Category: Media View

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Baltimore Symphony musicians back onstage with streamed concerts focusing on diversity and inclusion

“This October, as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra launched its 104th season, musicians took to the stage in their formal attire and performed to a largely empty Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony...

November 10, 2020

Harlem School for the Arts gets a $9.7 million upgrade

“The Harlem School for the Arts has completed a thorough transformation inspired by an architect, Celia Imrey, and a major patron: Herb Alpert, the trumpeter and record company executive,...

November 10, 2020

Choral groups raise virtual voices during the pandemic

“Every corner of the classical music world has been hit hard by the pandemic, but perhaps no subset seems as uniquely centered in the coronavirus’s crosshairs as choral music,”...

November 10, 2020

How the Columbus Symphony is managing to avoid musician layoffs

“Symphony orchestras nationwide … have been laying off musicians and staff [and cutting salaries] because of the ongoing economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis,” writes Hayleigh Colombo in Monday’s...

November 9, 2020

In Virginia, Symphonicity’s “walk-through” concerts at museum, focusing on race and identity in music and art

“Daniel W. Boothe, music director and conductor of Symphonicity, and Gary Ryan, executive director of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, had batted around the idea of the Virginia...

November 9, 2020

Elgin Symphony streams program curated with city of Elgin’s poet laureate

“The Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Quartet at the Café’ combines spoken-word poetry, visual art and classical music,” writes Yvonne Boose in Thursday’s (11/5) WNIJ/WNIU (DeKalb, Illinois). “Erik Malmquist … the...

November 9, 2020

Minnesota Public Radio names Joe Goetz music director of Classical MPR

“Joe Goetz was named music director of Classical MPR on Thursday. His first day will be Nov. 16,” writes Ross Raihala in Thursday’s (11/5) Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN)....

November 9, 2020

Review: Dallas Symphony, Marin Alsop, and Hilary Hahn perform Mozart, Lindberg, Montgomery, Prokofiev

“On a night when the country anxiously awaited the presidential election results, the Dallas Symphony’s performance provided some relief,” writes Tim Diovanni in Friday’s (11/6) Dallas Morning News. “...

November 9, 2020

Houston Grand Opera cancels rest of 2020-21 season; will expand digital performances

“Houston Grand Opera won’t resume live, in-person performances until fall 2021,” writes Olivia Pulsinelli in Wednesday’s (11/4) Houston Business Journal. “The decision to cancel the remaining mainstage productions for...

November 9, 2020

Composer Osvaldo Golijov returns, with “Falling Out of Time”

  “Osvaldo Golijov was one of the most celebrated stars in classical music. Then came a long, unexpected drought,” writes Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim in Thursday’s (11/5) New York Times....

November 6, 2020