Category: Media View

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Seattle Opera gets $500,000 from Mellon for “Amelia”

Grant allows Hagen’s opera to be performed by two other companies after premiere

June 30, 2009

New York City honors Philharmonic music director

Mayor designates June 24 “Maestro Lorin Maazel Day”

June 26, 2009

Chicago Symphony’s Muti discusses King of Pop

In Monday’s (6/29) Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein writes, “Among the big names paying homage to the late Michael Jackson is—Riccardo Muti? ...

June 29, 2009

Seattle Symphony premiers Kernis’ “Symphony of Meditations”

Composer’s first symphony in 18 years draws on sacred Hebrew texts

June 26, 2009

Classical musicians often ignore work-related injuries

Stress-related injuries and hearing loss most common

June 29, 2009

Making music in the Stone Age

World’s oldest musical instrument discovered in Germany

June 26, 2009

Global Make Music day evokes Ives’s “Universe Symphony”

Large gatherings of like instruments a theme in New York version

June 29, 2009

Obituary: mezzo-soprano and arts administrator Betty Allen, 82

Opera singer was also served as Harlem School president and on several prominent boards

June 26, 2009

Point: Arts critics must be extreme and definite with opinions

Knowing one is right is integral part of critic’s attitude

June 29, 2009

Boston Symphony lays off 10 administrators

Wednesday (6/24) on the Boston Globe blog Exhibitionist, Thomasine Berg writes, “The Boston Symphony Orchestra confirmed today that 10 employees are being laid off, from departments including development...

June 25, 2009