Today's News: 02/20/2020

On the rise: Seattle Symphony’s conducting fellow, Gonzalez-Granados

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“When Lina Gonzalez-Granados takes the podium for the ‘Wonder Women’ family concert Feb. 22, she will be the first Colombian woman … to conduct the Seattle Symphony,” writes Gemma...

February 20, 2020

Charlotte Symphony 2020-21: Beethoven, ballet, plus Frank, Glass, Stravinsky, Tower

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“Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday falls in December 2020…. The Charlotte Symphony programmed six pieces by the birthday boy in 2019-2020 and will play another eight by him—and even...

February 20, 2020

To accommodate demand, Chicago Symphony to sell tickets for Beethoven 9 rehearsal

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“With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s four scheduled performances from June 18 to 21 of Beethoven’s blockbuster Symphony No. 9 already sold to capacity in the 2,200-seat Orchestra Hall, the...

February 20, 2020

Rethinking the structure of Salt Lake County sales tax that goes to arts, culture, and parks

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“As the growing number of small arts groups reflects the county’s increasing diversity and population, some supporters of the arts question whether it’s time to reexamine how the millions...

February 20, 2020

Seeing beyond disability: Waco Symphony Youth Orchestra’s principal viola, Gina Gravagne

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“A 16-year-old Central Texas girl born with a disability that left her with 3 fingers on one hand … says she doesn’t consider her condition a disability at all,”...

February 20, 2020

Obituary: William Winstead, Cincinnati Symphony principal bassoon, educator, composer, 77

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“William ‘Bill’ Winstead, former principal bassoonist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and a composer and teacher, was elated when maestro Louis Langrée commissioned him to write a new piece...

February 20, 2020

Alabama Symphony to mark 100th year with premieres, archival project

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The Alabama Symphony Orchestra, based in Birmingham, will mark its centennial in 2020-21 with two world premieres and a new archival project chronicling the orchestra’s history. Music Director Carlos...

February 20, 2020

Today's News: 02/20/2020