Gauging the impact of coronavirus epidemic on arts economy in China, and worldwide

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“As China struggles to get the coronavirus epidemic under control, the country is essentially closed for business to the global arts economy, exposing the sector to deep financial uncertainty,”...

February 13, 2020

Baltimore Symphony adopts five-year strategic plan; specifics to follow

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“The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday that its board of directors has adopted a five-year master plan aimed at fixing longstanding financial problems,” writes Mary Carole McCauley in Tuesday’s...

February 13, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony announces 125th season, plus partnerships with multiple city groups in 2020-21

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“Orchestras around the country are promising to connect more with local communities to increase their cultural value. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is delivering on that promise,” writes Jeremy Reynolds...

February 13, 2020

Grand Teton Music Festival names interim executive director: Simon Woods

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“On Wednesday former LA Philharmonic CEO Simon Woods was named Interim Executive Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival, beginning later this month,” writes Laurie Niles in Wednesday’s (2/12)...

February 13, 2020

U.K. to seek outside views to refresh National Plan for Music Education

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“Musicians and music teachers are being called on to shape the future of music education in the UK,” writes Maddy Shaw Roberts in Tuesday’s (2/11) Classic FM. “Musicians and...

February 13, 2020

Angela Hewitt’s four-pedal Fazioli piano destroyed in moving accident

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“A unique piano which was treasured by the Canadian virtuoso Angela Hewitt as her ‘best friend’ was broken beyond repair when it was dropped by specialist instrument movers,” writes...

February 13, 2020

Springfield Symphony’s photo-themed American program

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Missouri’s Springfield Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Aaron Copland, Chris Brubeck, and Michael Torke on its “American Pictures” concert on February 15 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for...

February 13, 2020

Repertoire announced for League’s 2020 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

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The musical works to be led by the six conductors participating in the League of American Orchestras’ Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, April 1-2, 2020 in New Orleans, have been announced. Conductors Bertie Baigent, Tong Chen, Gonzalo Farias, Norman Huynh, Yuwon Kim, and François López-Ferrer will lead the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra over two days of rehearsals, culminating in a free public concert at New Orleans’ Orpheum Theater on April 2. The musical selections are: Haydn, Symphony No. 103 (“Drumroll”); Beethoven, Symphony No. 7; Brahms, Symphony No. 4; Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte; Stravinsky, The Firebird Concert Suite (1919); and Jessie Montgomery, Starburst. The League’s Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview provides orchestra search committees, artist managers, and artistic administrators the opportunity observe participants in rehearsal and meet them individually. Since 1995, the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview has showcased 90 conductors, with more than 50 orchestras making conductor/music director appointments as a direct result. The 2020 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview is made possible by generous grants from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more at americanorchestras.org/BrunoWalter.

 

February 13, 2020