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Cleveland region, bursting with community orchestras

“There are dozens of community orchestras in Northeast Ohio … and sometimes … these community orchestras even get the chance to play at Severance Hall,” the Cleveland Orchestra’s home,...

December 3, 2021

Stutzmann debuts as principal guest conductor at Philadelphia Orchestra, looks ahead to becoming music director at Atlanta Symphony

“On Thursday evening, Nathalie Stutzmann makes her debut as the Philadelphia Orchestra’s new principal guest conductor,” reports Peter Crimmins in Thursday’s (11/2) WHYY (PA). “Stutzmann has also recently been...

December 3, 2021

Greeley Philharmonic set for in-person Poinsettia Pops program

“The much-anticipated Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra holiday concert Poinsettia Pops is slated to return … Saturday at Montfort Concert Hall,” writes Tamara Markard in Thursday’s (12/2) Greeley Tribune (CO). “For...

December 3, 2021

Andy Akiho’s 80-minute, percussion-themed “Seven Pillars” aiming for Seattle premiere

“Sandbox [Percussion] quartet had put in earplugs to rehearse Andy Akiho’s clangorous ‘Seven Pillars,’ a lush, brooding celebration of noise,” writes Zachary Woolfe in Thursday’s (12/2) New York Times....

December 3, 2021

Twin Cities’ holiday concerts return: Bach “Brandenburgs,” “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” “Messiah,” more

“Last December proved a winter of discontent for those who treasure holiday-flavored classical music performances. But live concerts have returned this year, some resuming old traditions, others introducing new...

December 3, 2021

New children’s book about Florence Price, by students at NYC’s Special Music School

“For decades, it was almost impossible to hear a piece of music written by Florence Price,” writes Anastasia Tsioulcas in Thursday’s (12/2) National Public Radio. “Price was a Black,...

December 3, 2021

Virginia Symphony launches tenure of Music Director Eric Jacobsen with December concerts

“Eric Jacobsen, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s new music director, makes his debut this week with concerts at three Hampton Roads venues and with Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Branford Marsalis,”...

December 2, 2021

Colorado Symphony to unveil portrait of longtime double bassist Charles Burrell, now 101

“The Colorado Symphony will unveil a portrait of longtime bass player Charles Burrell in Boettcher Hall on … December 4,” writes Claire Duncombe in Monday’s (11/29) Westword (Denver, CO)....

December 2, 2021

Bay Area holiday programs by San Francisco Symphony, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Symphony San Jose, more

“With in-person events back on Bay Area stages, the classical music scene is feeling the love this holiday season. December brings concerts, operas, recitals and more,” writes Georgia Rowe...

December 2, 2021

Nézet-Séguin to take four-week conducting break in January

“Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Metropolitan Opera’s music director, will not conduct, as planned, a revival of Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ in January, the company announced,” writes Zachary Woolfe in...

December 2, 2021