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Review: The ASO deftly stretches its musical palette under conductor Ludovic Morlot

14 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed music by Bernstein, Prokofiev, Dutilleux and Ravel, led by guest conductor Ludovic Morlot and with violinist Ray Chen as guest soloist. The concert will be repeated Saturday evening at Symphony Hall. It was a refreshingly interesting program centered around early- and mid-20th century American,...

Preview: Robert Shaw film vividly captures the legend and the man behind it

23 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

A racial progressive in the Jim Crow era. A cultural savior for the city of Atlanta who was nevertheless dismissed twice by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. A consummate musician praised by maestro Arturo Toscanini, though he himself had no formal musical training. The conduit for some of the world’s most heavenly music, but also an...

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications will develop a world-class communications plan for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, directly managing communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand and product...

Scarcely a problem: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony from Semyon Bychkov & Czech Philharmonic

Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov; Decca Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 4 2017 Star rating: 4.5 Richly dramatic account of Tchaikovsky's 'problem' symphony from Bychkov Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony is not an early work, it was written three years before Symphony No. Show More Summary

Forget the Cubs. The Chicago Symphony can't lose

Having long ago planned a fall West Coast tour, the Chicago Symphony couldn’t have possibly known that when this mighty Midwest orchestra and its mighty maestro, Riccardo Muti, arrived Monday at the Renée and Henry Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, its duty would be to serve as an agent of civic pride....

Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra dazzle Orange County for one memorable night

Riccardo Muti led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a masterful concert of Mozart, Schubert and Schumann in Costa Mesa on Monday. He has refined and Europeanized its fabled sound without taking away its vitality.

St Louis posts first surplus this century

The St Louis Symphony Orchestra is in a good place. For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2017, the SLSO reported its first operating surplus of the 21st century. On an operating budget of $30.3 million, there was a surplus of $18,000. The endowment reached $214 million. There’s a new five-year contract with the musicians. Stéphane […]

How many desperate conductors out there? 563

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra has just closed applications for the Nikolai Malko Competition. To its consternation, the number of candidates was more than twice the previous record – 563 of them, aged 18 to 35. Recent winners include Rafael Payare and Joshua Weilerstein (pictured).  

Sonic Forces soundtracks - more info

Sonic Forces Original Soundtrack – A Hero Will Rise - the full soundtrack - 87 tracks - 3 CDs - includes orchestral tracks by the London Symphony Orchestra - also includes music from DLC - booklet includes comments by the Producers,Show More Summary

The week ahead in L.A. classical, Oct. 15-22: Le Salon de Musiques, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and more

5 days agoArts : Culture Monster

Beethoven, Bagels & Banter Chamber music by Beethoven, Haydn and Dvorak. The Edye at the Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Sun., 11 a.m. $45. (310) 434-3200. Café Tacvba The Mexican alt-rock group performs with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil; program also includes pieces by Arturo Márquez;...

Maestro move: Swiss lands Japan orchestra

Matthias Bamert, 75, has been chosen as chief conductor of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra. He succeeds Max Pommer, who lasted just three years. Bamert is presently Principal Guest Conductor at Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea.  

Legend of Zelda Hero of Time Vinyl 2LP

The Legend of Zelda Hero of Time Vinyl 2LP features 22 tracks from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as performed by Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. You get 2 LPs in limited-edition green and purple colors and an excellent cover featuring a cut-out ocarina. Legend [...]

Event Report: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Live Score

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra brings John Williams's dark, majestic score to life The post Event Report: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Live Score appeared first on

Review: ASO hits stride with Gandolfi’s “Gardens Feed Also the Soul,” Lazi?’s concerto

On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of music that included a world premiere by Gandolfi, Lazi? and Rachmaninoff, led by music director Robert Spano, with pianist/composer Dejan Lazi? as guest soloist. The program will be repeated on Saturday evening at Symphony Hall. Boston-based composer Michael Gandolfi has been...

Venezuelan Gov't Cancels Dudamel's Asian Tour

Only a week before departure, Nicolás Maduro's regime has called off the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra's tour to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Taipei under conductor Gustavo Dudamel. This is the second time an overseas tour by Dudamel and a Venezuelan ensemble has been cancelled since the conductor, one of the country's biggest international celebrities, began […]

The Internet Is Questioning Everything Thanks to This Teacher’s Trick Question

last weekNews : NewsFeed

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, while always a classic, is currently having a viral moment. The classic orchestral arrangement became an internet meme after a curious math test question began circulating online. “An orchestra of 120 players takes 40 minutes to play Beethoven’s 9th symphony,” the question goes. “How long would it take for 60 players to…

Brassy CSO sets stage for Australia’s favourite showgirl to swing

Rhonda Burchmore is a girl who just can’t say no. The in-demand, genre-hopping performer didn’t think twice when Adelaide Arts Orchestra founder Timothy Sexton approached her about teaming up with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for its Big Band Matinee Concert at Llewellyn Hall on Saturday 14 October. Especially when the song list was from […]

Review: Tenor Russell Thomas teams with Atlanta Symphony for stirring “Otello”

On Saturday night at Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, led by music director Robert Spano, performed a concert version of Giuseppe Verdi’s penultimate opera, Otello, featuring a cast of eight guest soloists that featured tenor and Atlanta resident Russell Thomas in the title role. Although it was an unstaged concert version, the...

Just in: Architects are named for London’s new concert hall (that may never rise)

The New York firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been picked from a shortlist of six to design a concert hall for Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra on the former Museum of London site. Where’s the next half-billion coming from? More here.  

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