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Fort Collins Symphony to perform July 4 concert at drive-in theater

Colorado’s Fort Collins Symphony will perform on stage for the first time since the pandemic began with a July 4 concert of patriotic music at Holiday Twin Drive-In movie...

July 1, 2020

The Hub: back on Monday, July 6

The League of American Orchestras will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3—and The Hub will be, too. The Hub will...

July 1, 2020

Pacific Symphony’s “Ellis Island” performance on public television, July 3

The Pacific Symphony’s 2017 performance of Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America will be broadcast on PBS on July 3 at 9 p.m. PT. Music Director Carl...

June 30, 2020

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra rebrands as PYO Music Institute

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) has rebranded itself as the PYO Music Institute. In addition to the new name, PYO Music Institute has introduced a new logo, website, and...

June 29, 2020

Harada and Kalia to speak in livestream chat, June 27

Conductors Roger Kalia and Keitaro Harada will hold a livestreamed conversation on June 27 at 9 p.m. ET on Harada’s online series “Music Today.” On YouTube and Facebook, the...

June 26, 2020

Classical artists LA Phil, YOLA, J’Nai Bridges among performers in streamed June 27 pandemic fundraiser

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), LA Phil Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, and soprano J’Nai Bridges will be among the musicians scheduled to perform in Global...

June 26, 2020

Berkeley Symphony’s virtual town hall to address role of arts in combating systemic racism

On June 29 at 5 p.m., California’s Berkeley Symphony will host Reflections Town Hall, a virtual convening to address the role of arts organizations in combating systemic racism. The...

June 25, 2020

Colorado Music Festival to present June 25-July 30 virtual festival

The Colorado Music Festival will present six weeks of virtual concerts on Thursday evenings from June 25 through July 30, featuring performances by the Colorado Music Festival’s orchestra members...

June 24, 2020

New “Everything Conducting” website from four U.S. conductors

American conductors Ankush Kumar Bahl, John Devlin, Anna Edwards, and Enrico Lopez-Yañez have launched EverythingConducting.com, a website for conductors at various stages of their careers. The free site, described...

June 23, 2020

Musicians from 28 Canadian orchestras to premiere Vivian Fung’s “Prayer” for Canada Day, July 1

The CBC Virtual Orchestra—a newly formed ensemble of 36 musicians from 28 different Canadian orchestras—will perform the virtual world premiere of Vivian Fung’s Prayer, on July 1, 2020, Canada...

June 22, 2020