Kim Noltemy, Orchestra Veteran, Is Tapped to Lead L.A. Philharmonic

Noltemy, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s chief executive, will take the helm of the Philharmonic as it searches for its next…


Andrew Davis, 80, Dies; Renowned Conductor Who Championed Britain’s Music

Celebrated for his long tenure with Lyric Opera of Chicago, he led this and other orchestras with force and a…


Cristian Macelaru, Decorated Maestro, to Lead Cincinnati Symphony

He will begin a four-year term as the orchestra’s music director in the 2025-26 season, succeeding Louis Langrée.


Why Don’t More American Maestros Lead American Orchestras?

When Leonard Bernstein was named music director of the New York Philharmonic in 1958, his appointment was hailed as a…


Jaap van Zweden to Lead French Orchestra After New York Philharmonic

The conductor, whose tenure in New York ends this summer, will begin a five-year term at the Orchestre Philharmonique de…


‘Everything Has a Time’: Cleveland’s Longest-Serving Conductor Plans His Departure

One night last fall, Franz Welser-Möst, the music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, walked onto the stage of Severance Hall,…


The EGOT Winner Behind Sondheim’s Signature Sound

To understand the role of the Broadway orchestrator, seek out the composer Stephen Sondheim’s piano demo for the song “Losing…


How ‘The Nutcracker’ Has Been Reimagined, for Better and Worse

A tour through five cases in which Tchaikovsky’s classical score has been taken up by jazz legends and misguided filmmakers.


A Conductor for the Future at Home With ‘Black Panther’ and Prokofiev

Anthony Parnther has a flourishing career as a classical conductor who also works in the fast-paced world of commercial entertainment.


New York City Ballet and Its Orchestra Reach Contract Deal

The agreement, which includes an increase in compensation of about 22 percent over three years, ends months of tense negotiations.

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