Category: Media View

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Classical radio host fired from American Public Media for going against playlist protocols

“American Public Media has fired Garrett McQueen, Minnesota’s only Black classical music host and a national advocate for diversifying the field,” writes Jenna Ross in Friday’s (9/11) Star Tribune...

September 11, 2020

Boston Lyric Opera adds artistic adviser, roving opera truck, digital operas, community conversations

During the pandemic, Boston Lyric Opera is “proceeding with a new artistic appointment and several new artistic initiatives including a roving opera truck,” writes Jeremy Eichler in Wednesday’s (9/9)...

September 11, 2020

British prime minister plans quick coronavirus tests for theaters, concert halls, workplaces

“Boris Johnson’s ‘alternative plan,’ which could allow life to return ‘closer to normality’ using 20-minute coronavirus tests, will be trialed” soon, writes Ashlie Blakey in Wednesday’s (9/9) Manchester Evening...

September 11, 2020

Luisi heads into first season as Dallas Symphony’s music director, with revised programming

“A new artistic leader’s first season prompts big expectations. So it was with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-2021 season, its first with Fabio Luisi fully in place as music...

September 10, 2020

For Houston Symphony’s development team, a message of perseverance

“The last few months have been a roller coaster ride for the Houston Symphony,” writes Eden Stiffman in Tuesday’s (9/8) Philanthropy.com (subscription required). “When the pandemic canceled the end...

September 10, 2020

Ongoing debate about orchestras, racial equity, and blind auditions

“Composers, players and administrators don’t necessarily want to abandon blind auditions. But they say the lack of diversity in American orchestras is more complicated than that,” write Zachary Woolfe...

September 10, 2020

Bozeman Symphony cancels live fall season, plans to return in spring 2021

“The Bozeman Symphony announced it was postponing its fall season, scheduled to start this month, due to COVID-19 safety concerns,” writes Liz Weber in Monday’s (9/7) Bozeman Chronicle (Bozeman,...

September 10, 2020

Minneapolis-St. Paul, gearing up for revised fall orchestra 2020 season

“Fans of classical music will soon have a variety of new options as local orchestras and opera organizations announce their plans for the 2020-2021 season amid the continuing COVID-19...

September 10, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra’s Nézet-Séguin honored at city celebration, Sept. 10

“Yannick Nézet-Séguin is being honored as one of Philadelphia’s world citizens,” writes Isabella Simonetti in Thursday’s (9/10) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Nézet-Séguin will receive a special tribute at the Global Philadelphia...

September 10, 2020

New one-year contract for Indianapolis Symphony musicians, through Aug. 2021

“The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and musicians have reached a labor agreement that addresses pay and health care in a year that has included furloughs and a season vacated of...

September 9, 2020