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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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NEA survey: good news - bad news

The NEA releases a new survey that shows more people are participating in the arts via computer: good news for the arts, but no help for declining ticket sales.

By Anne Midgette  | February 25, 2011; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Anna Nicole, the opera

I go on WNYC's Soundcheck to discuss "Anna Nicole," the new opera opening tonight at Covent Garden. Added: my review of the opera, plus an array of other opinions both pro and con.

By Anne Midgette  | February 17, 2011; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Grammys, Anne Midgette , February 13, 2011
Grand opera returns to Baltimore, Anne Midgette , February 11, 2011
Pops, Anne Midgette , February 8, 2011
Conducting notes, Anne Midgette , February 4, 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
Weekend links: strong pieces in Monday's Post, various critics , January 24, 2011
Washington National Opera to merge with KenCen, Anne Midgette , January 20, 2011
NSO back on the record -- or CD, Anne Midgette , January 18, 2011
Urban Arias: Opera in the City, Anne Midgette , January 14, 2011
The Virginia Opera: the sequel, Anne Midgette , January 9, 2011
Broadcast news, Anne Midgette , January 7, 2011
AOT lowers the curtain, Anne Midgette , January 4, 2011
Post-holiday for Post-Classical, Anne Midgette , January 4, 2011
YAP, Anne Midgette , December 15, 2010
Fleming to Chicago Lyric, Anne Midgette , December 9, 2010
Hugues Cuénod, Anne Midgette , December 8, 2010
The Grammy nobody knows, Anne Midgette , December 7, 2010
Andriessen wins Grawemeyer, Anne Midgette , November 29, 2010
More moves at the Virginia Opera, Anne Midgette , November 23, 2010
Peter Mark out at Virginia Opera, Anne Midgette , November 18, 2010
Remembering Gorecki in NoVa, Anne Midgette , November 13, 2010
NSO gets $550K for education, Anne Midgette , November 12, 2010
Music and the law, Anne Midgette , November 3, 2010
Canton Festival: musical nationalism, Anne Midgette , October 22, 2010
Links: Gergiev's "Thousand," Chopin winner, Anne Midgette , October 21, 2010
Audio: The contrabassoon vs. contraforte, Mike McPhate , October 13, 2010
YouTube Symphony Orchestra will rise again, Anne Midgette , October 13, 2010
Joan Sutherland: addio, Stupenda, Anne Midgette , October 11, 2010
WNO: new music director, Anne Midgette , October 5, 2010
Castleton announces 2011 season, Anne Midgette , October 4, 2010
Season opening news from all over, Anne Midgette , September 28, 2010
Domingo: going, going, gone, Anne Midgette , September 27, 2010
NSO's new director offers varied opening night, Anne Midgette , September 26, 2010
Il Postino delivers in LA, Anne Midgette , September 24, 2010
Domingo: one down, one to go?, Anne Midgette , September 20, 2010
From Motown to Mobtown, orchestral evolution, Anne Midgette , September 20, 2010
Fricke steps down at WNO, Anne Midgette , September 1, 2010
De Cou to the West Coast, Anne Midgette , August 10, 2010
Cleveland and its critics, Anne Midgette , August 9, 2010
WNO's entanglements, Anne Midgette , August 9, 2010
NSO in a new state, Anne Midgette , August 4, 2010
Choral changes, Anne Midgette , August 4, 2010
CSI: opera, Anne Midgette , August 3, 2010
WNO in KenCen talks, Anne Midgette , July 29, 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
UPDATE: Rain delay, Anne Midgette , July 27, 2010
Free Keys in Summer, Anne Midgette , July 23, 2010
Stein leaves Boris, Anne Midgette , July 21, 2010
BSO: seeking Levine, or successor? , Anne Midgette , July 19, 2010
Wachner auf, ruft uns die Stimmen, Anne Midgette , July 16, 2010
Sir Charles Mackerras, RIP, Anne Midgette , July 16, 2010
July news roundup, Anne Midgette , July 15, 2010
Link: Organ convention hits DC, Anne Midgette , July 8, 2010
RIP Cesare Siepi, Anne Midgette , July 5, 2010
Morlot to Seattle, Anne Midgette , June 30, 2010
Strathmore 2010-11: PS, Anne Midgette , June 29, 2010
NEA announces Opera Award honorees, Anne Midgette , June 24, 2010
Good music, bad genres, Anne Midgette , June 24, 2010
Post-Classical Ensemble in 2010-11, Anne Midgette , June 22, 2010
Ode to Michael Jackson, symphonic style, Anne Midgette , June 21, 2010
Change we can't believe in, Anne Midgette , June 18, 2010
Voice in the chorus is silenced, Anne Midgette , June 16, 2010
DIY music, Anne Midgette , June 15, 2010
Philadelphia picks a conductor, Anne Midgette , June 13, 2010
Ivan Fischer at the NSO, Anne Midgette , June 3, 2010
Le Grand Macabre: Death, be not proud, Anne Midgette , May 28, 2010
Slatkin on the move, Anne Midgette , May 27, 2010
Hearing secret harmonies, Anne Midgette , May 25, 2010
Extra: And the winner is… , Anne Midgette , May 7, 2010
Maazel takes show on the road, Anne Midgette , May 5, 2010
Women on the podium, Anne Midgette , April 30, 2010
Change we can believe in, Anne Midgette , April 28, 2010
Washington arts briefs, Anne Midgette , April 27, 2010
RIP Rich, Anne Midgette , April 26, 2010
NSO takes country roads, Anne Midgette , April 12, 2010
Ring cycle's through at LA Opera, Anne Midgette , April 5, 2010
Slatkin on the skids, Anne Midgette , April 2, 2010
Charm City Contemporary, Anne Midgette , March 31, 2010
WNO Hamlet update, Anne Midgette , March 30, 2010
WPAS 2010-11 season, Anne Midgette , March 30, 2010
Thoughts for Monday, Anne Midgette , March 29, 2010
BSO: another blow, Anne Midgette , March 26, 2010
Maazel to Munich: confirmed, Anne Midgette , March 25, 2010
BSO gets on the 2010-11 bandwagon, Anne Midgette , March 24, 2010
News from the German-speaking world, Anne Midgette , March 22, 2010
Another chorus prepares for its swan song, Anne Midgette , March 19, 2010
Thursday news and events, Anne Midgette , March 18, 2010
Zambello to Glimmerglass, Anne Midgette , March 12, 2010
Domingo health update, Anne Midgette , March 8, 2010
Mariinsky, continued, Anne Midgette , March 6, 2010
First nights at the opera, Anne Midgette , March 3, 2010
KenCen's New Season, Anne Midgette , March 2, 2010
Attila the Hunk, Anne Midgette , February 25, 2010
Maazel back to Munich?, Anne Midgette , February 24, 2010
More announcements: Wolf Trap, Virginia, the Met, Anne Midgette , February 24, 2010
A tale of two orchestras, Anne Midgette , February 17, 2010
Olympics: music for figure skating, Anne Midgette , February 14, 2010
Variations on Bach, Anne Midgette , February 11, 2010
Salzburg's Easter festival clears egg from face, Anne Midgette , February 10, 2010
Friday headlines, Anne Midgette , February 5, 2010
"Rusty musicians" join BSO, Anne Midgette , February 4, 2010
Sony: in for the Lang Lang haul, Anne Midgette , February 3, 2010
Giving audiences what they want, Anne Midgette , February 2, 2010
Putting the "sub" in subventions, Anne Midgette , February 1, 2010
Grammy, what big ears you have, Anne Midgette , January 31, 2010
New American opera, Anne Midgette , January 29, 2010
More reality opera, Anne Midgette , January 27, 2010
A new kind of soap opera, Anne Midgette , January 26, 2010
NSO Haiti relief benefit, Anne Midgette , January 20, 2010
Update: Cleveland strike over, Anne Midgette , January 19, 2010
Strike (of) the band, Anne Midgette , January 18, 2010
The perfect Plácido storm, Anne Midgette , January 14, 2010
High fidelity , Anne Midgette , January 7, 2010
Monkey music, redux, Anne Midgette , December 14, 2009
Unsilent Night, Anne Midgette , December 11, 2009
Audience decline, measured, Anne Midgette , December 10, 2009
The cost of the Ring, Anne Midgette , December 9, 2009
Ode to S. Ambrogio: "Carmen," live, Anne Midgette , December 7, 2009
NSO: country roads, Anne Midgette , December 3, 2009
WNO: more cuts, less opera, Anne Midgette , November 30, 2009
Monday notes, Anne Midgette , November 16, 2009
Classical music has its White House day, Anne Midgette , November 5, 2009
Slatkin recovering from heart attack, Anne Midgette , November 3, 2009
Mr. Bell goes to Washington (again), Anne Midgette , October 30, 2009
News and notes, Anne Midgette , October 29, 2009
Weekend roundup, opera version, Anne Midgette , October 26, 2009
Coming out of Haydn, Anne Midgette , October 23, 2009
Steinway rolls in, Anne Midgette , October 22, 2009
Alt-Classical Altitude in Chicago, Anne Midgette , October 16, 2009
Another New Step in China, Anne Midgette , October 8, 2009
Meanwhile, On The Other Coast... , Anne Midgette , October 5, 2009
The Future of Arts Journalism (II), Anne Midgette , October 2, 2009
The Future of Arts Journalism (I), Anne Midgette , October 2, 2009
Names in the News, Anne Midgette , October 1, 2009
Opera for Charm City , Anne Midgette , September 30, 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
The New Orchestra Tour, Anne Midgette , September 18, 2009
Gilbert's New Tenure, Anne Midgette , September 16, 2009
Eschenbach's Energy, Anne Midgette , September 16, 2009
Amazing Grace, Anne Midgette , September 9, 2009
Shanghai I Shall Adore, Anne Midgette , September 8, 2009
More Music for Monkeys, Anne Midgette , September 8, 2009
Music for Monkeys, Anne Midgette , September 3, 2009
Snapshots from Germany, Anne Midgette , August 31, 2009
Sternumstrahlet, Anne Midgette , August 19, 2009
Mozarts Tod, Anne Midgette , August 18, 2009
Prom Night, Anne Midgette , August 14, 2009
DC News/Olds, Anne Midgette , August 12, 2009
Funds Dry Up For DC's New Music, Anne Midgette , August 10, 2009
Fima and Food, Anne Midgette , August 7, 2009
In Search of Creative Programming, and a Bailout, Anne Midgette , August 6, 2009
Next: a "New" Debussy Sonata for Accordion?, Anne Midgette , August 5, 2009
BSO Belts Tighten One More Notch, Anne Midgette , July 30, 2009
Beethoven Tweets, Anne Midgette , July 30, 2009
Radio Waves: Interference Patterns, Anne Midgette , July 15, 2009
Radio Waves, Anne Midgette , July 14, 2009
Carpe Dignitas, Anne Midgette , July 14, 2009
Estival Festivals: News Break, Anne Midgette , July 13, 2009
The Bar-iPhone Voice, Anne Midgette , July 9, 2009
Something About Florida, Anne Midgette , July 8, 2009
Weekend Opera Briefs, Anne Midgette , July 6, 2009
King of the Castleton, Anne Midgette , July 3, 2009
Opera Returns to Baltimore , Anne Midgette , July 1, 2009
Hamlen to IMG, Anne Midgette , June 23, 2009
DC's Opera for the Young, Anne Midgette , June 23, 2009
Music, Institutionalized, Anne Midgette , June 18, 2009
China Bound: NSO Tour, Day One, Anne Midgette , June 8, 2009
Post Links, Posted, Anne Midgette , June 5, 2009
Weekend Spotlights, Anne Midgette , June 5, 2009
The Soloist: NSO Changes Horses for Asia, Anne Midgette , June 3, 2009
Weekend Roundup: Notes from All Over, Anne Midgette , June 1, 2009
Streaming the Competitive Spirit, Anne Midgette , May 22, 2009
In Performance: Local News and Reviews, Anne Midgette , May 22, 2009
Salzburg Festival Names New Director, Anne Midgette , May 20, 2009
Downloading the Classics, Anne Midgette , May 14, 2009
In With the Old: New Works by Old Masters, Anne Midgette , May 11, 2009
The Song Continues, in a New Key, Anne Midgette , May 6, 2009
Questions of Endowment, Anne Midgette , May 4, 2009
Weekend Roundup, Anne Midgette , May 4, 2009
Blythe Spirits: Washington Weekend in Voice, Anne Midgette , May 1, 2009
Baltimore, redux, Anne Midgette , April 29, 2009
Opera Notes: New Opera for Baltimore? , Anne Midgette , April 28, 2009
Opera News, Anne Midgette , April 22, 2009
News and Reviews: 2009-10 Season's Greetings, Anne Midgette , April 22, 2009
The Reich Stuff, Anne Midgette , April 21, 2009
Film: "The Audition" , Anne Midgette , April 18, 2009
Recession Watch: More Cuts, Anne Midgette , April 17, 2009
Crossover to Susan Boyle, Anne Midgette , April 16, 2009
News Briefs, Anne Midgette , April 16, 2009
Music Video Today: Vevo and the YouTube Symphony, Anne Midgette , April 15, 2009
Competitive Instincts: the Cliburn's Composers, Anne Midgette , April 15, 2009
Listen: Words on Music, Anne Midgette , April 9, 2009
In Performance: Local News and Reviews, Anne Midgette , April 9, 2009
News, Notes, and the NYCO, Anne Midgette , April 2, 2009
Jackson to Reno - and Fairfax? , Anne Midgette , April 1, 2009
 
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