Quick, without using Google: How many female conductors do you know? Even diehard classical fans are hard-pressed to name more than a couple—one of whom is usually Marin Alsop of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Over the years, historical gender imbalances for orchestras have sharply declined, even reversed, since the advent of blind auditions made it [...]
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It’s the age-old question of tobacco-industry executives and symphonic orchestra directors alike: How do you stay in business when your customers keep dying?
The National Symphony Orchestra hopes Christoph Eschenbach has the answer. The well-regarded maestro and pianist makes his debut Saturday as the orchestra’s sixth music director. But no matter what music critics ultimately decide [...]