News Round Up

Here are some headlines worth paying attention to: Though the LA Philharmonic didn’t promote Saariaho’s world premiere, it received an excellent review in the LA Times: The performance was strong. Dudamel remained constantly attuned to Saariaho’s vastly changeable instrumental colors, a cosmic sonic background for Finley, who handled each song with operatic intensity, part of a grand psychodrama of searching for meaning, for words that can obtain meaning through music but can also become emptied of meaning when sung. This is a profound, important work. The New York Times offered a profile of Susanna Malkki before her conducting debut at the New…