Miscellany

(Curated classical music news and views from around the internet.)

Take a hike with composer John Adams¬†in the Sierras, the setting for his new opera on the Gold Rush, “Girls of the Golden West.”…

The artistic director of the venerable Ojai Music Festival is stepping down.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has a new CEO, with some tough shoes to fill….

A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer writes a Symphony for a Broken Orchestra so that a school district can get its instruments repaired….

R.I.P. Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Carol Neblett….

In the wake of Brexit, the European Commission has cancelled the UK’s opportunity to host the European Capital of Culture….

OC Music & Dance community arts school has created a partnership to enhance The Artist of the Year competition for local high school students….

A new box set of Glenn Gould’s brilliant 1955 recording¬†of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” also includes, controversially, the outtakes of the recording sessions.