The Arts Archive: January, 2010

Orchestra Auditions Need A Fresh Look

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A few more thoughts on how the audition process at orchestras is anything but impartial, and how some orchestras have no great will to increase... Read more

Blind Auditions at Orchestras? Hardly.

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As if anyone needed more proof that the audition screen really is a smoke screen, and that the race of the person auditioning is often known... Read more

Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor Change

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Jiří Bĕlohlávek has canceled his Philadelphia Orchestra appearances this week. An orchestra spokeswoman says the conductor has... Read more

Orchestra Strike in Cleveland?

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The gloves are off in Cleveland, where labor talks between management and musicians of the Cleveland Orchestra are stalled. Public relations... Read more

Audra McDonald Sells Out Philadelphia Orchestra

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Here is an early, unedited version of a review scheduled to run in the paper edition of The Inquirer tomorrow. You can keep those waltzes... Read more