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Pacific Symphony reimagines Shakespeare

California’s Pacific Symphony is in the midst of “Shakespeare Reimagined,” a festival held in partnership with Chapman University through April 19 that encompasses Shakespeare-themed classical concerts, discussions, film, dance,...

March 10, 2015

Seattle Symphony receives $2.5M gift endowing executive director position

Leslie Jackson Chihuly, board chair of the Seattle Symphony, has made a $2.5 million gift to the orchestra to create the Leslie Jackson Chihuly Chair, endowing the executive leadership...

March 9, 2015

Phoenix Symphony 2014-15 radio broadcasts to air beginning March 9

The first weekly radio broadcast of the Phoenix Symphony’s 2014-15 concerts is slated for Monday, March 9, when Phoenix’s 89.5 KBAQ-FM and several other Arizona radio stations will air...

March 6, 2015

American Academy of Arts and Letters selects 16 composers for awards

Sixteen composers have been chosen to receive awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The annual awards—totaling $205,000, with amounts that vary from composer to...

March 5, 2015

Talcott Mountain Music Festival to celebrate 20th season in 2015

The Talcott Mountain Music Festival, summer home of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, will mark its 20th summer this season at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows in Simsbury,...

March 4, 2015

Pittsburgh Symphony to spotlight emerging composers in music readings

The works of four emerging composers will be performed on March 21, when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra holds its eleventh annual reading of new music at Heinz Hall. Resident...

March 3, 2015

Musician-led benefit for cancer research in Dallas

In Dallas, musicians have joined together for CancerBlows, a concert and fundraiser organized to honor Ryan Anthony, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s principal trumpet and a former Canadian Brass member,...

March 2, 2015

Maryland Symphony to mark Civil War anniversary with “Brothers on the Battlefield”

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Rodney Marsalis's Philadelphia Big Brass Band will perform joint concerts on March 14 and 15, marking the 150 years since the end...

February 27, 2015

Hilton Head International Piano Competition set for March 9 to 14

The Hilton Head International Piano Competition will hold its 20th annual competition from March 9 to 14 in Hilton Head, South Carolina. This year the competition is...

February 26, 2015

Tucson Symphony percussion section: Vivaldi on steel pan drums and more

Members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s percussion section performed on February 22 at Tucson Symphony Center as part of the orchestra’s new TSO Center Stage Series, launched this in...

February 25, 2015