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Films-with-orchestra: entry points for audiences, revenue for orchestras

“At a recent orchestra rehearsal in Heinz Hall, a raptor sprang from the shadows repeatedly to the sounds of bellowing brass and squealing strings,” writes Jeremy Reynolds in Monday’s...

July 26, 2022

Three-week piano festival in Cleveland, including pop-up concert-truck performances

“Piano Days is coming to Cleveland. The festival comes courtesy of the folks behind the quadrennial Cleveland International Piano Competition,” writes Marc Bona in Thursday’s (7/24) Plain Dealer (Cleveland)....

July 26, 2022

Printed programs increasingly being replaced by digital programs

“These past few months… patrons are once again filling up the rows of concert halls and theaters,” writes Michael Andor Brodeur in Saturday’s (7/23) Washington Post. But “the rich,...

July 26, 2022

Nashville Symphony finds success coping with thousands of migrating birds that had settled at concert hall

“Maybe you’d never heard of purple martins until last year when the roost of more than 100,000 migrating birds was nearing eviction from trees around Nashville Symphony,” writes Tasha...

July 26, 2022

At Salzburg, conductor Teodor Currentzis under fire; his orchestra is funded by Russia’s VTB Bank

Austria’s Salzburg Festival “is being overshadowed by the appearance of a conductor whose orchestra and choir are funded by a bank controlled by the Russian government,” writes Kate Connolly...

July 26, 2022

Ravinia Festival’s inaugural “Breaking Barriers” event focuses on opportunities for women conductors

“The Ravinia Festival addresses … discrimination head-on with ‘Breaking Barriers: Women on the Podium,’ a mini-festival July 29-31 that includes two Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts, a symposium … an...

July 25, 2022

Seven musicians join Boston Symphony Orchestra

“The Boston Symphony Orchestra has welcomed three new violinists, a cellist, an assistant librarian, and two clarinetists,” reports Susan Elliott in Thursday’s (7/21) Musical America (subscription required). “Jung-Eun (Jenny)...

July 25, 2022

New “Musicians at Play” program for LA-area teens aims to diversify pool of recording-studio musicians

“On a Sunday morning in May [on] the Warner Bros. scoring stage … musicians tuned their … instruments, ready for the downbeat of the conductor’s baton and the red...

July 25, 2022

Review: Sydney Symphony’s inaugural performance in renovated Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

“Complaining about the acoustics in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall has been a virtual blood sport for Sydney concertgoers for the past five decades,” writes Murray Black in...

July 25, 2022

Obituary: Conductor Stefan Soltesz, 73

“Stefan Soltesz, a prominent and in-demand Austrian conductor, died on Friday night after collapsing during a performance at Munich’s main opera house,” writes A.J. Goldmann in Saturday’s (7/23) New York...

July 25, 2022