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New York Philharmonic’s roving concerts: at the Shed, from a truck, at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery

“The New York Philharmonic has been emerging from its pandemic shell in stages,” writes Justin Davidson in Thursday’s (5/27) New York Magazine. “Impromptu performances from the back of a...

June 1, 2021

Remembering 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre with Hailstork’s “Tulsa 1921,” with Harlem Chamber Players, J’Nai Bridges

“It’s hard to see art in the smoldering aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre, when White Americans destroyed a wealthy Black community in 1921, killing dozens and leaving entire...

June 1, 2021

Quad City Symphony sets schedule for 2021-22 in-person season

“After an unprecedented season, that featured a mix of concerts in empty and limited capacity concert halls, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is hoping for something far closer to...

June 1, 2021

South Bend Symphony launches outdoor pops concerts

“Andrew Lloyd Webber songs, as singer Alli Mauzey describes them, sound like Pringles: You can’t stop at one,” writes Andrew Hughes in Sunday’s (5/30) South Bend Tribune (IN). “And...

June 1, 2021

Opera Theater of St. Louis stages Still’s rarely performed one-acter, “Highway 1, U.S.A”

“Thanks to his rich catalog of symphonic and chamber music, [William Grant] Still … was widely known as the pathbreaking ‘dean’ of Black American composers,” writes Seth Colter Walls...

June 1, 2021

Review: Chicago Symphony returns to Orchestra Hall, with an audience, in all-American program

“The sense of pure elation was palpable Thursday evening as members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra walked onstage to perform their first concert before a live audience in more...

June 1, 2021

Hartford Symphony plans in-person 2021-22 main season

“Hartford Symphony Orchestra will be playing indoors again, as a full orchestra, starting Oct. 1,” writes Christopher Arnott in Wednesday’s (5/26) Hartford Courant. “The main ‘Masterworks’ concerts for 2021-2022...

May 28, 2021

Madison Symphony announces 2021-22 season

“A classic Italian opera, Beethoven’s greatest hits, a contemporary concerto by Wynton Marsalis and a charming operetta are all set to return to Overture Center stages this coming season...

May 28, 2021

Winnipeg Symphony taps Angela Birdsell as next executive director

“A new executive director will lead the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra into the new normal,” reads an unsigned article in Thursday’s (5/27) Winnipeg Free Press (Canada). “Angela Birdsell will take...

May 28, 2021

Toronto Symphony duo brings pop-up flute/violin music to city parks

“There’s music in the air—live music—and it’s coming to a Toronto neighborhood near you. But with the stay-at-home order in place, there is no time or date advertised,” writes...

May 28, 2021