Northwest Symphony to premiere “For Malala” by Seattle-based jazz composer

In Thursday’s (2/11) Seattle Times, Paul de Barros writes about For Malala, a new composition by jazz pianist Sumi Tonooka being premiered by the Seattle-based Northwest Symphony Orchestra on February 12. For Malala is “dedicated to 18-year-old Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai....

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Albany Symphony to premiere six works in 2016-17, Miller’s 25th year

“[Yo-Yo Ma] will return to the Palace Theatre to perform the Elgar Cello Concerto with the [Albany Symphony Orchestra] under conductor and music director David Alan Miller as he marks his 25th season,” writes Amy Biancolli in Wednesday’s (2/10) Times Union....

Cleveland Institute of Music films new perspective on orchestras

“Time for GoPro to print new instruction booklets. The Cleveland Institute of Music has found an entirely new use for the company’s line of action cameras,” writes Zachary Lewis in Thursday’s (2/11) Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)....

Boston Classical Orchestra closes; successor group forms

“The Boston Classical Orchestra, whose concerts in Faneuil Hall have made it a vibrant fixture of the city’s performing arts scene for more than three decades, will be filing for bankruptcy and plans to cease operations,” writes Jeremy Eichler in Wednesday’s (2/11) Boston Globe....

Cliburn festival to highlight American pop and classical culture this month

“ ‘An American Influence,’ the Cliburn’s four-day, five-concert festival that begins Feb. 18, will have classical music patrons heading all over the map to some nontraditional venues around Fort Worth,” writes Gregory Sullivan Isaacs in Wednesday’s (2/10) Star-Telegram....

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Who's In?

Artistic: Canton Symphony

The Canton (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra has named VIVEK JAYARAMAN concertmaster. He succeeds JUSTINE LAMB-BUDGE, who recently left the orchestra to become associate concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony. …

Artistic: Chicago Symphony

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of MATOUS MICHAL and SIMON MICHAL as members of its second violin section. Brothers native to the Czech Republic, they began their roles with the CSO on…

Administrative: St. Louis Symphony

DAVID NISCHWITZ has been promoted to vice president of marketing at the St. Louis Symphony. He first joined the staff in 2010 as marketing manager, returned to the orchestra in 2014 as director of marketing, and was promoted to…

Board Leadership: Cleveland Pops

Attorney DONALD H. MESSINGER has been elected to a three-year term as chairman of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra in Ohio....

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Indianapolis Symphony launches festival focusing on the environment

In April, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and artists-in-residence Time for Three will present INfusion Music Fest, a new festival focusing on connections between music and the environment....

Evansville Philharmonic examines Biblical source for Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”

Leading up to its February 27 performance of Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah, Indiana’s Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will present four panel discussions among Biblical and musical scholars from Feb. 16 to 24. The symposia events are…

Dallas Chamber Symphony to premiere score to 1921 Buster Keaton comedy

On February 16, the Dallas Chamber Symphony will perform a new film score by Jon Kull accompanying a live screening of The Goat, a 1921 Buster Keaton comedy. Artistic Director Richard McKay will lead the concert, with the composer…

Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy launches website devoted to composer Amy Beach

American composer and pianist Amy Beach (1867-1944) is the focus of a website just launched in advance of the 150th anniversary of Beach’s birth in 2017. The Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy created the site, which will include…

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2016 League Conference Registration Open

Register today for the League’s 2016 Annual Conference in Baltimore from June 9-11, hosted by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Early-bird registrants get 20% off the regular price.* This year’s conference theme is “The Richness of Difference.” ...

League launches 2016 Orchestras Feeding America food drive

Over the past seven years the League’s Orchestras Feeding America food drive has seen over 450 orchestras from across the country collect and donate nearly 475,000 pounds of food to the needy. The efforts of these orchestras have helped…

Nine orchestras receive 2015-16 Noteboom Governance Center Grants for Board Development

The League of American Orchestras has announced that nine orchestras have been selected to receive 2015-16 Noteboom Governance Center Grants for Board Development. The orchestras are: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra; Duluth…

Grant guidelines announced for Carnegie Hall’s PlayUSA, with instrumental training for low-income and underserved students

Carnegie Hall has announced grant guidelines for the 2016-17 season of PlayUSA, which offers financial and programmatic support to programs or projects across the country that extend the accessibility of high-quality instrumental music instruction to low-income, underrepresented, and underserved K–12 students....

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