Category: Media View

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Review: Boston Symphony and Herbert Blomstedt, 94, in Beethoven 7 at Tanglewood

“No nonagenarian has sustained a schedule anything like Herbert Blomstedt’s,” writes Alex Ross in the August 30 New Yorker. “Earlier this month, he spent nearly two weeks at Tanglewood,...

August 26, 2021

Obituary: R. Murray Schafer, innovative Canadian composer, 88

“R. Murray Schafer, a Canadian composer and writer who brought the concept of the ‘soundscape’ to widespread recognition and pioneered the field of acoustic ecology—the relationship between sound, people...

August 26, 2021

Columbus Symphony to add free community programs with “We Are Here for You” initiative

“As the arts community wrestles with the ongoing effects of COVID-19, the Columbus Symphony will approach the upcoming year with a new focus and direction,” writes Earl Hopkins in...

August 25, 2021

Under the Taliban, future of Kabul-based music school—and music itself—is unsure

“The doors of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul are closed,” reports Elizabeth Blair on Saturday’s (8/21) National Public Radio. “The music school’s young students, teachers and...

August 25, 2021

Met Orchestra and management reach agreement on four-year musicians contract

“The Metropolitan Opera reached a labor deal with the musicians in its orchestra, paving the way for their return to the pit and the company’s reopening next month,” writes...

August 25, 2021

How the Youth Symphony of Denton, Texas kept the music playing

“The pandemic’s list of casualties could have easily claimed the Youth Symphony of Denton,” writes Lucinda Breeding in Monday’s (8/23) Denton Record-Chronicle (TX). “All manner of educational programming went...

August 25, 2021

Philharmonia Baroque in collaborative premiere of Aucoin’s “The No One’s Rose”

“When the world splinters after a cataclysmic event, how does a poet, an artist, a dancer or a composer move forward without plunging into hopelessness or wallowing in optimistic...

August 25, 2021

Cheyenne Symphony’s 2021-22 season: women composers, composers of color, classics, choral and dance collaborations

“Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra recently announced its 2021-22 season,” writes Niki Kottmann in Friday’s (8/20) Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne). “The first concert of the year … was originally to have...

August 25, 2021

Tracy K. Smith, Marin Alsop, and Handel and Haydn Society: discovering fresh meaning in Beethoven’s Ninth

“Thanks to Beethoven joining its words with an unforgettable melody in his Symphony No. 9, this 1785 poem [‘Ode to Joy’] by German poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller has...

August 24, 2021

National Arts Centre Orchestra’s new season

“The National Arts Centre is launching a new season of performances that will not only make up some of the shows that were called off because of the COVID-19...

August 24, 2021