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Pittsburgh Symphony musicians to curate happy-hour concerts

Musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform in three happy-hour events being held on Tuesday evenings in metropolitan Pittsburgh, as part of the orchestra’s new Play N’At chamber...

January 23, 2015

Cincinnati Symphony and MusicNOW Festival head into second year of collaboration

This March, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival to present two programs that will include world premieres and feature orchestral musicians playing side-by-side with the...

January 22, 2015

New five-year contract for musicians at Santa Rosa Symphony

At California’s Santa Rosa Symphony, musicians and management have agreed to a new five-year contract covering the period from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019....

January 21, 2015

Juilliard’s FOCUS! 2015 festival, spotlighting music from Japan

The theme of the Juilliard School’s 31st annual new-music FOCUS! festival from January 23 to 30 will be Japanese music since 1945, much of it being heard...

January 20, 2015

Spokane Symphony joins with film festival for “Posterize” event

The Spokane Symphony is partnering with the Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF) for a January 31 “Movie Music Spectacular” pops performance featuring music from James Bond movies,...

January 16, 2015

SphinxCon ENGAGE 2015 conference to begin January 30

The Sphinx Organization’s winter conference, “SphinxCon: ENGAGE: Empowering Ideas for Diversity in the Arts,” is set to take place from January 30 to February 1 in Detroit, Michigan. At...

January 15, 2015

Santa Barbara Symphony’s “City Lights” program to feature Chaplin film

California’s Santa Barbara Symphony will perform the complete score of Charlie Chaplin’s 1931 silent film City Lights at concerts at the Granada Theatre on January 17 and 18, with...

January 14, 2015

NEA and National Park Service to grant $1 million to “Imagine Your Parks”

With the National Park Service set to observe its centennial in 2016, and with the National Endowment for the Arts marking its 50th anniversary in 2015, the two organizations...

January 13, 2015

Clothing drive at New York Philharmonic concerts for young people

For its 2014-15 Young People’s Concerts, the New York Philharmonic is partnering with fashion retailer Uniqlo on a clothing drive at which concertgoers can leave gently used...

January 12, 2015

Akron Symphony’s Wilkins to speak about community impact in Northeast Ohio

Akron Symphony Orchestra Music Director Christopher Wilkins will give a presentation on February 13 at noon at Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Education and Wellness Center. During his talk, Wilkins...

January 9, 2015