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Canellakis leads night of dance-accompanied music in Dallas

The Dallas Morning News called it the season’s most fun concert, and referred to Karina Canellakis as “both authoritative and musically expressive.” The Dallas Symphony Orchestra‘s Remix series presented two nights of music September 11 and 12, accompanied by members of Dallas Black Dance Theatre II. Scott Cantrell of the […]

Attar finds new home at Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra

After Yaniv Attar guest-conducted in State College during the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra‘s 2014-2015 season, he says he was immediately impressed. “The music-making was completely natural with this group, and one can get to a very high level in quite a short time.” So when he was asked to take up […]

Kalia grapples for director position in Bakersfield

When Roger Kalia threw his hat in the ring for the role of music director at the Bakersfield Symphony in Bakersfield, California, he probably didn’t realize the audition would include wrestling. As a part of his initial visit to Bakersfield, Kalia had an opportunity to meet the community he hopes […]

Lecce-Chong and Macelaru sell out in Milwaukee

Cristian Macelaru joined associate conductor and fellow Solti award-winner Francesco Lecce-Chong at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra last week. For Milwaukee’s music lovers, there was no dearth of options for great music, as legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman joined Lecce-Chong on stage Tuesday, April 28 to perform works by Felix Mendelssohn and […]

Feddeck returns to Cleveland for neighborhood concert

Our Lady of Lourdes Church in the Broadway Slavic neighborhood of Cleveland saw a packed house and works by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Rossini and Wagner for the Cleveland Orchestra’s “At Home” neighborhood residency program April 10. James Feddeck returned to the Cleveland Orchestra, where he served as assistant conductor four for […]

Weilerstein leads off 2015 with works in Great Britain and Michigan

So far, 2015’s been busy for Josh Weilerstein. First, a guest appearance in early January with the Grand Rapids Symphony in Grand Rapids, Michigan, featuring a piano concerto by Antonin Dvorak and an orchestral work by contemporary American composer Christopher Rouse, as well as Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3. Then a puddle […]

Rochester Philharmonic mixes microbrews and music

Happy hour took on a new meaning for the players of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra recently. In collaboration with the Rochester Young Professionals Network, the group performed Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in an event dubbed “Beethoven and Brews.” Ward Stare, 2011 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance award winner, led the performance. […]

Harada gets serious in Tucson

Though he’s conducted for the Tuscon Symphony Orchestra several times during the last five years, Keitaro Harada’s January performance was something of a debut. He told the Arizona Daily Star, “most of my concerts with TSO have been pops.” Harada said he looked forward to the chance to step up […]

Macelaru brings Tchaikovsky to the Philadelphia stage

In late January, Cristian Macelaru (2014, Solti Conducting Fellow), took the podium in Philadelphia to bring to life two works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s shared a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Valse-scherzo, with David Kim on solo violin.     Philadelphia public radio station WRTI took some time to talk […]