Composer David Lang: Why I wanted to tell the prisoners’ story from Beethoven’s “Fidelio”

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“I was in my early 20s when I first saw Fidelio, Beethoven’s only opera, on stage,” writes composer David Lang in Friday’s (1/10) Guardian (U.K.) “Beethoven himself was unhappy...

January 13, 2020

Langrée extends contract as Cincinnati Symphony music director through 2023-24

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“The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra took the occasion of the orchestra’s 125th anniversary gala to announce that it has extended the contract of music director Louis Langrée” through the 2023-24...

January 13, 2020

Flagstaff Symphony’s Charles Latshaw on the orchestra’s 70th anniversary season

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“It’s been pretty busy at the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra,” writes Gabriel Granillo in Sunday’s (1/12) Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff). “FSO has made the most of its 70th season. It’s...

January 13, 2020

Review: Dallas Symphony in Julia Wolfe’s “Fountain of Youth,” plus Copland, Barber, Rimsky-Korsakov

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“If anyone wondered whether Fabio Luisi was the right choice to lead the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, any doubts should have been dispelled Thursday night,” writes Scott Cantrell in Friday’s...

January 13, 2020

Opinion: Opera’s top-billed singers should lend their star power to create new operas, too

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At the Metropolitan Opera’s recent Puccini-themed New Year’s Eve gala, soprano Anna Netrebko “was in her glory,” writes Anthony Tommasini in Thursday’s (1/9) New York Times. “Yet Puccini might...

January 13, 2020

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, in pursuit of originality

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“The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja … is one of the most profoundly original musicians to have achieved wide recognition in recent memory,” writes David Weininger in Thursday’s (1/9) Boston Globe....

January 13, 2020

New Florence Price Festival planned in Washington, D.C./Baltimore, Aug. 20-23

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The inaugural International Florence Price Festival, presented in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Music, will take place from August 20 to 23 in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C....

January 13, 2020