Category: Industry Buzz

Important news from inside the orchestra field. Topics include innovative programming, major awards and grants, new education and community programs, and more. For more, visit About the Hub.

New four-year agreement for Pacific Symphony musicians through 2024

California’s Pacific Symphony has announced the ratification of a new four-year musicians contract, covering September 2020 through August 2024. The agreement addresses conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic...

January 20, 2021

Symphony Tacoma creates virtual musical collage of Mozart-inspired works by students

In February, Symphony Tacoma will present the virtual premiere of new works inspired by the “Lux Aeterna” movement of Mozart’s Requiem, written in collaboration with thirteen local students age...

January 19, 2021

Oakland Symphony to stream event honoring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, an Oakland native

On Sunday, January 17, California’s Oakland Symphony will present a free streamed event entitled “Oakland Salutes Madame Vice President: A Virtual Inauguration Ball,” celebrating Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris,...

January 15, 2021

Classical Movements’ “Inauguration Fanfare for Joe and Kamala” to stream on Jan. 19

Musicians from fourteen orchestras will perform in a virtual event entitled “Inauguration Fanfare for Joe and Kamala,” set to stream on Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. ET, the...

January 15, 2021

Chicago Philharmonic launches residency program for composers of color

The Chicago Philharmonic announced the launch of a new Composer in Residence program for composers of color. The orchestra says it is “committed to improving practices in diversity, inclusion,...

January 14, 2021

Obituary: Barbara Tucker, longtime Detroit Symphony volunteer and fundraiser, League board member, 98

Arts advocate, fundraiser, and fashion consultant Barbara (Bebe Lou) Tucker, a resident of the Detroit area for over 60 years, died on December 16, 2020 in Maumee, Ohio. She...

January 13, 2021

Wild Up’s four-week winter festival, Jan. 15-Feb. 14

Wild Up, the Los Angeles-based ensemble, has announced details of its second winter festival, Darkness Sounding, which will feature virtual and in-person events from January 15 to February 14....

January 12, 2021

Applications open for next group of Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative musicians

Chicago-area musicians in grades 6 through 12 are invited to apply to the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative (CMPI) for the 2021-22 academic year. CMPI was launched in 2019 to...

January 11, 2021

Concert Artists Guild’s annual competition to be held virtually in spring 2021

Concert Artists Guild (CAG) has announced details of its next Victor Elmaleh Competition, which in 2021 will take place virtually, as was also the case with the 2020 competition....

January 8, 2021

Canton Symphony launches “Orchestrating Change” podcast

Ohio’s Canton Symphony Orchestra will launch the first episode of its new “Orchestrating Change” podcast on January 8. Co-hosted by Education Manager Rachel Hagemeier and Associate Conductor Matthew Jenkins...

January 7, 2021