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A new play about the aging J.S. Bach, with Simon Russell Beale in the title role

“Few actors could stare down mortality better than Simon Russell Beale in ‘Bach & Sons,’ a problematic new play at the Bridge Theater [in London] that benefits from a...

July 16, 2021

Review: U.K.’s Chineke! orchestra plays works by Black American composers at Royal Festival Hall

“Chineke! was ahead of the game,” writes Richard Fairman in Monday’s (7/12) Financial Times (U.K.; subscription required). “When it was founded in 2015, the idea of an orchestra made...

July 16, 2021

Houston Symphony names Juraj Valčuha as music director, effective in 2022

“The Houston Symphony on Wednesday announced Juraj Valčuha as its next music director,” writes Andrew Dansby in Wednesday’s (7/14) Houston Chronicle. “Valčuha … served as music director of the...

July 15, 2021

Georgia Symphony partners with Girls Who Conduct for 2021-22 fellowships for women conductors

“Marietta-based Georgia Symphony Orchestra has entered a partnership with Girls Who Conduct to launch a fellowship program for women conductors,” writes Larry Felton Johnson in Thursday’s (7/15) Cobb County...

July 15, 2021

Pianist Joshua Thompson, working to spotlight Black composers with concerts, lectures, and a podcast

“An audience of roughly 125 people—predominantly white and over the age of 50—filled the pews of the Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church in Greencastle, Ind., gathered to hear ‘Black...

July 15, 2021

With short notice, Nagano and Montreal Symphony Orchestra perform at return of summer festival

“When Kent Nagano takes the podium to lead the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in a program of Mahler and Debussy at the Festival de Lanaudière in Joliette, Que., it not...

July 15, 2021

Saginaw Bay Symphony to give annual free pops concert at new Wenonah Park bandshell

“Music is slated to continue pouring out of the brand new bandshell in Wenonah Park in 2021,” writes Caitlyn French in Monday’s (7/12) MLive (Michigan). “The Saginaw Bay Symphony...

July 15, 2021

Review: Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood return, with Beethoven’s Fifth

“Last summer [at] Tanglewood, the idyllic summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra … the loneliness was overwhelming,” writes David Allen in Monday’s (7/12) New York Times. “Music is...

July 14, 2021

Violinist Vijay Gupta’s inspirations on debut solo album

“Exile from live contact with audiences has motivated many artists to make the most of quarantine by focusing on a recording project or tackling new repertoire,” writes Thomas May...

July 14, 2021

Chicago Symphony announces fall 2021 programming

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced “complete programming planned for Symphony Center from September through the December 2021 holiday season,” writes Hedy Weiss in Tuesday’s (7/13) WTTW TV (Chicago)....

July 14, 2021