During covid Frank Bliss finished his first symphony the “DreamCycle” based on the business cycle of Wonder, Blunder, Thunder and Plunder. Scored for full symphony orchestra, he’s now looking to find an orchestra to do the world premier.
The Vienna Philharmonic’s thrilling residency. The very mention of the Vienna Philharmonic makes many music lovers’ hearts beat faster. It’s the orchestra that Gustav Mahler conducted for three years. It premiered Brahms’s Second Symphony, and created the sound that Leonard Bernstein crafted into some of his finest Mahler recordings. The orchestra’s silken strings; unique Viennese woodwinds, […]
Key Change: Cal Performances Bids Farewell to Director Matías Tarnopolsky
When Matías Tarnopolsky steps down at the end of this month after nine years as executive and artistic director of Cal Performances in order to take the reins of the Philadelphia Orchestra, he’ll be leaving behind a lot of people who are sad to see him go. “The Philadelphia Orchestra is likely not even aware […]
Totally Radical: A New Initiative from Cal Performances Aims to Gather New Audiences.
Venezuela’s Gustavo Dudamel, conductor of two international orchestras at just 34 years old, is often called the poster child for how early exposure to music and the arts can nourish and lift one toward a better life. Growing up with musician parents likely helped shape his career path, but Dudamel credits much of his success […]