Anti-Israel protesters interrupt Philadelphia Orchestra concert in Brussels

“Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupted the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Thursday night performance in Brussels, urging the orchestra to cancel the upcoming Israel leg of its tour,” writes Peter Dobrin in Friday’s (5/24) Philadelphia Inquirer. “The protesters broke into a performance of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor…

May 26, 2018
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Kansas City Symphony Executive Director Frank Byrne to step down at end of 2018-19 season

“The sounds coming out of the Kansas City Symphony offices Thursday can be described by the Italian musical term mesto,” writes Brian Kaberline in Thursday’s Kansas City Business Journal. “The reason for sad music comes as longtime Executive Director Frank Byrne announced that he…

How Dallas arts groups are attracting millennials

“Performing arts organizations have long recognized the need to attract younger audiences that will someday support them financially,” writes Monica Smart in Thursday’s (5/24) Dallas Observer. “In addition to retaining their current audiences, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, …

Contemplating the latest boxed set: 330 CDs, 405 hours of music—all von Karajan

The June 7 issue of the New York Review of Books includes Tim Page’s essay on “a gigantic collection of recordings by Herbert von Karajan (1908–1989), released at the end of last year and billed as the Austrian conductor’s complete recorded output for Deutsche Grammophon and…

Tracking the impact of arts funding in rural Minnesota

“New London, like small cities across Minnesota, has felt the influx of dollars from the Legacy Amendment, passed a decade ago,” writes Jenna Ross in Monday’s (5/21) Star Tribune (Minneapolis). “Since 2009, Legacy funding has provided more than $440 million to historical, artistic and…

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Who's In?

Administrative: Oakland Symphony

California’s Oakland Symphony has appointed MIEKO HATANO executive director, effective June 4, 2018....

Artistic: Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, based in Scranton, has named MÉLISSE BRUNET interim music director and conductor, beginning with the 2018-19 season....

Artistic: Charleston Symphony Orchestra

KELLEN GRAY will become the Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s assistant conductor, effective with the 2018-19 season....

Artistic: Cleveland Orchestra

LISA WONG has been named the Cleveland Orchestra’s director of choruses, effective immediately.... 

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New Haven Symphony to mark 125 years in 2018-19

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra will open its 2018-19 season in October with the commissioned world premiere of Fanfare for 125 by Martin Bresnick, to mark the orchestra’s 125th season. William Boughton, who will step down in May 2019 after twelve years as music director, will lead…

Spokane Symphony concertmaster’s second comedy “M Shows” this month

Spokane Symphony Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski will host his second “The M Show: Music, Mayhem & Mystery” events on May 24 and 25 at Spokane’s Washington Cracker Company Building....

Hartford Symphony plans free concerts in Asylum Hill neighborhood

Musicians from Connecticut’s Hartford Symphony Orchestra will perform two free Wednesday community concerts in May and June at Liam E. McGee Memorial Park, in Hartford’s Asylum Hill neighborhood....

Winnipeg Symphony musicians to perform 20 free pop-up concerts, June 16-17

Musicians of Canada’s Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will perform twenty free pop-up concerts in parks and other public places throughout Winnipeg on June 16 and 17. The short “Symphony in the City” concerts feature WSO chamber ensembles ...

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Help Yourself

Copland Fund’s grant applications for ensembles now open

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music has opened its 2018 Performance Program grant cycle. The Performance Program supports performing and presenting organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American…

Apply by May 24 for chance to conduct Boston Pops

The deadline is May 24 at 10 p.m. ET to apply for the Boston Pops’ and conductor Keith Lockhart’s spring conducting contest. The winner will conduct the Overture to Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at the Pops’ June 7 concert at Symphony Hall....

Create impact with the League’s 2nd Annual League Giving Day, June 14

On Thursday, June 14, the League of American Orchestras will host its second annual League Giving Day. Our goal is to raise $100,000 in just 24 hours and increase awareness of the important work that the League does on behalf of orchestras. ...

Five musicians to receive Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service at League Conference

Five orchestra musicians will receive Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service at the League’s 73rd National Conference in Chicago, June 13-15, 2018. The five award recipients and their orchestras are ...

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