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Minnesota Orchestra announces participants for 2013 Composer Institute

The Minnesota Orchestra has chosen seven emerging composers for its twelfth annual Composer Institute in January 2013: Kati Agócs, Eugene Birman, Texu Kim, Loren Loiacono, Evan Meier, Matthew...

August 2, 2012

New Haven and Waterbury symphonies embark on education initiative

In Connecticut, the New Haven and Waterbury symphony orchestras have announced a new joint education initiative, the Alexion Toolkit for Interdisciplinary Learning. The toolkit will be provided...

August 1, 2012

Radio host Overby to narrate “Lincoln Portrait” at Peninsula festival

Jonathan Overby—the host and executive producer of Higher Ground with Jonathan Overby, Wisconsin Public Radio’s long-running weekly program focusing on World Music—will serve as narrator ...

July 31, 2012

Colafelice wins Cooper piano competition

Leonardo Colafelice, a sixteen-year-old Italian pianist, has won first prize in the 2012 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition, co-presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music ......

July 30, 2012

Misha Dichter: pianist and cartoonist

The pianist Misha Dichter has recently published A Pianist’s World in Drawings, a collection of drawings in an 83-page e-book by Rosetta Books. The book includes caricatures...

July 27, 2012

World premieres in 2012-13 and 2013-14 in New York, Boston, Texas

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra—plus a new festival and two opera companies—are among the arts organizations with world premieres recently announced ...

July 26, 2012

Study: arts generated $68.3M in Lee County, Florida in 2010

The nonprofit organization Americans for the Arts has released an economic impact study finding that the nonprofits arts-and-culture industry generated $68.3 million in annual economic activity in...

July 25, 2012

Orchestras in New England and NY/NJ change names, mission statements

This week, the Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York Chamber Virtuosi made separate announcements that they are changing their names and updating their mission statements....

July 23, 2012

Revenue records set at Tanglewood, Oregon Bach festivals

The Tanglewood Festival in western Massachusetts and the Oregon Bach Festival, based in Eugene, have each broken sales records for events this summer. Tanglewood’s 75th-anniversary gala concert...

July 24, 2012

Recordings news from L.A., Toronto, Virginia, New York, and Boston

Among the orchestras with recent recordings news are the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, and Boston Baroque. ...

July 20, 2012