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The Philip Glass Ensemble’s sold-out Carnegie Hall performance at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 16 will be webcast live, free of charge, on medici.tv and carnegiehall.org/medici. The ensemble will perform one Glass’s early works, Music with Changing Parts....
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The New York Philharmonic has several events planned to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year. On February 20, Long Yu will conduct a program featuring the Chinese folk song “Flowing Stream,” Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, with pianist Serena Wang, the Farmers’ Chorus of the Yunnan Province, and vocal soloists....
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“An old story caught up with the board and administration of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra last week, as allegations of psychological abuse of players by former music director Charles Dutoit were spelled out in detail,” writes Robert Everett-Green in Saturday’s (2/10) Globe and Mail (Canada)....
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“Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Metropolitan Opera’s music director designate, will become the company’s music director this fall, two years ahead of schedule,” writes Michael Cooper in Thursday’s (2/15) New York Times....
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“Spinning the globe for a spot where it can play for a knowledgeable crowd, conduct cultural diplomacy, and woo some important patrons, the Philadelphia Orchestra has put its finger on Israel,” writes Peter Dobrin in Tuesday’s (2/13) Philadelphia Inquirer....
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The words of early-20th century Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni “have been turned into music by Bryce Dessner, the composer also known as a guitarist with indie rockers The National,” writes Shaun Tandon in Thursday’s (2/15) Agence France-Presse....
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“Lenore ‘Lee’ Tagliamonte, known professionally as Lee Lamont, died in her sleep the morning of February 13,” writes Nicholas Beard in Friday’s (2/16) Musical America....
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“Janet Chen is the longest tenured—and one of the youngest ever to earn the position of—executive director of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra,” reports Karina Nova on Thursday (2/15) at TV station WBNS-10TV (Columbus, OH)....
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“If anyone had told me I’d be reviewing the fourth season of ‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ I would have suggested psychotherapy,” writes David Wiegand in Tuesday’s (2/13) San Francisco Chronicle. “The comedy-drama is set in the world of classical music; the main characters are a young Mexican conductor and members of the fictional New York Symphony...
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On February 16, Oregon's Rogue Valley Symphony will premiere Jonathan Leshnoff's Rogue Sparks, the fourth of five works commissioned by the orchestra for its 50th-anniversary season. The piece has the same large orchestration as Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, which the orchestra will…
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