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New five-year contract for musicians at Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its musicians have agreed on a new five-year contract, to begin on September 7, 2020. The contract is the organization’s first long-term agreement with...

August 28, 2020

Owensboro Symphony replaces 2020-21 season with new slate of smaller programs, some outdoors

The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra in Kentucky announced that it has postponed its originally planned 2020-21 concerts one year, to the 2021-22 season. Instead, the orchestra will offer small ensembles...

August 28, 2020

Happy Labor Day!

The Hub will take a brief hiatus from August 31 to September 4. We will be back in full swing on Tuesday, September 8, after the Labor Day holiday.

August 28, 2020

Grand Rapids Symphony to stream fall 2020 programs

The Grand Rapids Symphony and Music Director Marcelo Lehninger have announced that the orchestra will re-unite for the first time since March to perform six virtual programs this fall....

August 27, 2020

Recordings news, August 2020

BMOP/sound, the in-house record label of Boston Modern Orchestra Project, has released several new recordings, including one of works by Eric Nathan and another of works by Harold Shapero,...

August 26, 2020

Evansville Philharmonic and Roger Kalia to open fall season with live program, performed three times

Indiana’s Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will open its 2020-21 season with a concert entitled “Visionaries Re-Imagined” at the 1,950-seat Victory Theatre in Evansville. Because of mandates limiting attendance to 250...

August 25, 2020

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra to perform two live concerts, with drive-in and streaming options

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra will broadcast two live concerts from Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wisconsin. The concerts, on August 25 and September 1, will be performed live at...

August 24, 2020

New online resource: Black Music Library

A new online archive of resources about Black music has launched online, titled the Black Music Library. The library, curated by New York City-based music journalist Jenzia Bourgos, features...

August 21, 2020

Eugene Symphony quartet to perform for outdoor diners at downtown restaurants

As part of Eugene Symphony’s new SymphonyGO! initiative, Eugene Symphony orchestra musicians Lisa McWhorter (assistant concertmaster), Stephen Chong (first violin), Lauren Elledge (viola), and Dale Bradley (cello) will perform...

August 20, 2020

New audio play-with-music about Beethoven heads to Saratoga Springs, New York

In Saratoga Springs, New York on August 22, the Saratoga Shakespeare Company will present the audio premiere of Testament, an audio play written by Damian Lanigan and co-produced with...

August 19, 2020