It wasn’t planned this way. But the city’s main opera company and symphony orchestra are both getting new music directors this season.
The only major U.S. orchestra that requires skirts makes an exception for its parks concerts, which on Wednesday featured two preteen composers.
Brought in from outside the arts world, Debora L. Spar, formerly the president of Barnard College, is leaving after a short and rough tenure.
The contract, which will raise salaries by 4.5 percent over three years, is an effort to ensure labor peace as the orchestra works to reinvent itself.
The orchestra has canceled an international tour planned for Jaap van Zweden’s first season as music director to devote itself to strengthening hometown ties.
After announcing an impressive “launch fund” this week, the New York Philharmonic opened a run of Handel’s omnipresent oratorio.
A show of donor confidence will help the orchestra staunch its red ink — and roll out its next maestro, Jaap van Zweden. But what about Geffen Hall?
Our critic finds that an inspiring leader has left the Los Angeles Philharmonic in peerless artistic shape.
Esa-Pekka Salonen's swirling Cello Concerto, a coup at the New York Philharmonic and a whoopee-cushion sound in Beethoven were among the highlights.