By Barbara Jepson
Orchestras tend to pack their inaugural concerts with the tried and true, but The Bass Whisperer, featuring soloist and co-composer Victor Wooten, for the Nashville Symphony, is one of this season’s intriguing departures.
By Susan Brodie
BRUSSELS – In Guy Joosten’s high-concept production, Daphne’s a dreamy heroine, quite literally a tree hugger, protesting against the technology-obsessed world of her parents, dissolute one-percenters in evening dress.
By Richard S. Ginell
LOS ANGELES – Bramwell Tovey closed the LA Phil’s alfresco season with a sure thing and a gamble – Holst’s The Planets, in sync with a NASA video, and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Erskine, for drum set and orchestra.
By John Fleming
FLORIDA – In roughly the same time frame, conductors were separately chosen to head the largest professional orchestras in Florida. They include Michael Francis, 38, who started out on double bass. Here’s a look at them all.
By Dorothy Andries
LAKE FOREST, Ill. – How does a regional orchestra find a music director? That was the challenge faced by the Lake Forest Symphony in Chicago’s suburban north, where Vladimir Kulenovic emerged from a field of 150 candidates.
By Kyle MacMillan
CHICAGO – James Ginsburg, founder of Cedille Records, quit law school to focus on his Chicago-based label, which is marking its 25th anniversary of off-beat and new compositions packaged in unexpected ways.