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Bakersfield Symphony musicians’ July 4th band concert to be broadcast and streamed on multiple platforms

“The Bakersfield Municipal Band, commonly referred to as the ‘Beale Park Band,’ will perform a Fourth of July concert that will be streamed on multiple social media pages and...

June 30, 2020

Conductors, sidelined during pandemic, forge new identities and projects

“For conductors with steady work before the pandemic—globe-trotting and rarely home—the aftermath of cancellations has amounted to a surprise sabbatical,” writes Joshua Barone in Friday’s (6/26) New York Times....

June 29, 2020

East Texas Symphony postpones fall 2020 concerts to spring 2021

“The East Texas Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors announced it has voted to reschedule its September and November subscription concerts” to 2021, reads an unsigned article in Wednesday’s (6/24)...

June 29, 2020

Violin vigil in Aurora, Colorado to protest 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a Black amateur violinist

“In Aurora, Colorado, an extensive protest against the death of Elijah McClain quickly jolted from peaceful to disorderly and back again Saturday when Aurora police deployed pepper spray and...

June 29, 2020

Indiana’s Terre Haute Symphony names Principal Clarinet Samantha Johnson-Helms as executive director

“Samantha ‘Sammy’ Johnson-Helms is the new executive director of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra,” writes Sue Loughlin in Wednesday’s (6/24) Kokoma Tribune (Indiana). “Johnson-Helms, 31, has been the symphony’s...

June 29, 2020

Mainly Mozart Festival’s drive-in-concert, with San Diego Symphony and LA Phil musicians

“A pair of concerts produced by San Diego’s Mainly Mozart will welcome back live classical music for a large audience on July 11,” writes Jim Farber in Friday’s (6/26)...

June 29, 2020

New Zealand Symphony’s first full-orchestra concert, with audience, follows lifting of social distancing regulations

“The sound of a full symphony orchestra playing to a full concert hall has returned, as New Zealand brings back live symphonic music after containing the spread of coronavirus,”...

June 29, 2020

Review: Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s outdoor event, first live performance since mid-March

“The steamy rendition of George Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’ was an apt choice for the woodwinds of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra to perform June 20, the summer solstice,” writes Janelle Gelfand...

June 26, 2020

Opinion: Why Black classical musicians and groups deserve support

“The political discussion has turned to black businesses and institutions regarding how systemic racism has created a divide that reaches far beyond COVID-19,” writes Lee Pringle, founder and artistic...

June 26, 2020

NYC arts groups look ahead amid uncertainty of pandemic

“As New York reawakens, the performing-arts world is desperate for clues to its future,” writes Justin Davidson in Monday’s (6/22) New York Magazine. “The city’s status as a cultural...

June 26, 2020