Category: Media View

Breaking news, feature articles, opinion pieces, and reports on orchestras and the cultural scene from U.S. and international media outlets. For more, visit About the Hub.

In Venezuela, an attempt to break Guinness “world’s largest orchestra” record

“Hundreds of violins, violas and double basses sounded at Venezuela’s military academy Saturday, then woodwinds, brass and percussion gradually joined in—and thousands of musicians, mostly children and adolescents, were...

November 17, 2021

Review: Seattle Symphony’s first concert with music director Dausgaard back on podium

“Finally! After more than 20 months’ absence due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony’s Danish music director, is back on the Benaroya Hall podium—much to the...

November 17, 2021

Playing for the love of it: community orchestras

“One night three years ago, I introduced myself to someone in a way that really mashed his buttons: ‘I’m an amateur violinist,’ ” writes Hannah Edgar in Sunday’s (11/14)...

November 16, 2021

Northwest Indiana Symphony returns in person for 2021-22, orchestra’s 80th season

“The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra is going to be performing LIVE AGAIN! This is going to mean heaps and loads to the musicians and to me,” writes Kirk Muspratt,...

November 16, 2021

Carmel Symphony’s new executive director, percussionist Cara Pittenger

“Music has been a part of Cara Pittenger’s life since age 2, so it’s only fitting that the Noblesville resident is the new executive director of the Carmel Symphony...

November 16, 2021

Choruses sing again, carefully, in Philadelphia

“Few Philadelphia music groups were more at risk during the pandemic than the choruses,” writes David Patrick Stearns in Thursday’s (11/11) Philadelphia Inquirer. “The prospect of droplets emitting from...

November 16, 2021

Review: Boston Symphony podium debut for Roderick Cox and solo spotlight for Principal Clarinet William Hudgins

“It’s always an exciting time at Symphony Hall when a conductor makes their first outing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra,” writes A.Z. Madonna in Saturday’s (11/13) Boston Globe. “The...

November 16, 2021

All Classical Portland radio wins $20K for Recording Inclusivity Initiative

“As a child learning to play the flute, Adam Eccleston envisioned himself performing in front of an orchestra, just like James Galway,” writes Amy Wang in Saturday’s (11/13) Oregonian...

November 16, 2021

Michael Tilson Thomas’s emotional return to San Francisco Symphony podium

“Michael Tilson Thomas moves more slowly … But as he took the stage of Davies Symphony Hall on Friday, Nov. 12, to conduct the San Francisco Symphony for the...

November 15, 2021

Eastern Connecticut Symphony invites front-line workers to perform with them in “Heroic Celebrations” concert

“Members of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra are inviting all interested front-line workers to join them onstage during their next concert Nov. 20 to sing Josh Groban’s 2003 version...

November 15, 2021