Category: Media View

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Opinion: What is Mostly Mozart’s role as Lincoln Center shifts summer programming?

“At Lincoln Center … the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra took the stage in Damrosch Park…. The pianist Conrad Tao played an elegantly unruffled Mozart concerto and a daydreamy ‘Rhapsody...

July 22, 2022

Avner Dorman’s “How to Love” set for world premiere at Eastern Music Festival

Composers Avner Dorman and Paul Frucht “plan to be in the Eastern Music Festival audience Saturday night when the faculty orchestra performs their works, one with [Jason Vieaux] a...

July 22, 2022

Composer Kaija Saariaho on navigating early-career challenges

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, “who will turn 70 this year, [has created] some of the most colorful, dreamlike and arresting compositions to be heard over the past four decades,”...

July 22, 2022

Modesto Symphony names Ryan Murray principal pops conductor

“The Modesto Symphony Orchestra recently announced the appointment of Ryan Murray as the Symphony’s next Principal Pops Conductor,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (7/19) Escalon Times (Oakdale, CA)....

July 22, 2022

Mississippi Symphony announces commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

“The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra wants to be in tune with diversity on its governing board, on stage and among its audience members,” writes Nell Luter Floyd in Wednesday’s (7/21)...

July 22, 2022

Jonathon Heyward appointed to lead Baltimore Symphony, first Black music director in orchestra’s 106-year history

“Jonathon Heyward, the 29-year-old classical music phenom whose skill on the conductor’s podium has generated international headlines, was named Thursday as the next music director of the Baltimore Symphony...

July 21, 2022

Erie Philharmonic launches second summer of free outdoor performances

“Tubas are typically found near the rear of an orchestra,” writes Mike Crowley in Wednesday’s (7/20) Meadville Tribune (Meadville, PA). “But on Friday in Diamond Park, a very special...

July 21, 2022

Houston Symphony set for “Final Fantasy” concerts

“The soundtracks to the best-selling ‘Final Fantasy’ video-game series have helped give rise to a new kind of orchestral experience,” writes Chris Gray in Monday’s (7/18) Houston Chronicle (TX)....

July 21, 2022

Composer-conductor Tania León named a 2022 Kennedy Center honoree

“The Irish rock group U2, actor-filmmaker George Clooney, singers Gladys Knight and Amy Grant, and composer-conductor Tania León will be saluted for their achievements in the arts at the...

July 21, 2022

In Newfoundland, Canada, a musical composition from horns of ships docked in harbor

“On Friday afternoon in St. John’s, Newfoundland, deep blasts of ships’ horns punctuated by sharp wails from a pair of saxophones rose up from the fog blanketing the city’s...

July 21, 2022