Symphony http://nhpr.org en Young Soloist Advances Career With Symphony NH http://nhpr.org/post/young-soloist-advances-career-symphony-nh-0 <p>Symphony NH, the granite state&#39;s oldest professional orchestra, invited 16-year-old harpist Crystal Napoli to solo at two of their performances; an opportunity that is the stuff of dreams for young classical musicians.</p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 36449 at http://nhpr.org Young Soloist Advances Career With Symphony NH American Orchestras Are Facing A Crisis http://nhpr.org/post/american-orchestras-are-facing-crisis <p>Chalk up another casualty to the economic crisis of 2008…The American Orchestra. Throughout the 1990s, major orchestras grew inside of an economic bubble of their own -- with donors and corporations funding generous contracts for musicians, and underwriting new concert halls and designing ambitious programs to court bigger audiences.&nbsp; That bubble has since burst, exposing some of the nation’s premiere institutions to bankruptcies, foreclosures, lockouts and strikes. <strong>Philip Kennicot </strong>art and architecture critic for the Washington Post and <a href="http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114221/orchestras-crisis-outreach-ruining-them" target="_blank">he wrote about the current crisis</a> facing America’s orchestras for New Republic.</p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:51:54 +0000 Virginia Prescott 35468 at http://nhpr.org American Orchestras Are Facing A Crisis West Coast Conductor Donato Cabrera Makes Music In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/west-coast-conductor-donato-cabrera-makes-music-new-hampshire <p></p><p><strong>Donato Cabrera </strong>is the music director of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, resident conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, music director of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, and most recently, the&nbsp;director of music&nbsp;for the <a href="http://www.nhmf.org/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Music Festival</a>.&nbsp; The six-week celebration of classical and chamber music performed each summer at the Silver Center at Plymouth State University is coming&nbsp;to a close on Aug. 16.&nbsp; Back in June, Virginia Prescott spoke with Donato Cabrera about his work and the then upcoming festival.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:26:37 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28936 at http://nhpr.org West Coast Conductor Donato Cabrera Makes Music In New Hampshire Young Soloist Advances Career With Symphony NH http://nhpr.org/post/young-soloist-advances-career-symphony-nh <p>Symphony NH, the granite state's oldest professional orchestra, invited 16-year-old harpist Crystal Napoli to solo at two of their performances; an opportunity that is the stuff of dreams for young classical musicians.</p> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 24866 at http://nhpr.org Young Soloist Advances Career With Symphony NH Three Poetic Traditions Inspire A Mideast Symphony http://nhpr.org/post/three-poetic-traditions-inspire-mideast-symphony For his third symphony, the 26-year-old American composer Mohammed Fairouz decided to incorporate text in three languages. <em>Poems and Prayers</em>, which had its debut Thursday in New York, features passages in Arabic, Hebrew and Aramaic.<p>The symphony was commissioned by Northeastern University, where Fairouz teaches. The idea was to write something exploring the conflicts in the Middle East, so for inspiration, Fairouz delved into the region's poetry — both ancient and modern.<br /> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:58:00 +0000 NPR Staff 1984 at http://nhpr.org Three Poetic Traditions Inspire A Mideast Symphony