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University drops investigation of composer Bright Sheng for showing 1965 film of “Othello”

“Bright Sheng faced student uproar after he showed his fall seminar class a movie with blackface in it,” writes Samuel Dodge in Wednesday’s (10/20) MLive (Ann Arbor). “The University...

October 21, 2021

Welz Kauffman named managing director of Tucson-based chorus and orchestra, True Concord

“Tucson newcomer Welz Kauffman likely will be sitting in the audience for all three performances” of True Concord Voices & Orchestra’s season-opening concerts this weekend, writes Cathalena E. Burch...

October 21, 2021

New Wallace Foundation survey: how 25 arts groups are rethinking their values

“A new study funded by the Wallace Foundation updates the views of the 25 organizations participating in the Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative, who were canvassed before the pandemic,...

October 21, 2021

Kalamazoo Symphony, embracing change as it enters its 100th season

“Music connects us. Three words that stand alone at the heart of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra as it celebrates its 100th anniversary and prepares for a second century of...

October 20, 2021

El Paso Symphony and area partners to premiere Requiem honoring victims of 2019 mass shooting

After the August 2019 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, writes Carol Viescas in Friday’s (10/15) El Paso Inc., University of Texas at El Paso Music Chair Dr. Steve...

October 20, 2021

Blanchard, Price, Hailstork, and more: orchestras spotlight Black composers in 2021-22

“Terence Blanchard’s Opera ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ just became the first by a Black composer to be performed at the Metropolitan Opera,” reports Noah Sheidlower in Sunday’s (10/17)...

October 20, 2021

Colour of Music Festival to be held in Sacramento, Nov. 10-13

“For the first time, the Colour of Music Festival is bringing its showcase to the west coast and Sacramento was selected as the lead destination for its debut from...

October 20, 2021

Artist travel issues continue: Roderick Cox to substitute for Dutch conductor Ton Koopman at Boston Symphony

“Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on the music industry, even as orchestras and opera companies attempt to return to live performance,” writes Nicholas Beard in Wednesday’s (10/20 Musical America...

October 20, 2021

Violinist Tessa Lark: spanning folk, classical, Americana

“When Tessa Lark studied at the New England Conservatory, the violinist made friends at Berklee College of Music,” writes Jed Gottlieb in Sunday’s (10/17) Boston Herald. “Now a frequent...

October 20, 2021

Making orchestral music happen in DC schools: cellist Élise Sharp and her String Queens colleagues

“As the group of about 20 eighth-graders rolls into the classroom silently … it’s hard to imagine the bubbling, somewhat off-beat symphony that’s about to come,” write Elliot C....

October 19, 2021