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Minnesota Orchestra 2022-23: new works by Montgomery and Simon, guest conductors, singer/songwriter Dessa

“How will the Minnesota Orchestra go on without music director Osmo Vänskä? Its musicians intend to show you,” writes Rob Hubbard in Wednesday’s (4/27) Star Tribune (Minneapolis). “The 2022-23...

April 28, 2022

BBC Proms announces full slate of summer 2022 concerts

“The Proms are back, … in swaggering style, [with] blockbuster pieces such as Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Mahler’s Symphony No 2,” writes Ivan Hewett in Tuesday’s (4/26) Daily Telegraph...

April 28, 2022

Two West Coast radio stations rebrand as “Classical California,” with new streaming channels, revamped YouTube

“Judy McAlpine politely demurs when asked to predict how people will be listening to music in 20 years,” writes Tom Jacobs in Monday’s (4/25) San Francisco Classical Voice. “But...

April 28, 2022

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato addresses climate change in “Eden” project

“What are the duties of an artist toward society? As Russia invades Ukraine, as racism persists in the United States, this age-old question remains very much of the moment....

April 28, 2022

Carnegie Hall’s 2022-23 season: women artists and composers, visiting orchestras, and more

“Carnegie Hall announced on Tuesday that it would return to full programming next season with a slate of more than 150 concerts,” writes Javier C. Hernández in Tuesday’s (4/26)...

April 27, 2022

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas adds “SoNA Beyond” concerts this summer

“Don’t think about ‘Majestic Mahler,’ on the Walton Arts Center stage April 30, as the end of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas season,” writes Becca Martin-Brown in Sunday’s (4/24)...

April 27, 2022

Detroit Symphony’s new assistant conductor: Na’Zir McFadden, 21

“In fifth grade, Na’Zir McFadden broke plastic hangers and brought them to his band teacher, asking if he could conduct the school band using his ‘baton,’ ” writes Eden...

April 27, 2022

Japanese entrepreneur forms for-profit orchestra

“Meet Kyohei Sorita, pianist, aspiring conductor and chief executive officer of Japan’s first orchestra operating as a stock-issuing company,” write Go Onomitsu and Erica Yokoyama in Monday’s (4/25)

April 27, 2022

Review: Knoxville Symphony’s commissioned world premiere of Michael Schachter violin concerto

“Michael Schachter’s violin concerto, ‘Cycle of Life,’ had a fantastic world premiere on Thursday night with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, led by Aram Demirjian,” writes Diana Skinner in Sunday’s...

April 27, 2022

Newly formed orchestra of Ukrainian musicians to tour Europe and U.S. this summer

“The Metropolitan Opera and the Polish National Opera are organizing a Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra to tour Europe and America from July 28 to Aug. 20,” reads an unsigned Associated...

April 26, 2022