Category: Media View

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Met Orchestra tour of London, Paris, Baden-Baden announced for summer 2020

“The last time the Metropolitan Opera’s orchestra went on tour was in 2002. Since then, its appearances outside Lincoln Center have been relegated to annual postseason engagements at Carnegie...

February 25, 2020

Review: Milwaukee Symphony and Ben Folds in evening of songs, old and new

“The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra was about halfway through its concert … Wednesday night when a few people in the crowd began to yell, ‘Rock this (expletive),’ ” writes Piet...

February 25, 2020

CEO Mark Hanson on planning San Francisco Symphony’s present—and future

“Mark Hanson’s budding symphonic career as a cellist took a sharp turn at 22 toward a path in nonprofit management,” writes Brian Rinker in Friday’s (2/21) San Francisco Business...

February 24, 2020

La Scala and La Fenice opera houses shuttered, as Italy implements measures to prevent spread of coronavirus

“Italy scrambled Sunday to check the spread of Europe’s first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and a third death, calling off...

February 24, 2020

Sydney Symphony announces “50 Fanfares” commissioning project

“The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has today announced a major commissioning project, 50 Fanfares, which will see it commission and present 50 new works by 50 Australian composers,” writes Justine...

February 24, 2020

Danish String Quartet: six concerts, nine hours, 16 Beethoven quartets

“Almost 15 years ago, the men of the Danish String Quartet—they were in their 20s, at the time, and still called themselves the ‘Young’ Danish—said in an interview that...

February 24, 2020

U.K. study: more young people are connecting to orchestral music, through tech

  “According to new research by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 73% of British adults have an active relationship with orchestral music, rising to 83% of those aged under 25,”...

February 24, 2020

New chamber opera about cellist Jacqueline du Pré, with former protégé Haimovitz

“When Matt Haimovitz performs at the world premiere of [Toronto-based] Tapestry Opera’s Jacqueline: a portrait of virtuosity, the audience can anticipate music that resonates with the poignant timbre of...

February 24, 2020

Allentown Symphony’s Diane Wittry on progress for women conductors

In 1992, Jeannette Sorrell was “told not to waste her time auditioning for the assistant conductor post of a major symphony orchestra because she was a woman,” writes Steve...

February 21, 2020

Reflecting on what Kent Nagano has brought to the Montreal Symphony

“Consider the man who will lead the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in its now-annual visit to [Toronto’s] Roy Thomson Hall this coming Wednesday: Kent Nagano,” writes William Littler in Saturday’s...

February 21, 2020