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John Eliot Gardiner on Beethoven, period instruments, and revolutionary fervor

Starting on February 19, John Eliot Gardiner will lead the period-instrument Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique in Beethoven’s nine symphonies over five concerts at Carnegie Hall, with subsequent performances in...

February 19, 2020

Omaha Symphony announces its 2020-21 season, its 100th

“The Omaha Symphony is having a yearlong farewell party for music director Thomas Wilkins, with big-name guests such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist Branford Marsalis and pianist André Watts,”...

February 19, 2020

San Francisco Symphony’s 2020-21 season, first with Esa-Pekka Salonen as music director

“Twenty-five years after Michael Tilson Thomas arrived as San Francisco Symphony’s music director, shaking up programming, his successor Esa-Pekka Salonen has announced his vision for the orchestra’s future,” writes...

February 19, 2020

Harrisburg Symphony selects Matthew Herren, Pennsylvania native, as executive director

“A new executive director will take charge at the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra this summer,” writes Sean Adams in Tuesday’s (2/18) Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA). “The organization has announced that Matthew...

February 19, 2020

Nearly half a century at the Owensboro Symphony, working and volunteering behind the scenes

“Carl Davis is not a native of Owensboro, but has called it home for several years,” writes Bobbie Hayse in Sunday’s (2/16) Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Kentucky). “He has a lot...

February 19, 2020

Review: Honoring longtime St. Louis classical music critic with premiere of “song of hope and faith”

“The first half of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus’s Sunday concert “ended with a ‘song of hope and faith,’ the world premiere of the complete version of celebrated English...

February 19, 2020

During coronavirus outbreak, Chengdu teenager, stuck inside, goes to virtual violin boot camp

  “When Anthea Kreston, an American violinist from Corvallis, Oregon, found out that her student Kevin Tang was stuck at home because of the coronavirus, she decided to use...

February 18, 2020

Enter the Wu-Tang Clan, with Detroit Symphony

“Wu-Tang Clan, the beloved rap group, will partner with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall for a unique collaboration that combines hip-hop, the orchestra, and film,” writes Lee...

February 18, 2020

Massey to step down in May after a year as Louisville Orchestra CEO

“Louisville Orchestra CEO Robert Massey is leaving after just one year,” writes Savannah Eadens in Friday’s (2/14) Courier Journal (Louisville, Kentucky). “Massey said it was a mutual decision and...

February 18, 2020

New York Philharmonic 2020-21: “Project 19,” Kurtág/Beckett “Fin de partie,” Chick Corea and Roomful of Teeth residencies

The New York Philharmonic “continues its forward momentum … as the Deborah Borda-Jaap van Zweden agenda evolves into its third season,” writes Susan Elliott in Wednesday’s (2/12) Musical America....

February 18, 2020