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Links to articles in today's Washington Post: Marin Alsop extends in Baltimore to 2015; the Philadelphia Orchestra plays the Kennedy Center, leaderless or not.
Stanley Drucker, 80, retires as principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic; the Manassas Community Chorale waves the flag for the Washington choral scene at Carnegie Hall; the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington sings about crystal meth addiction.
I don't think classical music needs to reach out to a new young audience. I think classical music needs to reach out to a new audience, period.
Leonidas Kavakos cancels the NSO's Asia tour; Nikolaj Znaider will go instead.
Yet another contest designed to reach young audiences (good luck with that) manages to capture at least one fresh young outlook - in my opinion.
How to navigate the Web-only reviews that appear on this blog (yes, they are archived); and the people who write them.
Mark J. Estren reviews Luis Haza's final concert at the head of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras; Joe Banno reviews the Jupiter Quartet, with guests, at the Corcoran.
A link to Philip Kennicott's review of "Salome" at the Opera Theater of St. Louis; acknowledgment of Robert Wilson's "Freischütz" in Baden-Baden; and a look ahead at this year's "June in Buffalo" festival, which starts today.