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Chicago Symphony Orchestra cancels in-person concerts through June 13, will continue virtual series

“All Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association-presented concerts through June 13 have been canceled, the CSOA announced Thursday,” writes Howard Reich in Thursday’s (1/14) Chicago Tribune. “ ‘The decision follows a...

January 15, 2021

Santa Rosa Symphony adds an artistic partner: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

“Santa Rosa Symphony is making the exigencies of the pandemic into an opportunity to explore all-new programming in its 2021 SRS & Home spring season,” writes Paul Kotapish in...

January 15, 2021

Then and now, the ongoing importance of government support for the arts

“In 1935, during the depths of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt unveiled the Works Progress Administration, a hugely ambitious initiative to use the economic might of the federal...

January 15, 2021

Streaming services and software expected to continue record growth in 2021 

“Total spending on streaming services and software is projected to reach a record $112 billion in 2021, an 11 percent growth over 2020, according to Consumer Technology Association projections,”...

January 15, 2021

Findings released from aerosol study in German concert hall

“The Konzerthaus Dortmund has commissioned the Fraunhofer Heinrich Institute Goslar to investigate the spatial spread of aerosols and carbon dioxide in a concert hall,” writes Edjan Vukosavljevic in Wednesday’s...

January 15, 2021

Review: Spotlighting Philadelphia Orchestra’s new principal oboe, and composer Saint-Georges

“One of the most reassuring sounds anywhere these days can be heard in this week’s Philadelphia Orchestra online concert: applause, warm and human, … from orchestra members on stage...

January 15, 2021

Kennedy Center Honors to be presented in May to Midori, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Debbie Allen, Dick Van Dyke

“This spring, the Kennedy Center Honors will salute five performing artists—singer Joan Baez, country musician Garth Brooks, dancer-choreographer Debbie Allen, violinist Midori, and actor Dick Van Dyke—and break with...

January 14, 2021

Extended contract: Fabio Luisi to remain Dallas Symphony’s music director through 2029

“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has extended music director Fabio Luisi’s contract five years, through the 2028-29 season,” writes Scott Cantrell in Wednesday’s (1/13) Dallas Morning News. “The internationally acclaimed...

January 14, 2021

Sydney Symphony to perform reworked “Four Seasons” with climate-change theme

“Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is one of the most familiar works in the classical repertoire,” writes Nick Galvin in Sunday’s (1/10) Sydney Morning Herald (Australia). “An innovative project called...

January 14, 2021

Grand Rapids Symphony adds streamed performances this winter and spring

“The Grand Rapids Symphony has scheduled a series of socially distanced virtual concerts from January to May,” writes Brian Mcvicar in Thursday’s (1/14) Grand Rapids Press (MI). “The Pathwaves...

January 14, 2021