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Toronto orchestra closed after fat-shaming singers – BBC News

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017

Image copyright Sheraton Cadwell Orchestras / Vimeo Image caption Victoria Leone performing with the Sheraton Cadwell Orchestras in Toronto A Toronto orchestra has shut down after “fat-shaming” volunteer singers who wore body-hugging dresses. The Sheraton Cadwell Orchestras asked women who were not “fit & slim” to use loose dresses that hide their “dietary indulgences”. Many singers who had performed with the symphony expressed disgust at the email. The management has…

Orchestra that fat-shamed singers forced to close over backlash – New York Post

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017

It was over before the ladies who weren’t “physically fit” could sing. A Toronto orchestra was forced to shut down after receiving backlash for telling overweight performers to stop wearing “tight-fitting dresses.” The announcement came after performers received an email Tuesday from the Sheraton Cadwell Orchestra management that said that only “physically fit and slim” singers would be featured in shows, according to the Global News. “As per our highly…

Philadelphia Orchestra Announce New Section Violin Appointments – The Violin Channel

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Philadelphia Orchestra has today announced the appointment of Taiwanese-born violinist Yu-Ting Chen and South Korean-born violinist Jeoung-Yin Kim to their Second Violin Section. “It is a tremendous pleasure to welcome these incredibly talented musicians to the Philadelphia Orchestra family …” Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has said. “We are always amazed by the skill of the players who audition for these coveted spots … and are thrilled to have these…

Orbert Davis leads Jazz Philharmonic in ‘Best Of’ extravaganza at Millennium Park – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017

On an indelible night in 2004, trumpeter-composer Orbert Davis introduced to the world a majestic new ensemble: the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. “Give me about five seconds,” he told the Chicago Jazz Festival crowd in Grant Park, as he surveyed his 55-piece band. “You know what’s the bad thing about dreams? You wake up. … And I don’t want to wake up.” Remarkably, the dream continues, as Davis and the CJP…

Orbert Davis leads Jazz Philharmonic in ‘Best Of’ extravaganza at Millennium Park – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017

On an indelible night in 2004, trumpeter-composer Orbert Davis introduced to the world a majestic new ensemble: the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. “Give me about five seconds,” he told the Chicago Jazz Festival crowd in Grant Park, as he surveyed his 55-piece band. “You know what’s the bad thing about dreams? You wake up. … And I don’t want to wake up.” Remarkably, the dream continues, as Davis and the CJP…

Former Minnesota Orchestra chair Nicky Carpenter, 82, put faith into practice – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017

See more of the story Nicky Carpenter did everything with gusto — so much so that she seemed to have crammed several lifetimes into one. Carpenter, 82, who died Aug. 14 in Plymouth of an undisclosed illness, served as the Minnesota Orchestra’s board chair from 1990 to 1995. In that time she was instrumental in solving a budget crisis, strengthening the orchestra’s endowment and hiring music director Eiji Oue. Twenty…

Swiss orchestra goes for the big time in US debut at Ravinia – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ravinia has been hit hard this summer by an abnormally large spate of classical music cancellations, the chief casualties being conductors Gianandrea Noseda and Christoph Eschenbach, pianist Lang Lang and the Beethoven quartet cycle that was to have been played by the Pacifica Quartet. The latest dropout, announced earlier this week, is the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. A political war of words between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and conductor…

Pioneering chair of Minnesota Orchestra put faith into practice – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Nicky Carpenter did everything with gusto — so much so that she seemed to have crammed several lifetimes into one. As board chair of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1990 to ’95, she was instrumental in solving a budget crisis, building a healthy endowment and hiring music director Eiji Oue. She founded a consulting firm that advised families on educational options for their children. She served on the board of her…

Instructor leading Junior Youth Orchestra – The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Caption Close Angelina McLaughlin-Heil, former Edwardsville High School Orchestra Director and most recently a past orchestra teacher with District 7’s elementary schools, has been named the Director of the newly-formed Junior Youth Orchestra for the Belleville Philharmonic Society.   The Junior Youth Orchestra will be hosting an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 25 for metro east children 9 to 12 years old.  The open house…

Venezuelan President Cancels Gustavo Dudamel’s Youth Orchestra Tour To US – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra during a rehearsal in Caracas on November 20, 2012. AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP/Getty Images The Venezuelan government has cancelled the upcoming U.S. tour by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and its star conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who is also the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. El…

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Working on Five Potential Projects: ‘We Want the Orchestra to Live Forever’ – Loudwire

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Anna Webber, Getty Images Longtime Trans-Siberian Orchestra musical director and former Megadeth guitarist Al Pitrelli spoke to Billboard recently about the future of the wildly successful progressive-rock touring spectacle in the wake of founder Paul O’Neill’s death earlier this year. “Paul always said he wanted this to live long past all of us,” Pitrelli says. “Long after we leave the planet he wanted the next several generations to run it…

Venezuelan President Cancels Gustavo Dudamel’s Youth Orchestra Tour To US – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra during a rehearsal in Caracas on November 20, 2012. AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP/Getty Images The Venezuelan government has cancelled the upcoming U.S. tour by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and its star conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who is also the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. El…

Venezuelan President Cancels Gustavo Dudamel’s Youth Orchestra Tour To US – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra during a rehearsal in Caracas on November 20, 2012. AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP/Getty Images The Venezuelan government has cancelled the upcoming U.S. tour by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and its star conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who is also the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. El…

Venezuelan President Cancels Gustavo Dudamel’s Youth Orchestra Tour To US – NPR

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra during a rehearsal in Caracas on November 20, 2012. AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP/Getty Images The Venezuelan government has cancelled the upcoming U.S. tour by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and its star conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who is also the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. El…

Venezuelan President Cancels Gustavo Dudamel’s Youth Orchestra Tour To US – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra during a rehearsal in Caracas on November 20, 2012. AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP/Getty Images The Venezuelan government has cancelled the upcoming U.S. tour by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and its star conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who is also the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. El…

Venezuelan President Cancels Gustavo Dudamel’s Youth Orchestra Tour To US – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra during a rehearsal in Caracas on November 20, 2012. AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP/Getty Images The Venezuelan government has cancelled the upcoming U.S. tour by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and its star conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who is also the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. El…

Venezuelan President Cancels Gustavo Dudamel’s Youth Orchestra Tour To US – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra during a rehearsal in Caracas on November 20, 2012. AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP/Getty Images The Venezuelan government has cancelled the upcoming U.S. tour by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and its star conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who is also the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. El…

Venezuelan President Cancels Gustavo Dudamel’s Youth Orchestra Tour To US – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra during a rehearsal in Caracas on November 20, 2012. AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP/Getty Images The Venezuelan government has cancelled the upcoming U.S. tour by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and its star conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who is also the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. El…