CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The new music director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is on a search for bass, tenor, alto and soprano voices around the state.
MILAN (AP) — Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini's legacies included abolishing encores at La Scala. So it was a playful touch when one of the maestro's musical heirs included a Verdi encore during a tribute at the Milan opera house marking the 150th anniversary of Toscanini's birth.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is raising awareness of its new diversity council with a series of performances at Baptist churches.
The orchestra's recent creation of a diversity council is part of a national movement to cultivate a racially and culturally diverse audience for orchestral music. The Buffalo orchestra says it is seeking diversity among trustees, staffers, volunteers and musicians.
The carnage of broken wings and dead canaries that arrived in an Alabama woman's mail have been replaced by the cheerful chirps and tweets of brand new birds — live ones.
The U.S. Postal Service paid for seven new canaries plus the postage needed to send them to Rhonda King, who operates a hair salon in Grant, Alabama, postal officials said.
King was crestfallen earlier this month, when she received a half-dozen dead canaries in a package marked with tire tracks.