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American Pops Orchestra, Midori, and more, on PBS, Dec. 31

Violinist Midori, the American Pops Orchestra, guitarist Pepe Romeo, and the Washington Ballet will be among performers on a New Year’s Eve program entitled “United in Song: Celebrating the...

December 8, 2021

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra to perform “Messiah,” resume in-person classical series in January

After a two-year hiatus, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah will return with a December 8 performance at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Madison,...

December 7, 2021

Alabama Symphony to perform first in-person pops concert in 21 months

On December 11, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will perform “Home for the Holidays,” the orchestra’s first in-person pops concert in 21 months. The concert will be performed in the...

December 6, 2021

Fresno Philharmonic returns to Saroyan Theatre for holiday program

The Fresno Philharmonic’s holiday-themed family program on December 4 will represent the orchestra’s first time back performing at Fresno’s Saroyan Theatre in nearly two years. Music Director Rei Hotoda...

December 3, 2021

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Miami University of Ohio announce brass institute for young musicians

In 2022, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will launch the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Brass Institute, in collaboration with Miami University of Ohio. The institute—directed by CSO Associate Principal Trumpet and...

December 2, 2021

Mizzou New Music Ensemble to perform collaborative program with Argentina’s Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

The Mizzou New Music Ensemble will perform a free concert on December 5 at the University of Missouri Campus at the Sinquefield Music Center in Columbia, Missouri. The concert...

December 1, 2021

In Remembrance: Chester Lane, Symphony magazine senior editor, 74

It is with great sadness that the League of American Orchestras reports the passing of Chester Lane, who worked as an editor at Symphony, the League’s signature publication, for...

November 30, 2021

South Bend Symphony’s “Octet” installation moves to artist gallery in Plymouth, Indiana

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra has announced that its immersive Octet audio installation will travel to the Heartland Artist Gallery in Plymouth, Indiana, where it will remain through the...

November 30, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra’s Sibelius Festival set for Dec. 31-Jan. 16

Music Director Osmo Vänskä will conduct the Minnesota Orchestra in a Sibelius Festival that will begin on New Year’s Eve and continue through the month of January 2022. Four...

November 29, 2021

Grammy nominations for 2022: American orchestras dominate Best Orchestral Performance category

The Recording Academy has announced nominees for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be given on January 31, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. In the...

November 24, 2021