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Short Pre-Thanksgiving Round-Up


by Jerome Weeks 26 Nov 2008

The top 20 symphony orchestras in the world, according to Gramophone magazine. No, the Dallas Symphony isn’t on it, neither is the Fort Worth Symphony. But then, the Philadelphia isn’t, either, causing a degree of whispering. One promising note for the DSO, however: In the #1 spot is the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. That’s where the […]

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  • The top 20 symphony orchestras in the world, according to Gramophone magazine. No, the Dallas Symphony isn’t on it, neither is the Fort Worth Symphony. But then, the Philadelphia isn’t, either, causing a degree of whispering. One promising note for the DSO, however: In the #1 spot is the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. That’s where the DSO’s conductor, Jaap van Zweden, was concertmaster for eight years before he decided to become a conductor.
  • It kind of puts the Texas Ballet Theatre’s troubles in perspective: In Vancouver, British Columbia, the Ballet BC has laid off everybody. The chairman says that if 7,000 tickets for next month’s Nutcracker are sold (2,000 have been sold so far), then the company’s spring season can go forward. And no, he insists, this doesn’t mean the company is going out of business.
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