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Dallas Symphony to present complete Wagner “Ring” cycle in concert in 2024

“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced today that it will present concert performances of Wagner’s complete Ring cycle in 2024,” writes Tim Diovanni in Wednesday’s (5/11) Dallas Morning News. “Led...

May 12, 2022

Salina Symphony in Kansas taps Yaniv Segal as music director

“Following [a] year dedicated to finding a new maestro, the Salina Symphony has decided the son of a Polish violinist and an Israeli violin maker is the person for...

May 12, 2022

Robert Massey named general director at Symphony San Jose

“Symphony San Jose, formerly Symphony Silicon Valley … has named Robert Massey as its general director,” writes Nicholas Beard in Wednesday’s Musical America (subscription required). “He is to succeed...

May 12, 2022

Kyiv Symphony’s Europe tour as wartime cultural diplomacy

“After Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began on Feb. 24, the musicians of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra scattered, sheltering wherever they could,” report Emily Johnson and Lydia Tomkiw in...

May 11, 2022

A newly formed orchestra of displaced Ukrainians, “Mriya,” based in Germany

“Musicians from Ukraine have founded an exile orchestra in Germany. They are now performing classical works at the Berliner Philharmonie,” writes Gaby Reucher in Tuesday’s (5/10) Deutsche Welle (Germany)....

May 12, 2022

Violist to orchestra president and CEO: National Philharmonic’s Jim Kelly

“Musically, the viola tends to play a collaborative and supportive role in an orchestra…. It’s a role that violist Jim Kelly, president and CEO of the National Philharmonic, is...

May 11, 2022

California Symphony to perform new works by composer in residence Viet Cuong

“Viet Cuong is an exciting young composer…. Inspired by everyday sounds, some of his work has been written for objects such as crystal wine glasses or an ordinary hair...

May 11, 2022

Review: LA Phil’s “Rite of Spring,” paired with Ginastera’s “Estancia” and Alex Nante’s “El Rio de Luz”

After the 1913 world premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, “rhythm and meter took on new consequence in European music that went on to revolutionize music of all...

May 11, 2022

Obituary: Conductor Gerhard Track, 87

“Austrian conductor and composer Gerhard Track, who led the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra for nearly two decades, has died in Vienna at the age of 87,” writes Karin Zeitvogel in...

May 11, 2022

Raven Chacon wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Music for “Voiceless Mass”

“Raven Chacon, a composer, performer and installation artist from the Navajo Nation, has won a Pulitzer Prize for music for his composition, ‘Voiceless Mass,’ ” reads an unsigned Monday...

May 10, 2022