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National Sawdust to stream concerts and masterclasses, commission 20 new works

National Sawdust, the Brooklyn-based new-music presenter, has launched Digital Discovery Festival, featuring two live-streamed series. The first series will feature performances hosted by vocalist Helga Davis; the second will...

April 23, 2020

Boston Baroque, Handel and Haydn Society, and BEMF Orchestra spotlighted in two-week radio festival

From April 20 to May 1, Boston’s WCRB radio station is broadcasting a music festival entitled Festival 1750, featuring previously recorded performances by Boston Baroque, the Handel and Haydn...

April 22, 2020

Bang on a Can to live-stream six-hour music marathon on May 3

On May 3 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Bang on a Can, the New York City-based new-music organization, will stream 26 live performances from musicians’ homes in...

April 21, 2020

New York Philharmonic’s “Mahler’s New York” digital festival, Apr. 16-30

With concert-hall performances banned during the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Philharmonic has launched a two-week digital festival entitled Mahler’s New York, from April 16 to 30. The festival,...

April 20, 2020

New Zealand Symphony invites group participation in Apr. 18 performance of Maori song

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will partner with composer Ngatai Huata to perform the Maori song “Pokarekare Ana” on April 18 at 3 p.m., and is inviting New Zealanders...

April 17, 2020

Charlotte Symphony musicians to perform Beethoven simultaneously, while separated, with no conductor

On April 17 at 3 p.m. ET, musicians from North Carolina’s Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will perform the fifth movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”) at the same time,...

April 16, 2020

Lewis Prize for Music establishes COVID-19 Community Response Fund for youth music programs

The Lewis Prize for Music announced that it is establishing a $1 million COVID-19 Community Response Fund to distribute over 20 one-time grants of $25,000 to $50,000 to youth-serving...

April 16, 2020

Lafayette Symphony’s 2020-21 season: Native American music, informal B-Side Series, emphasis on diversity

The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra in Indiana has announced that its 2020-21 season is scheduled to open on September 26 with a program entitled “Sounds of the Americas,” led by...

April 15, 2020

Longtime Cincinnati Symphony supporters endow assistant conductor chair

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announced that it has received a major gift to endow the assistant conductor chair, currently held by François López-Ferrer, from longtime donors Ashley and Barbara...

April 14, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra adds virtual Beethoven performances, panel discussion with orchestra leaders, masterclass

The Philadelphia Orchestra is presenting a virtual chamber music concert by orchestra members performing from their homes on Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m. ET. The performance is part...

April 13, 2020