Category: Media View

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Milwaukee Symphony heads into first season in Bradley Symphony Center, its new home

“Milwaukee’s Westown neighborhood is undergoing a spate of redevelopment after decades of decline,” writes Matthew Marani in Wednesday’s (9/15) Metropolis Magazine (NY, NY). “One such project breathing new life...

September 17, 2021

Vermont Symphony, performing in rock venues and breweries

“Every single classical organization is looking at how they evolve and how they adapt in order to maintain their connection to their communities and maintain their relevancy as an...

September 17, 2021

New additions to San Francisco Symphony’s conducting roster

“The San Francisco Symphony has added three men and a woman to its conducting staff in advance of the 2021–22 season,” writes Sarah Shay in Thursday’s (9/16) Musical America...

September 17, 2021

Ojai Festival to feature multiple composers, Attacca Quartet, LA Phil New Music Group, LACO

“Glance through the program of the 2021 Ojai Music Festival, which takes place this weekend following a three-month pandemic delay, and two things are immediately apparent. The music director...

September 17, 2021

San Antonio Symphony board proposes cutting number of musicians by nearly half

“After an initial contract proposal that would reduce musicians’ pay by 50%, the San Antonio Symphony is seeking to drastically reduce the size of the orchestra,” writes Nicholas Frank...

September 17, 2021

Now filming: movie about fictional orchestra conductor played by Cate Blanchett

“The Australian actress Cate Blanchett will play the fictional Lydia Tár, the first woman to be invited as the chief conductor of a large German orchestra,” reads an unsigned...

September 17, 2021

Seattle Symphony opens 2021-22 season with Reena Esmail premiere, Xian Zhang on the podium

“In 1998, when Benaroya Hall opened, … a special event … became a tradition those first few years: the ‘Day of Music,’ … in which the hall was thrown...

September 16, 2021

Atlanta Symphony to premiere Conrad Tao’s Violin Concerto, with Stefan Jackiw

“Go way back, back to Bach’s era, when music students were typically taught an instrument and to write music…. Just 27, pianist-composer Conrad Tao is among the brightest lights...

September 16, 2021

St. Louis Symphony and other city arts groups return—in person

“After a year and a half of pandemic-prompted cancellations, virtual events and wondering when we might be able to hear live music again, the answer is: It’s happening,” writes...

September 16, 2021

Artists as athletes: the physical challenges of being a classical musician

“When you go to a concert of classical music performed at the elite level and find yourself transported by the experience, it’s easy to think of these elegantly clad...

September 16, 2021