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Sphinx Competition and SphinxConnect conference move online

The Sphinx Organization’s Competition and SphinxConnect conference, both originally slated to take place in-person in Detroit from January 20 to 29, will now be presented virtually. Six finalists will...

January 18, 2022

For upcoming MLK tribute concerts, Chicago Sinfonietta updates COVID-19 health measures

The Chicago Sinfonietta is among the many orchestras that have recently announced changes in health and safety protocols for concerts in response to COVID-19. Chicago Sinfonietta’s revised requirements will...

January 14, 2022

Cleveland Orchestra adds new episodes to streaming “In Focus” series

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced details of the second season of its digital streaming series In Focus on adella.live and the Adella app, beginning on February 4. Six new...

January 13, 2022

Winnipeg Symphony revises, shortens annual new-music festival in response to COVID-19

Canada’s Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has announced that this year’s Winnipeg New Music Festival has been revised in light of current COVID numbers and travel and health restrictions from health...

January 12, 2022

ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra to perform “Misa Azteca”

In April, ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra will present Joseph Julian Gonzalez’s Misa Azteca, a concert piece for orchestra, choir, soloists, and pre-Columbian percussion ensemble. Other performers in the...

January 11, 2022

National Alliance for Audition Support receives $1.95 million grant from Mellon Foundation

The National Alliance for Audition Support—a partnership between the Sphinx Organization, New World Symphony, and the League of American Orchestras—has been awarded a grant of $1.95 million by The...

January 10, 2022

Toronto Symphony to kick off 100th-anniversary year with April 2022 quintuple-conductor event

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has announced that it will kick off its 100th-anniversary year with a concert on April 9, 2022 entitled “Celebrate 100: Maestros’ Special Homecoming.” The concert...

January 7, 2022

Update: Firelands Symphony cancels previously announced concert

Thursday’s Hub included a news article about the ​Firelands Symphony Orchestra’s concert on January 16 honoring local Tuskegee Airmen. A few hours after The Hub was posted, the Firelands...

January 7, 2022

Firelands Symphony to perform pops concert honoring local Tuskegee Airmen

On January 16, Ohio’s Firelands Symphony Orchestra will present “Portraits of American Heroism,” a pops concert honoring all veterans and active military, with special recognition to the Tuskegee Airmen,...

January 6, 2022

Wheeling Symphony’s “WSO on the GO Yoga series,” Jan.-May 2022

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra has announced that it will offer five free “WSO on the GO Yoga Series” classes in 2022, beginning on January 8 at the Scottish Rite...

January 5, 2022