Chicago Sinfonietta announces new CEO

Chicago Sinfonietta announces new CEO Johnson, most recently the Louisville Orchestra’s director of learning & community, previously has worked with the New World Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and other organizations. An alumnus of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, Cleveland State University and the Manhattan School of Music,…

Just Announced! LEADers

Announcing the second cohort of Sphinx LEADers! Sphinx LEAD (Leaders in Excellence, Arts & Diversity) is entering its second year and we are thrilled to announce the incoming cohort of LEADers. BLAKE-ANTHONY JOHNSON Louisville Orchestra Bio Blake-Anthony Johnson is a cellist, arts administrator, and educator based out of Louisville, Kentucky…

Iberacademy-Reflection

Traveling to another country is always an exhilarating experience, however teaching in a foreign environment is invaluable. In my efforts to provide the history and traditions passed on to me from my own teachers from around the world, I was allowed to achieve a higher level of craftsmanship in my…

New World closes year with varied chamber program from Mozart to Harbison

Bulgarian-born Dobrinka Tabakova’s Such Different Paths (2007-08) was the afternoon’s discovery. Scored for string septet, Yabakova’s riveting eighteen-minute score melds repetitive minimalism and folk influences with the ancient sound of a viol consort, and the spiritual raptness of Arvo Pärt and Henryk Górecki. The music alternates rapid episodes with more…