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New Seattle chamber series wraps up first season

“Though the Seattle Symphony has established strong chamber-music and new-music series to showcase its musicians, and the Seattle Chamber Music Society often features local performers, there’s still room to...

May 2, 2022

Pianist recovering from heart failure while performing with Vancouver Symphony

Pianist Alexander Toradze “delivered a memorably brilliant guest performance with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra … Saturday night before being rushed to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with...

May 2, 2022

Newport Classical rebrand: year-round concerts, composer commissions, work with local students

“The concert had already begun at Emmanuel Church in Newport … [and] in the glow of the church’s purple stained glass, a quartet of saxophones rang out,” writes Antonia...

May 2, 2022

Review: Chicago Symphony world premiere of Montgomery’s “Hymn for Everyone”

“When the theme to Jessie Montgomery’s ‘Hymn for Everyone’ popped into her head on a mountain hike in New Jersey, she said it ended the Chicago Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence’s...

May 2, 2022

Daniel Slatkin composes score for documentary about Detroit’s financial woes

“ ‘Gradually, Then Suddenly,’ which will have its inaugural public screening Wednesday to open the Freep Film Festival, features a score composed and conducted by 27-year-old Daniel Slatkin and...

April 29, 2022

Four women—Zhang, Canellakis, Stutzmann, Reinhardt—conduct San Francisco Symphony in May and June

“If you attend a concert by the San Francisco Symphony during the coming month, you’re likely to witness something that has thus far been shamefully rare: a woman on...

April 29, 2022

Bang on a Can festival reimagines Ornette Coleman’s 1959 “Shape of Jazz to Come”

“Bang on a Can had big plans for 2020 … in New York City: a three-day event called ‘Long Play,’ with acts stretched across multiple venues in Brooklyn” writes...

April 29, 2022

Australia’s Queensland Symphony names Yarmila Alfonzetti as chief executive

“Queensland Symphony Orchestra has announced that Yarmila Alfonzetti will take up the role of Chief Executive on 11 July,” writes Clive Paget in Wednesday’s (4/27) Limelight magazine (Australia). “The...

April 29, 2022

Decca to partner with Chineke! Orchestra for new record label

“Decca Records has announced a new partnership with Chineke! Orchestra, the first professional majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra in Europe,” writes Ben Homewood in Thursday’s (4/28) Music Week...

April 29, 2022

Andrés Orozco-Estrada reflects on his time as music director of the Houston Symphony

  “Since 2013, his first season with the symphony, [Andrés] Orozco-Estrada … took the Houston Symphony to Europe and South America; he engaged audiences with discussions and helped the...

April 28, 2022