The first Grammy win in Dudamel’s career
The orchestra’s outreach and Mahler performance trip to Gustavo Dudamel’s native country has great potential, but some worry about Caracas’ crime.
The orchestra is in Venezuela for the final leg of Dudamel’s Mahler Project, the recent cycle of the composer’s complete symphonies with the L.A. Phil and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in Los Angeles now being repeated in Caracas.
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the violinist Hilary Hahn and the composer David Lang have started online competitions in classical music.
I and my fellow musicians from the OAE are currently on a pub crawl. And it’s changing the way we play and audiences listen.
‘People without talent don’t know what the talented are talking about,’ says the award-winning orchestra conductor
The impresario whose “popera” upsets the purists says he is only giving the people they want. But he’s the first West End promoter to say he won’t put on a show during the Games.
An unfinished symphony by Franz Schubert is to be completed and performed live for the first time since the Austrian composer abandoned it nearly 200 years ago.
(Written on February 13, 2012 )