Category: Media View

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Learning about composition through immersion

Tuesday (2/23) on NewMusicBox.com, Gail Wein writes, “I was seven or eight the first time I sketched out a theme on staff paper so I could play it...

February 26, 2010

The wild world of a touring violinist

“Christian Tetzlaff will fly more than 17,000 miles, visit three continents and cross more than a dozen time zones over the span of two weeks,” writes Ellen Gamerman...

February 26, 2010

Leaders of Buffalo, Rochester orchestras lobby in state capitol

In Wednesday’s (2/24) Buffalo Business First, James Fink writes, “Already operating on a razor-thin budget, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s executive director will lobby state lawmakers to restore proposed...

February 25, 2010

MTT awarded National Medal of Arts

In Thursday’s (2/25) San Francisco Chronicle, Joshua Kosman reports, “San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas is among a handful of artists scheduled to receive the National...

February 25, 2010

Maazel may be headed back to Munich

“Well, that was a short retirement,” writes Anne Midgette Wednesday (2/24) on the Washington Post blog Classical Beat. “Lorin Maazel, 79, who appeared to view his tenure at...

February 25, 2010

After scandal, Berlin Philharmonic urges Salzburg Festival to ensure commitment

Thursday (2/25) on Bloomberg.com, Shirley Apthorp writes, “The Berlin Philharmonic is urging Salzburg politicians to clean up the Easter Festival to ensure the orchestra’s continued involvement after a...

February 25, 2010

Fleming to dive into indie rock

Wednesday (2/24) on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster, David Ng writes, “When not performing in opera houses around the world, soprano Renée Fleming has been known...

February 25, 2010

Philadelphia Orchestra announces 2010-11 season

In Tuesday’s (2/23) Philadelphia Inquirer, Peter Dobrin writes that, for the Philadelphia Orchestra, “2010-11 looks like another exploration of new conductors, with an impressive grouping of debuts by...

February 24, 2010

Cleveland Orchestra redesigns its website

In Saturday’s (2/20) Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Zachary Lewis writes, “The Cleveland Orchestra got a long-awaited facelift online Wednesday with the launch of a redesigned Web site. Despite the...

February 24, 2010

Shaham’s project examines violin concertos of a turbulent time

In Wednesday’s (2/24) Wall Street Journal, Barbara Jepson writes, “In the 1930s, horrific developments in Europe ultimately swept more than 50 countries into the most destructive global conflict...

February 24, 2010