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Girls' Night Out at National Sawdust, as Joan Tower Turns 80

November 14, 2018 | Clive Paget, Musical America
You have to wonder what they were putting in the water back in 1938. With the births of William Bolcom, John Corigliano, John Harbison, Frederic Rzewski, Joan Tower, and Charles Wuorinen, it was certainly a bumper year for American composers. … »Read


COT's New Music Director Leads City Premiere of Iolanta

November 14, 2018 | John von Rhein, Musical America
CHICAGO – Lidiya Yankovskaya’s rapid rise among U.S.-based conductors of her generation seems to be driven as much by her exceptional talent as her eagerness to take on ambitious, out-of-the-way artistic projects. One such undertaking … »Read


In LA: John Cage as Opera Composer

November 13, 2018 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
CULVER CITY, CA – “For two hundred years, the Europeans have been sending us their operas,” wrote John Cage. “Now I’m sending them back.” A wag or two might have amended that to read, “sending them … »Read


New Dusapin Work a Highlight of Ludovic Morlot’s Seattle Tenure

November 13, 2018 | Thomas May, Musical America
SEATTLE—Making its U.S. premiere at the center of Seattle Symphony’s most recent program, Pascal Dusapin’s At Swim-Two-Birds (heard on November 8) immediately stood out as one of the most significant commissions in music … »Read


Ho-hum Met Season Welcomes Return of Mefistofele

November 12, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
NEW YORK—When a production has been out of the Metropolitan Opera’s repertory for nearly 20 years, it’s a good bet it may never be seen again. Yet last Thursday (Nov. 8) Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele , in Robert … »Read


Wu Man's Pipa Spotlighted with Taipei Chinese Orchestra

November 12, 2018 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Wu Man, pipa player extraordinaire and founding member of the Silk Road Ensemble, was named  Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America in 2013. Five years on, her Carnegie Hall mainstage appearance with the internationally acclaimed … »Read




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