chimes rang through Cooper Commons Park on Thursday as Symphony in C held...

September 25, 2009