Category: Media View

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Baltimore Symphony disavows principal flutist’s social-media posts containing conspiracy theories

“The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra issued a public rebuke over the weekend to its principal flutist over her social media posts that push conspiracy theories about topics such as the...

February 17, 2021

Georgia Symphony holds competition in conjunction with travel and tourism industry

“A Virtual to Center Stage statewide talent competition, presented by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, started Feb. 1 and will continue through March 15,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s...

February 17, 2021

Flute vs. piccolo: unearthing an engraver’s error in “The Nutcracker” score

“The Christmas season is over.… Nobody’s thinking much about the ‘Nutcracker,’ ” writes John Wilkens in Saturday’s (2/13) San Diego Union-Tribune. “John Stubbs is. The longtime San Diego violinist...

February 17, 2021

Jiji’s wide-ranging career as solo guitarist, composer—and sometime DJ

“Guitarist Jiji fairly burbles over with joy as she talks about her love of music,” writes Patrick News in Friday’s (2/12) Kansas City Star (MO). “In 2014, when she...

February 17, 2021

Crunching the numbers on virtual concerts by Philadelphia’s arts groups

During the pandemic, “The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society’s move to online [concerts] brought something unexpected: a new and viable business model,” writes Peter Dobrin in Saturday’s (2/13) Philadelphia Inquirer....

February 17, 2021

Obituary: Classical music critic Peter G. Davis, 84

Peter G. Davis, “the much-admired classical music critic for New York [magazine] for more than a quarter century,” died in New York City on February 13, writes F. Paul...

February 17, 2021

Symphony Tacoma’s “Eternal Light,” crowdsourced from area young people

Symphony Tacoma’s multimedia piece Eternal Light “isn’t just a pretty gem,” writes Rosemary Ponnekanti in last Tuesday’s (2/9) South Sound Magazine (Tacoma, WA). “It’s 10 minutes of a vision...

February 16, 2021

Reinventing the post-pandemic American orchestra

“Just think how overwhelming it will be to see the New York Philharmonic onstage at Lincoln Center this fall—when, we hope, it returns after an 18-month absence,” writes Anthony...

February 16, 2021

Springfield Symphony adds virtual masterclasses to digital offerings

“Even though pandemic restrictions make it impossible for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra to play together for a live audience, the musicians and staff continue to explore possible avenues by...

February 16, 2021

Considering Black composers who deserve more attention

“Last summer, as Black Lives Matter protests heated up the streets, it seemed like every American orchestra sent out press releases condemning racism,” writes A.Z. Madonna in Thursday’s (2/11)...

February 16, 2021