Symphony & Opera

Flutist Demarre McGill solos in Marc-André Dalbavie's "Flute Concerto" on April 18, 2019, with the Seattle Symphony, Ludovec Morlot conducting. It's one of four works by Dalbavie featured on the Seattle Symphony's latest CD. (credit: James Holt)

CD Review: Marc-André Dalbavie’s “La source d’un regard” and three concertos, Seattle Symphony

Melinda Bargreen | 15 AUG 2019 Ludovic Morlot’s eight seasons as Seattle Symphony music director (2011-19) will likely be remembered for two important repertoire directions: premieres by the American composer John Luther Adams (“Become Ocean,” “Become Desert”), and contemporary […]

Derrick Wheatt (Sankara Harouna) and his mother (Deborah Nansteel) are separated by prison guards in Cincinnati Opera’s world premiere production of Blind Injustice. (credit: Philip Groshong)

Review: Cincinnati Opera’s Blind Injustice opens eyes with story of exonerated prisoners

Mark Gresham | 07 AUG, 2019 CINCINNATI, OH— “Reasonable doubt” is a term used in the justice systems of common law countries, like the United States, where evidence that is “beyond reasonable doubt” is the standard for validating criminal conviction. […]

The Yancich brothers solo with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performance of James Oliverio’s "DYNASTY: Double Timpani Concerto" on May 9, 2019. Photography by Jeff Roffman.

Timpani Serendipity: A Tale of Two Brothers

Mark Gresham | 19 JUL 2019 Author’s Note: The original version of this article about sibling timpanists Mark and Paul Yancich was written for the May 2019 issue of Encore Atlanta, the program booklet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. […]

Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis is featured soloist in Jennifer Higdon's "Harp Concerto." (credit: Robert Muller)

CD Review: “American Rapture” showcases three generations of American composers

Olivia Kieffer | 18 JUL 2019 On May 17, Azica Records released the album American Rapture, featuring harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor Ward Stare. The album contains works by three generations of composers […]

Top row, l-r: Jonathan Bryan, Ellen Jackson, Isaac Kim. Bottom row, l-r: Álvaro Corral Matute, Jouelle Roberson, Elizabeth Sarian. (photos courtesy of The Atlanta Opera.)

Atlanta Opera announces 2019-20 Studio artists

EarRelevant Staff | 16 JUL 2019 ATLANTA, GA–  Today, the Atlanta Opera announced the six members of its 2019-20 Atlanta Opera Studio, the fourth year of this growing and successful program. The Studio has two returning artists and four […]