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BBC Proms: six weeks of concerts for 2021 festival

“This summer’s BBC Proms will go ahead with 52 concerts in front of live audiences at the Royal Albert Hall,” writes Mark Savage in Thursday’s (5/27) BBC News (U.K.)....

May 28, 2021

How a string quartet of senior citizens stays connected through music

“For 94-year-old La Jollan Martin Nass, playing music is a very important part of life,” writes Elisabeth Frausto in Monday’s (5/24) La Jolla Light (La Jolla, CA). “He has...

May 28, 2021

National Symphony’s 2021-22 season: Beethoven, Still, Walker, Mahler, “An Engraved American Mourning”

“The National Symphony Orchestra has announced a full 2021-2022 season slated to open in September,” writes Jane Recker in Wednesday’s (5/26) Washingtonian. “After a nearly year-and-a-half hiatus, the orchestra...

May 27, 2021

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas to premiere Lustig work utilizing latency of digital platforms

“The final performance of SoNA’s reimagined season is set for this week,” writes Dustin Bartholomew in Tuesday’s (5/25) Fayetteville Flyer (Fayetteville, AR). “The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas is planning...

May 27, 2021

Boston Pops’ “rolling recitals” in parks and arboretums, at the zoo and aquarium

“Forget tickets, fans of the Boston Pops only have to be in the right place at the right time to see the orchestra perform,” writes Michael Bonner in Wednesday’s...

May 27, 2021

Opinion: As concerts return, we should learn from the past year, not “get back to normal”

“On … 16 March 2020, I was in … the Royal Festival Hall for a mammoth Beethoven birthday concert,” writes Gillian Moore, director of music and performing arts at...

May 27, 2021

Surveying BIPOC and Black board representation at SoCal museums and performing arts groups

“The murder of George Floyd and subsequent reckoning over systemic racism in this country has sparked a growing call for cultural institutions to address diversity, equity and inclusion,” write...

May 27, 2021

In Taiwan, which tamped down COVID early on, cultural life comes to a halt amid new surge

“For much of the past year, Taiwan has been a sanctuary for performing artists, the rare almost-Covid-free place where audiences could cram into concert halls to hear live music,”...

May 27, 2021

Five days of socially distanced events in D.C. for this year’s Kennedy Center honorees

“In the six months since it was postponed because of the pandemic, the 43rd annual Kennedy Center Honors evolved from wishful thinking into a beacon of hope for the...

May 26, 2021

Pianist and composer Stewart Goodyear: Beethoven marathons, Tchaikovsky transcriptions, plus his own works

“When he was just 3 or 4, [Canadian pianist Stewart] Goodyear was enthralled by Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Ravi Shankar, Joe Cocker and Carlos Santana,” writes Anthony Tommasini in...

May 26, 2021