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Positive box-office news from Lake Tahoe SummerFest

In Nevada, the Lake Tahoe SummerFest reports that it concluded its third season in 2014 with a 7 percent increase in ticket sales and an increase of more than...

September 19, 2014

Didgeridoo: featured instrument at Reno Chamber Orchestra’s season-opener

The Reno Chamber Orchestra and didgeridoo player William Barton will perform Barton’s Birdsong at Dusk at the orchestra’s season-opening concert...

September 18, 2014

Finalists announced in International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

The 9th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, underway from September 5 to 21, 2014, has announced the competition’s six finalists. They are Jinjoo Cho, Yoo Jin Jang, Dami...

September 17, 2014

Shreveport Symphony to open season with “Cloud Scraper” world premiere

In Louisiana, Music Director Michael Butterman will lead the Shreveport Symphony’s 2014-15 season-opening concert, which will feature Cloud Scraper, a world premiere by James Eakin, a Shreveport...

September 15, 2014

Akiho wins $15K prize from American Composers Orchestra

Andy Akiho has won the American Composer Orchestra’s $15,000 Underwood Emerging Composer Commission for a work to be premiered during the 2015-16 season....

September 16, 2014

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance goes all-Russian for 2014-15 opening

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s season kickoff program on September 20 will feature members of the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Ballet in a “Russian Panorama” program....

September 12, 2014

Buffalo Philharmonic teams with Alan Parsons for “BPO Rocks” concert

The Buffalo Philharmonic has announced that it will perform with the Alan Parsons Live Project for its January 30 concert at Kleinhans Music Hall, as part of the orchestra’s...

September 11, 2014

Des Moines Symphony’s pick-your-own (Russian) encore

The Des Moines Symphony has invited members of the public to vote online for one of three encore pieces for its Russian-themed season-opening concert on September 27 at the...

September 10, 2014

New Century Chamber Orchestra to open season with three Bermel works

The New Century Chamber Orchestra will open its 2014-15 season—the seventh under the leadership of Music Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg—on September 11 in Berkeley, California, with three pieces by Derek...

September 9, 2014

Chicago Sinfonietta’s season-opener: classics, punk marching band, and beer

The Chicago Sinfonietta will open its 2014-15 season with a highly eclectic program called “Rethink. Redefine. Reimagine.” Set for performances on September 20 at Wentz Concert Hall...

September 8, 2014