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Colour of Music Black Classical Musicians’ Festival, Feb. 3-7

The Colour of Music Black Classical Musicians’ Festival will present five days of chamber-music performances from February 3 to 7, to be performed virtually from the festival’s home in...

February 1, 2021

Hilton Head piano festival scheduled for June 4-12, 2021

In South Carolina, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition’s BravoPiano! Festival has been scheduled for June 4 to 12, 2021. The festival, presented every three years by HHIPC, this...

January 29, 2021

National YoungArts streams performances by emerging classical musicians, Jan. 28

Several of the country’s most accomplished young classical musicians will be showcased on a streamed performance from the National YoungArts Foundation at 8 pm ET on Thursday, January 28....

January 28, 2021

La Crosse Symphony to livestream concerto competition for local young musicians, Jan. 30

Wisconsin’s La Crosse Symphony will livestream its 22nd annual concerto competition for area high school students on January 30 at 3:30 p.m. The six finalists from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and...

January 28, 2021

Pioneer Valley Symphony’s five-part virtual series, spotlighting American composers of color

The Pioneer Valley Symphony in Massachusetts has launched “Musical Mosaic: America’s Composers of Color,” a virtual series featuring composers, conductors, and scholars in discussions of topics including Black choral...

January 27, 2021

Lincoln’s Symphony to stream 2021 winter/spring programs

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln, Nebraska has announced that the remaining concerts of the 2020-21 season will be offered as streamed events, with some new dates and repertoire, featuring...

January 26, 2021

Music Academy of the West’s 2021 Alumni Enterprise Awards

California’s Music Academy of the West has announced winners of its 2021 Alumni Enterprise Awards, which fund innovative ideas in areas including artistic expression, audience development, education, community engagement,...

January 25, 2021

Oregon classical radio station announces initiative to promote music by composers from underrepresented communities

Oregon’s All Classical Portland radio station has launched “Recording Inclusivity Initiative: Changing America’s Playlist” to address what it describes as “the representation gap of classical composers underrepresented on today’s...

January 22, 2021

South Dakota Symphony to premiere Frank J. Oteri’s work reflecting on COVID, in person and online

On January 23 and 24, 2021 conductor Delta David Gier and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (Sioux Falls, SD) will perform the world premiere of New York City-based composer...

January 21, 2021

Chicago Youth Symphony musicians to be featured on Wednesday’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Nine musicians from the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra will be featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, airing on Wednesday, January 20, at 10:35 pm CT. CYSO musicians...

January 20, 2021