Classical Beat: national

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)

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)

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)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/17/2009

Of Ghosts and Men

A new, scaled-down version of John Corigliano's opera "The Ghosts of Versailles" opens tonight in St. Louis. Why has this work, remembered as successful, had so few subsequent performances?

By Anne Midgette  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/17/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)