Category: Media View

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Philadelphia Orchestra’s virtual gala, from Strauss’s “Till Eulenspiegel” to Valerie Coleman’s “Seven O’Clock Shout,” bluegrass, and more

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s “at-home gala” on Saturday night “succeeded in doing much of what any institution facing this pandemic-forced shutdown could hope to achieve,” writes Peter Dobrin in Monday’s...

June 24, 2020

Omaha Symphony names Ankush Kumar Bahl music director

“A sought-after guest conductor who has impressed audiences in New York City, Washington, D.C., and beyond will become the new music director of the Omaha Symphony,” writes Betsie Freeman...

June 24, 2020

Kennedy Center cancels fall 2020 season, including National Symphony Orchestra concerts

“The Kennedy Center has canceled most previously announced performances for the rest of 2020, including its signature Kennedy Center Honors … which have been rescheduled for next spring,” writes...

June 24, 2020

Detroit Symphony plots a path forward for live concerts

“Like music and cultural sites around the globe, Orchestra Hall—the venerated Detroit [Symphony Orchestra] venue built a century ago during a pandemic—has been shuttered the past three months,” writes...

June 23, 2020

Vermont Symphony’s virtual summer festival tour, June 27-July 25

“The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Summer Festival begins June 27 in Pittsford and moves on to six more locations throughout the state,” writes Jim Lowe in Saturday’s (6/20) Rutland Herald...

June 23, 2020

Cliburn organization to double prizes for 2021 piano competition

“The winner of the 2021 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will leave Fort Worth with twice the amount of cash that the gold medalist took home in 2017,” writes...

June 23, 2020

Study: Giving to nonprofits dropped 6 percent in first quarter of 2020

“Individual giving declined 6 percent in the first quarter of this year compared with last year, a trend that would lead to $25 billion in lost revenue for nonprofits...

June 23, 2020

Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opens with Puccini—and plants

“When Barcelona’s Liceu opera opened on Monday for its first concert since mid-March, it did so to a full house—of plants,” writes Rachel Treisman on Monday (6/22) at National...

June 23, 2020

Review: Socially distanced, outdoor chamber concert in Alexandria, Virginia

“At 5 p.m. Saturday evening, something extraordinary happened: a group of people gathered to hear another group of people play classical music on their instruments,” writes Charles T. Towney...

June 23, 2020

San Francisco Symphony cancels fall 2020 season; will shift to virtual programming

“The San Francisco Symphony has canceled its entire fall season, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decimate the performing arts landscape for 2020,” writes Joshua Kosman in Thursday’s (6/18)...

June 22, 2020