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Young Concert Artists to livestream final auditions and winners concert, Nov. 8-9

In New York City, Young Concert Artists’ Final Auditions and Winners Concert will be livestreamed on November 8 and 9, respectively, on YCA’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. The...

November 6, 2020

Boulder, Colorado declares Nov. 7 Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras Day

In Colorado, the Boulder City Council and Governor Jared Polis are proclaiming November 7, 2020 Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras Day, in recognition of organization’s tenth year. The proclamations can...

November 5, 2020

Sarasota Orchestra launches two virtual discussion series, hosted by its musicians and Jeffrey Kahane

Florida’s Sarasota Orchestra has launched a virtual program called “Books of Note,” a conversation and readings series that explores two collections of literature, one curated by Artistic Advisor Jeffrey...

November 4, 2020

Canton Symphony’s “Symphony Uncorked” concerts at vineyard

As part of the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s “Symphony Uncorked” series of concerts at Gervasi Vineyard, violinists Koko Watanabe and Solomon Liang will perform a program of duets at the...

November 3, 2020

Gateways Music Festival to present 2020 festival virtually, Nov. 9-13

Gateways Music Festival usually presents a multi-day summer event focusing on classical musicians and composers of African descent and featuring a full orchestra, recitals, and discussions in association with...

November 2, 2020

Toledo Symphony online: new streaming app, ongoing podcast series

Ohio’s Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA)—the umbrella organization for the Toledo Symphony and Toledo Ballet—has released streaming apps for Apple TV and Roku devices, modeled after Netflix...

October 30, 2020

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