the cartoons go to carnegie

Ensemble ACJW has created a mash-up of 43 Cartoon Theme Songs at Carnegie Hall. So, if you need that rush of nostalgia to get you through the day, try to see how many cartoon theme songs can you find! Leave a comment with your guesses (cartoon and time) and check the correct answers to the list below! (on the YouTube video page).

oregon symphony cancels second carnegie hall appearance due to budget concerns

The Oregon Symphony Association today announced that as part of a series of belt-tightening measures meant to ensure the continued viability of the organization, the planned trip to Carnegie Hall in May 2013 has been cancelled “with great regret”. In addition, upper level staff members were asked to take a 4% pay reduction, several programming changes have been made, and there is the possibility of some summer concerts if they meet criteria for being profitable to the association.

Read the complete press release below.

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nytimes takes note of oregon symphony’s 2013 carnegie program

From the list of its most anticipated classical music events in today’s New York Times:

SPRING FOR MUSIC This annual festival of North American orchestras, conceived by top music professionals to encourage and reward adventurous programming, has in its first two seasons effectively filled what it has shown to be a valuable niche: giving Carnegie Hall-exposure to ensembles showing initiative, several of which might otherwise never have found their way there. Carlos Kalmar and the Oregon Symphony — who made the biggest splash in 2011 with a program they have since recorded for the Pentatone label, “Music for a Time of War” — present a wide-ranging collection of works by Schubert, Ravel, Schoenberg, Kurt Weill and the Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen (May 9). Also returning to the festival, which mandates a year off between appearances, are David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony Orchestra, who presented a program centered on spirituals in 2011 and now play another American program, with works by Gershwin, Morton Gould and John Harbison (May 7). In addition, Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; and Christoph Eschenbach, the National Symphony Orchestra. May 6-11. Carnegie Hall. (J.R.O.)