Sphinx Virtuosi’s nine-city tour gets underway

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“Even if the Sphinx Virtuosi weren’t a group of gifted artists, bassist Benjamin Harris and violinist Ruben Rengel would still be traveling with them,” writes Zachary Lewis in Monday’s...

October 12, 2021

Billings Symphony, travel restrictions, and the long road to obtaining a U.S. visa for guitarist Rafael Aguirre

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“Bringing [Spanish guitarist] Rafael Aguirre to the United States to perform with the Billings Symphony hasn’t been easy,” writes Anna Paige in Friday’s (10/8) Billings Gazette (MT). “It’s been...

October 12, 2021

Symphony Silicon Valley’s new name: Symphony San José

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“Symphony Silicon Valley—which is changing its name to Symphony San José, to honor the city where it actually performs—began its 2021–2022 season on Saturday, Oct. 2, with a full...

October 12, 2021

First hearing: Adelaide Symphony’s collaborative “Floods of Fire,” addressing impact of climate change

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“The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has revealed Floods of Fire, a series of collaborative compositions that tell the stories of numerous South Australian communities, their environment and the impacts of...

October 12, 2021

Rediscovering Louise Farrenc, 19th-century French composer

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“As the classical music world belatedly tries to put behind it the myriad prejudices it has inherited and perpetuated, [composer Louise] Farrenc’s music is returning to a prominence that...

October 12, 2021

Review: Chicago’s two-week Ear Taxi Festival, with world premieres, 100+ performances

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“Maybe the truest measure of a festival’s greatness isn’t its music but the uncomfortable things that music compels us to do,” writes Hannah Edgar in Sunday’s (10/11) Chicago Tribune....

October 12, 2021

NJ’s Wharton Institute launches lifelong-learning division

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New Jersey’s Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts—the umbrella organization that includes the New Jersey Youth Orchestra and the El Sistema-inspired Paterson Music Project—has launched a lifelong-learning program this...

October 12, 2021