Today's News: 01/15/2021

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cancels in-person concerts through June 13, will continue virtual series

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“All Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association-presented concerts through June 13 have been canceled, the CSOA announced Thursday,” writes Howard Reich in Thursday’s (1/14) Chicago Tribune. “ ‘The decision follows a...

January 15, 2021

Santa Rosa Symphony adds an artistic partner: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

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“Santa Rosa Symphony is making the exigencies of the pandemic into an opportunity to explore all-new programming in its 2021 SRS & Home spring season,” writes Paul Kotapish in...

January 15, 2021

Then and now, the ongoing importance of government support for the arts

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“In 1935, during the depths of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt unveiled the Works Progress Administration, a hugely ambitious initiative to use the economic might of the federal...

January 15, 2021

Streaming services and software expected to continue record growth in 2021 

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“Total spending on streaming services and software is projected to reach a record $112 billion in 2021, an 11 percent growth over 2020, according to Consumer Technology Association projections,”...

January 15, 2021

Findings released from aerosol study in German concert hall

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“The Konzerthaus Dortmund has commissioned the Fraunhofer Heinrich Institute Goslar to investigate the spatial spread of aerosols and carbon dioxide in a concert hall,” writes Edjan Vukosavljevic in Wednesday’s...

January 15, 2021

Review: Spotlighting Philadelphia Orchestra’s new principal oboe, and composer Saint-Georges

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“One of the most reassuring sounds anywhere these days can be heard in this week’s Philadelphia Orchestra online concert: applause, warm and human, … from orchestra members on stage...

January 15, 2021

Oakland Symphony to stream event honoring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, an Oakland native

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On Sunday, January 17, California’s Oakland Symphony will present a free streamed event entitled “Oakland Salutes Madame Vice President: A Virtual Inauguration Ball,” celebrating Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris,...

January 15, 2021

Classical Movements’ “Inauguration Fanfare for Joe and Kamala” to stream on Jan. 19

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Musicians from fourteen orchestras will perform in a virtual event entitled “Inauguration Fanfare for Joe and Kamala,” set to stream on Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. ET, the...

January 15, 2021

Today's News: 01/15/2021