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Atlanta Symphony to begin fall 2020 season with seven virtual concerts

“Forced to reinterpret its 2020-2021 season due to the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will launch a scaled-back series of seven virtual concerts on September...

August 14, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Westmoreland Symphony to stream fall 2020 season

“The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will return to the stage of the Palace Theatre for its 2020-2021 season, with one significant difference from past years,” writes Shirley McMarlin in Wednesday’s...

August 14, 2020

Grand Rapids Symphony’s “Sidewalk Serenades,” private driveway performances

“Although music venues are closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you don’t have to miss out on the joy of live music this August,” writes Jada Fisher in...

August 14, 2020

Indiana teen, a flutist and aspiring conductor, launches chamber ensemble

“Music always has moved Carlos Lopez,” writes Brian Blair in Monday’s (8/10) Republic (Columbus, Indiana). “At only 3-years old … at a symphony concert in Ecuador, where he was...

August 14, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony partners with local arts groups on #MaskUp video

“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has partnered with 13 Pittsburgh arts and culture organizations to encourage the use of masks in a new video, #MaskUp,” writes Jordan Snowden in...

August 14, 2020

Houston Symphony performs for an in-person audience of 12—and many more online

“Houston Symphony did something extraordinary during the weekend: It gave a concert,” writes Janos Gereben in Monday’s (8/10) San Francisco Classical Voice. “Nicholas McGegan ventured forth from Berkeley to...

August 13, 2020

Buffalo Philharmonic to livestream fall 2020 season, with planned return to Kleinhans Hall in January

“With an uncertain timeline of when audiences can return to Kleinhans Music Hall, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has scrapped live fall performances at the venue and instead will opt...

August 13, 2020

Six musicians of color discuss lack of diversity in classical music

“According to the most recent statistics available in a 2016 report released by the League of American Orchestras, the share of African American and Latino musicians in American orchestras...

August 13, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony to begin 2020-21 season online, plans to return to Heinz Hall in Jan. 2021

“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is planning its return to Heinz Hall in January, but in the meantime will offer a new digital music series free to the public this...

August 13, 2020

Conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing’s COVID-19 project: virtual master classes

“When Sebastian Lang-Lessing invited violinist Vadim Gluzman to take part in a new project connecting top-flight musicians with students for one-on-one online master classes, the musician [became] one of...

August 13, 2020