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Virginia Symphony Orchestra postpones season, furloughs musicians, reduces staff

“The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s 100th season would have started late last month,” writes Amy Poulter in Wednesday’s (9/16) Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA). “Instead, its management has revised the official start...

September 22, 2020

Wichita Falls Youth Symphony executive director creates masks for wind and brass musicians

“Jean Hall, executive director of the Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra, found herself in a difficult position earlier this year, because of Covid-19,” writes Richard Carter in Wednesday’s (9/16)...

September 22, 2020

Classical community remembers Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and her passion for opera

“When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced on Friday evening, tributes quickly began flowing from an unlikely source: opera singers,” writes Francesca Zambello in Saturday’s (9/19) New York...

September 21, 2020

Arkansas Symphony announces changes to current season, moves music director search and pops series to 2021-22

“The COVID-19 pandemic is causing the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to shift the schedule it announced a little more than a month ago, postponing its conductor search and its entire...

September 21, 2020

Two musicians lose home in California wildfire

“Dieter Wulfhorst and Susan Doering … a cellist and his violinist wife, normally would have been on the go, traveling to Europe and around the U.S. to perform individually...

September 21, 2020

Scholar Lewis Lockwood’s “Beethoven’s Lives,” surveying two centuries of Beethoven biographies

“On Dec. 16, while the classical music world is honoring Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the international community of scholars devoted to his music will also be honoring … the 90th...

September 21, 2020

Hawai’i Symphony heads online for start of season

“With in-person performance shut down by the pandemic, the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra is going online with its new season next weekend,” writes Steven Mark in Wednesday’s (9/16) Star-Advertiser (Honolulu,...

September 21, 2020

Review: Tallahassee Symphony’s season-opening streamed concert with tenor Lawrence Brownlee

“The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra was one of the first orchestras in the country to respond to the [pandemic] crisis by planning an entirely virtual season where every concert program...

September 21, 2020

Monterey Symphony creates a concert space: the balcony of its new offices

  With its 2020-21 season postponed due to the pandemic, the Monterey Symphony’s recent move to new offices in Carmel “has inspired a new way to share their music...

September 18, 2020

Ohio’s Firelands Symphony heads to parks, wineries for free outdoor concerts

“The Firelands Symphony Orchestra is announcing a series of new shows, and everyone’s invited,” writes Tom Jackson in Tuesday’s (9/15) Sandusky Register (Sandusky, OH). “The full orchestra will perform...

September 18, 2020