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KenCen/NSO season announcement 2011-12

The Kennedy Center and the NSO announce a 2011-12 season that focuses on meat and potatoes repertory from Central Europe.

By Anne Midgette  | March 8, 2011; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Levine cancels appearances, steps down in Boston

James Levine cancels his upcoming appearances with the BSO; the BSO subsequently pulls the plug and announces he will step down as music director in September, 2011. But Peter Serkin will play with the orchestra in Washington.

By Anne Midgette  | March 2, 2011; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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BSO does strong woman number in 2011-12

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announces a 2011-12 season with a focus on that most delicate flower of the classical music field: women.

By Anne Midgette  | March 2, 2011; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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DSO: Too little, too late?

The Detroit Symphony musicians now say they'll go back to work after all, without a contract. Does the orchestra have any hopes of rebuilding - and how can it demonstrate its vitality to a struggling American city?

By Anne Midgette  | March 1, 2011; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Grammys

Some highlights of the classical Grammys (if that's not an oxymoron): Paul Jacobs wins for Messiaen, and Michael Daugherty wins with Superman.

By Anne Midgette  | February 13, 2011; 9:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Grand opera returns to Baltimore

Lyric Opera Baltimore announces its maiden, 2011-12 season: opera is coming back to Baltimore, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the pit.

By Anne Midgette  | February 11, 2011; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Conducting notes, Anne Midgette , February 4, 2011
Milton Babbitt postlude, Anne Midgette , February 2, 2011
Dwell(ing) on theaters, Anne Midgette , February 1, 2011
WNO announces 2011-12, Anne Midgette , February 1, 2011
Milton Babbitt RIP, Anne Midgette , January 29, 2011
Links: docu-opera and Dinnerstein, Anne Midgette , January 29, 2011
Link: The unconventional Tzimon Barto, Anne Midgette , January 14, 2011
The Virginia Opera: the sequel, Anne Midgette , January 9, 2011
Broadcast news, Anne Midgette , January 7, 2011
Net flicks, Anne Midgette , December 8, 2010
The Grammy nobody knows, Anne Midgette , December 7, 2010
The Met's new Don Carlo, Anne Midgette , November 23, 2010
Everyone's a critic, Anne Midgette , November 15, 2010
On nasty critics, Anne Midgette , November 11, 2010
The roar of the crowds, the lack of the money, Anne Midgette , October 28, 2010
Going for the Rheingold, Anne Midgette , October 10, 2010
Alex Ross, reviewed, Anne Midgette , October 7, 2010
Where's the buzz?, Anne Midgette , October 4, 2010
Season opening news from all over, Anne Midgette , September 28, 2010
Il Postino delivers in LA, Anne Midgette , September 24, 2010
Domingo: one down, one to go?, Anne Midgette , September 20, 2010
Poll: the role of the orchestra musician, Anne Midgette , September 20, 2010
From Motown to Mobtown, orchestral evolution, Anne Midgette , September 20, 2010
Thoughts for vacation, Anne Midgette , August 16, 2010
Cleveland critic, redux, Anne Midgette , August 11, 2010
De Cou to the West Coast, Anne Midgette , August 10, 2010
Cleveland and its critics, Anne Midgette , August 9, 2010
NSO in a new state, Anne Midgette , August 4, 2010
The Dude does Carmen, Anne Midgette , August 3, 2010
Summer pops 2: Video games aim at orchestras, Andrea Browne , July 28, 2010
Summer pops 1: Condi and Aretha, Anne Midgette , July 28, 2010
BSO: seeking Levine, or successor? , Anne Midgette , July 19, 2010
Wachner auf, ruft uns die Stimmen, Anne Midgette , July 16, 2010
Opera thrives in Baltimore, Anne Midgette , July 11, 2010
American opera: small is the word, Anne Midgette , July 4, 2010
Morlot to Seattle, Anne Midgette , June 30, 2010
American opera: Is anybody listening?, Anne Midgette , June 26, 2010
"Amelia" at the Seattle Opera, Anne Midgette , June 26, 2010
"Before Night Falls" in Fort Worth, Anne Midgette , June 26, 2010
NEA announces Opera Award honorees, Anne Midgette , June 24, 2010
Change we can't believe in, Anne Midgette , June 18, 2010
Philadelphia picks a conductor, Anne Midgette , June 13, 2010
The Ring in L.A.: Freyer's "Die Walk├╝re", Anne Midgette , June 11, 2010
Le Grand Macabre: Death, be not proud, Anne Midgette , May 28, 2010
Dudamel, the backlash, Anne Midgette , May 27, 2010
Rediscoveries, overdue, Anne Midgette , May 13, 2010
Moby-Dick premieres in Dallas, Anne Midgette , May 3, 2010
Women on the podium, Anne Midgette , April 30, 2010
Change we can believe in, Anne Midgette , April 28, 2010
RIP Rich, Anne Midgette , April 26, 2010
NSO takes country roads, Anne Midgette , April 12, 2010
Thoughts for Monday, Anne Midgette , March 29, 2010
Hamlet comes to the Met, Anne Midgette , March 17, 2010
Zambello to Glimmerglass, Anne Midgette , March 12, 2010
A tale of two orchestras, Anne Midgette , February 17, 2010
Giving audiences what they want, Anne Midgette , February 2, 2010
Grammy, what big ears you have, Anne Midgette , January 31, 2010
The classical charts, Anne Midgette , January 30, 2010
New American opera, Anne Midgette , January 29, 2010
New season, less opera: Chicago, LA in 2010-11, Anne Midgette , January 28, 2010
Update: Cleveland strike over, Anne Midgette , January 19, 2010
Strike (of) the band, Anne Midgette , January 18, 2010
The business of opera, Anne Midgette , January 15, 2010
A tale of Met "Hoffmann", Anne Midgette , December 17, 2009
Tosca, redux, Anne Midgette , December 16, 2009
Audience decline, measured, Anne Midgette , December 10, 2009
The cost of the Ring, Anne Midgette , December 9, 2009
Bleak "House" at the Met, Anne Midgette , November 20, 2009
The great orchestra debate, Anne Midgette , November 18, 2009
National Opera Week, Anne Midgette , November 13, 2009
Classical music has its White House day, Anne Midgette , November 5, 2009
Halls, re-sounding, Anne Midgette , October 20, 2009
Alt-Classical Altitude in Chicago, Anne Midgette , October 16, 2009
The New Sound of Music, Anne Midgette , October 14, 2009
Meanwhile, On The Other Coast... , Anne Midgette , October 5, 2009
The Future of Arts Journalism (I), Anne Midgette , October 2, 2009
Names in the News, Anne Midgette , October 1, 2009
Music Directors: A New Wind, Anne Midgette , September 27, 2009
A Garland for Blanche's 100th, Anne Midgette , September 23, 2009
Philly's Future, Anne Midgette , September 22, 2009
Met "Tosca" Opens to Boos, Anne Midgette , September 22, 2009
Weekend Roundup, in brief, Anne Midgette , September 21, 2009
Gilbert's New Tenure, Anne Midgette , September 16, 2009
In Search of Creative Programming, and a Bailout, Anne Midgette , August 6, 2009
Estival Festivals: IV. Santa Fe, Anne Midgette , July 27, 2009
Estival Festivals: East Coast, West Coast, Anne Midgette , July 22, 2009
Radio Waves, Anne Midgette , July 14, 2009
Something About Florida, Anne Midgette , July 8, 2009
Maazel Tov, Anne Midgette , June 24, 2009
Of Ghosts and Men, Anne Midgette , June 17, 2009
Weekend Roundup: Notes from All Over, Anne Midgette , June 1, 2009
Notes from Spoleto: Michael Harrison, Anne Midgette , May 29, 2009
Streaming the Competitive Spirit, Anne Midgette , May 22, 2009
Weekend Roundup, Anne Midgette , May 4, 2009
Weekend Roundup, Anne Midgette , April 27, 2009
News Briefs, Anne Midgette , April 16, 2009
Competitive Instincts: the Cliburn's Composers, Anne Midgette , April 15, 2009
Heart of Glass, Anne Midgette , April 8, 2009
Recession Watch: Making the Cut, Anne Midgette , April 7, 2009
 
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