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Pacific Symphony and musicians ratify short-term agreement during pandemic

In California, the Pacific Symphony and Orange County Musicians Union, Local 7, American Federation of Musicians, have ratified a short-term agreement to bridge the period through early September that...

May 8, 2020

Las Vegas Philharmonic’s 2020-21 season: Beethoven, Higdon, Zwilich, Price, Gershwin, Handel, Boulanger

The Las Vegas Philharmonic has announced its 2020-21 season, scheduled to begin on October 16 and 17 with two all-Beethoven programs featuring the Egmont Overture; Symphony Nos. 1, 5,...

May 7, 2020

New Jersey Symphony commissions score for physically distant orchestra and choir to honor medical and service workers

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has commissioned a new work, Gratias Tibi, for physically distanced orchestra and choir from José Luis Domínguez, to express gratitude to the state’s frontline...

May 6, 2020

Virginia’s Alexandria Symphony launches virtual music education program with workshops

From April 27 to May 1, students in the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s free Sympatico music education program participated in online workshops, created during the pandemic by Daniel Trahey, who...

May 5, 2020

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