Good News for Marin Alsop

The Baltimore Sun just announced that Marin Alsop’s contract with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been extended until “at least” 2015! The article, linked here, expresses the excitement that conductor and musicians felt at the development. Perhaps a quote from...

Death of a Trailblazer

The classical music world just experienced the loss of one of the most recognized women conductors of the 20th century. Veronika Dudarova was an internationally recognized conductor who led Moscow orchestras for sixty years. First appointed to the Moscow State...

Discussion on NPR

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, NPR music commentator Miles Hoffman did a report on musical families for Morning Edition. The light piece, lasting about seven minutes, discussed the work of a few of the best known (or “most likely to be known”) women that were...

The Verdict is In!

There has been a recent buzz about the list of the world’s top symphonies that Gramophone has put together. It seems to have taken many classical music enthusiasts by surprise that the top American orchestra (listed as number five) is the Chicago Symphony. The...