A new era in the history of the Minnesota Orchestra will begin next month, when the re-united orchestra will present its first performances in Orchestra Hall after a long and often bitter contract dispute that dragged on for 15 months.
Some interesting statistics, yes, from the U.K.-based music website Bachtrack. Every year, they compile the stats from the events they have listed, and the list for 2013 has Valery Gergiev as the world's busiest conductor. Andris Nelsons comes second.
The Minnesota press are reporting that the much-beleagured players of the stricken Minnesota Orchestra will defy the fates--and the ongoing nasty industrial dispute--and play a starry 10-concert season. Meanwhile, local legislators demand resignations amongst the orchestra's corporate suits.
The Liszt Academy music school founded by Franz Liszt, the first piano superstar, recently reopened its main concert hall--refurbished under an ambitious plan to give the 138-year-old institution, and its music study program, a new lease on life.
Alongside the similarly lauded jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer, classical pianist and writer Jeremy Denk wins this year's increased grant for his popularizing of the genre.
The great cellist assumes the guest editorship of The Strad's October 2013 edition.
So, when Mr. Bell's publicists came next for the Miss America Pageant, apparently, there was no one left to speak, "Hey, Josh, this is probably a bad idea."
Can one of YouTube's great musicians cut through the fog of Eurostar's London terminal? Let us find out.
On Tuesday, May 14 at 2 p.m., Medici.tv will present a free, live webcast of the New York Philharmonic's concert at Volkswagen's Die Gläserne Manufaktur (that is, "Transparent Factory") in Dresden, Germany.