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What To Do About Gender Inequity In Classical Music?

photograph of Marin Alsop conducting an orchestra
Marin Alsop to become this week the fourth woman ever to conduct the Cleveland Orchestra.
December 6, 2011

For the fourth time ever, a woman will conduct the Cleveland Orchestra this week, according to a story on the Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s Web site. Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the grande dame of orchestral conducting, will lead the Cleveland Orchestra this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in performances of [...]

Viet Nam Symphony Takes To the Streets

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Viet Nam National Symphony
8, 2011

Cleveland Orchestra finds new audiences in Europe; Viet Nam Symphony takes to the streets; City Opera unions offer to work free

Morning Roundup: John Cage—Music As A Visual Art

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Manuscript page from John Cage's 'Water Walk'
16, 2011

John Cage: Music As A Visual Art, Music makes it better: giving your on line slideshows some pop, A resurgence on Broadway, How good is YOUR orchestra?

Complete Guide to Ohio Summer Classical Music Festivals

Blossom Music Center amphitheater.
Blossom Music Center, one of several places where you can expect to find classical music, food, art and other fun for the family this summer.
7, 2011

Summer festival season is getting into full swing. Here’s a roundup of what to look forward to at classical music festivals and summer concert series around the state this summer.

Two Ohio Orchestras Among Recipients of 2011 NEA Grants

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Cleveland-based baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire is among this year's NEA grant recipients.
25, 2011

Two Ohio orchestras are among 88 orchestras to receive grants in 2011 from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Leon Fleisher’s ‘Nine Lives’

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Leon Fleisher made many memorable recordings on piano with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra.
16, 2011

Leon Fleisher and Anne Midgette co-authored a memoir about the pianist’s career and multiple comebacks from focal dystopia.