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Alabama Symphony to mark 100th year with premieres, archival project

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra, based in Birmingham, will mark its centennial in 2020-21 with two world premieres and a new archival project chronicling the orchestra’s history. Music Director Carlos...

February 20, 2020

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra adds $5/month unlimited ticket option for club2030 members

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is adding a club2030 Concert Membership program for audience members between ages 18 and 39 that will allow them to attend unlimited SPCO concerts...

February 19, 2020

Pacific Symphony 2020-21: premieres by Oquin and MacMillan, “Rigoletto,” Mozart Project

California’s Pacific Symphony will open its 2020-21 season with the world premiere of Wayne Oquin’s Tower Ascending, plus Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 10 for...

February 18, 2020

Symphonicity to perform local composer’s work featuring Civil War-era poems by women

The Virginia-based orchestra Symphonicity will perform We That Wait, an orchestral song cycle by local composer Rich Moriarty based on poems from the American Civil War written by women,...

February 14, 2020

Springfield Symphony’s photo-themed American program

Missouri’s Springfield Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Aaron Copland, Chris Brubeck, and Michael Torke on its “American Pictures” concert on February 15 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for...

February 13, 2020

NJSO 2020-21 season: Beethoven, Sorey, multi-composer horn concerto, “Gershwin and the Sounds of America”

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 opening program will recreate the December 8, 1813 concert that featured the world premieres of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and Wellington’s Victory, paired with...

February 12, 2020

Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra heads to the planetarium

California’s Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform at Modesto Junior College Great Valley Museum and Planetarium for a February 15 event entitled “Music Aligns with the Stars.” The concert...

February 11, 2020

Cliburn receives more than 200 applicants for 2020 amateur competition

The Cliburn organization reports that 205 pianists from 32 countries have submitted applications for the eighth Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, which will take place in Fort Worth, Texas...

February 10, 2020

LACO to perform Clara Schumann-themed “Burn My Letters”

On February 7, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will perform the U.S. premiere of Burn My Letters: Remembering Clara by Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer, inspired by the life and...

February 7, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra launches “Sam and Sarah,” successor series to “Inside the Classics”

On February 7 in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Orchestra will perform the first concert of its Sam and Sarah series of concerts that include curated conversation and musical examples, in...

February 6, 2020