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WQXR to support New York City cultural groups with new initiative

Classical-music radio station WQXR has launched a four-part initiative called STAR (Salutes The ARts) to support arts and culture in New York City during the pandemic. The initiative’s programs...

February 12, 2021

Beethoven to Bowie: Eugene Symphony string quartet’s virtual program

A string quartet from Oregon’s Eugene Symphony will appear in a virtual concert on February 11 at the orchestra’s website. The program, recorded on January 20 at Temple Beth...

February 11, 2021

Toronto Symphony launches music project with Indigenous artists

For a new musical work by Indigenous music creators and Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) musicians, the TSO and Red Sky Performance have issued a call for Indigenous music creators,...

February 11, 2021

LACO and Luna Lab to present eight world premieres by female-identifying young composers, Feb. 11

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will offer a free streamed concert in partnership with Luna Lab on February 11 at 4 p.m. PT at LACO’s website, YouTube channel, and...

February 10, 2021

Pacific Symphony receives a gift: administrative office building

Two longtime Pacific Symphony supporters, Ling and Charlie Zhang, have donated the Irvine, California building that houses the organization’s administrative offices to the orchestra, saving an estimated $150,000 per...

February 9, 2021

Sun Valley Music Festival’s Alasdair Neale in next online chat, Feb. 9

The next installment of the Idaho-based Sun Valley Music Festival’s ongoing broadcast series, “Festival @ Home,” will be an online conversation on February 9 at 6:30 p.m. MT with...

February 8, 2021

Applications open for Koussevitzky Music Foundation’s 2021 commissioning grants for orchestras and chamber groups

The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has announced that it is accepting applications through March 1, 2021 for its commissioning program. The annual program was...

February 5, 2021

Boston’s Celebrity Series to stream programs by Castle of Our Skins, Hub New Music, Emerson String Quartet, more

Boston’s Celebrity Series will stream the first of its new online “Celebrity Series at Home” pro-grams on February 11 when violinist Alyssa Wang performs solo works by J.S. Bach,...

February 4, 2021

Michigan’s Flint Symphony to stream Stravinsky/Prokofiev family concert, Feb. 6

The Flint Symphony Orchestra has announced that its first 2021 performance will be a virtual family concert on February 6 featuring Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Prokofiev’s Peter and the...

February 3, 2021

Lowell Philharmonic names principal oboe chair after the late Jeannette Clemons

The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra in Massachusetts has created the Jeannette Clemons Chair for Principal Oboe, named in honor of Jeannette Clemons, a Lowell Philharmonic oboist, personnel manager, and board...

February 2, 2021