Category: Media View

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Charleston Symphony cancels remainder of season

In Monday’s (3/29) Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), Adam Parker reports, “A significant drop in fundraising dollars, exacerbated by the recession’s ‘strong headwind’ has forced the Charleston...

March 29, 2010

Boulez turns 85, still full of ideas for improving musical life

“Pierre Boulez, everyone says, has mellowed,” writes Mark Swed in Sunday’s (3/28) Los Angeles Times. “A half-century ago, he was famed as a maestro with a frighteningly formidable...

March 29, 2010

Detroit Symphony, city’s other arts groups hoping to stay afloat

In Sunday’s (3/28) Detroit Free Press, Mark Stryker writes, “Detroit arts groups have always struggled to make ends meet. But the depth of today’s economic crisis—compounded by real...

March 29, 2010

Met Opera gets $30 million unrestricted gift

In Saturday’s (3/27) New York Times, Robin Pogrebin reports, “The philanthropist Ann Ziff has given $30 million to the Metropolitan Opera, the largest single gift from an individual...

March 29, 2010

Green Bay Symphony to announce music director finalists

Sunday’s (3/28) Green Bay Press-Gazette (Wisconsin) reports, “The Green Bay Symphony Orchestra’s international search for a new music director has reached its final stages. The finalists and plans...

March 29, 2010

D.C. arts groups hoping to turn a corner on recovery

In Sunday’s (3/28) Washington Post, Jacqueline Trescott writes, “About two years ago, noting the signs of a crippling recession on the horizon, the Studio Theatre launched an unusual...

March 29, 2010

Rebelling with Beethoven

Friday (3/26) on the New York Times blog Opinionator, composer Daniel Felsenfeld writes, “Music may be the universal language, but those of us who spend our lives with...

March 29, 2010

Baltimore Symphony musicians agree to 16.6 percent salary cut

In Friday’s (3/26) Baltimore Sun, Tim Smith reports, “Musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra have agreed to take yet another salary hit in an effort to help the...

March 26, 2010

Virginia Symphony names Borenstein executive director

Thursday’s (3/25) Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia) reports, “The Virginia Symphony has named a new executive director, Eric Borenstein, who will begin his new duties on June 1....

March 26, 2010

Vancouver Symphony cancels concerts due to budget woes

In Thursday’s (3/25) Columbian (Clark County, Washington), Mary Ann Albright writes, “The three teenage musicians tapped to play with the Vancouver Symphony in its April concerts will have...

March 26, 2010