Imagining a Juneteenth playlist

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“At the turn of the 20th century, the sociologist, historian and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois imagined a world that defied the realities of Jim Crow America,” states...

June 17, 2022

New York Philharmonic names Gary Ginstling to succeed Deborah Borda as president and CEO in 2023

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“Gary Ginstling, the executive director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, will next year replace Deborah Borda, a revered, dynamic figure at the Philharmonic, as its president and...

June 17, 2022

Bay Area classical music groups spring back

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“Have things returned to something like normalcy for the Bay Area’s classical music scene this summer?” writes Joshua Kosman in Wednesday’s (6/15) San Francisco Chronicle. “At a superficial glance,...

June 17, 2022

Board of directors votes to dissolve San Antonio Symphony, will file for bankruptcy

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“After nearly nine months of a concert season lost to a musicians’ strike and failed contract negotiations, the 83-year-old San Antonio Symphony is no more,” writes Nicholas Frank in...

June 17, 2022

Stradivarius with storied history—including roles in Hollywood soundtracks—brings $15 million at auction

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“The 1714 ‘da Vinci, ex-Seidel’ Strad, anticipated to fetch ‘up to $20 million’ at auction by Tarisio, finally sold last week for 12.29 million euros, about $15.34 million, the...

June 17, 2022

Rediscovering Vicente Lusitano, a Black composer and teacher of the 16th century

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“You might assume that a Black Renaissance composer would be a figure of significant interest, much-performed and studied,” writes Holly Williams in Wednesday’s (6/15) BBC (U.K.) “In fact, the...

June 17, 2022

Florida Orchestra appoints Chelsea Gallo as assistant conductor

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CHELSEA GALLO has been named assistant conductor of the Florida Orchestra for the 2022-23 season. Gallo will lead the St. Petersburg-based orchestra’s youth and community concerts, conduct select pops...

June 17, 2022

Sameer Patel named artistic director of San Diego Youth Symphony

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The San Diego Youth Symphony has appointed SAMEER PATEL as artistic director, effective on August 22, 2022. Patel was most recently associate conductor of the Sun Valley Music Festival...

June 17, 2022

Buffalo Philharmonic summer 2022 concerts in Buffalo-Niagara region, July 2-31

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The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will launch its 2022 summer season in communities throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region on July 2 with a free performance in Academy Park in Lewiston, New...

June 17, 2022