May 1, 1991 |
Almost 50 years ago in the Nazi "model" concentration camp Terezin in Czechoslovakia, artists and composers were permitted to paint, draw, write and lecture. One of the works created there, Pavel Haas' "Study for String Orchestra," survived, even though its composer did not. Although Haas probably knew he and almost everyone else at the camp were doomed, he wrote a piece that is celebrated today for being full of life.
November 20, 2001 |
Next week at Symphony Hall in Boston, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform a program that begins with Aaron Copland's Symphony No. 1, instead of John Adams' "Klinghoffer" Choruses. Therein lies a controversy. Last month, the Boston orchestra managers e-mailed the composer that, for all their admiration of his music, they felt it would not be sensitive to the mood of the times to program the choruses, which are excerpts from the 1991 opera "The Death of Klinghoffer."
May 20, 2013 |
Following an absence of more than two years to recover from injuries and illnesses, James Levine made his big return to the podium Sunday to conduct the Metropolitan Opera orchestra at Carnegie Hall. But the 69-year-old Levine didn't entirely return to form, having to lead the concert from the confines of a wheelchair. Though questions remain about Levine's long-term ability to conduct, "this was a day to celebrate his return and bask in his musical glory," wrote New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini.
July 17, 2008 |
The brother of conductor James Levine says the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera music director has had surgery in New York to remove a kidney. Tom Levine said in a statement released by the Boston Symphony Orchestra that his 65-year-old brother's surgery Tuesday "went exactly as planned and expected, and has been described by the doctors involved as completely successful." James Levine will remain in the hospital for several days. He is expected to perform next on Sept.
June 10, 1985 |
More than $9.3 million in federal matching grants is going to 157 symphony and chamber orchestras, including a top award of $290,000 to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Endowment for the Arts announced today. Also receiving $290,000 were the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony, all for the 1985-86 performance season.
December 6, 1990 |
The Boston Symphony Orchestra will tour the United States next spring and perform in Europe late in the summer, conductor Seiji Ozawa said Wednesday. The U.S. tour, scheduled for April 22-May 3, will be the orchestra's first transcontinental tour since 1981. The U.S. tour will include performances in Pittsburgh, Toronto, Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Tempe, Ariz. The European tour, running from Aug. 24 to Sept.