Category: Industry Buzz

Important news from inside the orchestra field. Topics include innovative programming, major awards and grants, new education and community programs, and more. For more, visit About the Hub.

Mizzou festival names Furrer and Muhly mentor composers, seeks resident composers

The Mizzou International Composers Festival, held annually in July at the University of Missouri, has selected Beat Furrer and Nico Muhly as its guest composers for 2014. Furrer and...

October 7, 2013

Carnegie Hall reaches agreement with stagehands union

Carnegie Hall announced that it has reached a new collective bargaining agreement with its stagehands union, two days after a strike caused the cancellation of its opening-night concert with...

October 4, 2013

Video now posted of panel discussion about arts-participation survey

On Thursday, October 3, classical radio station WQXR hosted a panel discussion about the National Endowment for the Arts’ latest Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). The...

October 4, 2013

Santa Rosa Symphony to donate tickets to underserved youth through new initiative

The Santa Rosa Symphony in California announced the launch this week of “SOCIAL IMPACT: Connecting Communities through Classical Music,” through which it will distribute free tickets to underserved youth...

October 4, 2013

New West Symphony donates concert tickets to furloughed government workers

The New West Symphony, based in Thousand Oaks, California, will give 100 free tickets to its season-opening concerts this weekend to workers furloughed or otherwise impacted by...

October 3, 2013

Panel discussion about arts-participation survey set for Oct. 3 on WQXR

Classical radio station WQXR will host a panel discussion on Thursday at noon about the National Endowment for the Arts’ latest Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA).......

October 2, 2013

Toledo Symphony and musicians sign contract for 2013-14

Ohio’s Toledo Symphony and its musicians report that they have signed a contract for the 2013-14 season. The musicians voted to approve the contract on September 19,...

October 1, 2013

Germans orchestra musicians to protest

In breaking news that has been noted on some classical-music blogs but has yet to be reported by a mainstream news source, musicians at 100 orchestras in...

September 30, 2013

Stockton Symphony Association to launch support organization for Latino audience

The Stockton Symphony Association recently formed the Amigos for the Artes-Symphony, a support group dedicated to serving the Latino and multi-cultural population within the San Joaquin Valley...

September 27, 2013

Kennedy Center gives first arts-advocacy award to Tod Machover

Composer Tod Machover has received the inaugural Award for Arts Advocacy from the Kennedy Center’s National Committee for the Performing Arts. ...

September 26, 2013