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WQXR launches online poll: how to fix troubled orchestras?

Later this week, classical-music radio station WQXR will devote one of its programs to troubles currently facing American orchestras, and during the lead-up period it has posted...

September 11, 2012

Mobile Symphony receives $65K for student scholarships, collaboration with Joffrey Ballet

Alabama’s Mobile Symphony Orchestra and Mobile Youth Symphony Orchestra have received $65,000 from the PNC Foundation, which sponsors two student scholarships and performances with the Joffrey Ballet...

September 10, 2012

Orchestra anniversaries in California, Iowa, Massachusetts, South Carolina

As the 2012-13 season gets underway, orchestras in California, Iowa, Massachusetts, and South Carolina are each marking significant birthdays: the Santa Rosa Symphony (85th anniversary since its...

September 6, 2012

Georgia’s Columbus Symphony wins free marketing services

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Georgia is one of five southeastern U.S. nonprofits recently selected to receive free marketing services from LWT, a marketing firm based in...

September 7, 2012

New England Conservatory’s Harry Partch festival, with Northeastern University

The Boston-based New England Conservatory and Northeastern University have announced they are co-presenting a symposium and festival devoted to the experimental American composer ...

September 5, 2012

Online classical-music school set to launch in mid-September

A new online, interactive classical-music school known as ArtistWorks Classical Music Campus is set to launch on September 19 with instrumental instruction in flute, trumpet, clarinet, violin,...

September 4, 2012

Fort Worth Symphony opens 100th season with festival, multimedia presentations

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas has announced details of its 2012 American Festival at Bass Performance Hall from August 24 to 26, which marks the...

August 24, 2012

Composer Conversation Series set to launch in Minnesota in 2012-13

In September, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Public Radio, and American Composers Forum will co-present the first event in a new Composer Conversation Series to be...

August 22, 2012

Alarm Will Sound’s three-concert “St. Louis season” in 2012-13

Alarm Will Sound, the 20-member chamber orchestra devoted to contemporary classical music, will perform three programs in the 2012-13 season in St. Louis, Missouri, as part of...

August 20, 2012

Canton Symphony celebrates upgraded concert hall with ribbon-cutting

Ohio’s Canton Symphony Orchestra celebrated renovations to Umstattd Performing Arts Hall on July 26, when the orchestra joined members of the community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. ......

August 17, 2012