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How Jennifer Koh performed new music and commissioned composers during the pandemic

“When the pandemic arrived, it hit artists like Jennifer Koh hard,” reports Jeff Lunden on last Monday’s (8/30) National Public Radio. “A classical violinist whose repertoire runs from Bach...

September 7, 2021

Hyslop steps in as interim executive director at Amarillo Symphony

“Officials with the Amarillo Symphony announced Wednesday that it has appointed David Hyslop as the organization’s interim executive director, coming after the recent departure of Andrew Hay as the...

September 7, 2021

Fort Smith Symphony’s 2021-22 season of short, intermissionless concerts to open with Price, Beach, Dvořák

“ ‘Playing Florence Price’s violin concerto is so empowering,’ says Er-Gene Kahng, concertmaster for the Fort Smith Symphony,” writes Becca Martin-Brown in last Sunday’s (8/29) Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock)....

September 7, 2021

Redmond departs as Winston-Salem Symphony’s music director; guest conductors to fill out season

“Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Timothy Redmond is stepping down from the podium,” writes David Ford in last Thursday’s (8/26) WFDD radio (Winston-Salem, NC). “Redmond joined the orchestra in October...

September 7, 2021

Apple purchases classical streaming service Primephonic

“Apple has just announced a new acquisition: the highly respected classical-music only streaming service, Primephonic,” writes David Phelan in last Monday’s (8/30) Independent (U.K.). “It means that Apple Music...

September 7, 2021

Emerson String Quartet to disband in 2023

“The Emerson String Quartet, a renowned chamber ensemble known for its lively, nuanced playing, announced on Thursday that it would disband in 2023, after nearly a half-century,” writes Javier...

September 7, 2021

Harrisburg Symphony to perform at Scottish Rite Cathedral during renovations of Forum venue

“The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra will once again be presenting live musical performances in Harrisburg, but at a new venue,” writes Sean Adams in Monday’s (8/23) Penn Live (PA). “The...

August 26, 2021

Buffalo Philharmonic, latest orchestra to require audiences to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test

“The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is requiring all patrons to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to attend any performance at Kleinhans Music Hall,” writes Maki Becker...

August 26, 2021

Sarasota Orchestra selects Bramwell Tovey as music director, effective in September

“Bramwell Tovey, a veteran conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, Vancouver [Canada] Symphony, and Calgary Opera company among others, was named Tuesday as the new music director of the...

August 26, 2021

St. Louis Symphony’s free annual park concert slated to return in September

“After a year’s interruption because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will return to Forest Park’s Art Hill for its annual community concert at 7 p.m....

August 26, 2021