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Memphis Symphony, spotlighting composers Michael Gandolfi and Robert Patterson

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will perform the commissioned world premiere of Michael Gandolfi’s From the Hills to the Stars on its February 29 concert at the Cannon Center for...

February 28, 2020

Winston-Salem Symphony appoints Karen Ní Bhroin assistant conductor

North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Symphony has named KAREN NÍ BHROIN assistant conductor, effective June 1, 2020. Ní Bhroin hails from County Wexford, Ireland and is currently assistant orchestra conductor at...

February 28, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra to offer free sensory-friendly concert, with full orchestra

On March 1, the Philadelphia Orchestra and baritone Nathaniel Stampley will perform a free sensory-friendly concert at Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex, led by Assistant Conductor Erina Yashima. At the...

February 27, 2020

Arkansas Symphony to perform multimedia Adès work, “Seven Days”

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s February 29 and March 1 concerts will feature Thomas Adès’s 2008 multimedia concerto In Seven Days: Concerto for Piano with Moving Images, featuring pianist Andrius...

February 26, 2020

Buffalo Philharmonic and Grateful Dead tribute band to present “lost” 1970 concert

On February 25, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a program re-creating a concert by the orchestra with the Grateful Dead in 1970—a rare instance in the band’s history...

February 25, 2020

Illinois Symphony and Sangamon Valley Youth Orchestra announce July merger

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony, both based in Springfield, Illinois, have entered into an agreement for the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony (SVYS) to become...

February 24, 2020

Cleveland Orchestra’s “Censored: Art & Power” festival: Berg, Krenek, Antheil, Martinů, Schulhoff, local partners

This May, the Cleveland Orchestra will present Alban Berg’s 1937 opera Lulu as the centerpiece of its Censored: Art & Power festival, which will examine the role of art...

February 21, 2020

Alabama Symphony to mark 100th year with premieres, archival project

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra, based in Birmingham, will mark its centennial in 2020-21 with two world premieres and a new archival project chronicling the orchestra’s history. Music Director Carlos...

February 20, 2020

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra adds $5/month unlimited ticket option for club2030 members

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is adding a club2030 Concert Membership program for audience members between ages 18 and 39 that will allow them to attend unlimited SPCO concerts...

February 19, 2020

Pacific Symphony 2020-21: premieres by Oquin and MacMillan, “Rigoletto,” Mozart Project

California’s Pacific Symphony will open its 2020-21 season with the world premiere of Wayne Oquin’s Tower Ascending, plus Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 10 for...

February 18, 2020