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This week on SoundNotion, the panel discusses a new multi-cultural orchestra, this year’s New Music Gathering, the lack of staying power in contemporary opera, the ‘other’ piano brands, composers as part of the orchestra, and say farewell to Oliver Sacks.
- Contemporary opera has little staying power.
- Anne Midgette considers all the ‘other’ pianos.
- The Million Dollar Band and gender equality.
- Chineke! is Europe’s first professional orchestra of black and minority ethnic musicians.
- New Music Gather has posted this year’s schedule.
- Making composers a part of the orchestra?
- We say goodbye to Oliver Sacks.
This week on SoundNotion the crew gets political! We talk musical appropriation, race issues, social justice and what (if anything) classical music has to say about that. Plus, making sense of the critical response to new opera.
This week on SoundNotion, classical music gender politics, Detroit’s new streaming service, ICE hired an executive director, China brings the west to the east in Tehran, @callForScores is the bot you’re looking for and we say farewell to Columbia House.
- @callForScores is the bot you’re looking for.
- Marzena Diakun and Ruth Reinhardt make history at Tanglewood.
- International Contemporary Ensemble hired Vanessa Rose as executive director.
- The China Philharmonic brings the west to the east in Tehran.
- The Detroit Symphony has a new streaming service.
- Rachel Peters at NMBx asks who’s singing her work.
- RIP Columbia House.
This week on SoundNotion, Mason Bates and Mark Campbell are writing a Steve Jobs opera, a new weapon emerges in the “Happy Birthday to You” copyright battle and the Met steps toward modernity by doing away with blackface and starting a Roku channel.
- Mason Bates and Mark Campbell to do Steve Jobs opera in Santa Fe.
- The Met will no longer use blackface.
- The Met has also started a Roku channel.
- The Happy Birthday battle rages on.
- Top 10 lost American masterpieces according to Leonard Slatkin
- Friend of the show Anthony de Mare’s project Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim for the Piano drops September 25th.
This week on SoundNotion, Sam, Dave, and Nate nerd out about the W3C Music Notation Community Group, the Interstellar Golden Record is available on NASA’s SoundCloud page, the music world says goodbye to Vic Firth, and the panel solves streaming.