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Obituary: Violinist and pedagogue Victor Danchenko, 83

“Violinists around the world are remembering longtime violin professor Victor Danchenko, who died on Wednesday, five days after his 83rd birthday,” writes Laurie Niles in Thursday’s (11/19) Violinist.com. “Born...

November 24, 2020

Charlotte Symphony keeps the music going at stadium, brewery, and with live-streamed concerts

“Having just begun rehearsing together in person a few weeks ago amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on Thursday announced its holiday concerts,” writes Catherine Muccigrosso in...

November 23, 2020

Cincinnati Symphony spotlights racism in criminal-justice system with “You Have the Right to Remain Silent”

“There’s power in silence. There is protest, peace and sometimes, protection. For the musicians of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, silence has taken on all kinds of new meanings during...

November 23, 2020

Coping with the pandemic at the Columbus Symphony and other orchestras

“How Live Musical Performances Are Surviving Through COVID” was the topic of the Thursday (11/19) broadcast of All Sides with Ann Fisher, a radio program on WOSU-FM (Columbus, Ohio)....

November 23, 2020

Paducah Symphony to perform socially distanced holiday concert

“The Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s annual Christmas concert has become a family and holiday tradition,” reads an unsigned article in Thursday’s (11/19) Metropolis Planet (Metropolis, Illinois). “That tradition will continue...

November 23, 2020

Houston Symphony and Rice University scientists, using high-speed cameras to study airflow and ventilation when musicians play

“The Houston Symphony has … mastered how to properly social distance for live shows,” writes Shelby Stewart in Thursday’s (11/19) Houston Chronicle (TX). “Previously the … orchestra canceled live...

November 23, 2020

Metropolitan Opera offers partial paychecks for furloughed musicians and other employees during pandemic

“The Metropolitan Opera has offered to start paying many employees who have been furloughed without pay since April up to $1,500 a week in exchange for new union contracts...

November 23, 2020

Obituary: Richard Cisek, longtime Minnesota Orchestra executive, League board member, 92

Richard Cisek, who spent more than three decades in multiple administrative positions at the Minnesota Orchestra, including thirteen years as president, died on November 18, 2020 in North Oaks,...

November 23, 2020

Boston Symphony launches “Music in Changing Times” digital series with Dvořák, Ives, Price

  “After losing its spring season, its summer season, and now the entirety of its 2020-21 season, the BSO is taking emergency measures to stay connected with its subscribers,...

November 20, 2020

Minnesota’s Metropolitan Symphony creates videos about Mahler and Argento

“When COVID called a halt to their fall 2020 concerts, the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra found another way to connect with their audiences,” writes Pamela Espeland in Thursday’s (11/19) Minn...

November 20, 2020