Symphony & Opera

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (source: The_Morning Call /

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra abruptly cuts season, cancels summer concerts

Mark Gresham | 31 MAY 2019 BALTIMORE, MD—  On Thursday afternoon, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra suddenly announced that it is cutting its annual season from 52 to 40 weeks, beginning with the cancellation of all of its 2019 summer […]

ASO principal guest conductor Doinald Runnicles. (credit: Simon Pauly)

Review: Runnicles leads Atlanta Symphony in a colorful French excursion

Mark Gresham | 24 MAY 2019 On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of early 20th-century French music by Milhaud, Canteloube and Debussy, led by principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles, and featuring soprano […]

Conductor Arthur Fagen in rehearsal at Indiana University. (source: Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music)

CD review: Music of David Diamond, orchestras of Indiana University

Karl Henning | 20 MAY 2019 David Diamond: Symphony No. 6, Rounds for String Orchestra, Romeo and Juliet Indiana University Chamber Orchestra Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra Arthur Fagen, conductor NAXOS American Classics (8.559842) When as broadly popular a twentieth-century […]

Brothers Mark and Paul Yancich are soloists for James Oliverio's DYNASTY: Double Timpani Concerto with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. (credit: Jeff Roffman)

Review: Atlanta Symphony reprises two commissioned works for new CD

Mark Gresham | 10 MAY 2019 Thursday’s concert by the Ma href=”” target=”_blank”>Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Robert Spano, was as much final preparations for recording sessions as it was concert. The program featured repeat performances of […]