Category: Media View

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Vienna Philharmonic appoints first-ever woman concertmaster

A Canadian Associated Press report published Saturday (3/20) on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website states, “The Vienna Philharmonic, one of the oldest and most venerated orchestras in the...

March 22, 2010

Syracuse Symphony seeks $300,000 to match board donation

In Thursday’s (3/18) Post Standard (Syracuse, New York), Melinda Johnson writes, “Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, like music organizations nationwide, has not escaped the economic downturn. And, there are no...

March 22, 2010

New home for Pasadena Symphony and Pops in 2010-11

Saturday (3/20) on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster, Mike Boehm writes, “The Pasadena Symphony is leaving its longtime home, making a small-is-beautiful switch from the 3,029-seat...

March 22, 2010

Louisville Orchestra master tapes immortalize ensemble’s history

In Sunday’s (3/21) Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), Andrew Adler writes, “On the outside, they don’t look like much: rows and rows of narrow cardboard boxes, labeled in black and...

March 22, 2010

Peabody musicians bring music into community

In Sunday’s (3/21) Baltimore Sun, Tim Smith writes, “The homeless who line up for meals from the Our Daily Bread service center in the shadow of the Jones...

March 22, 2010

Obituary: Long-time Bayreuth director Wolfgang Wagner, 90

Monday (3/22) on Bloomberg.com, Shirley Apthrop and Catherine Hickley report, “Wolfgang Wagner, grandson of Richard Wagner and director of the composer’s opera festival in Bayreuth for 57 years,...

March 22, 2010

National Arts Centre renews Zukerman’s contract through 2014-15

In Friday’s (3/19) Ottawa Citizen (Ontario), Steven Mazey reports, “National Arts Centre Orchestra director Pinchas Zukerman has renewed his contract with the orchestra through the 2014-15 season, the...

March 19, 2010

Detroit Symphony contract talks end without a deal

In Thursday’s (3/18) Detroit Free Press, Mark Stryker reports, “Talks to renegotiate the Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians contract have ended without a deal, a surprise since a spokesperson...

March 19, 2010

Virginia Symphony joins food drive

In Wednesday’s (3/17) Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia), David Nicholson writes, “The Virginia Symphony will participate in Orchestras Feeding America, a national food drive conducted by members of...

March 19, 2010

Haiti benefit not lucrative, but good visibility for crisis relief

In Thursday’s (3/18) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin writes, “Lang Lang, the celebrity pianist; Christoph Eschenbach, the conductor; and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra are taking the stage...

March 19, 2010