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Raffaele Ponti honored by GSO board prior to final show with orchestra – The Batavian
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Raffaele Ponti honored by GSO board prior to final show withorchestra
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The Genesee SymphonyOrchestraboard of directors hosted a farewell luncheon at GO Art! this afternoon for Raffaele Ponti, the musical director and conductor of theorchestrafor 18 years and is conducting his final concert with the GSO tomorrow.
Genesee SymphonyOrchestranarrows field to threeThe Daily News Online

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra works through cancellation – Tribune-Review
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Pittsburgh SymphonyOrchestraworks through cancellation
After intermission, Honeck led theorchestrain a wonderfully spiritual performance of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 9. The composer died while working on the fourth movement, but the slow third movement works very well as a finale stretching out to
Pittsburgh Symphony Presents 'THE ROMANCE OF SCHUMANN' This WeekendBroadway World
Concert review: Honeck does right by BrucknerPittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces return of LumenoCity for 2015 – WLWT Cincinnati
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Cincinnati SymphonyOrchestraannounces return of LumenoCity for 2015
WLWT Cincinnati
The first half of the show will feature theorchestraperforming popular favorites from film and Broadway, along with American standards. The festival will include the return of the LumenoCity Village. The village is free and open to the public. It
LumenoCity is coming back — but if you want to go, it'll cost youWCPO
Lumenocity to start charging, cut crowd sizeCincinnati.com
Lumenocity returning, but it won't be free this yearWVXU

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Toronto Orchestra Drops Pianist Over Tweets About Ukraine – New York Times
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TorontoOrchestraDrops Pianist Over Tweets About Ukraine
New York Times
The Toronto SymphonyOrchestraabruptly canceled a performance of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto on Wednesday after parting ways with a Ukrainian soloist over concerns that her ribald Twitter commentary had crossed the line into “intolerance.”.
Canadianorchestradrops Ukraine-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa over anti-KievRT
Ukrainian pianist dropped from Torontoorchestrawill still play in CalgaryBrandon Sun
Controversial Ukrainian-born pianist dropped from TSO concertsThe Globe and Mail
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Ukrainian Pianist Dropped by Toronto Symphony Orchestra for ‘Offensive’ Tweets – Newsweek
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Ukrainian Pianist Dropped by Toronto SymphonyOrchestrafor 'Offensive' Tweets
The Toronto SymphonyOrchestra(TSO) has been plunged into controversy this week after it emerged on Monday that it had dropped one of its star performers because of her controversial tweets about the conflict in Ukraine. Theorchestracancelled three …
A Ukrainian pianist's pro-Russia tweets get her barred from Toronto'sorchestraPRI
Valentina Lisitsa fails to find venue for free concertCBC.ca
Ukraine-born pianist's Toronto concert cancelled over pro-Russia remarksThe Guardian

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra connects with its audience – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Toronto SymphonyOrchestraconnects with its audience
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TORONTO — Listening to anorchestrain its own hall, and especially with its own music director, is like watching a baseball team at home with its best pitcher on the mound. Theorchestracan be expected to play at its best, or at least at its most
YouTube Star Fired FromOrchestraOver 'Nazi' Twitter CommentsNewMediaRockstars
No free concert for pianist dropped from Toronto SymphonyOrchestraAlberni Valley Times
Twitter Outrage Takes Toronto, Canceling Two PianistsJefferson Public Radio
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