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Articles by Thomas May

Thomas May
Thomas May
Nodoka Okisawa © Min-On Concert Association

Nodoka Okisawa takes First Prize at the 2018 Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting

By , 01 November 2018
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From left to right: Kanade Yokoyama, Nodoka Okisawa and Masaru Kumakura © Min-On Concert Association

Measure for measure: 18th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting

By , 26 October 2018
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans van der Woerd

Apocalypse not yet: Jaap van Zweden and the NY Phil combine new work with Bruckner 8

By , 30 September 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Brandon Patoc

Dausgaard and Seattle Symphony take on an early Sibelius epic

By , 04 June 2018
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Perséphone © Brandon Patoc

Morlot and Seattle Symphony bring underrated Stravinsky to dazzling life

By , 27 April 2018
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Success and sustainability: The art of being a festival director

By , 27 April 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela

A rousing reunion for Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

By , 11 February 2018
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Jinjoo Cho (South Korea) - 2014 Gold Medalist with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra © Denis R. Kelly, Jr.

Finding violin virtuosi of the future: Glen Kwok on the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

By , 22 December 2017
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Berlioz's Requiem in Seattle © Brandon Patoc

Strange beauty: grandiosity and intimacy in Seattle Symphony's Grande messe des morts

By , 10 November 2017
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Gidon Kremer © Paolo Pellegrin

An evening of Mendelssohn and Schumann with the Seattle Symphony and Gidon Kremer

By , 16 October 2017
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Alexey Dolgov (Pinkerton) and Lianna Haroutounian (Cio-Cio-San) © Jacob Lucas

Trying to rethink Madama Butterfly at Seattle Opera

By , 06 August 2017
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Elsa van den Heever (Alcina) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017

Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered: Alcina casts some surprising spells in Santa Fe

By , 30 July 2017
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Seattle Symphony and Seattle Symphony Chorale © Brandon Patoc

Mahler's Fifth by way of Ligeti in Seattle

By , 25 June 2017
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Thomas Dausgaard © Per Morten Abrahamsen

Thomas Dausgaard and Seattle Symphony climb Strauss' magic mountain

By , 16 June 2017
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Jonathan Crow © Sian Richards

Changing of the guard: Jonathan Crow takes the reins at Toronto Summer Music Festival ... and celebrates his country’s 150th birthday

By , 02 June 2017
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Gidon Kremer and András Keller © Sandor Benko

A bold joint venture by Gidon Kremer and András Keller

By , 22 May 2017
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Ludovic Morlot © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

“More Light! More Light!” Morlot and the Seattle Symphony tackle Beethoven's Fifth

By , 24 March 2017
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega

Elgar's Dream a transformative experience at Seattle Symphony

By , 05 December 2016
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Fallujah © Sarah Shatz | New York City Opera

Learning to listen: Fallujah brings the Iraq War to the opera stage

By , 21 November 2016
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John Easterlin (The Witch) © Jacob Lucas

Hansel and Gretel at Seattle Opera: Laurent Pelly's cautionary fairy-tale

By , 17 October 2016
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