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Opinion: Marian Anderson deserves a monument in front of Philadelphia’s Academy of Music

“Another day, another social media selfie from Philadelphia with the Rocky statue,” writes Peter Dobrin in Saturday’s (11/14) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Our town, though, has more than one way of...

November 17, 2020

Obituary: Writer Richard Burgin, whose classical-music knowledge informed “Ghost Quartet” novel and other works, 73

“Richard Burgin, a writer, literary editor and retired English professor, died … Oct. 22 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 73,” writes Jane Henderson in Sunday’s...

November 17, 2020

Dallas Symphony’s long-running Young Strings program, providing career pathways for underrepresented students

“Protester groups across the country have made ongoing national headlines about race relations throughout the U.S.,” writes Leeanne R. Hay in Friday’s (11/15) Dallas Morning News. “Yet one solution...

November 16, 2020

Sioux City Symphony’s 2020-21 season, mixing in-person and streamed programs

“The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra said its 2020-2021 season—with in-person concerts as well as exclusive streaming programing—will be truly different than anything else in the past 105 years,” writes...

November 16, 2020

European Union proposes $3.3 billion for member countries’ arts and culture during pandemic

“The European parliament and council have agreed on a seven-year €1.8 trillion ($2.1 trillion) recovery package for the 27-nation European Union (EU) under the rubric NextGenerationEU,” writes Anthony Brown...

November 16, 2020

Considering the upside of listening to a streamed concert from home

“The Benaroya Hall chimes are sounding, and the lights have dimmed: time to return to your seat for the Seattle Symphony concert,” writes Melinda Bargreen in Saturday’s (11/14) Seattle...

November 16, 2020

Distanced lovers: Boston Camerata creates a virtual “Dido and Aeneas”

“ ‘Dido and Aeneas,’ Henry Purcell’s only true three-act opera, is one of the great masterpieces of English music,” writes Lloyd Schwartz in Thursday’s (11/12) WBUR (Boston). “The Boston...

November 16, 2020

Review: Buffalo Philharmonic’s on-demand concerts

“One thing is clear about the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020-2021 season: The virtual format has given the BPO the welcome opportunity to expand its musical horizons,” writes Leonidas Lagrimas...

November 16, 2020

Seattle Symphony and cellist Seth Parker Woods to premiere Sorey’s “noncerto”

  “On Thursday, Nov. 19, Tyshawn Sorey premieres a new work for cello and orchestra, ‘For Roscoe Mitchell,’ online with a 35-member edition of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra,” writes...

November 13, 2020

Baylor Symphony’s Nov. 16 livestream: Mahler, Montgomery Pärt, and Tchaikovsky

“At this time of year in a pre-COVID-19 world, we’d be a concert or two into a Waco Symphony Orchestra season and about the same for the Baylor Symphony...

November 13, 2020