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Hartford Symphony, looking ahead to return of Talcott Mountain and “Summer Splash” concerts

“Hartford Symphony Orchestra is preparing—as best it can, without knowing what COVID realities await—to return to its traditional series of summer concerts, including the popular Talcott Mountain music series,...

February 26, 2021

Tulsa Symphony’s Feb. 27-28 concerts to spotlight Hailstork, Day, Still, Dvořák

Adolphus Hailstork’s Two Romances for Viola and Orchestra “will be part of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra’s … concert … broadcast … Feb. 27-28, on KWTU,” writes James D. Watts...

February 26, 2021

Ann Arbor Symphony returns to perform full-orchestra concerts, minus live audience

“The COVID-19 pandemic halted in-person production of Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (A2SO) concerts for almost a year, but the orchestra finally returned on Feb. 20—with a pandemic-safe makeover,” writes...

February 26, 2021

New online platform for Pacific Symphony, offering streamed chamber music

“Pacific Symphony is delivering on its promise. Last month … the orchestra’s musicians had agreed to a four-year contract, with an eye on getting back in the concert hall...

February 26, 2021

Montreal Symphony honors Kent Nagano with emeritus title

“After 14 years at the helm of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, he may be passing the baton to Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare, but Kent Nagano will still maintain...

February 26, 2021

With theaters closed, Lincoln Center to present performances outdoors, forge new community partnerships

“Lincoln Center is known for the grandeur of its theaters and concert halls,” writes Matt Stevens in Thursday’s (2/25) New York Times. “But with those spaces closed to public...

February 26, 2021

Oklahoma City Philharmonic returns to in-person performances, following weather and COVID-19 challenges

“With its Saturday Classics concert, featuring selections by Shostakovich, Ravel and Prokofiev … the Oklahoma City Philharmonic will receive the energy of performing for a live audience for the...

February 25, 2021

For its 100th anniversary, South Dakota Symphony to spotlight local performers and composers, plus Lakota Music Project

“Despite the pandemic, the music will play on into a second century for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra,” reports Perry Groten on Friday’s (2/19) Keloland 
TV (Sioux Falls, SD)....

February 25, 2021

In Texas, Baytown Symphony names Clarence Frank, its longtime cellist, as music director

“Clarence Frank’s love of classical music led to him to a career as a conductor, music educator and cellist—he’s played in the Baytown Symphony for about 25 years—and in...

February 25, 2021

Pianist commissions musical responses to “America the Beautiful”—from 75 composers

“Each day of the past nine months, I started my day exploring the world of a new composer, and I Zoomed with composers to discuss my vision and purpose...

February 25, 2021