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2021 Grammy nominees announced

The Grammy Foundation has announced nominees for its 2021 awards, to be broadcast January 31 on CBS TV. Recordings nominated for best orchestral performance, given to the conductor and...

November 25, 2020

Eugene Symphony to stream April 2019 Scriabin concert on Nov. 29

Due to a statewide “two-week freeze” in Oregon from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2 that mandates the closure of indoor entertainment venues, Eugene Symphony was not able to present...

November 25, 2020

Akron Symphony creates podcast; initial series features Rita Dove’s “Sonata Mulattica” poetry collection

The Akron Symphony Orchestra has launched a podcast entitled Unorchestrated, co-hosted by Music Director Christopher Wilkins and Director of Marketing Thomas Moore and featuring conversations with ASO musicians, guest...

November 24, 2020

Musical America names Barton, Bullock, Levit, Morrison 2021 award winners

Musical America, publisher of the annual International Directory for the Performing Arts and of the daily Musical America news site, has announced its 2021 Artists of the Year: mezzo-soprano...

November 23, 2020

Young Concert Artists and Concert Artists Guild announce 2020 winners

Young Concert Artists and Concert Artists Guild—two non-profit organizations dedicated to discovering and promoting the careers of talented young classical musicians—have each announced winners of their competitions and auditions...

November 20, 2020

Southwest Florida Symphony’s youth orchestras resume activities

The Southwest Florida Symphony announced that its youth orchestras have resumed activities, beginning with auditions on November 16, followed by Monday rehearsals three times a month in downtown Fort...

November 19, 2020

Youth Orchestras of Fresno bolsters online instruction during 2020-21 season

Since March, California’s Youth Orchestras of Fresno has been offering online instruction for its musicians, with a curriculum that includes lessons and master classes with professional musicians from around...

November 18, 2020

Online discussion with composer Gabriela Lena Frank, Nov. 18

The Heinz Family Foundation has announced “Breaking Barriers in Classical Music,” a free online discussion with composer Gabriela Lena Frank, on November 18 from 3-4 p.m. ET. Frank, recipient...

November 17, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony adds episodes in all-digital “Front Row” series

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has announced four additional episodes in its free digital series, “Front Row: The PSO Virtual Experience,” which features music performed by ensembles of the orchestra...

November 16, 2020

Ann Arbor Symphony adds online learning materials for music teachers

Michigan’s Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra has launched an online platform of educational materials designed for music teachers, called the A²SO Teacher Resource Hub. The program currently consists of a...

November 13, 2020