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2020-08-14 23:34:00

SFChronicle.com: SF Conservatory and SF Symphony launch program to commission Black composers 

Oakland Symphony Music Director Michael Morgan Photo: Oakland East Bay Symphony San Francisco Chronicleici Joshua Kosman August 13, 2020  Updated: August 14, 2020 The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the San Francisco Symphony will join forces for a 10-year commissioning project aimed at fostering new musical works by developing Black composers, the two companies announced Thursday, Aug. 13. The initiative, called the Emerging Black Composers Project, is supported by a $250,000 donation to the Conservatory. Winning composers will each receive a $15,000 commissioning fee and musical mentorship from three Bay Area music directors: Oakland Symphony Music Director Michael Morgan, S.F. Conservatory Music Director Edwin Outwater and incoming San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen. The selected pieces will be workshopped at the Conservatory in preparation for a premiere with one of the participating organizations. “There are […]

SFChronicle.com: SF Conservatory and SF Symphony launch program to commission Black composers

Meeting in Music

2020-08-14 23:00:00

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5 - Thielemann - Munchner Philharmoniker

Bruckner - Symphony No. 5 - Thielemann - Munchner Philharmoniker 

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896) Symphony No. 5 I. Adagio - Allegro [22´24] II . Adagio              [20´07] III. Scherzo             [14´42] IV. Finale                [25´21] Münchner Philharmoniker Christian Thielemann DG 2005 flac, cue, log and scans

Wordpress Sphere

2020-08-14 22:59:16

Britain had to wait a long time for its great classical guitarist. But the debut at the Wigmore Hall

Norman Lebrecht - Slipped disc

2020-08-14 22:35:15

US orchestra appoints a Chief Diversity Officer 

US orchestra appoints a Chief Diversity Officer

As part of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) 10-point Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan,a job has been created for...

Norman Lebrecht - Slipped disc

2020-08-14 22:09:09

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (152): Hardy knew this land 

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (152): Hardy knew this land

On the South Coast, we hear him loud and clear. How sad that we lack a record of his own...

Norman Lebrecht - Slipped disc

2020-08-14 22:02:23

The terrible toll resumes, 103 Romanian conductor Camil Marinescu, 55 104 South African director and conductor Zamile Gantana, 47 105...

ArtsJournal: music

2020-08-14 22:01:49

Once the news broke, many of the first edits to Harris’s Wikipedia page were the sort of structural maintenance done by veteran editors on the site: citing sources, attaching categories, improving captions, and adding a notice that Harris was “a person involved in a current event,” and as such, “information may change rapidly as the […]

ArtsJournal: music

2020-08-14 21:31:13

Interviewed in the Guardian aged 80, Bream, who retired in 2002, said he was no longer playing: “The thing I feel a little annoyed about is that I know I’m a better musician than I was at 70, but I can’t prove it.” – The Guardian

ArtsJournal: music

2020-08-14 21:00:14

From this vantage point early in its run — and I’m pronouncing this with my fingers crossed that no virus outbreak occurs — the festival can be seen as a cultural marker in ways both subtle and magnificent. It’s a psychic harbinger, a sign that performing arts survive and that smart, creative planning can win […]

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