Professor of music and media at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tod Machover, has been on a musical exploration and he is using Detroit as his landscape. In collaboration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Machover turns the Motor City into a new piece entitled 'Symphony in D.'
Maverick organist Cameron Carpenter will perform his original macabre score to 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' during a screening of the classic silent film at Symphony Center on Halloween.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform Stewart Copeland's new score for the silent film 'Ben-Hur' during a screening of the film at Orchestra Hall on Tuesday, October 14.
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.
The Sphinx Organization, which offers intensive musical training and performance opportunities to young Black and Latino musicians, recently received a $4 million gift from an anonymous benefactor. The gift will enable Sphinx to expand its numerous educational and training programs.
The vast expanse of Chicago’s Orchestra Hall will be transformed into a more intimate venue for a series of Schubert song recitals, starting with baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Christoph Eschenbach performing the song cycle 'Die Schöne Müllerin' on Sunday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Financial results at the troubled Minnesota Orchestra are much stronger than might have been expected, say upbeat board. Hits, yes, but lots of relatively good news on which to build.
The Detroit Tigers' bid for the World Series began last Friday, and no group has been more spirited in their support than the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, who played "Go Get Em Tigers!"--complete with Tigers baseball caps and team colors proudly displayed.
More from the turmoil at the Minnesota Orchestra. A press release has gone out announcing a fourth contract proposal for musicians from management. They--both sides presumably--will be earnestly hoping that this gets them back to work. But that will all depend on the detail where, as the saying goes, the devil is often to be found.
Politicians weigh their words very carefully. So, given the current volatile climate, so must American orchestra chiefs. None more so, though, than Michael Henson, boss of the Minnesota Orchestra, which has become a flashpoint for the strained negotiations between players and management hitting so many bands across the U.S.
LIVE from Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center (May 20, 2013).