Category: Media View

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Rattle signs extension with Berlin Philharmonic

Wednesday (10/28) on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster, David Ng writes, “The classical music world is known for planning concerts and events years in advance. But...

October 29, 2009

Congress approves $167.5 million budget for NEA in 2010

On Wednesday (10/28) the Chronicle of Higher Education reported, “A compromise spending bill approved by Congressional negotiators on Tuesday sets the 2010 fiscal-year budgets ...

October 29, 2009

Vanska brings “blazing intensity” to San Francisco residency

“Osmo Vänskä stands out for his unaffected, modest demeanor,” writes Joshua Kosman in Wednesday’s (10/28) San Francisco Chronicle. “Yet the 56-year-old Finnish conductor, who is in the middle...

October 29, 2009

Debating the message of orchestra “lectures”

Anne Midgette writes in her Wednesday (10/28) Washington Post blog Classical Beat, “Latest in the never-ending series of orchestras’ educational endeavors: the Boston Symphony Orchestra has launched an...

October 29, 2009

National Symphony violinist’s “electric slugger” featured on ESPN

In a video posted Tuesday on the ESPN website, National Symphony Orchestra violinist Glenn Donnellan talks about the electric violin he fashioned out of a baseball bat. The...

October 29, 2009

Canadian initiative looks to raise arts awareness

In Wednesday’s (10/28) Globe and Mail (Toronto), James Adams writes, “A new, national initiative is under way to heighten Canadians’ awareness of the arts, their accessibility to art...

October 29, 2009

Saint Louis Symphony celebrates China at Carnegie Hall

In Sunday’s (10/25) St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sarah Bryan Miller writes, “Music director David Robertson and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra will make their annual trip to New York’s...

October 28, 2009

Grant Park Music Festival taps Hurley

In Wednesday’s (10/28) Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein reports, “Elizabeth Hurley, development director at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and former vice president for development at the...

October 28, 2009

United Way to help train board members for New York nonprofits

In Wednesday’s (10/28) Crain’s New York Business, Miriam Kreinin Souccar reports, “United Way of New York City on Tuesday launched a new initiative to help find and train...

October 28, 2009

Bankers get management training through conducting

In Tuesday’s (10/27) Buffalo News (New York), Mary Kunz Goldman writes, “It takes a lot of skills to become a bank manager. Conducting a symphony by Johannes Brahms...

October 28, 2009