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Boston Symphony to stream recent “Concert for Our City” beginning April 5

The Boston Symphony Orchestra will begin streaming its February 16 “Concert for Our City” program at Symphony Hall on its YouTube page on April 5 at 3 p.m. ET....

April 3, 2020

ROCO musicians record “Anthem of Hope” in their homes, release group video

In Texas, ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra) has released a virtual orchestra performance of Anthony DiLorenzo’s Anthem of Hope, initially commissioned in 2017 in the wake of Hurricane Harvey....

April 2, 2020

Now airing: LA Phil’s “At Home with Gustavo” series in English and Spanish

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has launched At Home with Gustavo, five hour-long programs that are being broadcast four times a week in English and once a week in Spanish,...

April 1, 2020

“Rite of Spring” video stream/watch party on March 30, with real-time chat with conductors and composers

On Monday, March 30 at 2 p.m. ET, classical-music publisher Boosey & Hawkes will host a live-score reading of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring on its YouTube channel, as a...

March 30, 2020

Menuhin Competition for young violinists rescheduled to 2021

The Menuhin Competition Trust and the Richmond Symphony (Virginia) have announced that the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020, scheduled to take place May 14-24, has been postponed to May 13-23,...

March 30, 2020

Mahler from home: New York Youth Symphony crowdsources virtual performance, moves to online learning

After the New York Youth Symphony was forced to cancel its spring concert at Carnegie Hall due to the coronavirus crisis, 71 members of the ensemble created a virtual...

March 27, 2020

League CEO Rosen joins White House call on federal COVID-19 relief

League of American Orchestras President and CEO Jesse Rosen was among 150 nonprofit leaders nationwide invited to participate in a March 25 call with President Donald Trump, Vice President...

March 26, 2020

New Music USA creates emergency fund for freelance artists impacted by pandemic

New Music USA has announced $130,000 in emergency funding for freelance artists in the new-music community. The New Music Solidarity Fund was formed by New Music USA and a...

March 26, 2020

Winners of 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grants announced ​

On Wednesday, March 25, the 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grants were announced on-air at New York City classical station WQXR and ​wqxr.org by host Elliott Forrest. This year’s recipients...

March 26, 2020

Colburn School moves music instruction online for remainder of academic year

In Los Angeles, the Colburn School’s Conservatory, Music Academy, and Dance Academy are implementing online learning through the end of the semester. The changes were made following Governor Gavin...

March 24, 2020