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World’s Best 10 Symphony Orchestras in Classical Music

World’s Best 10 Symphony Orchestras in Classical Music Gramophone released the results of the polls conducted among a panel of renowned music critics for the world’s best symphony orchestras in classical music. Factors considered in the deliberations were concert performances, recording output, contributions made to both local and national communities, and the ability of their […]

Will Orchestra Members Enjoy New Symphonies?

The world of music is in a state of constant creation. There is no question about whether or not new music is being made in the genre of symphony orchestra. There are people who are working on their first pieces as this article is being read – it’s just the way the world of music […]

I Felt I Was in Heaven Standing Ovation for Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra at Houston and Dallas, Texas

After tremendous success in Washington, Boston, and New York, the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra’s two-day drive to Texas was rewarded with long standing ovations in Houston and Dallas.

First Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Tour – Success Story

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra went on board its first ever concert tour in the USA. The concert tour began at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington DC, and culminated in San Francisco at the Davies Symphony Hall.

Is there a double standard for “woman conductors”?

Is there a double standard for “woman conductors? The answer, as conductor Xian Zhang can personally attest to, is yes. Xian Zhang is a musical director for one of Italy’s leading orchestras. She recently marked her debut performance as conductor of Le nozze di figaro by the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco. Not only […]

Michael Tilson Thomas: The Superconductor of San Francisco Symphony

Clara Jeffery, co-editor of MotherJones.com interviews Michael Tilson Thomas, one of the greatest all-time music conductors. Mr. Thomas is a musical director of the kid-friendly San Francisco Symphony. His mission is to bring classical music as close as possible to the masses. Michael Tilson Thomas runs the New World Symphony, which is an academy for […]

Philadelphia Orchestra: The Masters of Philadelphia Sound

Philadelphia Orchestra has made history in all kinds of ways. They are first to appear on national television in 1948 and the first orchestra to utilize an online live stream in 1997.

Combining East and West to Create Perfect Harmony Music

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra composers, Junyi Tan’s and Jing Xian’s answers to 1. “How do you utilize the characteristics of both Western and Chinese instruments in your compositions?” and 2. “What are the differences between traditional Chinese and Western instruments?”

L.A. Philharmonic vs. Boston Symphony: Which Is the Largest Orchestral Operation?

The Boston Symphony call themselves “the world’s largest orchestral operation,” but L.A. Philharmonic annual spending has exceeded Boston Symphony’s. Which one indeed is the largest?

Are City Orchestras Becoming Extinct?

With lockouts, deficits, and dwindling audiences, classical ensembles fight for survival. Symphonies in different cities over the past 2 years have all encountered strikes/lockouts partly because of the weak economy.