Category: Media View

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Dallas Symphony taps Katie McGuinness as V.P. of artistic operations

“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has named Katie McGuinness its next vice president of artistic operations,” writes Scott Cantrell in Monday’s (5/24) Dallas Morning News. “Although a largely behind-the-scenes position,...

May 26, 2021

Menuhin Competition winners: violinists María Dueñas and Keila Wakao

“The biennial Menuhin Competition concluded Saturday in Richmond, VA, naming 18-year-old violinist María Dueñas of Spain as the first-prize winner of the senior division, and 15-year-old violinist Keila Wakao...

May 26, 2021

John Devlin, music director at Wheeling Symphony, on keeping the music playing

“The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra has put together a robust and diverse lineup for its 2021-22 season, one that eventually will welcome audiences back to the Capitol Theatre for live...

May 26, 2021

Baltimore Symphony to salute departing music director with “Marin Festival,” May 27-June 19

“When Marin Alsop steps down at the end of August … as the first woman to lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra … she will leave a gap more profound...

May 25, 2021

Chautauqua Symphony to give in-person concerts in July-August

“The Chautauqua Institution announced Friday plans for the 2021 season for the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra” in upstate New York, reads an unsigned article in Friday’s (5/21) Your Erie (PA)....

May 25, 2021

Seattle Symphony returns to Benaroya Hall for first in-person concert since March 2020

“On Thursday evening, about 150 mask-wearing, temperature-scanned, invited attendees—socially distanced around the 2,500-seat [Benaroya] hall—heard the [Seattle Symphony] and conductor/pianist Inon Barnatan perform the first live concert with an...

May 25, 2021

Could pandemic disruption be a catalyst for artistic creativity?

“In 2019, arts and culture … contributed £10.5bn to the [U.K.] economy’s output and employed 226,000 people,” writes Larry Elliott in Sunday’s (5/23) Guardian (U.K.). “Lockdown has hit the...

May 25, 2021

Multiple concerts featuring video-game music make their way to Montreal, Canada

“If you’re the type to either hum themes from games like Halo, Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda or Pokemon … you’re in luck: a chamber ensemble will be...

May 25, 2021

Arts education center to expand free programs for students in Hartford, Connecticut

“A Hartford arts education organization announced plans Monday to double its programming by expanding into a neighboring property and renovating the historic temple it’s called home since the 1970s,”...

May 25, 2021

Pacific Symphony to premiere John Wineglass’s “Alone Together,” tribute to George Floyd

“The Pacific Symphony will stream a free concert Tuesday in tribute to George Floyd, marking the one-year anniversary of his death at the hands of Minneapolis police,” reads an...

May 24, 2021