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Recordings news, May 2020

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project has released Gunther Schuller’s one-act opera The Fisherman and His Wife, recorded in 2015 with Odyssey Opera, on its BMOP/sound label. The next installment...

May 4, 2020

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra moves instruction and performance programs online

With the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s large-ensemble rehearsals, instruction, and concerts cancelled due to the coronavirus, the orchestra is creating online and web-based music education and performance opportunities. Digital instruction...

May 1, 2020

Boston Symphony adds free on-demand video series, “Heroic Performances”

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is adding to its website previously recorded performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, with new content posted every Sunday for eight...

April 29, 2020

Philly POPS moves education programs online

The Philly POPS has launched POPS in Schools@HOME, featuring videos, activities, and instructional content posted every week in English and Spanish, with all video content provided by Philly POPS’...

April 28, 2020

LA Phil’s 100th-anniversary concert to be telecast on PBS

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 100th-anniversary concert last fall will be telecast nationally on PBS’s Great Performances on Friday, May 8; the program will also be streamed at the PBS...

April 27, 2020

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra offers online concerts, live Q&As during pandemic

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will live-stream an event featuring a previously recorded November 2019 educational concert for students and educators on April 27, with interactive on-demand video available...

April 24, 2020

National Sawdust to stream concerts and masterclasses, commission 20 new works

National Sawdust, the Brooklyn-based new-music presenter, has launched Digital Discovery Festival, featuring two live-streamed series. The first series will feature performances hosted by vocalist Helga Davis; the second will...

April 23, 2020

Boston Baroque, Handel and Haydn Society, and BEMF Orchestra spotlighted in two-week radio festival

From April 20 to May 1, Boston’s WCRB radio station is broadcasting a music festival entitled Festival 1750, featuring previously recorded performances by Boston Baroque, the Handel and Haydn...

April 22, 2020

Bang on a Can to live-stream six-hour music marathon on May 3

On May 3 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Bang on a Can, the New York City-based new-music organization, will stream 26 live performances from musicians’ homes in...

April 21, 2020

New York Philharmonic’s “Mahler’s New York” digital festival, Apr. 16-30

With concert-hall performances banned during the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Philharmonic has launched a two-week digital festival entitled Mahler’s New York, from April 16 to 30. The festival,...

April 20, 2020