Category: Media View

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Baltimore Symphony’s Camille Delaney-McNeil tapped as director of LA Phil’s new YOLA Center at Inglewood

“Camille Delaney-McNeil, director of programs for the Baltimore Symphony’s much admired OrchKids, is to be the inaugural director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s new Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen...

May 11, 2021

Multi-genre composer Nicholas Britell, from “Moonlight” to “The Underground Railroad”

“ ‘The Underground Railroad’—a 10-part series, based on the novel by Colson Whitehead, that debuts on Amazon this month … is [composer Nicholas] Britell’s first television collaboration with [director...

May 11, 2021

New York Philharmonic launches Bandwagon 2—and new approaches to connecting with communities

The New York Philharmonic “has produced a sequel to its mobile Bandwagon program, an avatar of a more nimble, responsive, community-connected organization,” writes Zachary Woolfe in Sunday’s (5/9) New...

May 10, 2021

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to premiere pieces for its wind players, by Cuong, Davids, Assad, Wiancko

“Last June, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s artistic leadership was discussing the stigma assigned to wind players who some feared might spread COVID through their instruments,” writes Ron Hubbard...

May 10, 2021

Louisville Orchestra’s 2021-22 season: world premieres, focus on women and composers of color

“The Louisville Orchestra has unveiled its 2020-21 concert lineup, [in which] featured works will highlight composers of color and women composers of three centuries; a three-part festival of Latin...

May 10, 2021

Knox-Galesburg Symphony purchases buildings for administrative offices

“The Knox-Galesburg Symphony Orchestra has purchased two buildings to provide the organization a permanent place to call home,” reads an unsigned article in Friday’s (5/7) KWQC-TV (Davenport, IA). “On...

May 10, 2021

Eastern Music Festival returns this summer—health protocols in place

“After losing its 2020 in-person summer season to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern Music Festival will return to Guilford College in June—but with fewer students, faculty and live performances,...

May 10, 2021

Review: San Francisco Symphony’s first in-person concert in a year, at Davies Symphony Hall

“Priscilla Geeslin, the San Francisco Symphony’s new board president, could barely get the words out,” writes Joshua Kosman in Saturday’s (5/8) San Francisco Chronicle. “ ‘My heart is pounding,’...

May 10, 2021

Pacific Symphony announces in-person return in 2021-22, with premieres by Oquin and MacMillan

“As the pandemic eases its grip on California, the performing arts are coming back to life with surprising vigor. The latest sign: Pacific Symphony is announcing an ambitious and...

May 7, 2021

Oklahoma City Philharmonic, championing recently rediscovered works by Jack Kilpatrick

“Although he hasn’t lived in Oklahoma long, Alexander Mickelthwate has become a super fan of one the state’s composers,” writes Brandy McDonnell in Thursday’s (5/6) Oklahoman. “The Oklahoma City...

May 7, 2021