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“Learning to Listen” virtual discussion on the Black experience in classical music, June 10

On June 10 at 5 p.m. ET, Young Concert Artists and the Violin Channel will co-host “Learning to Listen,” a roundtable discussion addressing the Black experience within the classical...

June 10, 2020

ASCAP Foundation names recipients of 2020 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards

The ASCAP Foundation, the charitable organization that is part of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, announced the recipients of the 2020 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young...

June 9, 2020

Violinist Jessica McJunkins receives $20K award from UNCSA

Two alumni of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), violinist Jessica McJunkins and dancer Olivia Mead, have each been awarded $20,000 Alumni Artpreneur of the...

June 8, 2020

Four Black American conductors livestream “Conductor’s Perspective” conversation on June 5

Conductors Roderick Cox, Jonathon Heyward, Michael Morgan, and Thomas Wilkins will participate in “Conductor’s Perspective: A Live Conversation Among Four American Conductors Across Generational Lines,” livestreamed on Friday, June...

June 5, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra mourns George Floyd, offers “Music of Power and Grief for a Community in Pain” in new video

The Minnesota Orchestra has posted a video, “Music of Power and Grief for a Community in Pain,” that mourns the death of George Floyd, the Black man who died...

June 4, 2020

Philadelphia Sinfonia Association students and alumni join for 170-musician “Ode to Joy”

Students in the Philadelphia Sinfonia Association’s three ensembles have created a virtual orchestra performance of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” that also includes musicians who are alumni of the program....

June 4, 2020

Play On Philly’s Stanford Thompson and violinist Ray Chen to livestream talk on the role of today’s classical musicians, June 3

On June 3 at 4 p.m. ET, violinist Ray Chen and Play On Philly founder and trumpeter Stanford Thompson will conduct a free livestreamed conversation at Chen’s YouTube page....

June 3, 2020

New York Philharmonic’s Anthony McGill posts protest performance, following the death of George Floyd

Anthony McGill, principal clarinet at the New York Philharmonic and a member of the board of the League of American Orchestras, has posted a music video to protest the...

June 1, 2020

Virtual performance of Julius Eastman’s “Stay On It,” June 1

Five U.S. arts organizations—Castle of our Skins, Challenge the Stats, Contemporaneous, Kyle Marshall Choreography, and The Dream Unfinished—have created an online orchestra for a virtual performance of Julius Eastman’s...

May 29, 2020

New Haven Symphony’s weekly “NHSO At Home” livestreams, plus songwriting contest

On May 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra will host a live watch party at its website featuring Concertmaster David Southorn performing a mini-recital and...

May 28, 2020