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Administrative shifts at San Francisco Symphony

“Oliver Theil has left the San Francisco Symphony [and] Robin Freeman will serve as the interim chief marketing and communications officer,” writes Janos Gereben in last Thursday’s (7/7) San...

July 13, 2022

Mariachi: making a home in classical programs

“In the midst a global pandemic, mariachi music champion Jeff Nevin [held] the 2020 edition of the Mariachi Scholarship Foundation’s International Mariachi Summit Gala Concert … online,” writes George...

July 12, 2022

Lexington Philharmonic taps Mélisse Brunet as music director

“Mélisse Brunet thought she was just picking up a last-minute guest conducting gig in May, when she came to Lexington to lead the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra’s season finale concert,”...

July 12, 2022

Houston Symphony’s Yue Bao on the value of collaboration

Houston Symphony Assistant Conductor Yue Bao “calls herself a ‘go with the flow’ kind of person,” writes Chris Gray in last Monday’s (7/4) Houston Chronicle. “Conductors are take-charge, bossy...

July 12, 2022

Terre Haute Symphony heads into 2022-23 season, with emphasis on local musicians

“The Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra is tuning up for its 97th season, kicking off this September,” writes Katie Shane in Saturday’s (7/9) Tribune-Star (Terre Haute, IN). “The only orchestra...

July 12, 2022

The climate messages held by one 300-year-old violin

“For the last 50 years, David Harrington, the founder and artistic director of San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet, has been playing what he calls ‘pretty athletic music’ on a violin...

July 12, 2022

New $6M initiative supporting Southeast-based BIPOC arts and cultural groups 

“Southern Cultural Treasures, a US$6 million initiative to channel funding to organizations in nine Southern states that are either led by or serve Black, indigenous, and people of color,...

July 11, 2022

Hartford Symphony taps composer Quinn Mason for artist residency in 2022-23

“Classical composer Quinn Mason intends to make the most of a new yearlong residency that he begins this year with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, coming frequently to Connecticut and...

July 11, 2022

Austin Symphony cancels third free summer concert due to extreme heat

“Texas’ heat wave strikes again. For the third time this year, the Austin Symphony Orchestra has had to cancel one of the Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park series...

July 11, 2022

Opera America posts report on demographics of administrators and boards

“OPERA America has released the Field-Wide Opera Demographic Report 2021, an industry-wide study of issues related to race/ethnicity, gender, and age,” writes Sarah Shay in Thursday’s (7/8) Musical America...

July 11, 2022