Category: Media View

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Grand Rapids Symphony announces 2009-10 season

In Sunday’s (2/28) Grand Rapids Press, Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk writes, “Visually oriented concerts, cross-cultural programming and community collaborations on events such as ArtPrize 2010 all are part ... ...

March 3, 2010

Loyola professor, Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra bring instruments to Haiti

An Associated Press report posted Wednesday (3/3) on New Orleans Fox 8 News website states, “Loyola University music professor Jean Montes, a native of Haiti, will soon travel...

March 3, 2010

Reeves to ABO: orchestras must earn their government funding

In Sunday’s (2/28) Herald (Scotland), Edd McCracken writes, “In a broadside of Wagnerian proportions, Richard Reeves, director of the influential think tank Demos, told the Association of British...

March 3, 2010

Conservatory students turn to beta blockers to ease performance anxiety

“Joshua Rohde smiled backstage as he wiped loose rosin off his cello,” writes Ian Larson in Monday’s (3/1) Minnesota Daily (University of Minnesota). “ ‘I’m excited for this....

March 3, 2010

San Francisco Symphony announces 2010-11 season

In Tuesday’s (3/2) San Francisco Chronicle, Joshua Kosman previews the San Francisco Symphony’s 2010-11 season. “The season is bracketed by two European tours—one in September, immediately after the...

March 2, 2010

Montreal Symphony unveils final season in Place des Arts

In Tuesday’s (3/2) Gazette (Montreal) Arthur Kaptainis writes, “Adopting the irrefutable motto ‘you can never be too classical,’ the MSO Monday unveiled a 2010-2011 lineup that is styled...

March 2, 2010

Gilmore winner Gerstein makes Chicago Symphony debut

In Sunday’s (2/28) Chicago Sun-Times, Wynne Delacoma writes, “Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein, who performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this week, knew something momentous was afoot ... ...

March 2, 2010

Once an unsuspecting stand-in, van Zweden now on the rise

In Saturday’s (2/27) Financial Times, Andrew Clark writes, “The symphony is Mahler’s First, the conductor the legendary Leonard Bernstein, the orchestra the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the year...

March 2, 2010

Warsaw throws Chopin 170-hour birthday party

In Tuesday’s (3/2) Independent (London), Gulliver Cragg writes from Warsaw, “Piano music has lured walkers on Warsaw’s royal tract into a special event over the past week: a...

March 2, 2010

Tinkering with tradition

Tuesday (3/2) on the Washington Post blog Classical Beat, Anne Midgette writes, “Robert Levin’s improvisations with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra last week have stuck in my mind: in...

March 2, 2010