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Cleveland Orchestra plans full slate for 2022 Blossom Music Festival

“Summer at Blossom Music Center this year will be a season of making up lost musical time and making new connections,” writes Zachary Lewis in Sunday’s (1/16) Cleveland.com. “The...

January 18, 2022

Redlands Symphony moves Jan.-March concerts to May-June, due to COVID-19 surge

“The Redlands Symphony Orchestra is rescheduling some of the four concerts remaining in its 2021-22 season, to avoid the peak of the current COVID-19 surge,” reads an unsigned article...

January 18, 2022

Buffalo Philharmonic records Buffalo Bills’ “Shout” song in advance of NFL playoffs game

“What was supposed to be an exciting weekend for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra was dulled by the group’s Covid-related cancellation … of Antonín Dvořák that would have marked its...

January 18, 2022

Review: Philadelphia Orchestra world premiere of Bates piano concerto, with soloist Trifonov

“The hot-off-the-press piano concerto given its world premiere by the Philadelphia Orchestra Friday afternoon could have pushed all kinds of boundaries in form and style,” writes Peter Dobrin in...

January 18, 2022

Obituary: Eddie Basinski, Brooklyn Dodgers’ infielder—and violinist, 99

“Eddie Basinski, an infielder with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates of the 1940s who, in an unusual combination of abilities, was also a concert violinist, died on...

January 18, 2022

Last-minute podium switch at West Virginia Symphony, due to COVID-19

Conductor Mélisse Brunet “is filling in for West Virginia Symphony music director Lawrence Loh, who will miss the symphony’s first show of 2022 Saturday night at the Clay Center...

January 14, 2022

Cincinnati Symphony receives gift to endow its chief diversity and inclusion officer position

“The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday announced its first endowed administrative position in the organization’s 127-year history,” writes Bill Cieslewicz in Thursday’s (1/13) Cincinnati Business Courier. “Board member Michael Cioffi, a...

January 14, 2022

Missouri’s Springfield Symphony to spotlight winds, strings with music by Dvořák, Frank, Still, Britten

“Springfield Symphony Orchestra is dancing into 2022 with numerous rhythms from far-flung places and different ways of listening,” writes Ed Peaco in Thursday’s (1/13) News-Leader (Springfield, MO). “This initial...

January 14, 2022

Opinion: Classical music education improves children’s lives, and U.K. government should increase funding

“Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling for the government to recognize the transformative effect that classical music tuition can have on the lives of children in disadvantaged communities,” writes Dalya...

January 14, 2022

Review: Handel and Haydn Society, guest conductor Václav Luks, music by Bologne, Voríšek, Beethoven

“The 2021-22 season marks the last for Harry Christophers leading the Handel and Haydn Society,” writes Jason McCool in Wednesday’s (1/12) Boston Globe. “Every guest appearance piques interest. Conductor...

January 14, 2022