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“#elijah”: composer John Wineglass’s tribute to a slain Black musician

“Composer John Christopher Wineglass has earned a reputation on the Central Coast for writing and performing music that celebrates nature and people and offers reflections on times we are...

November 15, 2021

Cleveland Orchestra cancels two performances after positive COVID-19 test by performer

“Less than one month after coming back from a hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cleveland Orchestra has canceled both of its weekend concerts due to a...

November 15, 2021

Tommasini to step down as NY Times’ chief classical music critic at end of 2021

“When Anthony Tommasini returned to the Metropolitan Opera in September for its first performance inside the opera house since the pandemic had shut it down, he summed up the...

November 15, 2021

59-second symphonies: orchestras and instrumentalists on TikTok

“You might not think TikTok lends itself to the best of classical music and opera,” writes Erica Jeal in Friday’s (11/12) Guardian (U.K.). “But TikTok does have something to...

November 15, 2021

Boston Youth Symphony, back onstage with “Peter and the Wolf,” an annual tradition

“At a recent rehearsal … the [Boston Youth Symphony]—the top ensemble under the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra umbrella—prepared to carry on a beloved annual BYSO tradition with a Symphony...

November 12, 2021

Lima Symphony’s Young People’s Concerts return with “M is for Music”

“Anticipation was palpable as lights went down in Crouse Performance Hall on Tuesday morning as members of the Lima Symphony Orchestra filled the stage,” writes James Luksic in Tuesday’s...

November 12, 2021

Tentative agreement between Strathmore concert venue and IATSE Local 868 representing ticket-sellers

“After a two-year stalemate … Strathmore has reached a tentative agreement with its unionized box office staff that extends their contract through June 2024,” writes Peggy McGlone in Thursday’s...

November 12, 2021

Philadelphia Orchestra and Davóne Tines premiere “Sermon” music-and-poetry triptych

“The polished, trenchant bass-baritone [Davóne Tines] swept into town in a string of performances that began with a Philadelphia Orchestra Friday matinee [featuring] ‘Sermon,’ a triptych of pieces, each...

November 12, 2021

Des Moines Symphony cancels rescheduled 2022 “Carmina Burana” featuring four choruses, due to continued COVID-19 risk

“The Des Moines Symphony definitively canceled the long-planned performance of ‘Carmina Burana’ in early 2022 after organizers originally postponed show dates in March 2020” at the Des Moines Civic...

November 12, 2021

Review: Terre-Haute Symphony’s three Bs concert—of Berlioz, Brahms, and Beach

“Maybe someday Terre Haute Symphony patrons will cease being amazed at the high caliber of programming that is offered concert after concert after concert. Nov. 6 was not that...

November 12, 2021