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California’s MUSE/IQUE ensemble presents its first drive-in concert

“Rachael Worby is the founder of MUSE/IQUE, a group known for performing unique concerts in unexpected places,” writes Tara Lynn Wagner in Tuesday’s (6/16) Spectrum News 1 (Southern California)....

June 18, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra names Nicole Jordan as principal music librarian

“Nicole Jordan, currently principal music librarian with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra … will take up the same post with the Philadelphia Orchestra on Sept. 14,” writes Peter Dobrin in...

June 17, 2020

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center postpones fall 2020 season to 2021; will expand online offerings

“Citing the pandemic, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center announced today that the organization would postpone its scheduled fall 2020 concert season until the fall of 2021,” reads...

June 17, 2020

Arkansas Symphony looks ahead to new commission from Tania León in 2021-22

“The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is the lead organization in commissioning composer Tania León for an orchestral work to premiere during the orchestra’s 2021-22 season,” writes Eric E. Harrison in...

June 17, 2020

San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago cancel fall 2020 seasons

“The Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera have canceled the fall portions of their 2020-21 seasons due to the new coronavirus,” reads an unsigned Wednesday (6/17) Associated...

June 17, 2020

Olympia Symphony’s curbside music deliveries—by small ensembles from the orchestra

“The Olympia Symphony Orchestra’s next performance is June 20—and if you want, it could be at your house,” writes Molly Gilmore in Thursday’s (6/11) Olympian (Olympia, WA). “The orchestra’s...

June 16, 2020

Houston Symphony, facing $11m deficit, to reduce staff from 83 to 62, cut other expenses

“In a move it said was crucial to ensuring its ‘immediate survival,’ Houston’s oldest and largest performing arts organization has imposed layoffs as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

June 16, 2020

Charleston Symphony to live-stream “Call and Response: A Concert for Equality,” June 19

“The Charleston Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Friday will live-stream a special program, ‘Call and Response: A Concert for Equality,’ to promote community unity and understanding,” reads an unsigned...

June 16, 2020

Bangor Symphony will delay 2020-21 season start to January 2021

“Rather than simply hope that concerts and other performing arts events will be able to return this year if restrictions on large gatherings are lifted, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra...

June 16, 2020

Small ensembles face distinctive struggles in pandemic shutdown

“When concert halls began shuttering in March, classical musicians were hit hard and quick,” writes Seth Colter Walls in Friday’s (6/12) New York Times. “Huge opera companies furloughed orchestras...

June 16, 2020