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Western Piedmont Symphony returns in person with April 24 and May 15 concerts

On April 24, North Carolina’s Western Piedmont Symphony will perform for a small in-person audience at the Drendel Auditorium in Hickory, NC and via livestream. The “Concert for the...

April 22, 2021

Cabrillo Festival invites story submissions from those impacted by wildfires

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California has commissioned Santa Cruz-born composer and multimedia artist Scott Ordway to create a new work for orchestra and vocal...

April 21, 2021

Omaha Symphony launches SymphonyAnywhere.com virtual platform

The Omaha Symphony has launched a new streaming platform, SymphonyAnywhere.com, featuring virtual performances, interviews, education content, and behind-the-scenes stories. The platform, offering a mix of existing content and new...

April 20, 2021

Philly Pops goes virtual for Jazz Appreciation Month

Each April, the Philly Pops presents programming for National Jazz Appreciation Month, which in most years includes the All-City Jazz Festival, a day of free jazz performances by student...

April 19, 2021

Vancouver Symphony continues concert live-streams with Sibelius, Beethoven, Dvořák

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in Washington State will perform its next live-streamed concerts on April 24 and 25, featuring a reduced-size orchestra led by guest conductor Ken Selden. Repertoire...

April 16, 2021

Santa Barbara Symphony to live-stream world premiere of “Polarity,” plus other American works

The next event in the Santa Barbara Symphony’s ongoing live-streamed series of concerts at the Granada Theatre will take place on April 17 at 7 p.m., with an encore...

April 15, 2021

Juilliard School adds virtual channel showcasing student performances

The Juilliard School has launched Juilliard LIVE, featuring a mix of free livestreamed and on-demand performances by students, including more than 250 recitals from April to June. David Robertson...

April 14, 2021

Quad City Symphony Orchestra musicians to perform at mass vaccination site

The Rock Island County Health Department and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra are collaborating to bring live music to the mass vaccination site at the Camden Centre in Milan,...

April 13, 2021

“Mission: Commission” podcast to track compositions-in-progress by Balter, Bryan, and Thomas

Columbia University’s Miller Theatre has announced a six-episode podcast entitled Mission: Commission, featuring three composers: Marcos Balter, Courtney Bryan, and Augusta Read Thomas. The podcast follows the creative process...

April 12, 2021

Arkansas Symphony to perform Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale,” in person and streamed

On April 10 and 11, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will present two in-person performances of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, in partnership with the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts and...

April 9, 2021