Salonen Ventures Into Minimalism in SFS SoundBox

April 19, 2021 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
SAN FRANCISCO – Hobbled by the worldwide COVID-19 shutdown, Esa-Pekka Salonen is easing his way through his first season as music director of the San Francsico Symphony through digital-only programs. The first was the introductory … » Read

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Promising Choreographer Dies at 35, Amid Accusations

April 19, 2021 | Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Liam Scarlett, a star British choreographer whom some insiders thought to be the next Ratmansky, has died at age 35. His career of late was clouded by abuse allegations. Scarlett’s family said Saturday that “it is … » Read

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LA Phil Embraces Dudamel's New Job

April 19, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Gustavo Dudamel is adding to his already impressive professional portfolio with his acceptance of the position of music director of the Paris Opera, effective Aug. 1, 2021 for a six-year term. Over 352 years old, the Paris Opera includes two … » Read

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Wayne Turner Peterson, 1992 Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 93

April 19, 2021 | Grant Peterson
Wayne Turner Peterson, winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in music for his piece The Face of the Night, The Heart of the Dark died on April 7 in San Francisco of natural causes. He was 93. Born in Albert Lea, Minnesota in 1927, he was influenced … » Read

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Shanghai Symphony "Red Tour" Honors Centennial of Communism in China

April 19, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
As U.S. orchestras celebrate the ability to perform in their own concert halls—if they’re lucky--with audiences capped at 15-20 percent capacity, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) launches a national tour to full houses, … » Read

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Daisy Newman's Rich Legacy to Young Music Makers

April 19, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The death of Daisy Newman on Feb. 10, 2021 at the age of 74 robbed inner city children in the San Francisco Bay area of a forceful advocate. Founder and longtime chief executive of the Young Musicians Choral Orchestra (YMCO), Newman was the … » Read

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Dudamel to Paris—It’s Official

April 16, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
In one of the music biz’s worst kept secrets, the Paris Opera’s new General Director Alexander Neef has finally announced the appointment of Gustavo Dudamel as the company’s new music director, effective August 1, 2021, for six … » Read

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New York Philharmonic, Live at the Shed

April 16, 2021 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
Esa-Pekka Salonen walked on stage to join the New York Philharmonic, which had not gathered before an audience for exactly 400 days. “On behalf of all us on stage, welcome back,” the conductor told the crowd Wednesday night. “We … » Read

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Three New Artistic Posts: The M-F Odds Are Improving

April 16, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Gerry Cornelius, principal guest conductor of the English National Ballet, is to be the new music director of the English Touring Opera, with immediate effect. He succeeds Michael Rosewell who stepped down at the close of 2018 after 14 years, … » Read

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Tonight on PBS: The Philly O's 'Love Affair' with China

April 16, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
As tensions between the U.S. and China grow more threatening, it becomes more important than ever to identify areas of positive relations between the two. One place would be the almost 50-year love affair between the Philadelphia Orchestra and … » Read

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