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Chopin Foundation of US increases top competition prize to $100,000 – Aug 01, 2018

The Miami-based Chopin Foundation of the United States has raised its top […]

Alsop, CSO and colleagues make a theatrical happening out of Bernstein’s problematic “MASS” at Ravinia – Jul 31, 2018

Say what you will, the performance of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS Saturday night […]

Crutchfield’s Teatro Nuovo begins life with a pair of bel canto rarities – Jul 30, 2018

For twenty years Will Crutchfield led an accomplished bel canto opera series […]

Bard SummerScape explores fifty shades of grey in Rubinstein’s bleak “Demon” – Jul 28, 2018

Too bad the lunar eclipse was not visible in the Hudson Valley […]

Clear-eyed yet hopeful, Gandolfi’s “In America” receives a rousing debut at Tanglewood – Jul 25, 2018

Michael Gandolfi’s In America received a rousing world premiere Monday night at Ozawa Hall, […]

National Youth Orchestra of USA brings fresh joy to music at Carnegie Hall – Jul 21, 2018

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America is not […]

Utah Arts Review to launch this fall – Jul 17, 2018

I’m delighted to announce the launch of Utah Arts Review, our eighth […]

Nelsons leads Boston Symphony in belated “Bohème” debut at Tanglewood – Jul 17, 2018

Vestiges of Leonard Bernstein’s legacy are everywhere at the Tanglewood Festival this […]

Yes, celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday. But what about other, better American composers? – Jul 12, 2018

If you’ve been living in an adjacent galaxy for the past several […]

Kissin returns to DC with ferocity in Beethoven, poetry in Rachmaninoff – May 18, 2018

Two and a half years was a long time to go without […]