The Arts Archive: May, 2010

Three Philadelphia Orchestra Players To Retire

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The Philadelphia Orchestra at Friday’s concert honored three musicians retiring this season — all three hired during the Ormandy... Read more

Pew Grants $1.1 Million For Music Projects

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Steve Reich will visit Philadelphia for a three-day residency at the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum for performances... Read more

Cell Phones As Fanfare For The Common Man

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Our inability to walk a block or two without flipping open the cellphone is creating an aural fabric of humanity that's fascinating to hear... Read more

New Director For Settlement Music School

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And she's a violist. Helen Eaton, 40, will take over Settlement Music School in August. Details here. She succeeds Bob Capanna, who will spend... Read more

Dudamel Acknowledges His Fans

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Gustavo Dudamel did something Wednesday night I've never seen any other conductor do. At the end of the concert, after having the orchestra... Read more

Jurowski and Nézet-Séguin Extend London Contracts

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The London Philharmonic Orchestra and its two conductors - the same two who happen to have important, future-looking relationships with the... Read more

Exodus of Arts Leaders, Kennedy Center Chief Fears

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Michael Kaiser, Kennedy Center president, says the recession may be stressing arts leaders to the point where they are plotting a mass escape... Read more

New York Philharmonic Music Director Comes Back To Curtis

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Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music 18 years ago, and returned Saturday... Read more