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In Los Angeles, honoring six iconoclastic composers who died recently

“When Harrison Birtwistle died Monday at 87, he became the sixth pioneering composer who came to prominence in the 1960s that we lost in less than nine months,” writes...

April 26, 2022

Spokane Symphony musicians remember flutists Gale Coffee and Bruce Bodden

“Over the past few months, Spokane has lost two leaders in the flute-playing community: Gale Coffee, 83, and Bruce Bodden, 57,” writes Stephanie Hammett in Sunday’s (4/24) Spokesman Review...

April 26, 2022

Canadian youth orchestra responds to off-key auto commercial: “They should have called us”

“The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra has a message for automobile manufacturer Infiniti. If they needed musicians who knew how to play, ‘they should have called us,’ ” writes Aidan...

April 26, 2022

Review: Dallas Symphony program of Price, Kay, Gershwin, and Bernstein, led by Thomas Wilkins

“Well, that was a fun concert,” writes Scott Cantrell in Saturday’s (4/23) Dallas Morning News. “The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Friday night program … with guest conductor Thomas Wilkins, …...

April 26, 2022

Oklahoma City Philharmonic performs Tate’s “Ghost of the White Deer” bassoon concerto on “Oklahoma Stories” program

“Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate … typically shares his Chickasaw culture through symphonic music, ballet and opera, as with ‘Ghost of the White Deer,’ his new concerto for bassoon and orchestra,”...

April 25, 2022

Manhattan School of Music taps violinist/conductor David Chan to lead orchestral performance graduate program

“The Manhattan School of Music’s Orchestral Performance (OP) graduate program is to have a new chairman in David Chan, longtime concertmaster of the Met Opera Orchestra and a conductor in...

April 25, 2022

New book considers World War II’s aesthetic impact on classical music in America and Europe

“World War II resulted in the death of tens of millions of people. Conductor John Mauceri says classical music was one of the war’s less-discussed casualties,” writes Jeremy Reynolds...

April 25, 2022

Review: New Jersey Symphony chamber program of Daniel Bernard Roumain, Terry Riley—in Brooklyn

“The New Jersey Symphony … is currently enjoying a sort of confirmation of its mission statement,” writes James C. Taylor in Friday’s (4/22) Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ). “Two defining characteristics...

April 25, 2022

Obituary: Pianist Nicholas Angelich, 51

“Nicholas Angelich, a pianist renowned for the uncommon skill and sensitivity that he brought to the works of Romantic composers including Beethoven and Brahms, died April 18 at a...

April 25, 2022

Lincoln Center’s “Summer for the City” festival: classical music, jazz processional, singalong, dance floor

“After more than two years of upheaval brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Lincoln Center will stage a festival this summer aimed at helping New York City heal,” writes...

April 22, 2022