This Week’s Headlines

Posted on: August 25, 2022

The Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrated the 90th birthday of composer John Williams (center) at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. Photo: Hilary Scott/Boston Symphony Orchestra

“Happy birthday” to John Williams at Tanglewood

In Scotland, Philadelphia Orchestra replaces Beethoven 9 with Beethoven 5 when Edinburgh Festival Chorus singers choose not to wear masks

New San Antonio Philharmonic formed by former San Antonio Symphony musicians to launch first season this fall

Saginaw Bay Symphony’s COVID Recovery Campaign, raising funds for revenue lost during pandemic

Vermont Symphony to give world premiere of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s “Riots and Prayers,” with contributions by Vermonters

Sydney Symphony Chief Conductor Simone Young “blown away” by acoustics of renovated concert hall at Sydney Opera House

U.K.’s Glyndebourne Festival invests in emission reductions to achieve sustainably produced opera

Cleveland Orchestra employee files lawsuit after insurance company denies coverage of gender-affirmation surgery

Pay raises for musicians plus efforts to expand diversity for auditioning musicians at Charlotte Symphony

At Illinois Philharmonic, new musicians contract through 2025, plus contract extension for Stilian Kirov

David Cubek named music director of California’s Peninsula Symphony

Minnesota Orchestra appoints Katherine Siochi as principal harp, adds violin and viola section musicians

Cleveland Orchestra appoints Brian Wendel as principal trombone