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San Diego Youth Symphony honored for restoring music education in schools

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory was recently recognized for its ongoing success in restoring music education to schools in San Diego County....

October 3, 2014

Study: better grades, fewer absences for students in Play On, Philly! program

Play On, Philly!, an El Sistema-inspired afterschool music program in Philadelphia, is reporting positive preliminary findings from an independent study by the arts consulting group WolfBrown....

October 2, 2014

Erie Chamber Orchestra’s 2014-15 season

Pennsylvania’s Erie Chamber Orchestra opened its 2014-15 season on September 19 with Music Director Matthew Kraemer conducting Milhaud’s Le Boeuf sur le toit, Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye, and Roberto...

October 1, 2014

Spokane Symphony’s $25 College Card and Facebook group

The Spokane Symphony will continue its College Card discount-ticket program this season, through which college students pay $25 for a pass good to any Classics, SuperPops, or Splash concert...

September 30, 2014

Michigan Philharmonic to open 2014-15 season with world premiere

The Michigan Philharmonic, based in Plymouth, will open its 2014-15 season on October 4 with the world premiere of Victoria Bond’s Bridges, led by Music Director Nan...

September 29, 2014

Recordings news

Among the organizations and musicians announcing recordings news is the New York City-based VIA Records, whose inaugural release is The Violin, a multimedia collaboration by composer Anna...

September 26, 2014

Recordings news, September 2014

In August, the All-Star Orchestra and Music Director Gerard Schwarz recorded a second season of television episodes at the Great Hall of the Performing Arts Center in...

September 25, 2014

Seattle Symphony co-commissions by Bates, Currier, Anderson, and more in 2014-15

The Seattle Symphony and Music Director Ludovic Morlot have announced details of commissions and world premieres for the 2014-15 season. Mason Bates’s new cello concerto—a co-commission with the...

September 24, 2014

New contract at Lexington Philharmonic

In Kentucky, management and musicians of the Lexington Philharmonic have ratified a new contract that runs through June 30, 2018, following negotiations that began in April and continued following...

September 23, 2014

Philadelphia Orchestra performance at U.N. tonight to be webcast

This evening, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra and the choristers of the Philadelphia Singers at a performance being held at the 69th Session...

September 22, 2014