Category: Media View

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Report: arts and recreation employment dropped 66% in NYC due to pandemic, will require government assistance to recover

“Employment in New York City’s arts, entertainment and recreation sector plummeted by 66 percent from December 2019 to December 2020, according to a report released on Wednesday by the...

February 25, 2021

Santa Rosa Symphony’s virtual chamber programs, with music by Still, Zwilich, and more

“Throughout this pandemic, Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong and the Santa Rosa Symphony seem to have found a way to maintain a lively, and even adventurous, concert season,” writes Joshua...

February 24, 2021

Iman Habibi’s musical response to climate change with “Jeder Baum spricht”

“When composer Iman Habibi traveled from his home in Toronto to Philadelphia for the world premiere of ‘Jeder Baum spricht’ (‘Every tree speaks’) last spring, he never imagined that...

February 24, 2021

Boston University Tanglewood Institute to head online in 2021

In Lenox, Massachusetts, “The Boston University Tanglewood Institute campus on West Street (Route 183) will be closed for the second straight summer because of the COVID pandemic,” writes Clarence...

February 24, 2021

University of Iowa School of Music and its orchestras aim to increase diversity

“Classical music in America has been historically and predominantly white,” writes Abby McClusker in Monday’s (2/22) Daily Iowan, the student newspaper of the University of Iowa. “At the University...

February 24, 2021

New World Symphony’s John Kieser adds post at Idagio classical streaming service

“John Kieser has been enlisted by the classical music streaming service Idagio as its ‘director of partnerships,’ which will help open industry doors for the company and expand its...

February 24, 2021

ICYOLA’s Charles Dickerson, aiming for “an inner city youth orchestra in every city where there’s an NFL team”

“The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles is the largest Black-majority orchestra in the United States,” reports Scott Simon in Saturday’s (2/20) National Public Radio. Simon interviews founder...

February 23, 2021

For the Port Angeles Symphony, flexible planning and community support are key

“Fulfilling its mission—connecting with the local community through music—hasn’t been easy for the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra … with changing state restrictions and COVID case rates,” writes Diane Urbani...

February 23, 2021

New book chronicles Bang on a Can and the evolving new-music scene

“Since its inception in 1987, the influential New York new-music behemoth Bang on a Can and its founding artistic directors—composers Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon and David Lang—have been hammering...

February 23, 2021

Opinion: For Black and women composers, an age of new possibility

“Anyone listening to concerts, recordings, and broadcasts over the last year or so might sense an age of new possibility,” writes Peter Dobrin in Sunday’s (2/21) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Just...

February 23, 2021