After many years buried deep in the stacks of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music Library, an important piece of musical heritage has just been rediscovered. The lost violin concerto of Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935) -- thought to be either lost or destroyed for over a century -- was reported to have turned up in storage at the Faculty of Music Library with its original dedication to world-famous Canadian violinist Kathleen Parlow (1890-1963) inscribed on the cover.
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers will release 'The American Masters,' featuring works by Samuel Barber, John Corigliano and Mason Bates, on the eOne label on September 30.
It's hard to believe that world-class violinist Anne Akiko Meyers hasn't yet played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, but she will make her much-anticipated debut at Symphony Center on April 17. She and the CSO will present the Chicago premiere of Mason Bates' Violin Concerto under the direction of Leonard Slatkin.
Many think online crowd-sourced funding the answer to our prayers. Or it could be a nail in the coffin.
Suddenly, all of my various social media bits and pieces, and a good deal of my Gmail inbox, are screaming at me that Princess Catherine (Kate, as she's known to most people who have never met her and aren't really on good enough terms to be that informal) is in "labour."