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Richmond Symphony to perform live and digital fall 2020 concerts, add online music school

The Richmond Symphony in Virginia is planning live and digital performances for the 2020-21 season, and will launch a new digital music school for young people and adults. The...

August 18, 2020

Alexandria Symphony postpones 2020-21 season to 2021; will perform chamber concerts and continue music education

Virginia’s Alexandria Symphony Orchestra has postponed its 2020-21 main subscription series to 2021-22, to be replaced with live music in outdoor venues with small ensembles and limited, socially distanced...

August 17, 2020

Lowell Philharmonic’s musical tribute to local first responders

The Lowell Philharmonic in Massachusetts has released a musical tribute video honoring workers at Lowell General Hospital and other area first responders and essential workers. The 45-minute YouTube video—entitled...

August 14, 2020

Online “Race and Gender in Music Criticism” panel, Aug. 15

A panel discussion entitled “Race and Gender in Music Criticism” will take place at the International Florence Price Festival’s Facebook page on August 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The...

August 14, 2020

League of American Orchestras issues Statement on Racial Discrimination, commits to sustained action

On Tuesday, June 11, the League of American Orchestras issued a Statement on Racial Discrimination expressing how the League is coming to grips with its history of racism, reflecting...

August 13, 2020

New York Philharmonic to perform music by Coleman, Cowan, Mays in “The 19th Represents” virtual summit

New York Philharmonic musicians will perform works by three women during The 19th Represents, a virtual summit on August 13 commemorating the centennial of the ratification of 19th Amendment...

August 13, 2020

New Bedford Symphony musicians play outdoors at parks concerts

Musicians from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts have been performing outdoor concerts throughout August in the city’s Ashlee, Brooklawn, Buttonwood, and Riverside parks. The schedule is updated...

August 12, 2020

Augusta Symphony to perform chamber-sized concerts, with audience, in fall 2020

The Augusta Symphony in Georgia has redesigned the first half of its 2020-21 season, with fall concerts limited to current subscribers, who can choose to attend the concert, dress...

August 11, 2020

San Diego Youth Symphony moves online in fall 2020; in-person instruction to resume Jan. 2021

The San Diego Youth Symphony has announced that it will begin the 2020-21 year with virtual classes to protect students and staff. In place of traditional concerts, the organization...

August 10, 2020

Livestream discussion with Chen, de la Parra, Falletta, and Johnson on Aug. 17

Conductors Mei-Ann Chen, Alondra de la Parra, JoAnn Falletta, and Jeri Lynne Johnson will be featured on a livestream on August 17 at 9:30 a.m. on YouTube and Facebook...

August 7, 2020