Huang Ruo's Book of Mountains & Seas at the Broad Stage

April 15, 2024 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
SANTA MONICA, CA – Imagine getting the idea for an opera from the stamp collection that you had as a kid. So said composer Huang Ruo, for whom the mythological Chinese characters on some of his stamps eventually materialized into Book of … » Read

People in the News

New U.K. Leaders, Artistic & Executive

April 15, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Violinist Katie Stillman is to be the new leader of Leeds-based Opera North’s orchestra, effective in August. She succeeds David Greed, who exits after 40 years with the company. Stillman is currently first violinist of the Villiers Quartet … » Read

Industry News

(Yet) Another Take on the Chicago Appointment

April 15, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The meteoric ascension of Klaus Mäkelä—he will be just 32 when he becomes music director of both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2027—has left more than a few observers thinking he has … » Read

People in the News

Pappano Blasts U.K. Gov's Disdain for Opera

April 15, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Few Britons better understand the world of opera in the U.K. than Sir Antonio Pappano, musical director of the Royal Opera House for more than two decades and since September chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. “Here … » Read

People in the News

Cinci College Conservatory of Music Names New Dean

April 12, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has selected Peter Jutras to become its new dean. Currently professor of piano and piano pedagogy and director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music (HHSM) at the University of … » Read


Tetzlaff and Gerstein: Power Couple on Stage

April 12, 2024 | Lloyd Schwartz, Musical America
BOSTON—Two of today’s major artists, violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Kirill Gerstein, made their first joint Boston appearance in Jordan Hall on April 7. And there may be another musician to thank for bringing them together. … » Read

Industry News

NY Phil to Tour China

April 12, 2024 | Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will give five concerts in China this summer in what it says will be first visit to the mainland by a U.S. orchestra since 2019. Outgoing Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the performances … » Read

Contests & Awards

2 Conductors Feted, One Ascendant, One Ascended

April 12, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
François López-Ferre r is the recipient of this year’s $30,000 Georg Solti Conducting Award, bestowed annually by the Solti Foundation “to a single, promising American conductor 36 years of age or younger.” A … » Read


A New Horn Concerto Bows at the Barbican

April 12, 2024 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON—Judging by this April 9 concert at the Barbican’s Milton Court concert hall, versatility is the Britten Sinfonia’s middle name. The program ranged from Mozart to Judith Weir and featured a world premiere in the form of … » Read


Star Song & Dance Man Wows the Crowd (and the Critic)

April 12, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The April 9 performance by Jakub Józef Orlinski at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall was a reminder that the Polish countertenor, in the words of the Chronicle’s Joshua Kosman, “really does seem to reach beyond what most artists … » Read

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