2017-18 Season: By the Numbers

Now that Labor Day, and the end of summer, has passed we are looking forward to the start of the 2017-18 concert season – and taking a critical look at what we can expect in the coming programming. We at WPA have been looking at the repertoire of major ensembles...

Monday Link Round Up: April 18, 2016

Some news to start your week!   The big news this weekend was that James Levine is stepping down from the Met.  Anne Midgette talks about why a new conductor is long overdue – and WQXR speculates on who will fill the role.  (Spoiler: no one is being on a woman...

Celebrating 75 Years at Tanglewood

The annual Tanglewood Festival hosts thousands of concert goers each year, drawn to the beautiful scenery and amazing music at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home.  Over the past 75 years, the Tanglewood Music Center has also drawn devotees annually...

New Choral Commissions!

In honor of their 25th anniversary season, the New York Virtuoso Singers have commissioned 25 new choral works from American composers. Thirteen of the new pieces will be premiered in NYC on March 3rd, including works by: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Augusta Read Thomas Thea...

Interview with Augusta Read Thomas

The Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform Augusta Read Thomas’ Helios Choros II on October 15, 16, 17, and 20. I wanted to make sure to note this exciting and important event, so I asked Prof. Thomas if I could interview her for this blog, and she was kind...