Category: Media View

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Concert Review: New York Philharmonic marks Sondheim’s birthday

In Tuesday’s (3/16) New York Times, Stephen Holden writes, “From Broadway’s prodigious boy wonder to its beloved aging monarch: For Stephen Sondheim, whose forthcoming 80th birthday on March...

March 17, 2010

Carnegie Hall’s “unofficial orchestral Olympics”

In the March 22 issue of The New Yorker, Alex Ross writes, “In the space of thirty-one days, from the end of January to the beginning of March,...

March 16, 2010

Memphis Symphony looks ahead to 2010-11 season

“The Memphis Symphony Orchestra wants to take you places,” writes Jon W. Sparks in Saturday’s (3/13) Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee). “Its program for 2010-2011 is called a ‘Season...

March 16, 2010

Arkansas Symphony to have new face on the podium—but who?

In Sunday’s (3/14) Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock), Eric E. Harrison writes, “The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will have a new music director when it opens its 2010-11 season the...

March 16, 2010

Association of British Orchestras lays out five-year plan

In Sunday’s (3/14) The Stage (London), Michael Quinn writes, “The Association of British Orchestras has launched a ‘five-year vision’ that calls upon the government to ‘value orchestras, fund...

March 16, 2010

Obituary: Seattle Symphony violinist Maybeth Pressley, 90

In Saturday’s (3/13) Seattle Times, Melinda Bargreen writes, “Maybeth Pressley believed in harmony—in a big way. A longtime Seattle Symphony Orchestra violinist and matriarch of a remarkable dynasty...

March 16, 2010

Evansville Philharmonic cuts ticket prices

In Sunday’s (3/14) Courier-Press (Evansville, Indiana), Roger McBain reports, “After years of steadily declining ticket sales, the Evansville Philharmonic has settled on what may seem an unlikely solution—cutting...

March 15, 2010

NPR’s Simon to join Baltimore Symphony for “Peter and the Wolf”

In Sunday’s (3/14) Baltimore Sun, Tim Smith writes, “Scott Simon, the mellow-voiced host of National Public Radio’s ‘Weekend Edition Saturday,’ and Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore...

March 15, 2010

Hendersonville Symphony gets education grant

Sunday’s (3/14) Times-News (Blue Ridge, North Carolina) reports, “The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a grant of $4,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County. ... ...

March 15, 2010

Buffalo Philharmonic begins Florida Friends Tour

In Saturday’s (3/13) Buffalo News, Tom Buckham writes, “They are no accidental tourists, this instrument-toting contingent set to perform in the shade of Florida’s coastal palms over the...

March 15, 2010