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New York Youth Symphony receives $500K grant

The New York Youth Symphony has received a $500,000 grant from the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation to go toward the orchestra’s endowment fund. The Foundation also has...

May 21, 2012

Petrushka Project to tour London, Mainz, New York, and Beijing in June and July

This June and July, pianists Michael Brown and Christopher McKiggan will perform during a the New York leg of a tour of the new Petrushka Project, 70...

May 18, 2012

Albany Symphony’s annual American Music Festival set for May 17-20

The Albany Symphony Orchestra in New York is holding five events for this year’s American Music Festival of contemporary music. The festival runs from May 17...

May 17, 2012

Orchestra in Amman, Jordan petitions for funds to continue operations

Musicians from the Amman Symphony Orchestra in Jordan are collecting 5,000 signatures for an online petition to save their ensemble from folding due to proposed government budget cuts. The...

May 16, 2012

NEC announces members of next class of Sistema Fellows

The Sistema Fellows Program at New England Conservatory has announced the names of the ten musicians—eight women and two men—who will enter the fourth class of its...

May 15, 2012

Entries invited for third annual Rapido! Composition Contest

For the third annual Rapido! Composition Contest, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is inviting composers to submit chamber-music compositions between four and six minutes in length. The registration deadline for...

May 14, 2012

National Youth Orchestra of Iraq to visit U.K. in August

The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq has announced plans to travel to the U.K. to perform three concerts in August under its music director, Paul MacAlindin. The...

May 11, 2012