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A special program commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans
Sanders, who launched his career playing alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday.
The 58-year-old Italian conductor succeeded Christoph Eschenbach for the 2017-18 season; he also holds roles at the Zurich Opera and London Symphony Orchestra.
After being locked down for so long, Rattle says it’s “kind of a miracle” that the company’s California concert tours are happening.
Germany’s president has bestowed the country’s highest honor on British conductor Simon Rattle, the former head of the Berlin Philharmonic who is set to take a new job in Munich next year.
The two organizations said Monday that the acclaimed conductor will become the German orchestra’s chief conductor in 2023.
2020 was a year of great loss for all; the music world was no exception. As we reflect on the year gone by, WFMT salutes the contributions of artists and friends who died this past year.
In 2018, 1.9 billion people around the world watched the young cellist — he was just 19 years old at the time — perform during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Now, he’s released his second album, a collaboration with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Age really is just a number!
Previn was a child prodigy whose family fled Nazi Germany. As a teenager, he found work as a composer and arranger in Hollywood, mostly at MGM, winning four Oscars for his orchestrations of such stylish musicals as 1964’s “My Fair Lady.”