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Gilliam’s long road to winning National Symphony post

In Thursday’s (3/11) Washington Post, Anne Midgette writes, “Jauvon Gilliam, for seven years a timpanist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, really, really wanted to win the vacant timpani...

March 11, 2010

Jet-set Gaffigan making waves

In Wednesday’s (3/10) Seattle Times, Tom Keogh writes, “ ‘I’ve slept in my bed maybe 25 times this year,’ says James Gaffigan, a much-in-demand guest conductor whose touring...

March 11, 2010

Rethinking the classical concert

Tuesday’s (3/9) Guardian (London), carries a transcript of New Yorker music critic Alex Ross’s Royal Philharmonic Society lecture at London’s Wigmore Hall. “Last autumn, Barack Obama hosted an...

March 10, 2010

Bunch returns to Portland Youth Philharmonic

In Tuesday’s (3/9) Oregonian (Portland), David Stabler writes, “When the Portland Youth Philharmonic sits down to play the heroic, wind-swept Fifth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich on Saturday, look...

March 10, 2010

New York City Opera announces 2010-11 season

In Wednesday’s (3/10) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin reports, “The struggling New York City Opera, operating with a slender financial cushion, announced plans on Tuesday for another...

March 10, 2010

Concert Review: Glens Falls Symphony premieres Gandolfi work

In Tuesday’s (3/9) Times-Union (Albany, New York), Priscilla McLean writes, “The gods of weather and music were smiling down on the Glens Falls Symphony on this perfectly sunny...

March 10, 2010

Salem students get coaching from Oregon Symphony’s Kalmar

In Monday’s (3/8) Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon), Barbara Curtin writes, “To many people in the audience, it looks like the conductor is simply beating time for the orchestra....

March 9, 2010

How Hollywood made Barber’s Adagio a cultural phenomenon

In Sunday’s (3/7) New York Times, Johanna Keller discusses the cultural legacy of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. “Barber’s centenary year (he was born on March 9, 2010,...

March 9, 2010

North Carolina ASC’s Provancher campaigns for arts support

In Friday’s (3/5) Charlotte Observer, Steven Brown writes, “Scott Provancher’s first Arts & Science Council campaign is going down to the wire. A few days ago, with little...

March 9, 2010

Latvian wins Mahler Conducting Competition

Friday (3/5) on the Gramophone website David Threasher reports, “The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra’s International Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition has been won by 31-year-old Latvian, Ainars Rubikis. ... ...

March 9, 2010