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Fellowship program ACJW announces members of next class, 2012-13 highlights

The Academy—a two-year fellowship program for young professional musicians jointly run by Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute, in partnership with the New...

September 19, 2012

New York Phil’s annual free dress rehearsal, plus opening gala on PBS

As in recent years, the New York Philharmonic will open to the public its dress rehearsal for its opening-night concert, and PBS will also telecast its opening gala...

September 18, 2012

Symphony in C to open season with piece by competition winner

The New Jersey-based professional training orchestra Symphony in C will open the fall season on September 22 with the world premiere of Malleus, composed by Douglas Buchanan,...

September 17, 2012

Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy offers performance grants

The Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy—a nonprofit established in 2008 to promote the works of women composers and celebrate the legacy of the Women’s Philharmonic (1980-2004)—has announced ...

September 14, 2012

As it turns 50, Cliburn competition to be featured on PBS

On September 28, PBS will air The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold, a 60-minute documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, established...

September 13, 2012

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

Colburn School celebrates 10th season with collaborations, downtown concerts, free programs

The Colburn School Conservatory and Academy in Los Angeles is celebrating its tenth anniversary this season with two new initiatives: a chamber-music program with the Los Angeles...

September 12, 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