Today's News: 05/29/2020

Hartford Symphony’s online “Firebird” thanks essential workers and community groups

Media View

“With a crash of timpani, a blare of trumpets, a zing of strings, Hartford Symphony Orchestra and The Bushnell fashion the finale of Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ into a rousing...

May 29, 2020

Colorado’s San Juan Symphony: finding creative solutions during pandemic

Media View

“Adaptation seems to be the buzzword for almost every arts organization in the Four Corners these days,” writes Mikes Easterling in Thursday’s (5/28) Farmington Daily Times (New Mexico) “The...

May 29, 2020

Pensacola Symphony musicians and music director on value of shared musical experience

Media View

“Like so many others, members of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra wait for the return of happier times, on the other side of the pandemic,” writes Dan Sugart on Wednesday...

May 29, 2020

Pianist Igor Levit to live-stream 20-hour Satie “Vexations” performance

Media View

“No stranger to performing some of the towering epics of the piano repertoire, Igor Levit will live-stream Erik Satie’s monumental Vexations on Saturday, May 30 at 2pm (Central European...

May 29, 2020

Composer Steve Reich, staying focused on music while isolating with family in L.A.

Media View

“Pulitzer-winning composer Steve Reich … has been keeping busy with the solitary act of writing a new piece from his winter getaway in Los Angeles,” writes Tom Huizenga on...

May 29, 2020

Prince Charles takes to the radio in support of classical music

Media View

“ ‘I’ve got Wagner-itis,’ said His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales,” writes Charlotte Runcie in Wednesday’s (5/27) Daily Telegraph (U.K.). “ ‘I’m not sure it’s a communicable disease,...

May 29, 2020

Virtual performance of Julius Eastman’s “Stay On It,” June 1

Industry Buzz

Five U.S. arts organizations—Castle of our Skins, Challenge the Stats, Contemporaneous, Kyle Marshall Choreography, and The Dream Unfinished—have created an online orchestra for a virtual performance of Julius Eastman’s...

May 29, 2020

May 29 update: postponements and cancellations at orchestras, conservatories, and concert halls

Help Yourself

From the time that COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) first impacted the performing arts, The Hub has been tracking postponements and cancellations by U.S. and international orchestras, performing arts centers, and...

May 29, 2020

Today's News: 05/29/2020