With his Mount Vernon Virtuosi collective of musicians, cellist Amit Peled aims to create “musical citizens”

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“Cellist Amit Peled … remains fiercely committed to the idea of music as a public right, as something that belongs to everyone,” writes Elizabeth Nonemaker in Friday’s (12/3) Baltimore...

December 7, 2021

League’s Heather Noonan recognized for arts advocacy work during pandemic as one of Musical America’s Top 30 Professionals

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“Heather Noonan, the League of American Orchestras’ longtime advocate in Washington, D.C., has been an indispensable guide through the maze of federal COVID-related emergency funding initiatives, most of which...

December 7, 2021

President Biden presents medals to Kennedy Center Honorees for service to the arts

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“The Kennedy Center Honors returned to tradition this year with a real-life gala Sunday night and the presence of the president for the first time since 2016,” write Ashraf...

December 7, 2021

Kevin John Edusei appointed principal guest conductor at Fort Worth Symphony

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“The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has named Kevin John Edusei its principal guest conductor, starting in the 2022-23 season,” writes Scott Cantrell in Tuesday’s (12/7) Dallas Morning News. “In...

December 7, 2021

Composer Olga Neuwirth wins $100,000 Grawemeyer Award for “Orlando” opera

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“Olga Neuwirth, a groundbreaking Austrian composer and multimedia artist known for the technical virtuosity and elemental power of her work, is the newest recipient of one of classical music’s...

December 7, 2021

Review: Boston Pops’ in-person return to Symphony Hall for holiday concert

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“Thursday marked the first time that the Boston Pops performed live in front of an audience in its Symphony Hall home in two years,” writes Marc Hirsh in Tuesday’s...

December 7, 2021

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra to perform “Messiah,” resume in-person classical series in January

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After a two-year hiatus, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah will return with a December 8 performance at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Madison,...

December 7, 2021