Music director

Review: An ambitious project returns to the Philharmonie

After a long delay, Joan Tower’s “1920/2019” premiered on Friday by the New York Philharmonic at Alice Tully Hall. It was worth the wait for this 14-minute work from one of America’s most eminent composers – who, at 83, is still so inventive. The piece is part of Project 19, …

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Former San Antonio Symphony Music Director goes on strike

The former musical director of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra speaks out on the strike by symphonic musicians and the stalled contract negotiations. SAN ANTONIO – Former musical director of the San Antonio Symphony who served with the orchestra for ten years, from 2010 to 2020, shares his perspective on …

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Cunard and Pacific Symphony announce new partnership – Cruise Industry News

Cunard announced a partnership with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in Orange County, becoming its official cruise line. “We are delighted to partner with the Pacific Symphony, a beloved cultural gem in Orange County,” the cruise line wrote. According to a press release, Cunard is sponsoring the organization’s first Box Circle …

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Looking back and forward as SF Opera prepares to celebrate 100 years

Tosca in the brand new War Memorial Opera House in 1932 | Credit: SF Opera Archive San Francisco Opera will be 100 years old in the rapidly approaching 2022-2023 season. It was on September 26, 1923 that Gaetano Merola, the founder, directed the the beginnings of the company with Bohemian, …

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Data Science, Amazon partner to organize a machine learning competition

Through friendly competition between a miniature racing car and a partnership with Amazon Web Services, Middle Tennessee State University provides hands-on learning for students. MTSU’s data science program fielded two teams of students in the Nov. 13 competition, along with two teams from Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro and one …

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‘Elf the Musical’ brings Christmas cheer to the Waterloo Community Playhouse stage | Local News

WATERLOO – There are basically five basic Christmas shows (think “A Christmas Carol”, “A Christmas Story”, “Best Christmas Contest Ever” – you get the idea) – which are recycled, reinvented, adapted or reversed year after year, said Greg Holt. “But these are the same shows. People love them, but it’s …

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LPO / Mäkelä review – long awaited debut sees young Finnish chef combine enthusiasm and sophistication | Classical music

VSconductor of the Oslo Philharmonic and musical director of the Orchester de Paris at just 25 years old, of Finnish origin Klaus Mäkelä has been making waves in Europe lately, although we haven’t heard it in London. His highly anticipated debut with the London Philharmonic was the first of three …

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Vacation Home with Ashley Brown

broadway star Ashley brown, a native of Gulf Breeze, returns home this Thanksgiving weekend for a holiday show with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. “Home for the Holidays featuring Ashley Brown” is Sunday at Pensacola Saenger Theater. “It’s so heartwarming,” Brown said of returning to the hometown stadium after the pandemic …

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Music Director Cynthia Roberts-Greene Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Temple Emanu-El

A quarter of a century of brilliant musical leadership was celebrated with a special Shabbat service recently marking Music Director Cynthia Roberts-Greene’s 25th birthday with Temple Emanu-El. Cynthia Roberts-Greene is an organist, composer, singer, arranger and conductor with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music. Roberts-Greene is an organist, songwriter, …

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Glorious Corner – Times Square Chronicles

GH CURING STILL STRONG SPICY – (Going through Showbiz 411) Word quickly spread that Sting is joining the ranks of other big rock stars and songwriters. He reportedly bought his catalog of songs for at least $ 250 million. At the moment, Sting’s songs are parked at Sony Music Publishing. …

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