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Obituary: Conductor Daniel Stern, 79

“Conductor Daniel Stern, who spent four decades furthering orchestral music in Boise, Idaho, has passed away,” states an unsigned obituary in Wednesday’s (7/13) Violin Channel. “Born in Switzerland, Stern...

July 18, 2022

Obituary: Conductor Bramwell Tovey, music director at multiple North American orchestras, 69

“Bramwell Tovey, named music director of the Sarasota Orchestra just under one year ago, died at his home in Rhode Island on July 12, one day after his 69th...

July 14, 2022

Students of Afghanistan National Institute of Music make music—and new lives—in Portugal

“On a sweltering May morning … a series of unfamiliar sounds emanated from the top of a former military hospital in western Lisbon,” writes Javier C. Hernández in Wednesday’s...

July 14, 2022

Springfield Symphony musicians tap former music director Kevin Rhodes as artistic advisor

“Kevin Rhodes, who led the Springfield Symphony Orchestra for 20 years, has been named artistic advisor of the … Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, or MOSSO,” writes Ray...

July 14, 2022

St. Louis Symphony to demolish 19th-century Culver House in preparation for Powell Hall renovation/expansion

“Demolition is expected to begin as soon as Monday on a historic house next to Powell Hall,” writes Farrah Anderson in Wednesday’s (7/13) St. Louis Public Radio. “Preservationists …...

July 14, 2022

Review: Newport Classical world premiere of Okpebholo’s “Crooked Shanks”

“The Gavilán Brothers, violinist Ilmar with pianist and composer Aldo López, led a fascinating musical odyssey” at Rhode Island’s Newport Classical Music Festival on July 9, writes Stephen Martorella...

July 14, 2022

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra’s Jeri Lynne Johnson on what it takes to initiate change

“Jeri Lynne Johnson was enchanted when she attended her first orchestra performance at age seven,” and set her sights on becoming a conductor, reports Julianne Pepitone in Monday’s (7/11)...

July 13, 2022

George Jackson named Amarillo Symphony’s next music director

“The Amarillo Symphony recently announced that George Jackson will take over as the new music director,” writes David Gay in Monday’s (7/11) KAMR-TV/KCIT-TV (Amarillo, TX). “Jackson is expected to...

July 13, 2022

Bang on a Can’s summertime “new music utopia”

“ ‘We felt there should be a place where people interested in experimental culture could meet on purpose,’ ” says Bang on a Can co-founder David Lang in an...

July 13, 2022

Changes in Philadelphia Orchestra marketing personnel

“Charlie Wade, longtime marketing guru of the American orchestra world, has decided to step down from his post as VP of marketing for the Philadelphia Orchestra,” writes Susan Elliott...

July 13, 2022