Classical Beat: news


Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/02/2011

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  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  national, news, opera

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 03/02/2011

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  |  08:55 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  national, news

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 03/01/2011

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  |  03:41 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  national, news, random musings

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 01/20/2010

NSO Haiti relief benefit

The National Symphony Orchestra will donate proceeds from Friday's concert to Haiti.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:35 AM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  news, news

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 07/30/2009

BSO Belts Tighten One More Notch

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's musicians accept yet more pay cuts and voluntary furloughs.

By Anne Midgette  |  04:16 PM ET, 07/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  news

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/03/2009

The Soloist: NSO Changes Horses for Asia

Leonidas Kavakos cancels the NSO's Asia tour; Nikolaj Znaider will go instead.

By Anne Midgette  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/03/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  news

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/20/2009

Salzburg Festival Names New Director

Alexander Pereira, whose contract at the Zurich Opera runs out in 2012, will be the next Intendant, or director, of the Salzburg Festival. It's high time he had a new assignment to take on.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/20/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  news, news