El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras name director

El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras name director
The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso Symphony Orchestra boards of trustees announced the appointment of James O. Welsch as music director and general manager of the EPSYOs and assistant conductor of EPSO. We are very fortunate to have James …
Read more on El Paso Times

League of American Orchestras & New Music USA Announce 12 New Music Alive Residencies
Twelve orchestras and composers have been selected to receive Music Alive: New Partnerships grants of $ 7,500 each, the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA announced today. Matching composers and orchestras who have not previously worked …
Read more on newmusicbox.org

5 Bizarre Dark Sides to Modern Orchestras
Most people think of the orchestra as a hoity-toity elevator music club invented for your granny’s listening pleasure. And while it’s true that most members of their audiences are probably knocking on death’s door, playing in one must still be an honorable …
Read more on cracked.com


Rebel Wilson’s Romantic Comedy Draws Director Todd Strauss-Schulson

Rebel Wilson’s Romantic Comedy Draws Director Todd Strauss-Schulson
Todd Strauss-Schulson will direct Rebel Wilson’s comedy Isn’t It Romantic for New Line. Todd Garner, Grant Scharbo, and Gina Matthews are producing the film. Erin Cardillo wrote the original script with revisions by Dana Fox and Katie Silberman …
Read more on imdb.com

Imaginary childhood friend helps Jenna Elfman in her return to series comedy
Jenna Elfman returns to series television in this ABC comedy, which sneak-peeks Wednesday before airing regularly on Tuesdays beginning April 4. Elfman plays Alice, a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets the …
Read more on tvweeklynow.com

The Best Comedy Clubs in D.C.
When you think of D.C., the first or fourth or fifth thing, for that matter that comes to mind isn’t usually comedy. But, there are actually loads of funny people here and you can find quality live standup nearly every night of the week.
Read more on Dcist Daily


New director takes reins at Alaska Children’s Choir

musicNew director takes reins at Alaska Children’s Choir
Vocalist, guitarist and pianist Maris has three solo albums and received a 2015 Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award for music composition. Bryce, a violinist and poet recently received a master’s degree in creative writing from Trinity College …
Read more on Alaska Dispatch News

TSO performance checks political correctness at the door
At rehearsal, Fairlie concentrated on the demanding solo spots in “Scheherazade.” Many of the individual exposed parts are a tour de force of instrumental technique and are perennial requirements on orchestral auction lists. Violinist Ricardo Gomez …
Read more on The Killeen Daily Herald

Classical Music Listings for the Fall Season and Beyond
MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN Presented by Issue Project Room, a venerable experimental musician pays tribute to the seminal avant-jazz composer and musician Ornette Coleman, who died in June, with “Trinity,” a violin solo Mr. Coleman wrote for him, and a …
Read more on New York Times

Colin B. Bailey Named Director of the Morgan Library & Museum

trendColin B. Bailey Named Director of the Morgan Library & Museum
New York, NY, April 16, 2015—The Board of Trustees of the Morgan Library & Museum today announced the appointment of Colin B. Bailey, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, as the Morgan’s new director. He succeeds William M. Griswold …
Read more on Fine Books & Collections Magazine

Old Sturbridge Village appoints Shrewsbury native as museum curator
“Cait brings extraordinary talent and rich experience,” says James Donahue, president and CEO of Old Sturbridge Village, adding “she is absolutely the ideal person to lead our efforts to highlight our collections and inspire visitors with objects of …
Read more on Worcester Telegram

Viola Chan is named Creative Director of Design for the Oleg Cassini
Viola joined David’s Bridal in 2003 and immediately became a valuable contributor to the various bridal collections. Her classic and meticulous design made her a perfect fit with the Oleg Cassini Collection of bridal gowns, which are known for their …
Read more on PR Newswire (press release)