The Music Critics Association of North America has launched a new web journal, Classical Voice North America, with reviews and stories by many experienced observers. This multi-author piece has a useful roundup of premières across the continent (though I have issues with the second paragraph).... Yuri Temirkanov's views on female conductors make Vasily Petrenko's sound progressive... With the Verdi bicentennial at hand, Anne Midgette writes of her love for the composer, and Zachary Woolfe interviews Riccardo Muti about Macbeth and the rest. Muti conducts the Requiem on the big day, Oct. 10; the Chicago Symphony will have a live webcast.... Michael Cooper and Robin Pegrebin have a riveting and often disconcerting account of the end of City Opera.... Dal Niente, in Chicago, features works of the young German neo-conceptualist Johannes Kreidler on Oct. 15.... Caroline Shaw, the most recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, is featured in concerts on Oct. 15 and 16 at the Brookfield Place Winter Garden downtown, under the aegis of John Schaefer's New Sounds Live series.... This weekend Osmo Vänskä is leading the Minnesota Orchestra musicians in three farewell concerts. Tonight's will be broadcast on MPR. The encore at last night's concert was, of course, "Valse Triste." There are, however, stirrings of a last-minute, or after-midnight, rescue.