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A new role for Katie Wyatt, co-founder of Kidznotes, orchestra-training program for young people

“You could say that Kathryn Wyatt, the new executive director for Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, has been preparing her whole life for this role,” writes Laura...

July 23, 2021

Rediscovering the joy of playing the cello at age 93

“In 1940, at age 12, Vera Jiji found her first passion: the cello,” writes Alix Strauss in Tuesday’s (7/21) New York Times. “She learned to love playing the orchestra...

July 23, 2021

Violinist Jennifer Koh: it’s past time to de-marginalize people of Asian descent in classical music

“I have not been surprised by the recent violence toward Asian Americans. I palpably remember being afraid when I was a child in Illinois, in the 1980s,” writes violinist...

July 22, 2021

New three-year composer residency for Bill Banfield at Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

“Andrew Sewell and Bill Banfield hope to break new ground in the next three years. But in the meantime, they don’t mind revisiting an old memory: The night they...

July 22, 2021

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s outdoor Summermusik festival, spotlighting women composers

“Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s summer festival Summermusik returns from pandemic shutdown beginning Aug. 6, with performances running through Aug. 20 at outdoor venues throughout the city,” writes Anne Arenstein in...

July 22, 2021

UNC School of the Arts joins program offering scholarships to students from underserved backgrounds

“University of North Carolina School of the Arts has set up a new scholarship program in hopes of recruiting a more diverse group of students,” writes John Newsom in...

July 22, 2021

Nkeiru Okoye, composer in residence at South Shore Conservatory, honors Wellesley president Paula Johnson in new score

“Composer Nkeiru Okoye knows people see her as an activist, or a champion of social justice in the music world,” writes A.Z. Madonna in Tuesday’s (7/20) Boston Globe. “That’s...

July 22, 2021

New Saariaho opera tackles gun violence

“Kaija Saariaho’s opera ‘Innocence,’ which had its première at the Aix-en-Provence Festival on July 3rd, contains one of the most unnerving scenes I’ve witnessed at a theatre,” writes Alex...

July 22, 2021

Artists of Asian descent speak out about racism and discrimination in the classical music field

“As reports of anti-Asian hate crimes spread in the United States earlier this year, David Kim, a violist in the San Francisco Symphony, found himself despondent,” writes Javier Hernández...

July 21, 2021

Chicago’s Ear Taxi Festival of new music set to return this fall

In 2016, “The inaugural Ear Taxi Festival, a massive undertaking curated by composer Augusta Read Thomas and Fulcrum Point New Music Project founder Stephen Burns, tapped hundreds of area...

July 21, 2021