May 29, 2007

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News: Classical Music

Free 'New York Philharmonic Offstage' Program to Feature Lang Lang on June 6
27 May 2007
Pianist Lang Lang is next month's guest for New York Philharmonic Offstage, an occasional series of discussions and performances sponsored by the orchestra. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

St. Louis Violinist Wins Associate Concertmaster Post in Cleveland
25 May 2007
Peter Otto, currently assistant concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, will become first associate concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra in September, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.


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Lang Lang


Newly Discovered Mendelssohn Manuscripts Sold at Sotheby's
25 May 2007 -- Two recently unearthed songs by Mendelssohn were sold this week by Sotheby's in London for £21,600. The autograph manuscript, a significant musical discovery, was bought by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, a major research library, according to a report fr

Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music to Celebrate Generation of '38
25 May 2007 -- The 2007 Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood will focus on composers of the "Generation of '38," in a celebration of the many prominent American composers born that year (or within a year before or after).

Juilliard Choral Union Director Judith Clurman Resigns (24 May 2007)

Yo-Yo Ma Takes Back Top Spot on Billboard Classical Chart from Lang Lang (24 May 2007)

Del Tredici, Oteri, Gil Rose and Imani Winds Receive 2007 ASCAP Concert Music Awards (24 May 2007)

Leo Panasevich, First Violinist with Boston Symphony, Dies at 85 (23 May 2007)

Louisville Orchestra Comes Through Financial Troubles (23 May 2007)

Eastman School of Music Names Composer-Conductor Douglas Lowry Dean (23 May 2007)

Concert Pianist to Referee European Champions League Soccer Final (23 May 2007)

Private Equity Group Bids to Buy EMI Music (22 May 2007)

Chicago's New Period-Instrument Orchestra Debuts May 22-24 (22 May 2007)

Carnival Center Seeks $4 Million from Miami-Dade County (22 May 2007)

Carnegie Hall to Expand Into Studio Towers and Renovate Backstage Areas (22 May 2007)

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The Chicago Symphony presents the first release on its new in-house label, the late great Slava can be heard again in some of his early recordings, and two Baroque specialists revive Handel rarities.


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