In Monday’s (5/17) ArtsBeat blog at The New York Times, James Oestreich writes that the Spring for Music festival has selected orchestras to perform in its second season of concerts from May 7-12, 2012 at Carnegie Hall. “The ensembles to appear in 2012 are the symphony orchestras of Alabama, Houston, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Jersey and Edmonton, Alberta. The selection process is based partly on the adventurousness of the programming, and the major works here will include such out-of-the-way fare as Ives’s ‘Universe’ Symphony (Nashville Symphony) and Busoni’s Piano Concerto (New Jersey Symphony). The orchestras for 2011 already announced are the symphony orchestras of Albany, Dallas, Montreal, Oregon and Toledo, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, previously announced for 2011, has had to withdraw for budgetary reasons and is to be replaced by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra of New York.” The inaugural Spring for Music festival will take place from May 6 to 14, 2011, with all tickets priced at $25 and a limited number of tickets at $15. The festival is designed to encourage orchestras’ distinctive programming and to foster innovation in each orchestra’s home market. The creators of Spring for Music are Thomas W. Morris, David V. Foster, and Mary Lou Falcone.

Posted May 18, 2010