In Memoriam: Gunther Schuller

June 22, 2015 – Boston, MA – Gunther Schuller’s family, friends, contemporaries, faculty, and students are in mourning over the news of his death on June 21, but the trailblazing energy surrounding this man is so great, even his in memoriam feels like a chance for new understandings and transformation. As New England Conservatory President, […]

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Tchaikovsky Competition To Be Webcast Live

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition and medici.tv this week announce the launch of Tch15.medici.tv , a dedicated website for free live webcasts, competition news, interviews, and more. The new relationship between the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition and medici.tv will produce 19 days of nonstop free live webcasts from Russia, June 15 to July 3, 2015. These webcasts will present the performances […]

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Concours Musical International de Montréal Closes With Gala Concert

Friday, June 5, 2015: Maison Symphonique, Montréal, Quebec The six finalists in this year’s vocal competition shared the spotlight with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra under conductor Johannes Debus in a program of favorite arias (mixed in with a few orchestral pieces) that both displayed their talents and reflected well on the judges’ discernment. After all, […]

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Naxos Founder Klaus Heymann Wins Sanford Medal

On Monday, May 18th, 2015, at a ceremony at Yale School of Music, Naxos Chairman and owner Klaus Heymann was presented with the prestigious Samuel Simons Sanford Award. Previous winners include Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, Alfred Brendel, Emanuel Ax, Marilyn Horne, Sherrill Milnes, Aaron Copland, Pierre Boulez, Sir George Solti, Eugene Ormandy, and […]

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Uneven New Cav/Pag at the Met

Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, NY; April 29, 2015—The Metropolitan Opera’s generations-old productions of opera’s most famous double bill has stood the company in good stead since 1970. Even those who referred to Franco Zeffirelli’s “finest poverty-stricken villages money can buy” couldn’t deny their effectiveness, but it was time for a change. The results are […]

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GUNTHER SCHULLER TO RECEIVE 2015 MACDOWELL MEDAL

April 7, 2015 – Boston, MA – Former New England Conservatory President, composer, conductor, author, publisher, historian, record producer, virtuoso hornist, educator, and polymath, Gunther Schuller has been selected to receive the 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal.  Schuller will receive the medal on Sunday, August 9­ at The MacDowell Colony grounds in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The […]

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BSO & Andris Nelsons Announce New Partnership With Deutsche Grammophon

April 3, 2015—The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Deutsche Grammophon have announced a new partnership that will feature a series of live recordings under the direction of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons.  This new recording initiative will launch with a project entitled “Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow”, focusing on works composed during the period of Shostakovich’s difficult […]

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