Category: Media View

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First hearing: Adelaide Symphony’s collaborative “Floods of Fire,” addressing impact of climate change

“The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has revealed Floods of Fire, a series of collaborative compositions that tell the stories of numerous South Australian communities, their environment and the impacts of...

October 12, 2021

Rediscovering Louise Farrenc, 19th-century French composer

“As the classical music world belatedly tries to put behind it the myriad prejudices it has inherited and perpetuated, [composer Louise] Farrenc’s music is returning to a prominence that...

October 12, 2021

Review: Chicago’s two-week Ear Taxi Festival, with world premieres, 100+ performances

“Maybe the truest measure of a festival’s greatness isn’t its music but the uncomfortable things that music compels us to do,” writes Hannah Edgar in Sunday’s (10/11) Chicago Tribune....

October 12, 2021

Boston Symphony’s return to Symphony Hall: Beethoven, Bartók, Williams, Nelsons, Mutter

“The most moving moment of the Boston Symphony Orchestra concert that marked its return after an absence of 18 months … to its great concert hall was the prolonged...

October 8, 2021

San Diego Symphony: 88,000 concertgoers at new outdoor venue in first two months

“The San Diego Symphony is off to a rousing start with its new $85 million bayside venue, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park,” writes George Varga in Wednesday’s (10/6)...

October 8, 2021

Biden Administration announces nominees to head NEA and NEH

“The White House has announced who it would like to lead the arts and humanities endowments,” reports Elizabeth Blair on Wednesday’s (10/6) National Public Radio. “To Chair the National...

October 8, 2021

Concert Artists Guild adds emerging conductors to roster

“Concert Artists Guild (CAG) has added a new category of young artists to its roster: conductors,” writes Susan Elliott in Wednesday’s (10/6) Musical America (subscription required). “The 70-year-old organization...

October 8, 2021

Reno Philharmonic commissions López Bellido score about the environment, launches multi-orchestra plan for performances

“The best art … inspires, provokes, comforts and catalyzes,” writes Scott Faulkner in Monday’s (10/4) Reno Gazette Journal. “Composer Jimmy López Bellido’s new Symphony No. 3: Altered Landscape checks all...

October 8, 2021

Curtis Institute receives $20M for facility upgrades, organ program, financial assistance for students

“The Curtis Institute of Music has landed a $20 million gift from an anonymous donor family,” writes Peter Dobrin in Thursday’s (10/7) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Curtis is in the midst...

October 8, 2021

Hollywood Bowl’s summer of 2021: a joyful return of music

“The most relevant maxim at the moment … is absence makes the heart grow fonder,” writes Mark Swed in Monday’s (10/4) Los Angeles Times. “This summer, when the lights...

October 7, 2021