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With new rapid Covid-19 test, London Symphony anticipates return to live performance

“DnaNudge, developer of the new rapid, lab-free CovidNudge test, has announced a partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra, delivering regular COVID-19 testing to its 120 musicians, which will enable...

September 15, 2020

Remembering 9/11 with music and dance at Lincoln Center

“On Friday morning, … dancers—28 of them, in costumes of draping white fabric—processed onto [Lincoln Center] plaza as the violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain played a distortion of the national...

September 14, 2020

Three-year contract for Boston Symphony musicians, with pay cuts, expanded work rules, new fellowship program

“Following a 10-month-long cancellation of all Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops live performances so far … the musicians have agreed to pay cuts in a new three-year labor...

September 14, 2020

Conductor Scott Yoo’s “Now Hear This” classical-music TV series heads into second season

“The bad news is that the entire classical music world (well, the American part, anyway) is canceled due to technical difficulties,” writes Michael Andor Brodeur in Thursday’s (9/10) Washington...

September 14, 2020

Austin Symphony returns to Long Center stage for virtual concert, first since pandemic shutdowns

“The Austin Symphony Orchestra was back on stage at the Long Center for the Performing Arts this week to present a full concert of classical music,” writes Bob Garcia-Buckalew...

September 14, 2020

Salina Symphony in Kansas names five music director candidates

“There is an international flavor to the five finalists vying for the position of conductor and music director of the Salina Symphony,” writes Gary Demuth in Thursday’s (9/10) Salina...

September 14, 2020

Fauci expects at least another year before public can attend theaters, concerts without masks

“Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases, said on Wednesday that people likely wouldn’t be able to safely go to theaters for at least another year,”...

September 14, 2020

Seattle Symphony to begin fall 2020 with streaming concerts, drive-in screening

Due to the pandemic, “the 2020-21 concert season in Seattle will be unlike any other,” writes Melinda Bargreen in Thursday’s (9/10) Seattle Times. “This means two things: online concerts...

September 11, 2020

Michigan’s Detroit Symphony and Dearborn Symphony set to launch in-person fall seasons

“Now classical music takes the stage, both virtual and in-person, during the next few days,” writes Gary Graff in Wednesday’s (9/9) Oakland Press (Troy, MI). “The new Detroit Symphony...

September 11, 2020

Gehry unveils designs for proposed concert halls in LA

“As the decades-delayed mixed-use facility designed by Frank Gehry begins to take … shape across the street from his Walt Disney Concert Hall, crucial missing pieces of that transformation...

September 11, 2020