Today's News: 08/14/2020

Atlanta Symphony to begin fall 2020 season with seven virtual concerts

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“Forced to reinterpret its 2020-2021 season due to the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will launch a scaled-back series of seven virtual concerts on September...

August 14, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Westmoreland Symphony to stream fall 2020 season

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“The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will return to the stage of the Palace Theatre for its 2020-2021 season, with one significant difference from past years,” writes Shirley McMarlin in Wednesday’s...

August 14, 2020

Grand Rapids Symphony’s “Sidewalk Serenades,” private driveway performances

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“Although music venues are closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you don’t have to miss out on the joy of live music this August,” writes Jada Fisher in...

August 14, 2020

Indiana teen, a flutist and aspiring conductor, launches chamber ensemble

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“Music always has moved Carlos Lopez,” writes Brian Blair in Monday’s (8/10) Republic (Columbus, Indiana). “At only 3-years old … at a symphony concert in Ecuador, where he was...

August 14, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony partners with local arts groups on #MaskUp video

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“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has partnered with 13 Pittsburgh arts and culture organizations to encourage the use of masks in a new video, #MaskUp,” writes Jordan Snowden in...

August 14, 2020

Lowell Philharmonic’s musical tribute to local first responders

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The Lowell Philharmonic in Massachusetts has released a musical tribute video honoring workers at Lowell General Hospital and other area first responders and essential workers. The 45-minute YouTube video—entitled...

August 14, 2020

Online “Race and Gender in Music Criticism” panel, Aug. 15

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A panel discussion entitled “Race and Gender in Music Criticism” will take place at the International Florence Price Festival’s Facebook page on August 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The...

August 14, 2020

Eighteen U.S. orchestras receive grants from the League’s American Orchestras’ Futures Fund to advance innovation

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Eighteen orchestras and youth orchestras have received grants of $30,000 each to spark a culture of innovation and learning in U.S. orchestras. Created by the League of American Orchestras...

August 14, 2020

New study: financial success for arts groups begins with artistic excellence and cultural relevance

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How do successful performing arts organizations achieve financial health? How can a struggling organization turn its fortunes around? The Wallace Foundation, in partnership with SMU DataArts, has released a...

August 14, 2020

Today's News: 08/14/2020