At Long Beach Opera: A Delicious New Opera Experience

May 26, 2023 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
COSTA MESA, CA – Over the decades, every Long Beach Opera regime has managed to spin new, often wild variations on what opera is and can be. It’s been that way with this congenitally radical company since the early 1980s as artistic … » Read

Contests & Awards

Concert Artist Guild Chooses Competition Winners

May 26, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Concert Artists Guild (CAG) has selected two soloists and three ensembles as grand prize winners of the 2023 Victor Elmaleh Competition. All will receive management in North and South America and Europe by CAG and Young Classical Artists … » Read

Industry News

Detroit Symphony Is Luring Audiences Back

May 26, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The road back from the pandemic has been a challenging one for American orchestras. The New York Times reported this week that while attendance has begun to rebound, it still is no higher than 70 percent of capacity. The Detroit Symphony has been … » Read

People in the News

Dudamel Resigns from Paris Opera

May 25, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Gustavo Dudamel, just on the heels of conducting three sold-out Mahler Ninth Symphony performances at the New York Philharmonic, has resigned as music director of the Paris Opera, four years ahead of schedule. His decision takes effect in August, … » Read

People in the News

Lucerne Fest Names New Exec/Artistic Director

May 25, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Sebastian Nordmann, director of the Konzerthaus and Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, is to be the next executive and artistic director of the Lucerne Festival, succeeding Michael Haefliger, who last fall said he would step down after 26 years at the … » Read


Bodies on the Line: Social Injustice of a Different Era

May 25, 2023 | Steven Winn, Musical America
With its opening volley of concussive orchestral thuds and clanking percussion, Bodies on the Line: The Great Flint Sit-Down Strike delivers the assaultive sound and feel of a 1930s automobile assembly line. In doing so, this ambitious, hour-long … » Read

Industry News

Most Valuable Non-players: Orchestra Librarians

May 25, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In a windowless room one floor beneath the Orchestra Hall stage, three people are busy at tasks essential to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Absent the efforts of the CSO’s three music librarians—Carole Keller, Mark Swanson, and … » Read

People in the News

New Music Directors in Regional Os

May 25, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
After a two-year search that attracted almost 100 applicants, the Elgin (IL) Symphony Orchestra (ESO) has tapped Chad Goodman [pictured] as its fifth music director. Most recently a conducting fellow at the New World Symphony, Goodman has been … » Read

Industry News

Tina Turner, the One and Only, Dies

May 24, 2023 | Hillel Italie, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP)—Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer who teamed with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ’70s and survived her horrifying marriage to triumph in middle … » Read


At ROH: Wozzeck Is a Horror Show Extraordinaire

May 24, 2023 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON—Perhaps the bleakest opera of them all, certainly the most harrowing, Alban Berg’s taut, 95-minute Wozzeck is the study of one man’s decline into a terrifying inner darkness. Episodes of degradation and humiliation … » Read

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