Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra seeks to open up horizons in the world of Western music by combining the spirit, beauty, and distinctiveness of Chinese music with the precision, power, and grandeur of the Western Symphony Orchestra, has become an incredible group to view.
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 […]
“Why write symphonies,” a Pulitzer winner asks – and explains why: In 2007, one day before the premiere of his Violin Concerto, Kevin Puts was interviewed by a journalist. The journalist asked over lunch, “So why do you write in these old forms, the symphony, the concerto…?” Kevin then Puts explained to the journalist that […]
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 […]
*Beethoven’s 5th Symphony* is the most influential symphonic creation of all time. Tom Service points out that the 5th Symphony is so familiar today that we fail to even hear the notes properly. We should never lose sight of what symphony’s real purpose is.
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.
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? 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 […]
Here are top 5 American symphonies you should know: Symphony No. 1 by Christopher Theofanidis | Decasia by Michael Gordon | Samuel Barber’s Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 – Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 | Glenn Branca ‘s /Symphony No. 3/ |/ Aaron Copland’s /Symphony No. 3.
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 […]