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Classical Movements’ outdoor “Sounds of Hope and Harmony” concerts, July 25-Oct. 4

The concert tour company Classical Movements, based in Alexandria, Virginia, will present eighteen intimate, socially-distanced concerts and recitals from late July through early October at the Secret Garden of...

July 22, 2020

South Dakota Symphony announces “Reimagined” 2020-21 season

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra announced that its 2020-21 season, entitled “2020-21 Reimagined,” will begin on October 3 with a program of all six Bach Brandenburg Concertos, led by...

July 21, 2020

Free webinars on equity, inclusion, and representation co-hosted by New York Youth Symphony and New Jersey Youth Symphony

The New York Youth Symphony and the New Jersey Youth Symphony are co-hosting six weeks of free webinars from July 15 to August 12. The one-hour conversations on Wednesdays,...

July 20, 2020

Modesto Symphony to inaugurate virtual recital series on July 22

On July 22 at 7 p.m., California’s Modesto Symphony Orchestra will present its first virtual recital, featuring MSO pianist John Hillebrandt and hosted by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray. The...

July 17, 2020

El Paso Symphony Orchestra broadcasts radio concerts, with musician interviews

Recent performances by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra in Texas are being broadcast on Thursday evenings through August 6 on El Paso-based radio station KTEP 88.5 FM. The series...

July 17, 2020

West Michigan Symphony and violinist Chee-Yun to perform live virtual concert for subscribers and ticket holders

Music Director Scott Speck will conduct the West Michigan Symphony and violinist Chee-Yun in a video concert by the orchestra’s string musicians on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. The...

July 16, 2020

Avery Fisher Artist Program Oral History Project goes online

The Columbia Center for Oral History Research (CCOHR), based at Columbia University, has announced that the Avery Fisher Artist Program Oral History Project is complete and has been posted...

July 15, 2020

Omaha Symphony receives $90K grant for education and community programs

The Omaha Symphony and the Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony have received a $90,000 grant from the Charles E. Lakin Foundation to be used for education programming...

July 14, 2020

Handel and Haydn Society adds online “Summer of Beethoven” festival, radio stations, podcast

Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society has expanded its free digital programming, with content including a nine-week “Summer of Beethoven” festival, a podcast hosted by Principal Cello Guy Fishman, and...

July 13, 2020

Firelands Symphony musicians perform outdoors at senior living facilities

On July 7, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, based in Sandusky, Ohio, launched its new “FSO Tunes for Tuesday Tour,” through which orchestra musicians perform at senior living facilities in...

July 10, 2020