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Chicago Sinfonietta’s MLK concerts: “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed,” Mahler, songs and spirituals

The Chicago Sinfonietta’s January 19 and 20 concerts in Chicago and Naperville, paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., will feature the Chicago premiere of Joel Thompson’s The Seven...

January 16, 2020

Bangor Symphony to premiere work by Reinaldo Moya in 2020-21

Composer Reinaldo Moya will write a new work to be performed by Maine’s Bangor Symphony Orchestra in the 2020-21 season. Moya received the commission after winning the inaugural $20,000...

January 15, 2020

New York Philharmonic’s citywide events for Project 19 initiative

The New York Philharmonic has announced details of activities related to Project 19, its multi-season initiative marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Project 19’s core...

January 14, 2020

New Florence Price Festival planned in Washington, D.C./Baltimore, Aug. 20-23

The inaugural International Florence Price Festival, presented in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Music, will take place from August 20 to 23 in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C....

January 13, 2020

Indianapolis Symphony to honor Raymond Leppard, late music director, Jan. 13

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the life and legacy of Raymond Leppard, the orchestra’s music director from 1987 to 2001, on January 13 at 5 p.m. at the...

January 10, 2020

Year five of Florida Orchestra’s series at Woodson African American Museum

On January 12, a woodwind quintet from the Florida Orchestra will perform music by William Grant Still, Valerie Coleman, Astor Piazzolla, and others at Dr. Carter G. Woodson African...

January 9, 2020

Memphis Symphony’s 85th-birthday Elvis celebration, Jan. 8-11

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s annual Elvis Pops Concert will take place this year at the Graceland Soundstage, with Terry Mike Jeffrey and his band joining the orchestra to perform...

January 8, 2020

Illinois exhibit about little-known 1940s-era women’s orchestra

On display now through November 2020 at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois in Champaign is “Anna Fay Herron and Bohumir Kryl:...

January 7, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra’s annual Composer Institute, Jan. 6-10

The Minnesota Orchestra’s annual Composer Institute takes place from January 6 to 10, culminating with a concert by the Minnesota Orchestra of music by this year’s seven emerging composers....

January 6, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra and actor John Lithgow at the Academy of Music, Jan. 25

Actor John Lithgow will join the Philadelphia Orchestra for its annual winter fundraising concert and ball at the Academy of Music on January 25, led by Music Director Yannick...

January 3, 2020