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An arts festival for children—where kids help plan and run the show

“Twenty-five years ago, Wouter Van Looy was a classically trained violinist who decided to start a music and arts festival for children in his native Belgium,” writes Lynn Saxberg...

February 21, 2020

Violinist plays as her brain tumor is removed

“As doctors in London performed surgery on Dagmar Turner’s brain, the sound of a violin filled the operating room. The music came from the patient on the operating table,”...

February 21, 2020

Obituary: Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor, pianist, and composer who championed Satie and Andriessen, 81

“Known to many for his fine series of recordings of the piano music of Erik Satie, Reinbert de Leeuw was a musician whose fascination for the music of the...

February 21, 2020

U.K.’s Brexit rules will require EU musicians to obtain visas to perform, audition, participate in cultural events

“European Union artists and entertainers will need visas to perform in the United Kingdom from January 2021, the [U.K.] Home Office has said,” writes Cynthia Miller-Idriss in Thursday’s (2/20)...

February 21, 2020

On the rise: Seattle Symphony’s conducting fellow, Gonzalez-Granados

“When Lina Gonzalez-Granados takes the podium for the ‘Wonder Women’ family concert Feb. 22, she will be the first Colombian woman … to conduct the Seattle Symphony,” writes Gemma...

February 20, 2020

Charlotte Symphony 2020-21: Beethoven, ballet, plus Frank, Glass, Stravinsky, Tower

“Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday falls in December 2020…. The Charlotte Symphony programmed six pieces by the birthday boy in 2019-2020 and will play another eight by him—and even...

February 20, 2020

To accommodate demand, Chicago Symphony to sell tickets for Beethoven 9 rehearsal

“With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s four scheduled performances from June 18 to 21 of Beethoven’s blockbuster Symphony No. 9 already sold to capacity in the 2,200-seat Orchestra Hall, the...

February 20, 2020

Rethinking the structure of Salt Lake County sales tax that goes to arts, culture, and parks

“As the growing number of small arts groups reflects the county’s increasing diversity and population, some supporters of the arts question whether it’s time to reexamine how the millions...

February 20, 2020

Seeing beyond disability: Waco Symphony Youth Orchestra’s principal viola, Gina Gravagne

“A 16-year-old Central Texas girl born with a disability that left her with 3 fingers on one hand … says she doesn’t consider her condition a disability at all,”...

February 20, 2020

Obituary: William Winstead, Cincinnati Symphony principal bassoon, educator, composer, 77

“William ‘Bill’ Winstead, former principal bassoonist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and a composer and teacher, was elated when maestro Louis Langrée commissioned him to write a new piece...

February 20, 2020