Category: Media View

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Chopin works full of “bittersweet melancholy”

In Tuesday’s (3/9) Wall Street Journal, pianist Byron Janis writes, “March 1 was the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great composer and pianist Frédéric François Chopin....

March 9, 2010

Saint Louis Symphony to premiere new Meredith Monk work

In Sunday’s (3/7) St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sarah Bryan Miller writes, “Meredith Monk’s mother’s family were singers: her grandfather was a cantor, and her mother sang with Mitch Miller...

March 8, 2010

Orchestras face recession through “shared ownership”

In Thursday’s (3/4) Tulsa World (Oklahoma), John Peter Jeffries writes, “In 1765, the economy in the British colonies in North America was in shambles. A Philadelphia newspaper headline...

March 8, 2010

Rethinking presentation of the classics

“It’s almost akin to a papal pronouncement,” writes Laura Silverman in Thursday’s (3/4) Times (London). “On Monday the world’s most influential classical music critic, Alex Ross, will deliver...

March 8, 2010

Using Mozart to punish students

A report Thursday (3/4) on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website states, “News that a school in Derby, Britain, was piping classical music into a special detention area set...

March 8, 2010

Concert Review: San Francisco Symphony premieres Kissine work

In Saturday’s (3/6) San Francisco Chronicle, Joshua Kosman writes, “Charles Ives is generally cited as the great progenitor of American classical music, but it turns out that the...

March 8, 2010

Columbus Symphony musicians take pay cut worth $1.1 million

In Friday’s (3/5) Columbus Dispatch, Jeffrey Sheban reports, “To help keep the financially strapped Columbus Symphony afloat, musicians have agreed to wage concessions worth $1.1 million this year...

March 5, 2010

Richmond Symphony appoints Smith music director

In Friday’s (3/5) Richmond Times-Dispatch, Zachary Reid reports, “The Richmond Symphony ended its 18-month search for a new music director yesterday, naming Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus Director...

March 5, 2010

Colorado Symphony announces new series with 2010-11 season

In Thursday’s (3/4) Denver Post, Kyle MacMillan writes, “The Colorado Symphony Orchestra hopes to achieve a balance of the fresh and familiar in its just-announced 2010-11 season as...

March 5, 2010

West Virginia Symphony announces 2010-11 season

Thursday (3/4) on the West Virginia Public Broadcasting website, Mona Seghatoleslami writes that the Charleston-based West Virginia Symphony “performs music by Bartok and Tchaikovsky this weekend, but they...

March 5, 2010