George Gelles

George Gelles was a music critic for Seattle Weekly and managing director of the Northwest Chamber Orchestra. He was the dance critic of The Washington Star from 1970 to 1976 and the author of “A Beautiful Time for Dancers.” From 1986 to 2000, he was the executive director of San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. He now lives in California and is a professional hornist.

Remembering Conductor Seiji Ozawa

Though still in his mid-20s, Ozawa already had it all. His musicality was genuine and his energy palpable. There was a freshness to his music-making that you rarely encountered among conductors of any age, and it was a freshness he never lost.

Looking for Women Composers? Here are a Few

For decades, for centuries, women have created a wealth of music—Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and contemporary.