New York Youth Symphony

Keep Connected: Watch This and Start the Week Off Right

Enjoy some inspiration, courtesy of the New York Youth Symphony. These young musicians, ages 12–22, are from throughout the New York region and had to cancel their spring concert at Carnegie Hall due to coronavirus concerns. Undeterred, the 71-member orchestra,…

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Concert Review: Native American Inspirations

October 21, 2019: Native American Inspirations: PostClassical Ensemble presents the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Lakota Music Project (Washington National Cathedral) By Emily Wright When he was eleven years old, Emmanuel Black Bear lost his mother to a drunk driver—an event…

Michael Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala 2019 Celebrates MTT

By Megan Westberg When Michael Tilson Thomas joked that he would not be running for president at the San Francisco Symphony’s opening gala on Wednesday, September 4, the audience laughed—but sounded just a touch disappointed. There was a great deal…

Edward Gardner

London Philharmonic Announces New Principal Conductor

Edward Gardner set to take the reins at the start of the 2021 season By Megan Westberg British conductor Edward Gardner will soon have his name added to a distinguished list of London Philharmonic Orchestra conductors, including Adrian Boult and…


Esa-Pekka Salonen

San Francisco Symphony Names New Director

By Megan Westberg Michael Tilson Thomas will be exiting the San Francisco Symphony in September 2020 after a 25-year tenure as music director. It’s been announced that he will be succeeded by Esa-Pekka Salonen, former music director of the Los…

Leonard Bernstein

Remembering Leonard Bernstein on his 100th Birthday

My Epiphany with Lenny By Barbara Bogatin Leonard Bernstein is everywhere this year. Actually, that’s an understatement—his 100th birthday is “officially” a two-year global celebration of the life and career of this 20th-century cultural giant, with more than 2,000 events…