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Flint Symphony’s 2020-21 season: streams of previous concerts, then in-person concerts beginning Feb. 2021

Michigan’s Flint Symphony Orchestra has announced that it will perform for in-person audiences beginning on February 6, 2021, with Music Director Enrique Diemecke conducting a family program featuring Stravinsky’s...

October 29, 2020

Louisville Orchestra brings Stravinsky to drive-in theater

On October 29, the Louisville Orchestra’s pre-recorded performance of music by Igor Stravinsky will be presented during a free event at the Sauerbeck Family Drive-In theater, led by Music...

October 28, 2020

Toronto Symphony receives $3.875 million for education, community engagement, youth orchestra

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has received $3.875 million to support the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and other education and community-engagement programs, from longtime subscribers and donors Bob and Francine...

October 27, 2020

Johnstown Symphony’s virtual programs for students, plus videos with music director and musicians

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania has announced new virtual programs launching in October and November. On October 23, Jeffrey L. Webb, associate professor of music at University of...

October 26, 2020

Albany Symphony to launch streamed 2020-21 season with Daugherty’s “This Land Sings”

The Albany Symphony Orchestra’s virtual 2020-21 season will begin on October 24 with a streamed performance of Michael Daugherty’s 2016 song cycle This Land Sings: Inspired by the Life...

October 23, 2020

New Jersey Symphony’s all-virtual season to launch with Roumain world premiere

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has announced a virtual 2020-21 season featuring free digital concerts led by Music Director Xian Zhang at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark...

October 22, 2020

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra expands online portal, cancels concerts through April 2021

California’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale has cancelled all concerts and events through April 2021, in the wake of continued concert hall closures due to the pandemic. In 2021,...

October 21, 2020

Michael Tilson Thomas featured in PBS “American Masters” program, Oct. 23

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is the subject of a PBS “American Masters” program to air on PBS on October 23 at 9 p.m. ET. “Michael Tilson Thomas: Where Now...

October 20, 2020

Young Concert Artists to live-stream season-opening event, Oct. 21

Young Concert Artists will present a live-streamed performance on October 21 featuring three YCA alumni and five current YCA artists, live from the Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall in...

October 19, 2020

Chicago Sinfonietta’s virtual season-opener, featuring world premiere, Piazzolla, Beethoven, Price, more

The Chicago Sinfonietta will open its 2020-21 season on October 17 with a virtual concert entitled “Common Ground: Collective Stories” featuring works ranging from Copland’s Fanfare for the Common...

October 16, 2020