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Detroit Symphony set for Jan.16-20 performances in Florida, first tour with Jader Bignamini

“On Monday, the DSO announced its plans for a five-day tour in Florida Jan. 16-20,” writes Maureen Feighan in Monday’s (10/18) Detroit News. “Performances will be held in Miami, West Palm...

October 19, 2021

San Francisco Symphony’s collaborative-partners team, continuing to transform orchestra

“When Esa-Pekka Salonen was appointed in 2018 as the San Francisco Symphony’s next music director, one of the first things he announced was a plan for a team of...

October 19, 2021

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, championing composer David Sanford

“It’s not a big mystery why David Sanford’s energetic, well-crafted music has stayed mostly under the radar for the last three decades. ‘He’s not a self-promoter,’ said [Boston Modern...

October 19, 2021

Chicago Symphony concerts with Muti: Glass, Price, Still, Verdi, Mazzoli, Montgomery

“For much of the past year … COVID-19 restrictions prevented Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti from coming to the U.S.,” writes Hannah Edgar in Sunday’s (10/17) Chicago...

October 19, 2021

Obituary: Raymond Gniewek, Metropolitan Opera concertmaster for more than four decades, 89

“Raymond Gniewek, the concertmaster for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 43 years and a quiet but vital force in elevating that ensemble to a new level of renown, died...

October 19, 2021

At Dallas Symphony Orchestra, video broadcasts, streaming, and robotic cameras are here to stay

“On the Meyerson Symphony Center’s stage, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra are playing film-score legend John Williams’ Second Violin Concerto, completed earlier this year,” write...

October 18, 2021

Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond’s pandemic-delayed sendoff

“Frank Almond is many things. A violin virtuoso. A widower raising two teenage daughters,” writes Bill Glauber in Thursday’s (10/14) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription required). “For 25 years, Almond...

October 18, 2021

Philadelphia Orchestra premiere of Robin Holcomb score about town destroyed in California’s Camp Fire

“Could the composer of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Oct. 15-17 premiere, titled Paradise, be the same artist who was a fixture in the downtown Manhattan new music scene of the 1980s?...

October 18, 2021

Tallahassee Symphony set for concert-hall return with Copland, Montgomery, Beethoven, Brahms

“For many musicians in the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, it’s been a long winter’s night—19 months to be exact—since they’ve performed as part of an orchestral ensemble,” reads an unsigned...

October 18, 2021

Grappling with Furtwängler’s extremely mixed legacy

“In few classical musicians is the gap between sublime work and shameful actions greater than the conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler,” writes David Allen in Thursday’s (10/14) New York Times. “Consumed...

October 18, 2021