Adams Festival Highlights 37th Great Performers Season

Lincoln Center A nine-event tribute to composer John Adams will be a centerpiece of the 2002/03 Lincoln Center Great Performers‘ season. The 102-event calendar will encompass a total of 17 premieres and 15 debuts. In addition to the Adams festival, Great Performers highlights include a festival of the music of Hector Berlioz, the world-premiere of […]

OBITUARY: Composer Advocate Sylvia Goldstein, 82

Goldstein at work, mid-’90s Sylvia Goldstein, a board member of the American Music Center and a former corporate vice president of Boosey & Hawkes, died at her home on Monday afternoon, January 21, 2002, after a long battle with cancer. She was 82. In early January, the AMC Board of Directors awarded Goldstein a 2002 […]

Mail Hold Continues at U.S. Copyright Office Due To Anthrax Scare

Wait a minute Mr. Postman: Mail disrupted at U.S. Copyright Office Unless you’ve visited the U.S. Copyright Office‘s homepage in the last few months, you may not be aware that United States Postal Service mail delivery to the office has been disrupted since October 17 due to concerns about anthrax. It remains unclear when delivery […]

Carnegie Hall Lines It Up for 2002-2003

The interior of Carnegie Hall, New York, NYPhoto by Don Perdue Carnegie Hall, that icon of American classical music culture, has announced its 2002-03 season. Robert Harth, the hall’s personable new executive director, notes that despite the death of the hall’s beloved champion Isaac Stern and a five percent drop in attendance post-September 11, “the […]

John Adams Goes to London

John Adams John Adams‘ name just won’t stay out of the headlines. For months now, reporters have queried him for reactions to the debate surrounding his opera The Death of Klinghoffer – provocative from the start for its portrayal of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict but made all the more so due to recent terrorist events. Meanwhile, […]

Third Season of Music Alive – Composers and Orchestras Together Announced

Ten American composers and seven orchestras are teaming up for the third round of Music Alive – Composers and Orchestras Together residencies during the 2002-03 season. A collaboration between Meet The Composer and the American Symphony Orchestra League, the program pairs orchestras with composers who serve as advocates for contemporary music both within the organization […]

Lorin Maazel/New York Philharmonic Balance Old and New For 2002-2003 Season

Lorin Maazel On January 8, 2002, the New York Philharmonic announced its 2002-03 concert calendar, a 34-week subscription season during which new Music Director Lorin Maazel will take over the famed podium. Though many in the critical press were quick to voice their skepticism about the appointment of the 71-year-old Maazel, suggesting that perhaps a […]